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Google Formally Announces ProjectFi

  1. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    Google has just release details of ProjectFi, their "program to deliver a fast, easy wireless experience in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and our users".

    More: https://fi.google.com/about/

    PS: Be sure to check out "REQUEST INVITE".
     
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  2. oneplusdoc
    Jelly Bean Apr 22, 2015


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  3. Lys10101
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015


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  4. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    The Nexus 6 is just the first phone. Other makes/models will be added as their OS's are updated and approved.
     

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  5. Lys10101
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    Lys10101 , Apr 22, 2015 :
    Anyway, like a lot of Google projects, it'll stay in beta for a longgggg time before they finally decide to shut it down in a few months...
     

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  6. rrainwater
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    rrainwater , Apr 22, 2015 :
    I doubt many will be added from the current batch of phones. Very few phones work on T-Mobile and Sprint's Spark network. I'm guessing it will be a requirement that it supports both networks. Future phones will surely come with support for it however.
     

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  7. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    Possibly, but just the anticipated announcement of this service has caused several carriers to reduce their prices. (Example: In USA, MetroPC (owned by T-Moble) just introduced a $25 Unlimited Talk-Text-Data plan, which includes all taxes & fees).
     

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  8. cbarai
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2015

    cbarai , Apr 22, 2015 :
    They forgot to mention the fact that it was USA only at this time.
     

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  9. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    According to initial information in their FAQ:
    "If you travel to 120+ countries, data usage will cost the same $10 per GB as in the US."
     

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  10. CasperTFG
    KitKat Apr 22, 2015

    CasperTFG , Apr 22, 2015 :
    Data speed is limited to 256kbps/3G. But, you have access to 4G LTE networks. #Confused
     

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  11. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    As I understand it (and I may be wrong) voice & text are 3G, data will be 4G-LTE where available.
     

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  12. waldwolf
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2015

    waldwolf , Apr 22, 2015 :
    One should keep in mind (even before OP :rolleyes:), Google required an invite to open a Gmail account. (Just saying.)

    For info, if you request an invite, you'll receive the following email:

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  13. vot4pedro
    Froyo Apr 22, 2015

    vot4pedro , Apr 22, 2015 :
    Very disappointing. I was hoping google would offer a less expensive plan. I pay $30/mo for T-Mobile's 5gb/unlimited text/100min voice plan. I get around the 100 voice minutes with hangouts/google voice number data network calling. Nice going goog!
     

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  14. carygibaldi
    Cupcake Mar 2, 2017

    carygibaldi , Mar 2, 2017 :
    Just saw this as an activation service for non-pixel/google device users: www.activatefi.com
     

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  15. bobbybabaletskOS
    Honeycomb Mar 2, 2017

    bobbybabaletskOS , Mar 2, 2017 :
    I'm good. I have a better deal with cricket. $70 for two lines, unlimited everything and 3GB data, for each line, which is just about perfect for me, I run out of high speed data like 2-3 days before the billing cycle is over. If I would pay for a total of 6 GB it would be $60, plus $35 for the two lines= stay with cricket. I've been their customer since 2006, never a problem
     
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