Are your phones Google Fi Ready?
3 new phones have been added to the Google’s Fi project – The Moto G6, V3, and LG G7. The Google Fi phone plan project will be a revolution in the market by providing good plans at a really cheap rate. There were very few phones added in the list of Google Fi’s project, their very own Google Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, Nexus 5X and 6P, as well as the Moto X4 and its Android One variant.
The company has always been strict as to which phones the project will be supporting. The Google’s network anyways is different from its competitors but the Fi’s ability helps us to switch between the networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular to provide users access to the strongest signal in a given area.
The service provides $20 for unlimited texts and calls plus $1 for 100 MB of data you can use and a ‘bill protection cover of $80. You can buy the phones via Fi’s site, the Moto G6 costs $ 199 which is currently available for preorder whereas the G7 ThinQ and the V35 ThinQ will come to Project Fi this month with a $50 Fi service credit for each preorder.
A huge benefit is “unlimited” plan every month only if you use 6 GB of data. For other months when you use less than 6GB the bill is up to $80.
You can set a “Group plan” where six people can share the same account even for billing. The same plan for individual applies you but the plus point is you save $5 per person. Billing is handled centrally by the account owner, along with data limitations for each user (if needed) — Bill Protection data usage limits are also handled on a per-person basis.
The Project Fi charges the group admin collectively but can also facilitate payments back to the account admin from each member to pay their share. Individuals can come and go from a Group Plan as they wish, without any contract.
The Working of Project Fi
It requires a special sim card and an app on your phone. The app authenticates you on T-mobile, Sprint and US cell and also switch between them based on a variety of factors. On the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the eSim is responsible for switching between the other carrier sim and Project Fi.
Instead of using mobile data for calls and browsing you can use WiFi. The extra software ” WiFi assistant” will connect you to the nearest access point. Some Google voice special features are integrated into project Fi forward phone calls to your Fi number to any phone you want, as well as view voicemail, make calls and send texts with that number from any device using the Hangouts app and website.
The Google’s Fi works internationally around 120 countries. You can call at a flat rate or even via WiFi internationally at lower rates. Data used internationally just comes out of your standard $10 per gigabyte bucket, but speeds can vary depending on the country you’re in
Why Google Fi?
The pricing is really low then the competitors and the project extends worldwide, the only issue is limited phone access. The Project Fi simplifies most of the things worldwide and makes networking connection easy and simple. There are lots of cool features that make Project Fi a good choice, like the simplified billing, included international features and improved network coverage through the use of three carriers and Wi-Fi networks.