After countless rumors, Google has announced Project Fi, which is a new program that is aimed to help keep you connected, no matter what network you are on.
Google is working with Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. to help build Project Fi. Google is trying to focus the project on three key areas: easy communication across networks, high-quality connections and a simple service experience.
Project Fi will connect your device to what connection has the strongest signal. For example if you are in an area where the LTE signal isn’t that great, Project Fi will try to connect you to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot.
The main goal is to be able to get the best data connection possible. Project Fi has support for texts and calls over Wi-Fi and your calls can easily transition go from Wi-Fi to a cellular network. Your Project Fi phone number will be stored in the cloud so then you can use it on any device that has a connection, whether that’s a phone, tablet or a laptop.
Currently the Project Fi service will only work on the Nexus 6, all you will need to get started is the Project Fi SIM card.
In terms of plans for Project Fi, it starts at $20 a month. That will get you talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and international coverage in over 120+ countries. If you want data with your plan, it will cost you $10 per GB. So if you wanted a plan with 3GB of data, it will cost you about $50 per month.
Also if you use your plan anywhere besides the U.S., you will still get unlimited texts, low-cost calls and that same flat rate for data, which is $10 per GB.
If you want to check out the full list of countries where your plan is covered, check it out here: International Rates.
Another thing to point out is that you’ll get the money back for the data that you don’t use. If for example you have 3GB in your plan and you only use 2.2GB of the 3, you’ll get $8 back.
For now, the Project Fi service is going to launch in the U.S first then possibly to other countries later on.
Check out Project Fi’s website for more info and to request an invite.