One of the hottest technology trends over the past decade concerns the massive shift to wireless internet and data services. Since customers are generally forced into packages that contain a set amount of data, the cost per line of service can get pretty expensive. Once overages and other fees are taken into account, just operating a single smartphone can be pricey, but families with three or four lines can find themselves paying a lot of money each month just to access the internet.
Google is aiming to trim those high provider bills by offering a wireless service of their. According to ARSTechnica, anannouncement about Google’s wireless service is coming sooner rather than later. The company is depending on the concept of billing customers for the data they use rather than selling it off in huge chunks. The deal could save users some serious money, but since Google will be leasing Sprint and T-Mobile infrastructure the impact could be negligible.
Of course, if any company in the technology world has the will and ability to challenge the traditional wireless service providers to lower prices and increase speeds, it’s Google. Mark Ahn knows that in this particular arena the tech giant has some serious work to do, but customers fed up with current providers just might be ready to jump ship and try something new. One thing is for certain, Verizon and AT&T are going to be pretty nervous over the next few months.