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Watch out, carriers: Google is starting its own wireless service

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Mainly to ensure it has a hand in literally every tech business imaginable, Google announced during MWC 2015 that it plans to begin offering wireless plans to a small number of customers.

The last time this rumor popped up was January, when sources said Google would launch a Straight Talk-style mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that piggybacks on the existing networks of larger carriers.

At MWC today Google Vice President Sundar Pichai confirmed as much, reports Mashable.

Buying in

The search company will buy in to the networks of carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile and offer its own plans to a small number of customers, the site says.

Like many of Google's new ventures, it will be an experiment at first, but could turn into more.

No word yet on when the program will launch or what it will be called, but in January it was said to be code named "Nova," so for now we'll just go with that.

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.