Google has proven they are not only masters in providing Internet services after unveiling a new landline telephone service.
It is aimed at helping consumers to stay connected in the Internet cloud. The new Fiber Phone service will be made available to a few US markets and later expanded to other cities where Google offers high-speed Internet. The service will provide unlimited local and nationwide calls for $10 per month.
According to reports published by The Indian Panorama, the new service adds a few high-tech features to the landline, such as transcribing voice mails and delivering them as written messages, and connecting with mobile phones when consumers are away. In a blog post, Google’s John Shriver-Blake said they are happy with the new addition to their services.
“While mobile phones have pushed us toward the future, home phone service is still important to many families. Landlines can be familiar, reliable and provide high-quality service, but the technology hasn’t always kept up.” Shriver-Blake said phone users will now not suffer from the constant problems of connectivity that hamper their experience.
“That’s why today, we’re introducing Fiber Phone as a new option to help you stay connected wherever you are. Your Fiber Phone number lives in the cloud, which means that you can use it on almost any phone, tablet or laptop. It can ring your landline when you’re home or your mobile device when you’re on-the-go.”
The new service enables getting access on the road, in the office, or wherever one is. Google Fiber, which offers ultra-fast service, is now available in four US cities, with several others set to come online soon. So far, telephony companies have not reacted to this development but are expectedly not happy. Market analysts predict that some of the companies offering telephone services might want to sabotage Google’s effort.