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Comcast will launch a Google Project Fi-like mobile phone service in 2017

The new MVNO cellular service was confirmed by CEO Brian Roberts at an investor’s conference on Tuesday. The as yet unnamed Comcast mobile phone service will put a large focus on Wi-Fi hotspots, just like Google’s Project Fi service does, reports the Verge. When Comcast’s network isn’t connecting calls on Wi-Fi it will piggyback on Verizon’s network. Roberts didn’t announce any pricing plans or an exact launch date, only saying the service should roll out by mid-2017.

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