Google Fiber is sending out invites to experimental telephone service

Google Fiber is sending out invites to experimental telephone service

Reports have revealed that some of Google’s Fiber high-speed Internet subscribers are receiving invitations -- via email from Google Fiber -- to an experimental telephone service called the ‘Google Fiber Phone’ service.

According to the details shared by two unidentified people who have apparently received the invitations from Google Fiber, the experimental Google Fiber Phone service is strikingly similar to an existing Google service, Google Voice.

With the Google Voice service already allowing users to link their different telephones -- including landline numbers as well as mobile devices -- to one single phone number, the under-testing Google Fiber Phone service will provide a number which can ring all the numbers of a user simultaneously.

In addition, the Google Fiber Phone service will also boast the inclusion of some other noteworthy features of Google Voice, including voicemail transcriptions and automatic call screening, depending on the time of day.

In its emailed invitations to some select subscribers to test the Google Fiber Phone service, Google Fiber has said that the testing will require “a service visit in which a Fiber team member will come to your home to install a piece of equipment.” The invite further reads: “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.”

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