U.S. search giant, Google has introduced its Project Fi Mobile Service, and it’s being offered through the Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. wireless networks. Google will charge $20 a month for basic features such as talk and text, and $10 per gigabyte for data-announced today.
Google has taken this initiative in order to expand its influence in the mobile industry as more people now access the Web through handsets, instead of desktops. And this decision has made Google enter into new competition with rest of network carriers.
“Google would like to see what it can do to get greater Internet adoption. Entering the wireless-service market gives Google a large technology showpiece, a playground to test out new applications and show what’s possible.”
Said Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics LLC.
“Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate.”
The company said on its blog post.
As also predicted by many reporters, the new service will be available on the Nexus 6, the company confirmed today. The phone was developed with Lenovo Group Ltd.’s Motorola Mobility Holdings, which was owned by Google until last year. Hence, Nexus 6 was intentionally designed to work with the new offering.
“We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it’s Wi-Fi or one of our two partner’s networks.”
Project Fi can be a threat to network carriers as their revenues may decline after its successful results.