According to members of the Google Fiber Trusted Tester program, Google is inviting a select few to try out an experimental telephone service.
Invites for the tester program have been reaching participants for at least the past month, and a copy of the invitation has been posted online by The Washington Post for all to see.
According to Google’s letter, Google Fiber Phone adds home phone service to an individual’s existing Fiber service plan. The offer reminds us of Google Voice, which enables users to send free text messages, customize their voicemail, read voicemail text and more.
Among the features up for grabs as part of Google Fiber Phone is a phone number that lives in the cloud. Google’s letter reads:
“With Fiber Phone, you can use the right phone for your needs, whether it’s your mobile device on the go or you landline at home. No more worrying about phone reception or your battery life when you’re home”.
Phone messages are transcribed as part of the service and then delivered directly to a customer’s email, and spam filtering and call screening is included too. Google is asking that folk interested in trying out Google Fiber Phone fill out their form within a week of receiving it.
Google is yet to speak on the letters, but it’s clear even without official comment that the company is taking big steps to rival established names in the phone industry.
Source: The Washington Post