Google has confirmed it intends to operate some type of phone service, likely in partnership with an existing network.
Google’s senior VP, Sundar Pichai, has confirmed that the search giant has a mobile service in the works, but has on been vague on its details or capabilities.
Google’s own service could theoretically be tied to specific features of the Nexus phone family, thereby offering customers a unique experience from combining hardware and service that other carriers haven’t offered.
Smaller competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint are likely to consider partnership with the tech giant. The size and shape of this agreement is still unknown. Google offered one example of a feature Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) might offer e.g. the ability to automatically reconnect a phone call if you lost it accidentally.
Source: Extreme Tech