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Possible Carrier Change? Dish Network May Enter Wireless Service Arena

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Would you switch away from your cell phone carrier to something brand new if given the chance? If another company were to start offering a data-only wireless plan, would you make the change away from your current cell phone carrier?
Well, that is what Dish Network wants you to do in the near future. Just recently, Dish Network relayed plans to possibly roll out a wireless service to compete with big names like Verizon and AT&T. Dish Network wants to create more competition and try to drive prices a little lower for everyone. And on top of creating this new service, they want Google to partner along in 2013.

What does this all mean? Well, the rumored Dish Network and Google Partnership would create a wireless service that is data only. Dish Network could utilize Google’s vast user base and resources while Google can expand their reach to new users. Calls and text messages along with email and other messaging would all go over the Internet rather than through other cell means like with AT&T and Verizon. So, as long as there is a data connection (WiFi, 4G, 3G, etc…) calls can be made and text messages sent. At this point, the plans are still in the preliminary stages and are still being worked out between Dish Network and the FCC. The public may not start seeing changed until 2015, but they could come as soon as 2013. Would you support a Dish Network/Google Wireless carrier, and would you switch if introduced?
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