Did you request an invitation for Project Fi? Here's how you can check on your wait time

Did you request an invitation for Project Fi? Here's how you can check on your wait time
Back in April, Google unveiled Project Fi, a hybrid MVNO that uses the combination of Wi-Fi and cellular service for voice, text and data. Priced at $20 for unlimited talk and text, Project Fi is charging $10 for each GB of data. Refunds for unused data are credited to each subscriber every month. The service uses the T-Mobile and Sprint pipelines in addition to Wi-Fi, and the only phone that can run on Project Fi at the moment is the Nexus 6. If you happen to already own the phablet, Google will provide you with the necessary SIM card required for it to connect to the service.

Instead of opening up Project Fi to everyone at once and risking a demand-related breakdown, Google is sending out invitations to those who request one. For those curious how long it will be before they receive their invitation, a status report is available. Google has sent out an email explaining that a quick visit to the MVNO's sign-up page (fi.google.com) will yield the information that they are seeking.

Those who are edging closer to receiving the 'golden ticket' will see a status report that reads something like "3-4 weeks," or "4-8 weeks." Others might be told that their status hasn't been determined yet, even if they requested an invitation on day one. That means that Google is looking at other variables to determine who gets in first. It might be a matter of location as Google would preferably like to spread out where Project Fi subscribers reside.

Last month, Google said that it would take until the middle of the summer to respond to all invitation requests.

source: TechCrunch


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