Tired of these carriers and their high prices? Well you could have another choice coming soon. And if the coverage is right I’m almost certain you’ll switch to them. It’s been rumored since before Google purchased Motorola Mobility last year, that Google might be looking to become a wireless carrier. Perhaps Google Wireless? So far they already have Motorola Mobility for the hardware, and they have Google Fiber as an ISP (Internet Service Provider). And this evening the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is in talks with Dish Network in possibly launching it’s own Wireless carrier. So they can compete with the greedy carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
To add, Dish Network did confirm that they were in talks with several potential partners “who would like to be in the industry”, looking to launch a cellular service using it’s current collection of spectrum. So a wireless carrier run by Dish Network and Google? Sounds good to me. It may not be as cheap as the latest Nexus devices have been, but I’m sure we’d see the return of unlimited data on many other carriers as they would try to compete with Google in the wireless industry.
Who wouldn’t want their carrier to be Google? Android is already built by Google, we already use Google Chrome everywhere, and soon (hopefully) we will have Google Fiber with it’s 1gbps connection, so why not get Google Wireless on board as well? It could definitely compete with AT&T and Verizon since they both offer home internet, and TV (U-Verse for AT&T and FIOS for Verizon). It could make for some seriously great competition, especially since Google usually puts it’s customers first, although given the current Nexus launch many might disagree.
So if Google Wireless (or a Google wireless carrier under a different name) did come into existence, would you switch? What would it take to get you to switch? I’d switch if they offered everything T-Mobile does for less, or even faster speeds.