Google Launching Wireless Carrier Service Project Fi

Google’s global takeover continues with Project Fi, the company’s entry into the wireless carrier market. Project Fi will use Sprint and T-Mobile’s network combined with Wi-Fi to make one big mobile service area.

Before you get excited, realize that this is just a beta and is currently limited to not only Nexus 6 users, but specifically Nexus 6 users who are invited to participate. Despite being a beta, the service obviously isn’t free, and will run participants $20 a month plus $10 a month for each gig of data used. You’ll only pay for the data that you actually use.

It’s worth noting that even with Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks combined, you probably still won’t get as good of coverage as you would with Verizon, so you might want to explore their coverage before you make any decisions.

The service sounds appealing, though, with free Wi-Fi tethering, international roaming in over 120 countries, and 24 hour phone support from Google, who are known for their excellent customer service. It’s definitely a service worth considering if you’re eligible, just remember that it is a beta, and beta’s have issues. You can read all about it on Google’s official blog and be sure to watch the video below.

Share This With The World!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •