Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)

Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)

Project Fi, Google's own MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), has been rebranded and now has a new name, as well as a redesigned website. As of today, the MVNO - currently operating only in the US - is known as Google Fi. To celebrate this change, Google is offering deals on all the smartphones that it's selling through Fi: Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, Motorola Moto G6, and Moto X4.



 



Regardless of what phone you want to buy from Google Fi, you can receive free travel gift cards matching its price (up to $999). These gift cards are redeemable at Airbnb, Hotels.com, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines, so they can be used to purchase accommodation and/or plane tickets. Both new and existing Google Fi customers can take advantage of this deal. However, the offer is available only today, November 28, 2018, and will end at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (in 15 hours from the time we're writing this article).

See Google Fi's deals here

 



For new customers only, Google is offering an extra $200 in Fi credit with each phone purchase. This deal also expires today at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.




Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)

 



At the moment, most of the handsets sold on Google Fi (minus the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL) are cheaper than usual:



 



  • Google Pixel 2 XL: $499 instead of $849
  • LG V35 ThinQ: $699 instead of $899
  • LG G7 ThinQ: $549 instead of $749
  • Moto G6: $199 instead of $249
  • Moto X4: $249 instead of $399



 



Google Fi uses both Wi-Fi and cellular networks (in partnership with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular) for its services. You can currently get unlimited calls, texts, and data for $80 per month - this includes high-speed data coverage in 170+ countries around the world.   

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6 Comments

1. Thegamper

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 28, 2018

I have to admit very tempted by this offer of travel gift card for full value of phone. It seems too good to be true and probably is I would guess. The offer says redeemable through tango and subject to their terms and conditions. So perhaps limited to specific partners, blackout dates, who knows. There is a lot that could get in the way of redeeming as you would like, where and when you want. I doubt this will be a truly free phone in the end. Would be interesting to see how it goes for those that take advantage of it. Too bad we won't know for 80 days at the earliest pursuant to the offer.

4. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Good points. Thank you for reading the details and sharing with us.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm curious about those LG phones, are they also running Stock Android? Because if they are, I might have to go with a 3rd party offering on Google Fi if my Next Pixel doesn't offer expandable storage... which will almost be an absolute certainty. I'll just have to measure of that VS having the best camera on the market.

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Fi plans are still too expensive. if it maxed at $60 and not $80 I'd switch right now. $80 just too much for the bill protection (I get their initial business model was for people who don't use a lot of data or are around wifi a lot). I like the other perks of Fi, I am just a heavier data user and they price themselves out.

5. smoked_2na unregistered

Google has borked their promotions to all the MVNO ( Project Fi ) now ( Google Fi ) customers. 1. Bought a Pixel 3 XL. 2. Google then announces BLACK_FRIDAY $200 off and won't price match. 3. I return the 1st phone and order again, not cost to me. 4. Google then announces CYBER_MONDAY $200 off plus $200 Project Fi credit. 5. I return the 2nd phone an order again, no cost to me. 6. Project Fi now Google Fi announces $899 in my case travel credit. Do I send the 3rd phone back at no cost to me and order again. See a problem here, looks like the big "G" is already negative with shipping and handling and the 4th order will only make things worse since they won't price match out of their own store.

6. shingy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Great news that Google has opened Fi up to iPhones and other Android phones as well. I’ve been using the service for 2 years now and it’s been great. Traveling overseas and not having to worry about massive roaming charges or having to buy a local sim card has been awesome. I’ve also been able to call my cousin and brother who both live abroad and it only costs $0.01/min. Definitely happy I switched! While this deal is dead, Fi service itself is still a great deal. If anyone is looking to sign up and wants to save $20, use this referral code: EHC6VC

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