Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jan 2015 22:01 UTC

Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and mobile data over a cellular network, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.

The new service is expected run on Sprint and T-Mobile's networks, two people familiar with the product say. Google is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to those carriers' mobile voice and data networks, making it a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, they say.

This could be huge (The Verge verifies it). Of course, this is US-only.

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RE[4]: Yikes.
by Windows Sucks on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 03:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yikes. "
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I wonder, where are all these god awful, horrible ads that are apparently plastered everywhere if what you're doing is even remotely connected to Google. I mean, sure, there are ads when you use Google's search, but apart from that, how many Google products actually do keep plastering ads in your face?

Interesting because most apps on Google play are ad based, Gmail web interface just smacks you with ads, and lord YouTube, I don't even use YouTube anymore because they have Ads from top to bottom. I can't even put up a two minute video of my cat without a 30 second ad and then inline ad's being in it.

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