Google wants to make international roaming free

googleGoogle is reportedly in talks with Hutchinson Whampoa, owner of the mobile operator Three in the UK, to make international roaming for Americans free of additional costs.

In a bid to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts, and data, irrespective of where the user is located, the search giant is mulling a wholesale access agreement that could help it debut in the US mobile market with its own network.

A report in The Telegraph notes that by tying up with Hutchinson, Google could gain wholesale acesss to mobile service in the UK, Ireland, Italy, and several other countries where the Hong Kong-based investment company owns mobile networks.