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[Rumor] Google May be Planning to Become a Wireless Carrier; at least in EU

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Moderator Staff Member

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    Update: It's a good thing we called this story a rumor, because as it turns out, it's actually a hoax. Unfortunately, this was a hoax perpetrated on Engadget Spain, and is completely fake.

    There is some industry speculation that Google may be planning to take on the role of wireless carrier in parts of Europe soon. In fact, they may have already started testing a Mobile Virtual Network (MVN) in Spain. The images posted are of what appears to be a Google-branded SIM card and a Nexus S running on a network dubbed “Google_es”. According to the report, a few trusted engineers have started receiving this starter pack for testing purposes already. Here's a quote with a few more details,
    If this turns out to be true, it could be an interesting move for Google. In fact, if you use your imagination, you can see a wide range of possibilities that could be fairly "disruptive" to current wireless markets. For example, if Google creates a smartphone with deeply integrated VoIP, like Google Voice, as the primary call system for the phone, then they could compete aggressive with dramatically discounted prices. It makes you wonder how Google might bring this idea to the States...

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    Source: Android.net via PhoneArena
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
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    Maybe in the USA Google would use 'white spaces' to be a wireless carrier?
     
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    Its a fake, the makers admitted to it...

    I am not allowed to post links so here is what the post at Gizmodo states.


    "Fake Google SIM Card Is a Google Card Sim
    You can tell that this alleged Google SIM card is fake for two reasons. 1) It doesn't make any sense. 2) It's not accompanied by a twee ad campaign. Okay, okay, three reasons: the people who made it up admitted to making it up."
    -- Post written by Brian Barrett.
     
  4. dgstorm

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    Cool. Thanks for finding out the truth of the matter. It's tough sometimes to find stories that are easy enough to fact check with reliable sources. I appreciate ya!
     

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