Google Disrupts Cell Service

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Google Disrupts Cell Service

Google launches its cellular service with the Nexus 6 called FI.

What is different about the Nexus 6's cellular radio for it to work with Project Fi? Cellular networks use various network types and groups of radio frequencies to send and receive data. The cellular radio inside the Nexus 6 works with all the 4G LTE networks in the US and many around the world--unlike the radios in other smartphones which work with less network types. One way to think about it: imagine if your car radio only supported AM or FM radio instead of both! [The SIM card works with all 4 cellcos.] [FI]

This may destroy Sprint and T-Mobile. "Our one simple plan starts with the Fi Basics for $20/month. It includes unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texts, Wi-Fi tethering to use your phone as a hotspot, and access cellular coverage in 120+ countries." And you get credit for unused data.

The one downside is that Google generally has no support.

I don't know if this is an upside but the service is tied to your Google Hangouts account. You can text and receive calls from Googel Hangouts on many devices.

Consider cellular disrupted!



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