Google to become a wireless carrier, with the help of Spring and T-Mobile.
Google is planning to step into the carrier game, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. For years now, the wireless carrier industry has been monopolized by the big players such as AT&T and Verizon; and they haven’t seen any real or new competition in the industry until now. That’s about to change in the near future, as Google prepares to launch its own carrier service, with the aid of the Sprint and T-Mobile Network. Lower prices, competitive deals and carrier switching are to be expected with this news, and I am very interested in seeing how Google will choose to operate their new project.
Why it makes sense for Google to enter the carrier industry:
Because of their Android platform. Google developed the android OS that is hosted on 80% of the market share of smartphones (as of January 23, 2015). Since they’re neck deep in the way smartphones operate, it makes perfect sense for them to actually want to become their own carrier.
Currently T-Mobile and Sprint are the only major carriers that offer unlimited data on their 4G LTE networks, but the trade-off to these networks are that they are slower than AT&T and Verizon data speeds. I would like to see Google with a blazing fast wireless structure with unlimited data plans and cheap minute packages that will make those big carriers sweat.
So far there’s no word on when Google will launch its service, but we will keep you updated as soon as we hear more info!
What do you think about Google planning on becoming a wireless service provider? Do you think it will change the industry and set a new standard of quality service at a great price? Or will Google follow in the footsteps of those before them? Let us know what you think and comment below!