Google Testing New Fiber Phone Service


Google is looking to add a new phone service for its Google Fiber users. And if you’ve been following anything Google has been doing over the past few years, how Google Fiber Phone works shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. With it, Google Fiber subscribers can use one phone number for every device they own, from smartphones to landlines. And they’ll also get a few of the other Google Voice features, too: voicemails delivered as emails to their inboxes, spam filtering, call screening, and do-not-disturb modes, to name a few extras.

Currently, Google Fiber Phone is only available to those who have been invited to partake in the program, and Google is only inviting people who have previously signed up for the company’s Fiber Trusted Tester program—essentially, its opt-in beta testing. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll get a letter from Google asking you if you’re interested in taking part. You have one week to reply to Google and, if you agree (and are selected to participate), Google will send a technician out your way to set the service up.

“Please be aware that testing Google Fiber Phone will require a service visit in which a Fiber team member will come to your home to install a piece of equipment. If you’re selected for this Trusted Tester group, we’ll be actively seeking your feedback—both good and bad—so that we can improve Fiber Phone once we launch it to all of our customers,” Google’s email reads.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, David Murphy