Google to reportedly unveil its wireless service tomorrow

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 22 Apr 2015


A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Google is all set to unveil its wireless service on Wednesday. 

Google’s Sundar Pichai had already confirmed a couple of months ago that Google is indeed working on its own wireless service, though he failed to mention a time frame as to when it would be released to the public.

The report also claims that Google will require customers on its wireless network to pay only for the amount of data they use. If true, this will be in stark contrast to how other carriers sell a data pack to consumers for usually a month for a specified sum of money. At the end of the month, their unused data expires and is not carried over despite customers paying for it.

Google will be using the network infrastructure of Sprint and T-Mobile along with open Wi-Fi hotspots to offer its own wireless network. This network is more of an experiment from the company, and is not meant to take on the likes of AT&T and Verizon. (Valium) By simultaneously using Wi-Fi and mobile network, Google’s wireless service will automagically determine the best network for data speed and call quality and switch to it automatically.

A previous report had indicated that the wireless service will only work with the company’s own Nexus 6 handset with previous generation Nexus devices being incompatible with it.

[Via WSJ]