Google wanted to subsidize $9.99 unlimited data plan?If you happen to own a smartphone, the only way to make full use of it would be to pair it up with an unlimited data plan – and while there are so many different kinds of plans for you to choose from, Internet search giant Google might have wanted to step in to make a difference to subscribers who have constrained pockets due to having fallen onto hard times. Google is looking at the possibility of subsidizing an unlimited data plan, enabling users to fork out just $9.99 each month. Sounds pretty sweet, don’t you think so? Basically, Google would sell handsets via its online store, generating sales for T-Mobile. Ditching the commission collection on each sale, Google prefer to use that money and redirect it to subsidize data plans in order for customers to get hooked onto a $9.99 unlimited data plan.

This sounds like a shrewd decision if it went through since it was mooted some time back, as Google would then see more folks adopt the Android platform in the long run, being hooked to it and consuming as much data as they want (within reasonable bounds, of course). This would increase the number of folks who interact with Google services regardless of where they are, as long as there is a decent signal, and Google’s mobile advertising platform will also be able to ring in more dough then with the increased views. I guess none of it happened though, so this idea will be shelved for the moment – until a more suitable time arrives, methinks.

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