Google Interduces Project Fi Officially
We have been hearing rumors about the new Google Wireless service over the last few months, it is now official and is called Project Fi.
Project Fi will be available initially on the Motorola Nexus 6 and the service uses two mobile networks, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Project Fi will be able to jump from a range of WiFi hotspots and also the 4G LTE networks of both T-Mobile and Sprint, essentially the device will automatically switch you to the best connection available.
Google has also revealed how much Project Fi will cost, for $20 a month you get talk, texts, international coverage and WiFi tethering, you then pay an additional fee for the data that you want.
There is a flat monthly fee that you pay for cellular data whilst in the US and abroad, the service comes with coverage in 120 countries. You will pay $10 a month for 1GB of data, $20 a month for 2GB of data and $30 a month for 3GB of data and so on.
Here is the interesting part, if you don’t use all of your data in a particular month, you will be give a refund of the amount you haven’t used. So if you go for the 3GB $30 a month plan and only use 1.5GB of data, you will receive a refund of $15.
This could be a major selling point for Google’s new Project Fi, as most carriers charge you the full amount for data even though you may not have used it all.
You can find out more details about the new Google Wireless service at the link below, it will only be available on the Motorola Nexus 6 at launch.