A New Phone Company: Google Answers the Call

by Mike Elgan

The search giant wants to be your go-to phone company for all your communications needs. And it's well on the way to achieving that goal.

Google wants to be the Ma Bell of the Internet age; by that we mean the search company wants to be the phone company. And it's laying a solid foundation to make that communications dream come true.

Mike Elgan outlines what Google's doing to replace pricey mobile phones and landline services with a unified communications network.

For the past few years, you’ve paid through the nose for overprice mobile phone service, or been gouged by the cable or local telephone company for landline service. Google wants to replace them and become your one and only phone company – and save you a small fortune in the process.

I’ll tell you both why and how they’ll do it. But first, let’s look at the aggressive phone service they already provide.

Read the complete article: How Google Will Become Your Phone Company

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This article was originally published on Monday Dec 19th 2011
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