Google launches Project Fi low-cost mobile network
Google has announced it has launched its own wireless service today called Project Fi which is priced competitively when compared to already well established wireless companies AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
Project Fi will cost $20 per month for talk, text, and additional features like Wi-Fi hookups and international coverage for over 120 countries. Additional charges includes $10 per gigabyte of data used each month, which Google will credit their customer’s accounts with any rollover data. As of now, Google will accept Nexus 6 phones to its Project Fi as customers will be switching between Sprint and T-Mobile’s network and Wi-Fi hot spots, depending on which has the strongest signal at the time of calls.
Project Fi is available now in most of the US, although the only way to sign up for the service is via invitation. You can request for an invitation into Project Fi at the following link.
Google entering the wireless service market will certainly keep AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint on their toes as they’ll now be feeling the pressure to not only offer better pricing options the further Project Fi expands, but they’ll also undoubtedly need to provide improvements to their wireless connections, depending on how well Project Fi performs. $20 per month for talk and text is extremely cheap as the only other competitor that gets close to that pricing are MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless both charge at least $40 for unlimited talk and text. Meanwhile, Project Fi at least has both the Sprint and T-Mobile networks to work off of, which should offer a nice amount of coverage across the US.