It was only last week we caught wind of Google’s plans to become an MVNO to provide affordable wireless service and we’ve already gotten some early details. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google’s use of both T-Mobile and Sprint’ s towers won’t make for awkward hand-offs or the need to buy phones specific to your market.
That is thanks to new cellular technology Google will utilize that can measure the quality of networks in your area — including any available WiFi hotspots — and hop onto the best one. T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks aren’t superstars alone, but combining the two with technology like this should squelch the fears of anyone who hopes to sign up for the service once it’s made available.
That’s as much as we know by now. It’s coming, it’s coming soon, and we hope it’ll be every bit as good as we’ve imagined a Google-made wireless carrier could be.