At a time when landlines are slowing dying, Google has launched Fiber Phone as part of its current high-speed Internet and pay TV bundle that it offers for customers in cities around the US, creating a triple play service that is combined under a single bill. The Google Fiber Phone allows users to connect all their existing mobile and fixed numbers to one cloud-based phone number and includes voicemail transcriptions and automatic call screening.
"For $10/month, you get unlimited local and nationwide calling, and the same affordable rates as Google Voice for international calls. You can keep your old phone number, or pick a new one. You can use call waiting, caller ID, and 911 services just as easily as you could before. Fiber Phone can also make it easier to access your voicemail—the service will transcribe your voice messages for you and then send as a text or email", according to blog post by Google.