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Google’s wireless service said to launch Wednesday

by Jacob Kleinman | April 22, 2015April 22, 2015 6:30 am PDT

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Google’s wireless service will reportedly launch as soon as Wednesday, according to a new report. Google has already confirmed that it’s working on such a service, though support may be limited to the Nexus 6 initially.

Google’s new service, called “Project Fi” internally, will apparently only charge customers for the data they use. The MVNO will operate on networks owned by Sprint and T-Mobile and will seamlessly switch to Wi-Fi to offer the best possible signal at all times. Text messages and calls within the U.S. should be free, while international calls will be relatively cheap, The Wall Street Journal said.

Google’s senior vice president Sundar Pichai confirmed plans for the wireless network earlier this year, when he labeled it an experiment and suggested it won’t compete directly with bigger carriers. Pichai didn’t offer many details on how the service would work, but plenty of information has leaked out since.

Now, it looks like we could be just a few hours away from an official launch.

WSJ

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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