Google Voice: What if Google cancels Google Voice?

Summary:As our ongoing series, The Ultimate Google Voice Guide, continues, rumors fly about the end of Google Voice. If Google Voice ends, we'll help you find substitute solutions.

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This is an unexpected update to our 14-article series on Google Voice. The rumors are circulating today that Google may either cancel Google Voice or merge the Google Voice functions into Hangouts.

Technology is always a moving target, and whether we rely on free services or services we pay for, there is always the chance a cherished service will go away. That, in fact, is one of the risks I outlined at the beginning of this series.

So here's how we'll continue. For now, we'll keep launching new articles in the series.

However, as a very active user of Google Voice, if the service goes away, I -- like millions of others -- will need a substitute solution. So, if the service goes away, this Ultimate Google Voice Guide will become the Ultimate Google Voice Replacement Guide and I'll put my attention directly into providing you alternative solutions for the Google Voice so many of us rely on today.

In the meantime, the series will continue with a new article tomorrow.

By the way, I'm doing more updates on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @DavidGewirtz and on Facebook at

Topics: Google


In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on savi... Full Bio

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