Mobility Google

Mobility Google

Google in talks with mobile operators on free international calls

Google is reportedly in negotiations with Hutchison Whampoa, owner of UK mobile operator Three, as well as with a string of mobile providers around the world, to enable consumers to make international mobile calls, send text messages and consume data-heavy content for free.

At last month’s Mobile World Congress trade show, Sundar Pichai, svp of products for Google, said the company did not plan to become a network operator at scale. "We are working with carrier partners. You'll see our answer in coming months. Our goal is to drive a set of innovations we think should arrive, but do it a smaller scale - like Nexus devices - so people can see what we are doing."

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