After launching Fiber broadband service, search engine giant Google announced Fiber Phone, a landline service in the U.S. Tuesday, March 29.
In addition to all the landline services such as call waiting, caller ID, and 911 emergency dial, Google's Fiber Phone will transcribe callers' voice messages for the user and then send them as texts or emails.
Google's Fiber Phone service is also connected to cloud storage server, which means users can get access to the Fiber Phone data even when they are not at home.
For instance, if the Google Fiber Phone user is not at home, the call/text message will be directed to the user's mobile device.
"Adding Fiber Phone means getting access on the road, in the office, or 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." John Shriver-Blake, product manager, Google Fiber, said on the official blog.
Google Fiber Phone service offers unlimited free local and nation-wide calls for a subscription fee of $10 per month, and affordable international call rates for as low as 1 cent per minute (to India) via Google Voice (more details, HERE).
Fiber Phone is expected to go live initially in three cities in the U.S. -- Austin, Kansas City and Provo, where Google Fiber broadband service is already in place.
The company to expand the service to Salt Lake City, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham soon. Interested consumers can register for Google Fiber Phone service, HERE.