It’s been only five days since reports surfaced that Google, the search giant that’s not resting on its laurels, is planning on becoming a wireless carrier option for millions of people in the United States at some point in the future.
Now, according to a new report published by the Wall Street Journal, Google’s plans to become a wireless carrier and lessen the burden of people having to sign exclusive contracts to a single carrier will actually extend to the devices themselves. The report indicates that devices under Google’s MVNO banner will be able to actively switch between T-Mobile, Sprint or a Wi-Fi signal for Wi-Fi calling, based on which signal is the strongest.
It’s a move that’s meant to make it possible for someone to always stay connected, no matter which carrier bears the strongest signal in the part of the country the user is located, as long as it’s T-Mobile or Sprint service, of course. The inclusion of Wi-Fi calling is certainly a good addition, though, especially as public Wi-Fi locations become more prominent.
As far as a release date for this service goes, the report goes on to note that it could launch in the early part of 2015, but no exact dates were provided. Moreover, it’s believed that this launch window could actually get delayed for unknown reasons, as it cites previous delays to the launch, including one in October 2014.
What do you think of Google’s wireless carrier aspirations?