Google poised to become your phone company [Telecom]

(Wired) -- Google is set to become your new phone company, perhaps reducing your phone bill to zilch in the process.


Google has bought Gizmo5, an online phone company that is akin to Skype but based on open protocols and with a lot fewer users. TechCrunch, which broke the news on Monday, reported that Google spent $30 million on the company.

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John Mayson
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MY Vonage was out for most of the night recently because my cable went down.

Somehow, I don't think any of this stuff can come close to wireline for emergency access reliability.

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