One of our readers has pointed out that there is an update to Google Voice right now in the market, but it’s one you might want hold off from grabbing if you have been using GV to get unlimited free calls through your carrier.
The new update includes an assignment of “direct access numbers” to each call you make…
Until today, the Google Voice app had to make a request to the Google Voice server every time you wanted to make a call to send us the phone number you wanted to dial. Then the call would be connected via a Google Voice access number. With direct access numbers, we assign a unique phone number to every person you call. This means that we no longer need to use your data network to access the server each time you make a call, so calls will be placed much faster.
In theory, this means your outgoing call number will be different each time you make a call and will no longer allow you to place a dedicated one into your favorites list through your carrier. This would remove your ability to place unlimited calls.
Is that really true though?
Tech pros, weigh in!
Source: Google Mobile Blog