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Cloud-Based Landlines

The Google Fibre Phone Offers a Mobile Device for the Home

— March 29, 2016 — Tech
While landline services might seem like a thing of the past with the rise of mobile devices, Google is announcing the release of the Google Fiber Phone that will offer a landline serviced through the Cloud. This will allow consumers to have a low-cost phone plan and a telephone unit for the home for both local and international calling. This is ideal for consumers that want a phone service exclusively for the home that is affordable as well as equipped with modern features.

The Google Fiber Phone is an affordable service totalling at $10 per month. The services is able to be so cost effective thanks the phone number attached to the landline living on the Cloud. This allows all calls -- international and local -- to be stored virtually without taking up any physical memory on the phone itself.
Trend Themes
1. Cloud-based Landlines - Google is leading the way in offering cloud-based landline services which provide low-cost phone options.
2. Home-based Phones - The rise of cloud-based landlines presents an opportunity for modern landline telephones to return to the home.
3. Virtual Phone Numbers - Cloud-based data storage also opens up the possibility for virtual phone numbers.
Industry Implications
1. Telecommunications - With the Google Fiber Phone, the telecoms industry has the opportunity to expand their customer base with low-cost landline services.
2. Home Services - The rise of cloud-based landlines presents an opportunity for home service providers to offer connected home phone options.
3. Cloud Computing - The Google Fiber Phone is a prime example of how cloud computing is changing the way we communicate.
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