Now it will be easy to call your loved ones by voice-activated calling function with Google Home because now the Telstra mobile company is presenting the new feature of calling in Google Home. You can give a command to Google home for calling.
It works through a Google Home/Nest speaker or display by utilizing the home internet connection to access the Telstra network – and best of all, call charges are included in your Telstra mobile plan which means there are no additional call costs to eligible Telstra mobile customers with:
- An active and compatible Telstra mobile service on a smartphone (pre-paid services require credit)
- A powered Google Home/Nest speaker or display, connected to an active Wi-Fi network
- A Google/Gmail account and the Google Home Android or iOS App.
From the last few months, Google Home users have been able to place calls from their smart speakers using the built-in VoIP functionality. From today that function is available using mobile service too, with Australian mobile company Telstra becoming the first company to offer voice-activated calling via a mobile carrier.
Telstra customers can link up to six mobile numbers to their Google Home and sync the contacts as well, letting them call anyone from their phone book using their Home device. To use voice calling with multiple numbers, they can set up Google Voice Match to identify voices and link them to a particular number and contact list.
For example, you can use your voice for call control to:
- Call by contact name, for example, “Hey Google, call Mum”
- Call a number
- Call a business, for example, “Hey Google, call XYZ Resturent”
- Call Emergency, e.g. “Hey Google, call 111.” (or alternatives including “Hey Google call one one one”).
A handy feature of this service is that it lets customers call from their Home device even if their mobile is located somewhere else. Voice-activated calling is available from today to all Telstra mobile customers, and there are more details available on the official website of Telstra.