Leave a comment

Google wants to be a wireless carrier now

Google wants to be a wireless carrier now
2nix Studio / Shutterstock.com

Google sure has been busy, and it doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon. Just yesterday, I told you about the company's huge investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX, and now the search engine giant is planning on becoming a wireless provider, too.

Reports indicate that Google isn't going to actually set up its own cellular network. Instead, it's going to pay Sprint and T-Mobile to use their existing networks. This practice isn't new and is called a mobile virtual network operator agreement.

This deal could end up being a big win for consumers, because Google could offer cheaper data plans than the competition.

Next page: Why is Google entering the cell service industry?
View Comments ()
EBay lays off 2,400 after earnings tank
Previous Happening Now

EBay lays off 2,400 after earnings tank

Microsoft has an 84-inch, 4K HD Surface 'tablet' now
Next Happening Now

Microsoft has an 84-inch, 4K HD Surface 'tablet' now