[Rumor] Google and Dish Already Developing Wireless Service Plans for 2013

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    Just this morning we reported that Google and Dish were in casual talks to start a wireless service. This afternoon we have a new rumor suggesting that Google and Dish are actually much farther along than that. In fact, this new "intel" suggests they are deep into the planning stages and intend to roll-out some form of wireless service as early as next year.

    According to the info, Google's intention is to take on the big wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T by going after them indirectly. Apparently Google wants to utilize the wireless spectrum from a deal with Dish Network to offer VoIP wireless services for all data, voice and texting. Supposedly, one of the big reasons Google wants to do this is because they intend to launch Project Glass/Google Goggles next year and they want total control of the network for that gear. It would also be a huge side benefit to be able to use their own network for all of their own Nexus devices.

    Here's a quote with a few last details,

    Wow! Talk about a geek wishlist. Not only would we have Nexus devices using a Google controlled VoIP network, we would also have Google Goggles as well. Of course, take this report at "face value" for now. This report is uncorroborated by any other sources at this point, so it could be simply a nerd-bloggers fantasy spewed onto the web for all of us to drool over. Still, we have seen stranger things in this industry. Imagine what a shakeup this would be. It would probably face a number of huge regulatory hurdles as well...

    Source: 9to5Google
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    If this becomes a reality, as soon as my contract with Verizon ends, I'm going with Google.
    I, for one welcome our Google overlords
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    Vewy vewy intewesting...
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    This is all working in my favor.Google and Dish plz make it happen.
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    This isn't utilizing Dish's satellite network, correct? I was far less than thrilled with satellite-based internet access. I'd like some more information regarding coverage and data speeds.

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    Well, It is about TIME! I only hope that Motorola will sign some sort of contract with Google and get away from Verizon and their locked bootloader and Bloatware garbage! I prefer Motorola devices which are pretty much exclusively contracted to VZW:frown: But, I'll switch to Nexus just to get away from VZW locking down my devices prior to their release!dancedroid
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    Someone needs to explain this a little more clearly to me. VOIP? Why should I get excited about that, we have had voip for many years, it only works where you have internet access already. We need a real competitor to Verizon and AT&T, someone willing to build out a network all across the country, to provide phone service everywhere, not just in an internet cafe.
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    It's all about coverage. What's the coverage? A device is only as good as it's network.
    I'll pay ETF and pop smoke on a carrier, I've done it before but I need to know one thing...

    What's the COVERAGE.
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    I would think they will have motorola phones with the google carrier because didnt google buy mobile motorola? (Correct me if i have some errors their plz :p)
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    Wheres the 5 year cotract i need to sign ...im all about a google wireless site
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    Everyone is going this route, it's called VoLTE. Voice and SMS data will be sent over the data network instead of the voice network, currently LTE is only for data while your phone still uses 1x CDMA for voice and SMS, once the changeover is done they can shut that network down. If done properly I'm sure we wouldn't notice much of a difference, it's not like you're going to be using Skype instead of your phone dialer.
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    You'll notice it when you run out of your 2Gigs of monthly data and they bend you over the counter for making phone calls. :blink: This is why they ditched the unlimited data plans. It will eventually get back to unlimited data but not until people are fed up enough with overage charges that they go elsewhere.
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    So far pretty happy with Dish.....so if this goes through i'm kicking vzw to the curb.

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