Google is planning a significant expansion of its project Fi mobile service across compatible smartphones this week as a way to boost the project. Fi will add support for iPhones, Samsung and OnePlus according to Droid Life’s report. More handsets from existing Fi partners Motorola and LG will also gain the same support.
The iPhone experience is in beta, and this might be a sign that users might be running into bugs or will not be able to enjoy all Fi’s features. Project Fi is the tech giant’s backed MVNO that uses a combination of network coverage from T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint.
This is a very appealing service as it has very straightforward pricing. It also offers unlimited calls and texts costs about $20 per month. Mobile data in this service is charged at $10 per gigabyte until you get to the 6GB mark. After 6GB, users can enjoy free internet access though you might experience slower speeds if you go beyond 15GB.
Fi-ready compatible phones at the moment, those that are already fully optimized for the network, are just a few. Google is, however, selling Pixel 3, 3 XL, 2 XL, LG G7, LG V35, Moto G6, and Moto X4 at the moment directly, through its Project Fi website. Even as the company plans to widen the support of the Fi service and officially allow more devices onto the network, Fi-friendly phones will remain the best in offering the best overall experience for subscribers as per the report mentioned above.
It is not very clear what this means though, but Google will be making a proper announcement soon, which will explain all the implications to help consumers make the best decisions. However, including more devices into the support is a smart move as it ensures more consumers can give the service a shot and see if the pricing model and performance are preferable when compared to Fi’s most significant competitors.
Early this month, Google launched a new feature that makes it possible for its Fi customers to pipe their LTE connection through a secure VPN that is Google-operated.