Google rolls out new U.S. cell phone service

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Posted: Apr 22, 2015 2:01 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc on Wednesday launched a new U.S. wireless service that will enable customers to pay only for the data they use and use Wi-Fi networks to curb data use and keep phone bills low.

The service, Google's first entry into the wireless industry, will work only on the company's Nexus 6 phones and will be hosted through Sprint Corp and T-Mobile's networks, Google said in a statement. The phones will also be able to switch between the two networks, depending on which signal is stronger.

The network, called Project Fi, will cost $20 a month plus $10 per gigabyte of data used.

(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Richard Chang)