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.
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