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Google Project Fi – What is Project Fi & How Does It Works

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If you are looking for the one sentence answer about Google Project Fi, it is wireless cellphone service offered by Google.

Google Project Fi is actually the collection of cell services which uses three US giant cellular service network as well as Wi-Fi hotspots to choose the network with the best reception at any given time.


Google Project Fi has an extraordinary capability of automatically switching the best coverage network in between Wi-Fi hotspots and Project Fi’s 4G LTE partner networks.

Project Fi puts you on the best available network between Wi-Fi and three 4G LTE networks. This means you get access to more cell towers and 4G LTE in more places.



Google Project Fi’s 4G LTE Partner Network

U.S Cellular

T-Mobile

Sprint

Usually in other cellular network you are connected to only cellular service however it is weak or strong connection for your cellular phone but in the Google Project Fi service you cell phone will be automatically connected to the strongest services in that region. This is one of the major plus point of the Project Fi over other cellular network.

It is mentioned that whenever it connects to a trusted hotspot it actually has a list of trusted ones and also creates an encrypted connection so it is safe.


Project Fi Network Coverage:

You can see the Google Project Fi coverage at fi.google.com/coverage.


Price Plan of Google Project Fi

Google Project Fi Rate Plans

Project Fi has one simple plan for every one with single line of basic service which includes unlimited domestics talk and text, unlimited international texting, Wi-Fi hotspot and 24/7 support at $20 per month plus $10 for each GB of data used.

The cheapest plan with 1GB of data will only cost $30 per month plus $2 to $3 regulatory fees.

It is mentioned that you will get the credit for unused data and no coverage fees ever.

If you are looking for the family plan it will cost $15 each for every month and you can add up to 5 people and share your data plan.

There are not any termination fees for Project Fi, you can cancel your service whenever you want.

One thing you have to know before using a project Fi service is that, this service is available only for the following phones until now.




Google Project Fi Supported Phones

Project Fi is supported only on these phones.

Google Project Fi supported Phones

Pixel & Pixel XL

Nexus 6P

Nexus 5X


Some Pros of Google Project Fi

If you travel a lot and want to use your phone outside of the United States, this could be the plan for you. Project Fi lets you use your phones data normally in 135 different countries.  You can also make phone calls over Wi-Fi normally, or place calls on a cellular network for 20 cents per minute. Texts aren’t any additional cost whether on Wi-Fi or a cell network.

In short, unless you’re making a lot of calls outside of Wi-Fi, your phone will work normally at no extra charge at almost any country you want to travel to.

You can find the Google Project Fi service available country at fi.google.com/about/rates/.


Some Cons of Google Project Fi

The major drawbacks of Project Fi is the higher rate of data plan, $10 per each GB data is more costlier than other competitive cellular service. Even the T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Sprint as well as Verizon are offering the unlimited data plan in less than the Project Fi rate plans for data.


Manual Network Switching on Google Project Fi

Project Fi automatically selects the strongest network signal, but if you’d like to manually change which network it’s using, simply enter the following codes into the phone dialer:

Switch to Sprint: *#*#34777#*#*

Switch to T-Mobile: *#*#34866#*#*

Switch to Next Carrier: *#*#346398#*#*

Turn On Auto Switch: *#*#342886#*#*


 

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