Google Project Fi Opened For Everyone In The US – No Invite Required
Ten months after launch of its mobile service, internet giant Google has finally decided to ditch the invites and make the Project Fi opened for everyone in the US. In addition, Google discounts the Nexus 5X from $349 to $199 when purchased and activated through Project Fi until April 7, 2016 for all new users.
Google’s Project Fi offers its service through open WiFi network and T-Mobile and Sprint cellular networks. Project Fi phone switches between WiFi and cellular network seamlessly searching and connecting to a strongest signal possible at that moment and location. Until now, access to Project Fi service was limited only to those whose invites were accepted.
“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.” wrote Simon Arscott, Project Fi Product Manager in the post on Android Official Blog.
Project Fi prepaid service starts at $20 per month and includes unlimited talk, text and international text while 1GB of high speed data can be added for $10 per month. At the end of each month, users get a refund for any unused data. Customers can also use data included in their plan in over 120 countries but at reduced speeds, 256 Kbps.
At the moment, compatible phones with Project Fi voice and data services are the Nexus 6, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. A 32GB version of Nexus 6P is available at Google for $499, 64GB for $549 and 128GB version for $649. LG made Nexus 5X (32GB) available until April 7 for $249 with activation while 16GB version is $199 with activation.
Google Project Fi customers can use data-only SIM cards on their compatible devices like iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S for $10 per GB of high speed data.
Google Project Fi is available only in supported service areas. You can check if your area is supported on Project Fi sign up page: https://fi.google.com/signup.