Google to launch the old UK Style Phone Booth in America
August 26, 2010 3 Comments
Yesterday, Google announced the launch of phone calls and Google Voice Integration into Gmail (demo shown below) via the old UK style phone booth at the universities and airports. You’ll be able to make domestic and international calls, free of charge.
The company tries to get people to use Google Voice and see how the voice quality compares to old-fashioned phones.
Although, the idea looks and sounds cool, but not sure it will fly. There is a reason phone booths are disappearing at such a quick rate. I will laugh at anyone I see standing in one of those, while I use Skype for iOS or Android to make free calls from my cell phone.
I could only see this used for international calls. I think most everyone else has a cell phone that is on campus or in an airport so the need for local calls is almost nonexistent. However they may get some people to change from Skype for international calls. Cool concept.
The best thing about the idea is it’s one less loud, annoying phone conversation that I don’t have to listen to while waiting at the airport. Hey buddy, take it in the booth!
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