Google might launch its own wireless MVNO using Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks

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Rumors like this tend to come and go, but if the latest information from The Verge is to be believed, Google is really, really close to launching its own branded wireless service, piggy-backing on the networks of T-Mobile and Sprint.

Long-time Google executive Nick Fox is said to be leading this effort, which is codenamed Nova. Even though Sprint and T-Mobile are known as discount carriers already, Google is said to be getting creative with its pricing by experimenting with communication apps, although it is unknown what exactly those might be – perhaps some iteration of VOIP calling and texting through Hangouts? In any case, some Google employees have apparently already been testing the service, which Fox wanted to launch last fall.

I don’t know about you, but I find this incredibly intriguing, especially if Google somehow manages to allow its wireless customers to use both Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s networks, depending on whichever one is better in a certain location. That alone might be enough to get me to switch from T-Mobile.

But what about you? Would you potentially be interested in a Google mobile phone service?

[The Verge]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.