Listen: Google Takes a Bite out of Apple with iPhone-Friendly Cell Service
"Business wars daily is brought to you by the podcast the growth show each week. They explore inspiring stories that get to the heart of how people grow a business an idea or movement. Stay tuned at the end of this episode here a little more about this fascinating new show. From wondering, I'm David Brown, and this business wars daily happy Friday, everyone cell phone service is a notorious headache. And so when another service comes along to disrupt the big carriers, it raises my eyebrows last week, Google did just that quietly making its little known cell phone service work with the iphone surprise, Google is a service provider. It's been offering cell phone service through something called project fi for three years under that plan. There's no contract unlimited talk as twenty bucks per month and every gig of data up to six cost ten dollars. Simple. But until now project fi only worked with a few phones, including Google's own pixel, which is pretty scarce. But until now project fi is only worked with a few phones, including Google's own pixel, which is pretty scares. Well, last week Google announced that project fi renamed as good. Google fi. Now works with the iphone and many more Android devices than it had before it promises. The same simple pricing and unlimited international roaming could Google's development break. The stranglehold of major networks have on our cell service and well, lower our bills. Yes. And no project fi is something called a mobile virtual network operator, meaning Google doesn't actually own its own network. It leases space on T mobile, sprint and US. Cellular lines? Phone calls are supposed to hop. Automatically to whichever network offers the highest quality at the time. Trouble is Google FIS. Iphone service, isn't fully baked the automatic. Switching doesn't happen on apple products and several iphone features like visual voicemail, become unavailable over Google fi. With all the caveats iphone users, probably won't switch wholesale. Sale to Google fi anytime soon. But watch this space Google fi might not be quite ready for prime time. But it's a whole lot closer. I'm wondering this business wars daily. This week's episodes were written edited and produced by Elaine, Appleton grant, Ginny lower is our editor and producer are executive producers marshal Louis created by or non Lopez or wondering, I'm David Brown. Have a great weekend. We'll see you next week. You know, it's never been easier to start a business, but it's never been harder to grow that business. I want to tell you about a great new podcast, call the growth show, which is created by hub spot. They make free and paid tools that help you grow your business each week on the growth show. They explored the inspiring stories behind how people grow a business and idea or a movement. You'll learn about the challenges entrepreneur space in starting a company and you'll hear about some of the most interesting topics in business like social media marketing, the future of bots and the rise of subscription services. They also have some amazing guests on their show like Allie Weiss of glossier and Joe dessino creator of Spartan race, the growth show is chock full of great stories. Amazing guests and helpful advice. Subscribe to the growth show today on tunein Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen."