GOOGLE AND CARPHONE WAREHOUSE have made separate announcements about the launch of virtual mobile networks.
Google has taken the covers off its virtual operator Fi, which will piggyback on the existing Sprint and T-Mobile networks for US mobile users.
Project Fi is at the experimental stage, and will be available only to Google Nexus 6 devices while the company explores the possibilities of running its own network.
Meanwhile, Dixons Carphone has launched iD, a similar network running on Three and focused on free European roaming.
Project Fi will be dedicated to improving network connectivity by roaming between the two partner networks and using WiFi hotspots seamlessly to ensure maximum coverage. The service will also be cloud based, meaning that the subscriber’s phone number can be accessed from anywhere, not just from their handset.