Google is now a cellphone carrier with the launch of Project Fi, and it carries over a few features from Google Voice. However, once you sign up for Project Fi, you lose a few Voice features, too.
People have started getting their Project Fi invites, and Reddit user idreamincode (along with a Project Fi representative) are answering all kinds of questions about the process in a thread on /r/Android. Most notable of the bunch: Project Fi will let you carry over your Google Voice number or choose a new one, but either way, you’ll lose access to Google Voice. It’ll contain some of the same features (like voicemail transcription and call forwarding), but others—like texting from the Voice webapp, making calls with Google Talk, and others, will go away.
You’ll be able to get them back if you leave Project Fi, but as long as you’re using it, you won’t have the full Voice experience, at least for now. Check out Google’s support page below for more info, as wlel as the Reddit thread for other nitty-gritty details.
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