Global: Google forays into mobile communications market dubbed as Project Fi ( Mobile Virtual Network Operator )

The next sector that Google crawls into is mobile communications market. The search engine giant is soon to be a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in US using the networks of US’s two popular players, Sprint and T-Mobile.

google-fi

Dubbed as Project Fi, it will use the Wi-Fi spots or specific LTE network and connect to the networks available. The users will thus, be able to make calls and texts. The service is currently on trial basis and is available only on Google Nexus 6 smartphone. It is charged at $20 per month for calls, texts, Wi-Fi tethering and international coverage, in addition to a $10 per GB for data in US and during international roaming. Unlike the carriers, the customers will only pay for the data they use.

“Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible, “ commented a Google blog post. “By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate”, it further added.

Google’s chances of entry into MVNO foray has been a topic of discussion among the tech world. Many popular analysis doubts its success stating Google’s lack of experience in customer service and the complex engineering that is involved in it.

Reported By

Leave a Reply

5 Comments on "Global: Google forays into mobile communications market dubbed as Project Fi ( Mobile Virtual Network Operator )"

 

Sort by:   newest | oldest
4GManiac
April 23, 2015 3:23 pm 3:23 PM

I hope Google enters India as MVNO in partnership with BSNL, will certainly help revive BSNL, it already has massive infrastructure in place. Private operators in India wouldn’t allow behemoth like Google to be MVNO.

Irony would be Google starting it’s services before Reliance Joke 4G! 🙂

RDB
April 28, 2015 8:16 am 8:16 AM

Ha ha ha ha !!! If Google selects BSNL, it will take 2200 to launch services – tenders, govt policy, red tapes and political issues. Can Google handle it ? 😛

BSNL fanboys, dream off and keep your eyes wide open.

sAm
April 23, 2015 7:38 pm 7:38 PM

Nicely said !! 🙂

Xyz
April 23, 2015 10:04 pm 10:04 PM

Before even thinking of a partnership, BSNL must upgrade their networks to even match the quality Google would expect.

Coming to think of it, the Nexus 6 phone will have to search for Wifi connections since Bhai Sahab Nahi Lagta (BSNL) will never be available even if you sit under their tower.

RDB
April 28, 2015 8:14 am 8:14 AM

You people from South, can embrace BSNL, but not other parts of India. BSNL should die like a street dog. The shittest mobile service provider One can see.

#BSNLGetKilled #DieBSNLDie

wpDiscuz