Whether we love or hate Google, I think we can all agree we look forward to watching them destroy the old telecom giants.
Eh, not quite. They're essentially creating an MVNO here, with the value proposition being the ability to switch between two LTE networks (Sprint and T-Mobile). They're still leasing network infrastructure from big telcos.
Understood, but I think this is just a first step. Set up on established infrastructure and then slowly migrate to your own or regulations push telcos into being cheaper dumber pipes.
Not the same approach they are taking with Google Fiber, but the same overall plan of showing the country that we can get better if we had companies that gave a shit.
In some countries anyway. In Ireland this is actually more expensive than our current PAYG offerings. We're spoilt over here.
This is amazing and exactly the kind of thing that would get me to switch from Apple and At&T.
"Never pay for unused data"
Now thats something interesting!
Also the vibration animation of the phone at the bottom of the Experience page is cute!
Wherever you're on Wi-Fi—whether in your home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave—you can talk and text like you normally do.
Oh, you cheeky copywriters...
There are already a couple of services that do something very similar. Like Republic Wireless for example. It seems like a great idea but I just don't know anyone who uses it. Maybe Google will break the dam, or maybe they are unintentionally alley-ooping it to Apple, like a lot of non-Apple brands do.
How is this even remotely cheap?
Any operator here offers 20GB plans around 20€/mo oO
That sounds lovely. Here in America, we're not fortunate enough to receive pricing that's competitive with our European brethren. The upside to all of our price-gouging is that we've gotten really good at only crying a little when we have to pay bills.
Sans-EIT, I pay about $78/month (including taxes/fees) for 5GB of data and the standard talk/text services. I haven't used anywhere near 5GB of data in a while, though, so I'll be downgrading to 3GB.
Yeah, after writing this comment, I looked for info on google and realized how high prices are in the US...
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No, thanks :(