Reports: Google planning to sell wireless phone plans

Jan 22, 2015 10:41 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to customers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile.

That's according to reports Wednesday in the technology news site The Information and The Wall Street Journal. They cited unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Representatives from Google Inc., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. declined to comment on the reports.

According to the Journal, Google will resell service on the Sprint and T-Mobile networks. It said it wasn't clear how widely Google, which is based in Mountain View, California, plans to offer the service, what it will cost or when it will launch.

Google is looking for ways to get more people online to do searches and watch YouTube videos, which could be accomplished by offering more affordable wireless data plans.

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