For users of Android, you may probably be familiar with Project Fi. However,this does not mean that you know all there is about it. We shall get acquainted with what Project Fi is exactly, its functionality and also why you should give it a try.
So what is Project Fi?
Project Fi is an offering from Google that is all about prepaid phone carrier services. Its operates by giving you mobile data service while using two mobile networks. Your phone will switch between the two services in its own intelligent way. It will also use Wifi whenever available to make calls as well as send texts. By the fact that this Project is prepaid means that you pay for all your services in the preceeding month, unlike the old usual style of being billed after using the service.
The billing on Project Fi is simple and easy where you pay monthly $20 for texting and unlimited calls as well as a $10/GB of data used flat rate. All you need to do is estimate the amount if data you’ll use for the upcoming month and pay for it. You’ll always get a refund if you did not exhaust your data at the end of the month or if otherwise, you will receive a bill taxing at the same rate for the overdues.
How does it operate?
All Project Fi needs is a special SIM card and some little software on your device which can authenticate you on your dual mobile networks ans switch you between them when need arises. As it also uses Wifi, it helps you keep using your phone even in places where mobile data is not performing well. An automatic ‘Wifi assistant’ software will connect your device to open Wifi access points that reduces on your data usage.
Project Fi also gives you some similar features that come on Google Voice, which has been popular for some time now. You can forward your calls to your Fi number and to any phone among other cool features.
Project Fi, being an international service, is available all around the world, coming at the same cost and much cheaper when using Wifi. The international data standard stands at the same $10 per GB, while speeds stand at an impressive 256kbps.
Why should I go for it?
This is a question that boils down to different user situations and one’s willingness to try out Project Fi. A few considerations first come into the picture.
The first one is choice of phone. The currently available choices that Google allows you to use this service with are Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 or Nexus 5X. You can also request an invite in order to be part of Project Fi. After being selected, you’ll either need a SIM card for your currently shipped out Nexus or purchase a phone from Google directly which includes financing for 24 months.
You can use the service for the period of time you desire with no service commitment or activation fee.
There are a number of features that make Project Fi worth going for including good dual network coverage, added international features, simple billing, etc.
Pricing of Project Fi might be considered cheap to some though the same boils down to different users as well since each user has their own needs. It’s good to analyze whether the pricing suits your needs best or not compared to other carriers.
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