Google sending out more invitations for Project Fi
Project Fi is Google's MVNO that uses the Sprint and T-Mobile network, along with Wi-Fi, whenever possible. The only phone that is compatible with the service is the Nexus 6. Whether you buy the phone from Google or from elsewhere, it will need to be outfitted with a special SIM card. With the SIM card, the Nexus 6 is able to determine which of the two carriers has the strongest signal on your handset at any particular moment, and switch you to it. And don't forget, you can also use Wi-Fi as another connectivity option.
Google charges $20 a month for unlimited talk and text with each GB of data priced at $10. You are refunded at the end of each month for data that you purchased, but did not use. To make sure that the network isn't overwhelmed by demand, Google has employed an invitation system to keep things on an even keel. Using invitations to match supply and demand. Now where have we seen that before?
The good news for those who want to become Project Fi subscribers is that Google has started increasing the number of invitations that it is sending out. That means the search giant feels that it is ready to take on more subscribers. Back in June, we explained how you can go the MVNO's sign up page at fi.google.com to check your status if you've previously requested an invitation. At that time, we filled out an invitation request just to see how long the process was taking. It has been about 5 weeks and we can see on the sign up page that we are still three to four weeks away from receiving a Project Fi invitation.
While Google might be sending out more "Golden Tickets," receiving one still requires some patience on your part.