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Google to become Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO?

Google to become Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO?
According to people knowledgeable about the situation, Google is working on a project called Nova that will make the search giant a Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO. For those unfamiliar with the term, the initials stand for mobile virtual network operator. This means that Google will pay wholesale for access to each carrier's network, and sell voice and data plans to the public at retail.

Google is expected to offer wireless service to the public at lower prices than competing carriers, and is developing mobile communications apps to go along with the business. Besides lowering the cost to the public, Google wants to improve how consumers interact with mobile carriers which has been a long standing issue.

Google might be able to offer its wireless customers discounted prices on Nexus handsets. This would give the company a step-up on Apple as far as owning the whole soup to nuts mobile experience is concerned. And if Google does find this beneficial, will Apple be far behind? Google is believed to be working on launching the service sometime this year.

source: TheInformation, TheNextWeb via AndroidandMe
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