Google allows Project Fi subscribers to finance the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P over 24 months

Google allows Project Fi subscribers to finance the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P over 24 months
Move over Nexus 6. As soon as they are released, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be compatible with Google's Project Fi wireless service, along with the Motorola built 6-inch stock Android phone. A hybrid carrier, Project Fi allows Nexus 6 users to make and take calls and go online using Wi-Fi. In areas where there is no Wi-Fi service, the SIM card in the phablet decides whether T-Mobile or Sprint is offering the better service at the moment, and connects to that carrier. Both new Nexus models will be able to do the exact same thing on the Project Fi pipeline, once they are launched.

In addition, Project Fi customers have the option to finance the purchase of a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P over 24 months. That would make the cheapest Nexus 5X $15.79 a month, while the most expensive Nexus 6P would run $27.04 a month. Google does do a credit check, and will allow you to pay off your phone earlier if you so desire.

All color and storage options for the new Nexus models will be available from Project Fi. If you already are a subscriber, go to the website, click on "Your plan" and go to "Upgrade device." If you have an invitation to join Project Fi, this might be a propitious time, what with the new Nexus handsets and all, to take advantage of the invite.

Meanwhile, some current Project Fi subscribers have been complaining about the lack of handset choices for the wireless operator. That number has just tripled (albeit to three).


source: AndroidCentral

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19 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Such an amazing deal. Honestly everyone should invest in a Nexus phone simply due to timely updates.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Are they still on a 2 year OS upgrade support cycle or did Google get rid of that?

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google's track record show that they generally do much better than that. Plus when the release the new OS, older devices get 100% of the software features.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google's current update policy is: Its major updates for at least 2 years And security updates for another year or 18 months after they stop selling So basically the same as Apple's Except Google has a different naming scheme, which has OS version and "Android security patch level" Whereas Apple uses OS version for security updates as well I wish more OEMs would follow Google/Apple/MS's lead with updates

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I'd like to believe Google supports Nexus devices longer, but the Nexus 4 (2012) isn't getting Marshmallow whereas the the iPhone 4s (2011), and iPhone 5 (2012) got iOS 9.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The iPhone 4S's updates are basically just security updates now The reason is because Apple didn't stop selling the 4S until recently (last year if IIRC) Google stopped selling the Nexus 4 2 years ago If the Nexus 4 was still be sold it would still get security updates like the iPhone 4S

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/09/marshmallow-updates-start-rolling-out-to-older-nexus-devices-next-week/ Apparently the Nexus 4 is still getting security updates (same as 4S or 5)

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I wish they would open up the service to non Nexus devices already. :(

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Me too... and add to the wishlist add Google Fiber to more cities!

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hell yeah! Google Fiber would be awesome... I'm honestly not sure if I could even make use of that much bandwidth to be honest, but having Google Fiber in the area would boost speeds from the competition and drive down consumer costs.

6. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Can you join Fi, get the phone on Google's financing plan, then cancel Fi but still pay it off over 2 years or would the remaining balance be due as soon as you quit Fi? I want to put the phone on T-Mo's $30/month 5GB data, unlimited text and 100 minute voice plan.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

I want a Nexus 6P in a 5X type small body. If that happens, I'll sell my S6.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same, I wish they had the same design/specs except screen size and battery size, like the Z5 and Z5 C

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Yeah, the 5X looks ugly and has LCD screen. The underpowered 808 isn't doing it any favours either. A smaller 5" 6P with a 3000 mAh battery would be perfect. I would happily pay 500$ for that.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, the 808 is holding back the 5X's camera e.g. only 120 fps 720p on the, whereas the 6P can do 240 fps 720p Although the sensor is capable of 300 fps 720p, so it seems we'd have to wait for the 820 to see that sensor's full potential

17. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

No, it does not hold the camera, check out LG G4 for more info about it.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Can the LG G4 do 300 fps 720p or 60 fps 4K?

19. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I'm on a S6 as well. S6 is overall a better phone. I wish I could use the S6 on Fi though.

15. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

This pushed me over the edge. I preordered a 5x, then canceled it when I saw this. I now have an order in for a 6p on the payment plan through fi. I was planning on using fi anyways, now it just makes even more sense. I'm stoked.

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