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T-Mobile CEO John Legere formally announces partnership with Google for Project Fi

John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, has officially announced the carrier's partnership with Google to help create Project Fi.

Published onApril 22, 2015

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For those who haven’t heard the news, Google has officially unveiled Project Fi – the company’s foray into the U.S. wireless industry. Offering its users a cheap and simple alternative to the other mobile carriers out there, Project Fi will be able to switch between Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks and Wi-Fi connections around the nation, automatically connecting your Nexus 6 to the network with the strongest signal at that time.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere has just formally announced the company’s partnership with Google to help create Project Fi, offering up a few insights on the companies’ collaboration:

Project Fi is going to make people think differently about wireless—and I love that. Anything that shakes up the industry status quo is a good thing—for both US wireless customers and T-Mobile.
Google has well established their brand as a technology innovator that has benefited customers in a ton of fantastic ways. So, when our friends in Mountain View approached us with their ideas for changing up wireless, it was a no-brainer to team up with them again.

T-Mobile and Google’s partnership goes way back to the early days of Android. The carrier launched the first ever Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, and has since held close ties with Google. In classic Legere fashion, here are a few other tidbits the CEO had to say:

Disruption is what the Un-carrier does. Our mission is to change the wireless industry for the better on behalf of all wireless consumers and business customers…. So if you’re looking for a partner who lives and breathes innovation − and has a network built for today’s data-centric world and data-hungry customers − it’s easy!  You’re going to want to come to the Un-carrier. And we’re glad Google did just that.

He also comments that while Project Fi doesn’t offer all of the same features that T-Mobile does like HD Voice or Wi-Fi Calling, he’s still confident that Project Fi will be a great value to many users around the States.

To read Legere’s full announcement, check out the source link below. Otherwise, you can head here to learn more about Google’s Project Fi service.