The company has partnered with some of the biggest carriers and developed new technology, all of which will ensure you’re always and automatically connected to the internet whether through LTE networks or Wi-Fi hotspots. Google has packaged this initiative as a new program called Project Fi. They explain:
“Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate,”
In order to help you learn more about Google’s mobile network we have explained the basics.
What is Project Fi?
Project Fi is all about keeping you connected to the internet. It intelligently determines if you’re moving around and automatically connects you to the nearest and fastest network, such as a free and open Wi-Fi hotspot or a partner 4G LTE network. Project Fi also helps secure your data through encryption, so you can browse safely as you go about your day.
Which networks are partners?
What else can Project Fi do?
Switching between LTE and Wi-Fi networks.
Project Fi is also about getting technology out of the way. You should be able to communicate with friends or family, for instance, no matter the connection or device you’re using. Project Fi is able to seamlessly transition your calls from Wi-Fi to cell networks without ever dropping your conversation.
So, with Project Fi, if your phone is connected to W-Fi in a coffee shop, you’ll be able to communicate with no problems, and whenever you happen to leave that Wi-Fi area, your phone will automatically transition to a cell network.
Cloud phone numbers
Google said it also wants Project Fi to help phone numbers adapt to a multi-screen world, so it’s included a feature that puts your phone number in the cloud. With this setup, you can talk and text with your number on any phone, tablet, or laptop, meaning you can stay connected using another screen. Just imagine losing your phone, but then grabbing your laptop to place a call instead.
How much does Project Fi cost?
Project Fi is available with the following plan and data options:
$20 per month for the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries)
$10 per GB for cellular data while in the US and abroad (1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, etc)
It is hard to predict data usage, so Google said you’ll get credit for the full value of your unused data. So, if you paid $30 for 3GB and only use 1.4GB one month, you’ll get $16 back.
Is Google offering tech support?
Yes. When you purchase the single plan option for $20 per month, you’ll also get 24/7 support for when or if you need help.
When and where will Project Fi be available?
Project Fi is initially available in the US through an Early Access Program, in which Google is inviting people to sign up for the service.
How can you request an invite to try Project Fi?
If you’d like to request an invite, go to fi.google.com.
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