Google hasn’t said much about its upcoming MVNO ever since it confirmed the service was in the works in early March, but according to a new report, El Googl will have more to say very soon.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google plans to introduce its wireless service “as early as Wednesday,” April 22. The service is expected to run on both Sprint and T-Mobile, with the ability to switch between the two networks depending on which signal is stronger in a given area. Google’s service is also said to use Wi-Fi networks for phone calls and data.
Speaking of data, Google’s MVNO will reportedly allow customers to pay only for the data that they use. Most major U.S. carriers require customers to pay a flat rate for a bucket of data each month, regardless of whether or not they use it all.
When it comes to the hardware that you’ll use on this Google wireless service, it’s expected that only the Nexus 6 will be compatible, at least initially.
Most of these details of Google’s service, including the claim that it’ll switch between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi services, are all tidbits that we’ve heard in the past. Today’s report does serve to back up those previous rumors, though, and tip us off that it could officially launch tomorrow. Many expected that the service wouldn’t debut until the end of May at Google’s I/O developer conference, so an announcement this week would be a nice surprise.
What do you think of these Google MVNO reports? If Google does launch its own wireless service, will you sign up?