More than three years ago, Google Fiber launched with gigabit internet and TV, but has, to date, stayed away from voice services due to regulatory hurdles.
That may soon change.
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Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
The “Trusted Tester” program is akin to a beta launch in that a select few users will try out new services and features before the general public and then give this feedback to Google.
Fiber Phone will require a service visit and the installation of some new equipment as well as switching — or porting an existing number — to “a phone number that lives in the cloud.” Additional features, such as voicemail transcription, call screening, spam filtering and do-not-disturb are also reportedly available.