Early this year, Google invited Fiber customers to be among their testers for a home phone service they intended to roll out. Today, it seems like Google is finally ready to offer the phone service to all their customers. The Mountain View-based company has officially announced the addition of its Fiber Phone service to the internet and cable TV services they already provide. With the addition of this new home phone service, Google has become a triple play provider.
Along with the announcement of the new home phone service, Google has announced pricing details for the service. At only $10 per month, users can get unlimited local and nationwide calling, enjoying the same rates for international calls given by Google Voice. Upon signing up, users have a choice between keeping their old phone number or choose a new one.
Google reminds users however that they have not kept up with the technology available on landlines. To remedy this, Fiber Phone makes use of a number of VoIP features typically found in Project Fi. With this, users can make and receive phone calls through their number on any phone, tablet or laptop. Apart from standard calling features, the service includes call waiting, caller ID, and 911 services. Voicemails may be transcribed and sent as an email or text. And when you need to look back at a call from a week ago, you can access cloud storage.
Google does not provide a physical handset for the service though. The setup includes a Fiber Phone box connecting itself to an existing landline phone. The home phone service is expected to rollout in a few areas where all residential Fiber customers may sign up for a plan. Find out more about the new phone service by visiting their website.