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Google on Wednesday launched a U.S. wireless service that lets customers pay only for the data they use and that switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks to keep keep phone bills low. The service, Google's first entry into the wireless industry, will initially work only on the company's Nexus 6 phones and will be hosted through Sprint 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. It will also seamlessly connect you to the fastest available network at your location, whether it's a Wi-Fi hotspot or one of the two partner LTE networks.

The service, called Project Fi, will cost $20 a month for basic talk and text, plus $10 per gigabyte of data used. Subscribers also get credit for the full value of their unused data. "Let's say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You'll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use," Google said.



— Reuters and NBC News staff