Project Fi, Google’s attempt at competing with the traditional Big-4 wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint) is offering a semi-fresh, semi-less-expensive take on the traditional mobile price plans, albeit, with a few interesting perks.
Similar to T-Mobile, the deal with Project Fi is that it is clearly being marketed to the millennials, “Uncarriers” (to coin T-Mobile) and frugal-yet-tech savvy peeps. The idea is simplicity and transparency and a fresh take on the confusing billing practices of the big carriers (however, we have to give a shout-out to T-Mobile for really shaking up the industry in that regard). Basically, you pay $20 for unlimited talk and text and buy data in packages. The data portion is where Google’s take on mobile is refreshing: you get a refund on data you don’t use and if you go over, you only get charged for what you used – no crazy data overage charges.
What does this mean for WiFi Calling?
Well, Project Fi is currently only available on the Nexus 6 – so that means no iPhone, no Galaxy – but the good news is that WiFi Calling is “almost” out of testing on the Nexus 6 so Project Fi will allow for WiFi calling and consumers will be provided with yet another option and cellular service provider that offers WiFi support for WiFi calling.
Facts About Google’s Project Fi:
- Project Fi is partnered with both T-Mobile and Sprint and boasts seamless handoff between the two carriers AND WiFi
- No crazy overages – for data you will only pay for what you use
- WiFi Calling WILL be supported, however WiFi calling on the Nexus 6 reported a bug last weekend that they are claiming should be in just a few days
- To check out Project Fi’s coverage map, click here: https://fi.google.com/coverage