Google Project Fi rolls out support for US Cellular's network

Google Project Fi rolls out support for US Cellular's network
Project Fi, Google's Mobile Virtual Network Operator, is now also using US Cellular's network to provide service to its users. A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that Project Fi will soon add support for the nation's fifth-largest carrier by subscriber count, and it looks like today's the day.

Up until today, Project Fi relied on Sprint's and T-Mobile's networks to provide cellular coverage to its users. As some may already know, Google's Project Fi MVNO automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular networks to provide the best coverage for its users. The addition of US Cellular as the third supported carrier will expand Project Fi's coverage in the Midwest, a region where most of US Cellular's LTE coverage is to be found.

To be able to use US Cellular's network on Google's MVNO, you'll need to update the app by heading to the Play Store source below. Once the app is up to date, Project Fi will switch between Wi-Fi, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular to provide the best signal. Aside from adding support for US Cellular, the update also includes undisclosed bug fixes and performance improvements.

Google charges $20 a month (before taxes and fees) for unlimited voice and texting in the US as well as unlimited international texting. Each GB of data is priced at $10, but the interesting thing here is that Google fully reimburses Project Fi subscribers for any unused data. Unfortunately, however, the service is only available on select Google Nexus smartphones, which is a major limitation for the MVNO.

What do you guys think? Will the addition of US Cellular as the third LTE carrier supported by Project Fi improve your overall experience on Google's MVNO?

source: Project Fi

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