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WoodDraw
11-16-2012, 02:55 PM
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/google-and-dish-network-allegedly-in-talks-for-new-wireless-service/

Yes, please...

vailpass
11-16-2012, 04:08 PM
The next thing Dish does well will be the first.

Donger
11-16-2012, 04:19 PM
Does either Google or Dish have their own cellular infrastructure?

Guru
11-16-2012, 04:23 PM
I'm sure it will be drastically overpriced monthly fees as well.

WoodDraw
11-16-2012, 04:39 PM
Does either Google or Dish have their own cellular infrastructure?

No, but Dish has a shit load of spectrum that is going unused. And Google has cash...

I'm a bit skeptical, but I wouldn't be surprised to see something. They could even try to partner with a company like Tmobile.

Google has a big interest in making sure that mobile remains opens and affordable. The current powers, not so much.

Pants
11-17-2012, 01:11 AM
I'm sure it will be drastically overpriced monthly fees as well.

Why do you say that? Google is offering free internet (5Mbps) for life after a one-time fee of $300 or you can opt to pay $25/mo for a year instead. Hardly a money-grubbing tactic.

Guru
11-17-2012, 02:18 AM
Why do you say that? Google is offering free internet (5Mbps) for life after a one-time fee of $300 or you can opt to pay $25/mo for a year instead. Hardly a money-grubbing tactic.

I'll hope for the best but I have yet to see a good cell phone contract.

I would be all over that internet offer if they had only come to Topeka,

KILLER_CLOWN
11-17-2012, 09:34 AM
I would be all over that internet offer if they had only come to Overland Park,

fixed it for me.

Pants
11-17-2012, 11:49 AM
I'll hope for the best but I have yet to see a good cell phone contract.

I would be all over that internet offer if they had only come to Topeka,

They will eventually. I'm just saying that Google doesn't seem like a money-grubbing bastard company.

durtyrute
11-19-2012, 02:06 PM
give your life to Google

WoodDraw
01-24-2013, 02:43 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/23/3909700/google-secret-wireless-network-maybe-dish-partnership

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 03:01 PM
They will eventually. I'm just saying that Google doesn't seem like a money-grubbing bastard company.

ROFL

Really?

They're quietly collecting info about EVERY facet of your life. Why do you suppose that is?