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Google will sell wireless services directly following deals with T-Mobile, Sprint

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Jan 2015 12:35 User comments (3)

Google will sell wireless services directly following deals with T-Mobile, Sprint Google has struck deals with Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. and will offer wireless services directly to consumers.
There are no other details available about how much Google will charge, or where the mobile plans will be offered.

What is known is that Google will resell services on Sprint's and T-Mobile's networks under their own brand name. Sprint is said to have put a clause in their deal that if Google gets too many customers, the pricing can be restructured higher for renting the network.

Google will not have to pay to build or maintain a network, but will have to take care of customer service, billing and hardware sales.

Sprint and T-Mobile are vying for the third spot as the U.S.' largest carrier, and offer LTE networks although ones not as large as AT&T and Verizon.

Source:
WSJ

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3 user comments

122.1.2015 16:56

I was with T-mo for 9 years after having had V for 4 before that.

My wife has Sprint. Sprint is hands-down the crappiest service among the 4 and T-mo isn't far behind. I remember having to wait like 30-45 seconds for a page to appear. I would grab phone out of pocket, pull up browser and wait for Yahoo or any webpage to even start downloading. I felt like I was waiting in line. Called T-mo and they said "essentially you ARE waiting in line". Not the case with ATT or V!

So I ported my number to Vonage and shut down the crap service that is T-mo over a year and a half ago. Never regretted my decision to ditch cellular all-in-all.

222.1.2015 22:03

terrible idea

324.1.2015 13:09

Originally posted by hearme0:
I was with T-mo for 9 years after having had V for 4 before that.

My wife has Sprint. Sprint is hands-down the crappiest service among the 4 and T-mo isn't far behind. I remember having to wait like 30-45 seconds for a page to appear. I would grab phone out of pocket, pull up browser and wait for Yahoo or any webpage to even start downloading. I felt like I was waiting in line. Called T-mo and they said "essentially you ARE waiting in line". Not the case with ATT or V!

So I ported my number to Vonage and shut down the crap service that is T-mo over a year and a half ago. Never regretted my decision to ditch cellular all-in-all.


It you're using Vonage, have you ever heard of Ooma?

I was like you; fed up with the overpriced, low quality cell coverage crap. And the same can be said for the standard landline; overpriced.

So I dumped all of them and went with Vonage. I was with them for a year or 2 when I realized my bill was creeping up more and more. So when I was looking around for different options I came across Ooma.

All it is, you buy the equipment and that's it. Just plug it in to your internet just like you would your Vonage. I do have to pay some federal tax every month, I think it's a buck-something. But that's federal law, everyone has to pay no matter what service they use.

I want to say my Ooma was like $200 when I bought it. I just got the basic box. With my Vonage bill up to $20-ish a month, the Ooma paid for itself in less than a year and I've been using it for about 3 years now with no problems.

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