Well, besides the obvious new stuff allowing you to access multiple cell providers with no input from you, the main benefit I see here is the ability to recoup unused data. If you buy 2GB but only use 1.5GB, you get a refund of 5 bucks.
I don't know how much this would have save me through my years with Verizon, but it would have been significant since about 80 per cent of the time I don't use all the data on my plan and of that amount I would estimate it to average close to a gig a month.
If the cell providers that Google partnered with have any brains at all, the impact of this could be huge. It seems to me that it is in effect making Tmobile and Sprint one network and it doesn't take a genious to understand that, with just a little bit of foresight, this will allow them to dramatically expand their coverage while only making half the investment. . Using Google's technology they would no longer have to have competing towers.I'm sure Google understands the implications of it also and are hoping they do just that, thus allowing Google to utilize a network that could compete directly with Verizon and ATT.