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Google Home speakers get mobile calling feature, rolling out to Australia first

Posted On: 18 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: TechRadar

Google Home speakers get mobile calling feature, rolling out to Australia first

As it stands, Google Home speakers can be used to make calls via your internet connection, with or without your phone hooked up to them. However, the latest tweak to the smart home range will allow regular mobile phone calls to join this VoIP service. Currently only available to customers of Australian mobile provider Telstra , this service allows you to register your mobile number with your Google Home device, allowing you to make calls via the telco's mobile network without the need for a phone.
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Up to six users can register their numbers with their smart home speaker, with each being able to sync their mobile contact list to the speaker. In order to distinguish between which user is making the call request, though, you'll need to set up Google's Voice Match. To start using this feature, customers should visit the “Telstra mobile calling...

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