Apple in Talks to Launch Its Own Mobile Network

Apple in Talks to Launch Its Own Mobile Network

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Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the US and Europe, reports Business Insider.

Sources close to Apple say the company is privately trialling an MVNO service in the US but is also in talks with telecoms companies in Europe about bringing the service there too. An MVNO is a virtual carrier network that sees technology companies lease space from established carriers and sell it to customers directly.

If launched, users would be able to insert an Apple SIM into their devices and subscribe directly for data, calls, and texts. Apple would then intelligently switch between towers from different carriers to provide customers with the best possible service.

Sources say that Apple is looking down the road with its MVNO and it could take five years to fully launch the service. It's reportedly been in talks with telecoms for years already.

Notably, Google recently launched a MVNO of its own dubbed 'Project Fi'. However, it's only available to Nexus 6 users.

Earlier today, plans for an iCloud Voicemail service were leaked which would take care of one more function needed for Apple to launch its own network.

Let us know in the comments if an Apple mobile network is something you'd be interested in. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple in Talks to Launch Its Own Mobile Network
Nat - August 4, 2015 at 9:31pm
The title suggested it was rumors about it since they heard about Apple sim, but this was recently mentioned Apple denied on mobile network.
KeithLAW - August 4, 2015 at 3:13pm
This is not true.
chavanow - August 4, 2015 at 7:38am
I am very interested in the Apple MVNO service. Living in Europe btw.
zib - August 4, 2015 at 6:18am
It wouldn't really be competition since they would buy all the services from existing carriers. The carriers would probably make more money from this since if you got Apple you would for example roam between Verizon and ATT.. So they would both get some $.
paulMOGG - August 4, 2015 at 12:32am
Sure would be very interested
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