What is Project Fi?
- September 6, 2016
How to bring in use Google's novel Project 'Fi mobile service'?
Subsequent to its high-speed broadband service, now Google has come up with the Project Fi that entails a multi-purpose mobile contract for the customer all around the US. Let us have a view of how to utilize the Google's new Project Fi mobile service and see if we have missed its services till now.
Google’s Project Fi has created a stir amongst masses and has taken up with people with a lot of excitement in the recent few months. So let us see if there are new and better option for the mobile users, thus we dig a bit deeper to check if it holds future for the smartphones and the ones who use them.
What is Project Fi? : The latest type of contract
Google tends to be in a disruptive mode lately. Initially, it had its service of high-speed fiber that came up with ultra-fast broadband to opt cities in the US at an affordable rate. However, the recent focus is to switch to the mobile phone landscape that comes with the Project Fi.
At first look the Project Fi appears like some standard data/minutes /text package for the users of the smartphone, although offered just by the Google. Yet the underlying part is bit more complicated. Instead of going to the huge expense of generating the hardware set-up of transmitter towers along with the receivers, Google rather opted to link forces with three surviving mobile carriers in the US - T-Mobile, US Cellular and sprint to bring to its customers a unified service.
The one’s who sign up to the Project Fi are the ones with the mobile connection flawlessly adjusted automatically between the three networks as they travel round. Thus, maximizing the probabilities of a robust signal no matter where they go. This is not it, but Google lately added a feature of a built-in Wi-Fi associate searches for the open Wi-Fi hotspots plus connects to them whenever the provision of enhanced cellular offering is seen.
The Project Fi charges a flat fee of $20 i.e. £15 for the limitless talk and text service with an addition of $10 i.e. £7.50 for every GB of data use. So obviously, if one wants to download an HD movie on one’s cellular data the bill will become hefty however for normal utility it is a good deal. The most amazing chunk is that one estimates the usage ahead of time, make payment up front and get the money refunded if one does not utilize as much data as one estimated one would.
The US travelers take up the benefit of the data and the text packages that work internationally with zero additional cost. Moreover, there is a fixed rate for phone calls, preventing any catastrophic bills as one arrives home from a holiday.
What is Project Fi? : Sounds great. How do I get it?
The most asked question. With current frame of the project FI and its only availability in the US there are no clear signs that it will execute a change. In addition to this, the service is limited to the former few Nexus-branded Android sets, i.e. the Nexus 6, 6P and 5X although we take upon the notions that the Marlin and Sailfish models will be rising out in October with these services. So till the time you stay in So States and use a specific smartphone, the Google’s initiative FI has to stay in the sky for you.
Re-defining the Project Fi? : Do I really need it?
Now this is a question that makes good sense. As the cost and seems very tempting they are not very unique from the services already offered in the UK. Do mark the point that the phone contracts in the States are way more expensive with a vast expansion of the country also indicated that it’s not rare to have a single provider contributing a signal in some of the regions.
For now, three is currently presenting a 4GB of data, with an unlimited text and calls for a price of £21 p/m. The contract comes with the Feel at Home add-on that enable ones to call UK numbers from abroad without any additional charges. That charges well in contrast to the Project Fi which works out at £15 for calls long with the text in addition to £30 for the data, thus total of a £45 which is about twice of Three’s contract. EE proposes quire a similar deal, O2 has a alike offering, although not provided with European roaming, for £18.79, whereas the GiffGaff’s Always-On package offers a 6GB of data in addition to the unlimited talk & text for a price of £20 p/m.
In short, Project Fi is a smart package for the Americans but with research we find out that here in the UK it is going good as well.