Well, remember when we use to laugh about a multi-million dollars company that can own everything? Well, laughter is over because it might just become real, as Google is now stepping into the cellular service business. This is not a joke, acts as an MVNO; Google will launch its service with Project Fi.
Unlike other provider, Fi is an intelligent cellular network.It can detect and evaluates the best connection available around and choose the best option for your phone, from WiFi, 3G to 4G LTE. The main take out is the Fi can make the transition to be seamless, meaning that as you exit WiFi service, the network will intelligently pick up where you left off, avoid disconnection and other shenanigans.
On the network part, Google is partnering up with both T-Mobile and Sprint to use their existing coverage. The plan is also quite affordable, starting at $20 for 1GB of data, with unlimited calls and texts (domestically). $10 addition for each gigabyte is added to your current plan. And similar to T-Mobile’s data stash, whatever data you have left will be credited back to you.
As of right now, it is still in testing, so to use it, you need an invitation. Also, for the moment, only the Nexus 6 is qualify for Fi. If you want a head start, register to Google and gain a chance of testing the company’s new service.
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