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Google blesses Project Fi users with a one-time $100 replacement for the Google Nexus 6

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Out of all of Google's projects, the Project Fi MVNO - which stands for Mobile Virtual Network Operator - is probably one of the most interesting ones, especially since it's already commercially available, and not just a moonshot attempt like some of Google's other projects. At the moment, the only smartphone that works with Project Fi is the Nexus 6, a smartphone that is manufactured by Lenovo-owned Motorola but carries Google's branding. If you've purchased the Nexus 6 from Google through Project Fi, we've got some good news for you: the company is now offering a one-time replacement of the smartphone for just $100.

The best thing about this promotion is that there are no hidden clauses. As long as the customer has purchased the Nexus 6 to be used on Project Fi, Google will offer to replace your smartphone with a brand-new one for $100, no questions asked. Customers who want to take advantage of the promotion should do so in the first year since purchasing the handset, and this is a one-time replacement, meaning that you can't go around playing frisbee with the device and replace it multiple times (that would make for a quite heavy and expensive frisbee, but you get the point).

Although many manufacturers offer insurance plans, HTC and Motorola are two that come to mind at the moment, it's nice to see Google joining the club. Now, since you do have to pay the $100 to replace your phone, you'll probably want to save this option until the phone suffers major damage such as a cracked display. Alternatively, if the handset has suffered only minor scratches and dings, a good option would be to wait until the one-year timeframe nears its end.

What do you guys think of Google's one-time $100 replacement for the Nexus 6 on Project Fi? If you're a Nexus 6 owner who is not on Project Fi but you'd love for this to become a Nexus-wide policy, make sure to drop us a comment and let us know what you think!



source: Google via Android Central

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