Google is always looking to improve and innovate in amazing ways; the search giant looks to bring more and more user to its services. Google has launched its prepaid cellular service Project Fi back last year with the aim to change the wireless connectivity.
So, what exactly is Project Fi and how it works? This is a program where the sim switches between the fastest cellular networks available in the area. It also uses Wi-Fi to allow users to make call and text when connected to Wi-Fi Networks. To provide network service Google has tied up with US carriers T-Mobile and Sprint. Google also has data only plan for those need to make calls or for devices like tablets.
As of now Project Fi is Nexus only. It was launched first with Nexus 6 and later extended to Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Google offered plan starting from $20 for Fi Basics, which allowed users unlimited calls and texts. For using data users have to pay $10 per GB.
Well, pricing wise nothing spectacular was done by Google but there was one nice thing, if you do not use full quota of data you’ll be refunded the balance amount for that left over data. This leftover data money refund to users is what other carriers should look into to provide users more benefit for their money.
Google is providing support is over 120 countries for its Project Fi service and users can access data abroad as well.
With Project Fi, being away from home doesn’t mean that you have to be away from your cellular data. Since launch, more than 15% of our customers have used Project Fi abroad. From Mexico to Montenegro, customers have visited 110 of our 120+ supported countries all while paying the same rate for data that they would in the U.S.
Prior to this announcement Google Fi was invite only service but now Google has opened up it for all anyone who wants to switch to Google’s cellular service.
We launched Project Fi as an invitation-only Early Access program to make sure we could deliver the best quality of service to our first customers. Today, we’re excited to be exiting our invitation-only mode and opening up Project Fi so that people across the U.S. can now sign up for service without having to wait in-line for an invite.
We’d like to say ‘thank you’ to all our Project Fi customers for providing insights and feedback over the past 10 months. While Project Fi is still in its early stages, we’re excited to welcome our next wave of customers and look forward to growing and improving together.
P.S. To help make saying “Hi” to Project Fi a little easier, we’ll be offering the Nexus 5X starting at $199 for the next month when you buy and activate through Project Fi.
In addition, Project Fi now being open for all, Google is sweetening the deal with some great offers on getting a new connection and Nexus 5X phone. Now when buying a Nexus 5X from Google and activating it via Project Fi, users will get the 16GB version of Nexus 5X for $199 as compared to its regular price of $349. The 32GB version of Nexus 5X is available for $249 via Project Fi. Google is also providing 24 month financing as well with $8.29 per month for 16GB and $10.38 per month for the 32GB.
Nexus 5X is nice device with pretty great features and runs on latest Android version, so this is nice deal for people looking to own a new phone for themselves, plus you get unlimited free calling and texts with the additional benefit of getting refund back of your money on your unused data.
Source: Official Android