Google is getting ready to launch a wireless phone service in the U.S., and it could come out as soon as tomorrow, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Google will use other companies’ wireless networks — Sprint and T-Mobile — to provide bandwidth, then offer it under a new pricing scheme where users will be credited for the data they don’t use. The service is also expected to let people make calls via Wi-Fi networks when they’re in range.
Those features could put the squeeze on big wireless phone companies like Verizon and AT&T, which typically charge a fixed rate for data no matter how much people actually use.
But at first it’s expected to work with only one phone, Google’s Nexus 6, which could blunt the appeal.