Google continues to weave its web of global dominance with plans for a new Wireless Service. Just yesterday we heard rumors that Google might be teaming up with satellite-TV provider Dish Network to launch its own wireless service in hopes to compete with the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and break the stronghold that they have on the market. According to 9to5Google these are more than just rumors. Reportedly, Google is already deep into development plans and the service could launch as early as mid-2013.
In 2008 Dish Network acquired a significant amount of wireless spectrum and has been looking for partners who are not currently in the wireless sector. Google fits this description and could be the perfect partner, since it has a lot to gain. Currently, certain wireless carriers block many of Google’s services such as Google Wallet and Google Voice. If Google really wants to gain control of its services, providing its own wireless network to users could dramatically increase the effectiveness of its products. According to the reports, Google would offer data only plans with SMS and Voice working only through VoIP services, which could really shake up the entire industry! Seeing Google’s aggressive pricing strategy as of late, it isn’t hard to imagine that Google might undercut the other wireless carriers by a significant margin by offering its wireless services for extremely low costs. Could this be the beginning of cheap, unlimited data for everyone? I sure hope so!
If Google releases its own data-only wireless services next year, would you jump on board?