Outages and backup power
Your Fiber Phone service at home requires an Internet connection and power supply. Certain conditions, such as a power outage, will interrupt your Fiber Phone service, including 911, unless you have battery backup or an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). If your home already uses a permanently installed generator to deliver backup power during an outage, you probably don't need a battery backup or a UPS.
Although you can make and receive calls (with the exception of 911 emergency service) on your mobile phone using Hangouts, we recommend battery backup to ensure 911 service on your home phone.
Battery backup options
If Fiber Phone is available in your area, Google Fiber offers an optional battery backup unit you can purchase when you sign up for Fiber service or add Fiber Phone to your existing service. Our battery backup delivers up to 8 hours of backup power and maintains 911 service on your home phone. If you choose to purchase our optional solution, our Installation Specialist will deliver and set up the unit during your Fiber installation appointment.
Check your network connections
Your Fiber Phone Box is connected to the Internet through your Network Box and Fiber Jack. If you have power, but your Fiber Phone home service is unavailable, your Network Box or Fiber Jack may be the cause of the interruption.