Google could finally be launching their own wireless phone service, only pay for data you use
Over the past couple of years, we’ve reported on numerous occasions that Google would launch its own wireless phone service. Now that day could finally be upon us, as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s new phone service could launch as soon as Wednesday.
While there are hardly any details in regards to the new service, there is speculation that the service will piggyback off of Sprint and T-Mobile’s wireless networks. Google’s new service could also rely on Wi-Fi networks for service, similar to Republic Wireless.
Perhaps the most interesting nugget of information from the Wall Street Journal report is the manner in which Google will handle data consumption on its upcoming mobile network. Unlike major mobile carriers, Google will only charge its clients for the amount of data used each month. This is in stark contrast to the competition, which currently charges a set fee for a bucket of data regardless of whether or not it is used each month.
While we have reported this before, if this service does come to fruition tomorrow, it could forever change how the wireless industry offers its services.