You Might Need a Nexus 6 to Enjoy Google's New Wireless Service

More details have emerged about Google's plan to become a wireless carrier without actually being a wireless carrier. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google's service will launch later this month but only on the Nexus 6. In other words, this Google wireless experiment is just that, an experiment. » 3/06/15 10:50am 3/06/15 10:50am

Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier, But It's Not What You Think

We've long heard whisperings that Google wanted to become a wireless carrier, and over the weekend, a Google executive confirmed those rumors. Intriguing! Just imagine Google Fiber—but for mobile. However, Google's not trying to compete with the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world. Think of it more like Nexus for networks. » 3/02/15 10:25am 3/02/15 10:25am

SK Telecom Denies Merger Talks With Virgin Mobile

Despite mocoNews' and WSJ's reports last week that SK Telecom and Virgin Mobile were set to merge the Helio and Virgin Mobile USA brands, SK Telecom denies these rumors and says it's fully committed to Helio. Dow Jones quoted SK Telecom spokesperson Mina Ryu as saying the all-stock transaction merger was "groundless."… » 5/12/08 7:32pm 5/12/08 7:32pm

Apple Virtual Operator Patent Opens Way to Free Carrier Selection

Remember the rumors about Apple becoming a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, which were constantly buzzing before the announcement of their exclusive deal with the Death Star? Well, the usual USPTO archeologists have discovered a patent showing their system to dynamically select carriers using an iTunes MVNO ID: » 4/10/08 9:10am 4/10/08 9:10am

Disney Mobile Shutting Down, No Longer Happiest MVNO On Earth

As of today, September 27, Disney Mobile is shutting down its doors and no longer allowing new content and applications to be purchased on their MVNO cellphone service. You have until December 31, 2007 to find a new cellphone plan, which is when Disney Moible will cut off services completely. Once you do cancel your… » 9/27/07 3:55pm 9/27/07 3:55pm