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



1. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Just checked, 4-8 weeks

2. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Call rates are much....much ..n much lower in India ....It would be of no use if it ws announced in india.

3. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Not exactly $20 is ard 1.3k INR for unlimited calls and text ,that's pretty decent for anyone who makes a lot of calls

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well in India you get unlimited calls for as low as 100INR and 1.5GB for below 200INR :P 1.3kINR would suffice for months. Calls in India take place for less than a rupee a minute.

5. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Got my invite yesterday


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

10.00 A gig is expensive unless you don't use data.....really I have unlimited data for 80.00 a month, as well as talk and text!

8. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

yeah it's not for everyone. I have been using fi for 5 weeks now. My first month I used less the 2GB and my bill dropped by $15. If you use less the 3GB, it's a decent deal, but if you use more than that you can find better deals elsewhere. I think they are targeting the lower tier pre-paid customers over heavy data users that already have pay less than $100.

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