Google giving out Project Fi invites for the next 24 hours

Google giving out Project Fi invites for the next 24 hours
Google's Project Fi wireless service has been running in standard beta mode for a while now. It only worked with the Nexus 6 and Google had only given out a limited number of invites, but at least for the next 24 hours that will be changing because Google is giving out instant invites to anyone who wants to try the service, although the device support is still very limited.

As suspected, Project Fi will work with the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and since today marks the official release date of the Nexus 5X, it's not much of a surprise that Google would be trying to push Fi as well. Along with the instant invite to the service, Google will also give you the option to purchase either a Nexus 5X or a Nexus 6P, and even better you don't necessarily have to pay the full up-front cost. Google is offering 24-month payment plans if you want to buy a new device. A Nexus 5X starts at $379 or $15.79 per month for 24 months, and the 6P will start at $499 or $20.79 for 24 months. 

The Project Fi service will cost $20 per month for unlimited talk and text and $10 for each gig of data that you use. And, of course, Google only charges you for what you use, so you pay for what you think you need and Google will charge or refund the difference if you go over or under. If you want to try it out, this would be the time to go for it. 


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12 Comments

1. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Aghh I wanted to pass on the new Nexus and now...

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, well that explains why I got the invite early. Just a heads up, the Nexus 6P is completely out of 64GB and 128GB models. They have 32GB though and the 5X seems to still have plenty of stock.

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Just another example of Google not supporting Lumias.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, well, this is an early access program at the moment so nothing but their Nexus devices will work with it... That being said, in the future I think it would be funny if they supported all phones regardless of their OS so long as it had the appropriate radios in it to make it work. Don't hold your breath, but it might happen some day... maybe Microsoft will come out with their own Fi competitor service for their devices. Fi is still a new service and who knows what kinds of changes it will bring to the industry.

9. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

My sarcasm weeps.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Blah... sarcasm doesn't translate well through text. :P

11. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

They'll make an app for that... one day.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Nexus 6 and these two new Nexus have the necessary hardware to begin with. They even support GSM, and CDMA. Something that even the Lumias don't support.

5. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Sprint and T Mo service..... I guess together it has to be decent, right?

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, for $30 a month ($45 less a month than what I pay now) I'll give it a shot. according to the coverage maps, there's solid signal around all places I travel. Fingers crossed.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Good luck, let us know how it works out. I received an invite, but still undecided. To me it doesn't seem like a good deal, that is, $20 line, and $10/Gb; Cricket Wireless gives you 5Gb plus unlimited text etc. and you get international texting to several countries for $50. Furthermore, if you decided to have auto pay, they take off another $5

12. Elfmonster unregistered

I can't wait for Fi to go Android global. Eventually it'll go volte, I hope, and offer an app for installation on all our devices, a la the TextNow Wireless model (though TextNow is still only Sprint and sans volte, as is the entire Android ecosystem.)

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