Mar 31, 2016 10:16 AM EDT

Google Launches New Fiber Phone Service Using VoIP

Google has recently sent out invites in early February to customers to try out its latest Google Fiber Phone service. After nearly two months into the trials, the internet search giant feels it is now ready to launch this latest phone service.

This new communication service will be based on the internet connection of the user which will work as cellular line or a landline. It will depend on the cloud and that means it has to be connected to the internet for it to work since it is a VoIP service.

A user can bring the Fiber Phone anywhere he goes. It will effectively replace the standard landline which is no longer needed. However, the service is not really a landline, since its calls are coursed through voice over internet protocol (VoIP).

As with instant messaging, anyone connected to the web can call the user. Google Fiber Phone also provides voicemail, caller ID, 911 and call waiting.

But it becomes a higher tech landline since it can record, transcribe and send voice messages via SMS or email. The service also provides a call screen, do not disturb features and spam filtering.

Fiber phone was launched by the Mountain View, CA-based company on Tuesday. Unlike its usual offerings of high tech-based services, this present product is reminiscent of the good old telephone which used landline service.

The tech giant said that this landline service will roll out to cities that already have Fiber internet. It would cost a user $10 per month to get the service.

A Google Fiber Phone device is also available. It looks just like a landline-smartphone-remote-in-one. But it must be purchased separately. A Fiber Phone box is also available which works with today's modern devices.

Since subscribers can also add this service to their current plans for only $10, that means they can enjoy fast TV plus internet plus landline phone at home at the same time.

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