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Google talks with Dish to start its own mobile carrier

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Nov 2012, 19:00

We've heard this before as more of an unsubstantiated rumor that Google wanted to start its own wireless carrier, but now word is coming out that looks to be more concrete on the subject. Apparently, Google has been in negotiations with Dish Network, which point to a very real possibility of Google as a mobile carrier...

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 21:13 1

23. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

i just wish att would go back to cingular. i loved that company and the logo. google cell company would be cool also, call it the nexus network. i would be scared that they would undercut so badly that verizon and att would not be able to compete.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 21:59 1

26. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Forget AT&T and Verizon
AT&T is overpriced
Verizon and sprint are still using CDMA(not sure whats its called), which no one else in the world uses

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 21:59

25. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

mm...i'll pass. Google has a good amount of smart ideas, but not everyone is cut out for a wireless network. a $10 unlimited data plan looks good on paper, but that's not condusive to growing the bottom line which isn't condusive to a successful business.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:18 3

28. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

There business model is in advertisement, and data gathering; I would leave my carrier in a heart beat if Google have their own network and the price is right..

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:20

29. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Their business model is in advertisement, and data gathering; I would leave my carrier in a heart beat if Google have their own network and the price is right..

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:23

30. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

WHAT?! even though im shock! but i actually predict this one coming!

a carrier with no iPhone, Windows Phone and BlackBerry Phones thats for sure!

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 02:52 1

38. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Google has always sought to bring its stuff to any platform it can, regardless of its status as a competitor. I'm pretty sure they'd be willing to carry non-Android devices without hesitation. After all, they aren't an insignificant proportion of the market. At least, not right now.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 23:54 2

32. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I would love this. Google should buy T-Mobile (like others stated above), and they could increase their network expansion greatly. A carrier with only Nexus-grade devices... It's a wonderful thing.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:28 1

39. ronjr123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Where do I sign? Bye bye Verizon. One can only dream.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 09:53

40. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

Oh, cool. When does Skynet go online? I'm a huge fan of Google, but they are Skynet and nobody can tell me different. Where is Linda Hamliton when we need her?

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:16

41. tremzee (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 May 2012)

it will be a big hit specially people will be rescue from Verizon and at&t expansive data plans and they could safe there money.
Keep it up Google i will be haply join google mobile.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 11:40

42. hornetmx (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)

For sure, Google is not interested making money. Funny how people think Sprint and T-Mobile charge less because they are nice. It's because THEY HAVE TO or they wouldnt have any customers!!!!! They only wish they could charge as much as AT&A and Verizon. I think this is more of a leverage move on Google's part to compete with Apple. They are basically saying "you better shows us some love ($$$) or else.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 15:46 1

43. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Every business, whether we like it or not as consumers, are in the business to make money. Google makes majority of its money on advertisements. Sprint and T-Mobile may charge less rates, but see how their network expansion has taken a hit because of it. People may hate on Verizon and AT&T for their prices, but you truly get what you pay for. Verizon has the largest 4G LTE network in the US right now and AT&T is catching up greatly. Sprint barely has 4G LTE and T-Mobile won't have it until 2013.

Google would be no different. If anything, I could see them being a MVNO, but not a full blown national wireless carrier.

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 22:36

44. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

to think that Google will come into the wireless game & takeover is just wishful thinking for loyal Google fans only. the wireless industry is very aggressive & very costly for network build out...so the fantasy of paying tracfone prices w/Verizon level reliability is about as fictitious as the Easter Bunny. the price may start out right but in the long run if they're going to remain in operation as a wireless carrier that is bound to change. the consumer logic is driven by how much they think something should cost w/no regard to what it actually costs behind-the-scenes for you to do something as simple as sending a text message. that function is simple but everything in place that makes that function happen isn't so simple & isn't very cheap. to expect BMW quality on a Dotson budget has never made sense to me but seems to be the mind frame of most wireless customers.

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