Sunday , August 20 2017

Google kicks off Project Fi, their new plan to keep you connected

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Google is in the business of keeping you connected to the data you want to find. There services and revenue streams rely on you being connected to the internet and in keeping with that, they’ve partnered with US carriers T-Mobile and Sprint to offer Project Fi, a new way of keeping you connected.

Project Fi will keep you connected to the internet, but also gives you access to cellular features like Calls and Texting. It’s not just designed to keep you connected, it’s designed to keep you connected at the fastest speed possible. To get you up to speed in the best way possible, be it on cellular on a 4G connection, or through a Wireless Hotspot, Google will begin offering the service on the Nexus 6 only to start with, which lets them control the hardware and software experience – but more devices will be added.

Google hasn’t just partnered with T-Mobile and Sprint, they’re also utilising global networks to offer customers the chance to travel. Project Fi will offerall the benefits of Fi in over 120 countries, including in Australia. Google has partnered with at least one carrier here, as they list Australia as a supported country.
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Pricing for Fi is pretty good , starting with a US$20 per month basic plan:

for $20 a month you get all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries), and then it’s a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it’s hard to predict your data usage, you’ll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let’s say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You’ll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use.

If you’re in the US, you can register your interest in Fi right now. You have to be in the right area currently, so Google is requesting your ‘zip’ or postcode which will obviously need to be in the US. For now though, it’s US only and we can only look on with envy, hopefully we see someone else do something similar here in Australia.

 
Source: Google, and Project Fi.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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Could be cool.

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