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Google wireless service will reportedly be able to switch between Wi-Fi hotspots, T-Mobile and Sprint for best signal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2015 10:58

Google wireless service will reportedly be able to switch between Wi-Fi hotspots, T-Mobile and Sprint for best signal According to the WSJ, Google's upcoming mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service will be able to switch between T-Mobile, Sprint and Wi-Fi hotspots instantly to route your voice, text and data traffic through the best available signal.
The service, which was just reported on last week but is still not confirmed by Google, is expected to go live by June and will be nationwide.

For the rumors to be true, Google would have to offer only devices that can connect to all the spectrum bands that Sprint and T-Mobile currently use, and have the ability to dynamically switch when a signal weakens. By breaking dependency on just one carrier, Google appears to be caring more about connectivity than anything else.

The new report also confirmed previous reports that Sprint has added a "volume trigger" to its contract, meaning if Google's service becomes very popular, Sprint can renegotiate or terminate their deal.

MVNOs have seen varying success in the U.S., but FreedomPop, Net10 and Republic Wireless are household names at this point.

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WSJ

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