Today is the day many if you have been waiting for as Google officially announced the details and launching of its MVNO service which it has dubbed "Project Fi."
It turns out many of the previously leaked details are true. The service will start off at first with availability limited to the Nexus 6. It will run on the Sprint and T-Mobile networks and also use Wi-Fi to place calls and texts. Software on the phone will allow it to seamlessly connect to whichever network is offering the best signal switching between Wi-Fi and 4G LTE networks.
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Google also says your phone number will live in the cloud, so if you ever lose your phone you can still place and receive calls and texts via your pc or tablet. This of course means the service is likely powered by Google Voice/Hangouts.
Service will cost you $20 a month and that will get you talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries. There is a flat fee of $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. Similar to what Republic Wireless recently announced, any unused data in your account at the end of your billing cycle will be refunded in the form of an account credit on your next months bill.
Service like with all new products Google offers is by invite only. You can request an invite with this link, Project Fi.
Although they were not able to significantly undercut all competitors, all in all Google's new service seems to offer excellent value to the consumer. The service will be a welcomed addition to the cheapest cell phone plans list.
So what do you think of Google's new service? Did it meet or beat your expectations or leave you wanting for more?