Categories: News

Google Wireless Plan to Offer Free Roaming Abroad

 

A new report from The Telegraph suggests that Google is to enter into a partnership with Three network owner Hutchison Whampoa to offer smartphone use abroad without customers incurring roaming charges, according to “industry sources”.

The free roaming plans include voice calls, SMS and internet data, with the cost of each limited to existing contract agreements. Hutchison Whampoa, which owns UK-based Three and operates a number of other networks across the globe, would allow Google to use its networks as part of the agreement.

Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai announced plans to offer a “small scale” wireless service only last month, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 2nd March.

Though Google has no plans “for the foreseeable future” to offer network coverage to European customers, an agreement with operators within Europe means it would be well-placed to do so should it change its mind.

Both Hutchison Whampoa and Google declined to comment on the story.

Source: Mashable

Ashley Allen

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Metal Gear Solid Cast is Reunited for a Yet Unknown Project

Despite the fact that the original Metal Gear Solid is over 20-years-old now, that hasn't…

20 hours ago

addlink Unveils its P20 Portable SSD

Are you in the market for a new storage solution? - Well, if you are,…

20 hours ago

Intel Confirms 7nm CPUs are on Track for 2023

It's hard to argue that when AMD began transitioning their CPUs to smaller node designs,…

20 hours ago

New Warzone Cheat Criticism Comes After Twitch Tournament

I think many would agree that when Call of Duty Warzone initially launched back in…

20 hours ago

Tucows Shuts Down its Once Iconic Download Website

Being a relatively early user of the internet (and by proxy regularly annoying my Dad…

20 hours ago

Teaser Suggests a Brand New DeLorean May Be Announced

There are few car designs more iconic or as easily identified than the DeLorean DMC-12.…

20 hours ago