Google launches MVNO with Sprint and T-Mobile

23 April 2015 |

Google has unveiled its MVNO service in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile.

Named “Project Fi”, the service is designed to enable customers to dynamically switch between the carriers’ LTE networks and Wifi networks. Google will also offer data to customers on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The offering, which starts at $20 a month, is said to provide unlimited voice calls and text messaging in the US, unlimited international text, Wifi-tethering and international coverage in over 120 countries. Customers pay $10 per GB and will be credited for unused data at the end of the month.

“Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what's possible,” said the company in a blog post.

“By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate.”

The service will initially be available on the Nexus 6, and will begin on an invitation-only basis in which customers can request an invitation through Google’s website. 

Google said the aim of the service is to provide customers with the “best network” wherever they are.

“As you move around, the best network for you might be a Wi-Fi hotspot or a specific 4G LTE network. We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it's Wi-Fi or one of our two partner LTE networks,” said the company.

Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior VP of products, first revealed at Mobile World Congress 2015 that the companywas working with carriers to create its MVNO service.