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Google expected to launch new wireless service tomorrow

As early as 2012, we learned that Google could be working on a wireless service and was rumored to be in partnership with Dish Network. However, the idea was soon debunked or was discontinued early on because according to a Google executive, regulations blocked the company from entering the phone service market. Google Fiber was launched the same year and still no sign of a wireless service until a year later when a similar rumor surfaced. And now, Google's wireless service is finally expected to launch tomorrow, April 23, Thursday.

Google confirms Android Pay framework, MVNO network

Google announcements at major tech events are always worth noting, and at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, they made some major announcements that may not have been the "sexiest" but will definitely have a major impact on not just users but OEMs and their future partners as well. Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed several things, including the setting up of an Android Pay framework as well as the possibility of their own MVNO network.

Nexus 5 arrives with Odin Mobile

Odin Mobile, for those unfamiliar, is an MVNO carrier focusing on persons who are blind and visually impaired. Perhaps more important for current Odin Mobile customers is this latest handset release. The carrier is now offering the Nexus 5.

FreedomPop unveils new ‘industry destroying’ pricing from $5 per month

FreedomPop has announced a new mobile plan today. This one will be offering unlimited voice and text and according to details provided, this one is "aimed at destroying the current industry pricing model." To that point, this new FreedomPop plan starts at $4.58 per month. While there is no annual contract needed, that $4.58 per month price will vary depending on the length of your initial commitment.

Scratch Wireless WiFi-first wireless service opens

Scratch Wireless first arrived several months earlier when they announced plans to fight the other, "too expensive" cellular service options. They are an MVNO style carrier and will be going on the premise of using WiFi first. Well, while the service first launched as an invite-only offering, they have since shifted and are now open for any and all that wish to check it out.

Nexus 5 support detailed by prepaid carrier Ting

Those looking to grab a Nexus 5 with a prepaid carrier can now look towards Ting. Ting is an MVNO style carrier known for their low-priced plans. In this case you pick what you need for minutes, messages and data individually with options for each ranging from XS to XXL. As for the Nexus 5 though, for now that would need to be purchased direct from the Google Play Store.
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