Google has made a change to its Project Fi no contract phone plans. The US Cellular, Sprint and T-Mobile MVNO is now offering group save discounts.
With the new group save feature, up to 6 lines can be managed through one account.
Google is advertising the feature as something that can be made available to a group of friends or your family. Account managers are able to invite new members to their plan at any time.
Google Project Fi is priced at $20/month for unlimited talk and text and $10/GB of data per month. With group save, each additional line is billed at a rate of $15/month for unlimited talk and text with data still being billed at $10/GB. For all lines, any unused data that is left over at the end of a billing cycle is refunded back to the account in dollars and cents. Project Fi plans also include unlimited international texting to over 135 countries as well as data and text messaging usage while traveling abroad to those countries.
Through the group plan, each subscriber can view their own data usage through the Project Fi app, and the account owner or "manager" can view each members usage. Both members and managers can set data notifications to help keep their usage under control. The account manager even has the ability to set monthly allowances per member and to pause data services if a member reaches their data allotment so they don't have to pay overages.
Google's Project Fi phone plans are limited to just a handful of devices which include the Nexus 5X, 6P as well as the newly released Pixel and Pixel XL phones.