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Google launches cloud-based landline phone

Posted: 31 Mar 2016 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Google Fiber? cloud? landline? google?

The new Fiber Phone service unveiled by Google allows consumers to stay connected in the Internet cloud. This latest service is only available in selected U.S. markets, only to expand later to other cities where Google offers high-speed Internet. The new landline phone service adds a few innovative features to the landline, such as transcription of voice mails to be delivered as written messages, which is sent to the user's mobile phone when they are away from the landline.

"While mobile phones have pushed us toward the future, home phone service is still important to many families," Google's John Shriver-Blake said in a blog post.

"Landlines can be familiar, reliable and provide high-quality service, but the technology hasn't always kept up," he said.

"That's why today, we're introducing Fiber Phone as a new option to help you stay connected wherever you are.

The new service enables getting access on the road, in the office, or wherever you are," Shriver-Blake said.

"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," he added.

Google Fiber, which offers ultra-fast service, is now available in four U.S. cities, with several others set to come online soon.

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