1. DrewDT's Avatar
    Why not? Google purchased Motorola and has their hands in so many things. It seems like the biggest problem Google has in presenting a pure Android experience are all the compromises they have to make with carriers regarding software, updates, etc. If Google invested in becoming their own carrier, I for one would consider them.
    10-30-2012 06:18 AM
  2. anthonycr's Avatar
    Awesome idea, but if you think about it they'd have to be a world wide carrier because beside being an American company what would make them pick a specific country to provide for? They cant provide for the whole world because that would probably cost trillions of dollars...

    My pure speculation.
    10-30-2012 07:03 AM
  3. DrewDT's Avatar
    Thanks for the perspective. I don't think Google would need to start off or even endeavor to be a world wide carrier. They can start off in the U. S. much like other major carriers have done and expand as is viable for them. They would just need to ensure the radios on their devices are compatible with other carriers in other parts of the world.
    I think it would be worth considering on their part. I'm not saying they should abandon other carriers entirely (at least not initially), just bring more things in house so that consumers can have a true Android experience the way Google intends it.
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    10-30-2012 08:39 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Why not? Google purchased Motorola and has their hands in so many things. It seems like the biggest problem Google has in presenting a pure Android experience are all the compromises they have to make with carriers regarding software, updates, etc. If Google invested in becoming their own carrier, I for one would consider them.
    Is spectrum one of the things that Google has it's hand in?
    10-30-2012 11:18 AM
  5. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    They definitely could be American only. Just use the same freqs as AT&T.

    And then you run in to the real problem. There just isn't enough spectrum for them to run a real competitive service at the frequencies they'd want to use.
    10-30-2012 09:38 PM
  6. chris4404's Avatar
    They definitely could be American only. Just use the same freqs as AT&T.

    And then you run in to the real problem. There just isn't enough spectrum for them to run a real competitive service at the frequencies they'd want to use.
    Why not just buy T-mobile? It's a GSM carrier which Google has always favored and they just got a nice chuck of AWS from Ma Bell to help with growth. I know T-Mobile's sitting on a pile of debt but it's not like Google doesn't have the cash to cut a deal.

    I think the larger problem is anti-trust issues.
    10-31-2012 03:11 PM
  7. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    Hehe. Google will slowly take over the world :P

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    10-31-2012 03:15 PM
  8. MangoPowah's Avatar
    Awesome idea, but if you think about it they'd have to be a world wide carrier because beside being an American company what would make them pick a specific country to provide for? They cant provide for the whole world because that would probably cost trillions of dollars...

    My pure speculation.
    But doesn't Google make ridiculous amounts of money through advertising to begin with?

    Sent from my HTC One X
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    10-31-2012 10:30 PM
  9. gone down south's Avatar
    They may not buy Tmo outright, but I could see them becoming a huge presence in the MVNO field pretty much overnight.
    If you apply the Nexus model, they'd have true unlimited data, all VOIP calling, and rock bottom prices, it would be a genius move.
    11-02-2012 12:29 AM
  10. gollum18's Avatar
    +1 this idea, that way android would be self sufficient.

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    11-05-2012 10:46 PM
  11. Fairclough's Avatar
    Better idea... Internet provider and create unlimited data caps for mobiles.
    Use apps for voice calls/texts.
    11-06-2012 04:02 AM
  12. Discovered's Avatar
    That's what I think they should do. Maximize global internets to create a mobile service

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    11-06-2012 02:12 PM
  13. Fairclough's Avatar
    Only if google would employ me.
    11-06-2012 04:33 PM
  14. Kookas's Avatar
    Better idea... Internet provider and create unlimited data caps for mobiles.
    Use apps for voice calls/texts.
    I thought they were already an ISP ever since they started selling 1Gbps internet in some parts of the US (Google Fibre)?

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    11-07-2012 10:12 AM
  15. gone down south's Avatar
    I thought they were already an ISP ever since they started selling 1Gbps internet in some parts of the US (Google Fibre)?

    via Tapatalk

    They're doing preliminary tests in one limited market, but the potential for future growth is there.
    11-07-2012 10:55 AM
  16. Fairclough's Avatar
    If all phones went to voip that would be great.
    11-09-2012 05:30 AM

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