Project Fi to end text forwarding feature on September 12th
Google's Project Fi MVNO has sent out an email to certain subscribers, giving them a little bit of bad news. Text forwarding will no longer be available to Project Fi members starting on September 12th. With this feature, texts sent to a customer's Project Fi number are automatically forwarded to other numbers set by the customer to receive them.
Project Fi says that even after it stops offering text forwarding, subscribers will still be able to use call forwarding to transfer calls to a pre-selected number or numbers. The forwarding features are used by Project Fi members who might use a different phone for business but need to receive all of the text and calls sent to their personal handsets. This way, they don't have to carry around multiple devices during the workday.
If you need to continue automatic forwarding of your texts, Android users can use the Auto Forward SMS app from the Google Play Store. This is a paid app that costs $1.99, and it can be installed by clicking on this link. We couldn't find an app for iPhone users that forwards texts (as opposed to mirroring them on a second device). Still, those with iOS can try the MySMS app that does mirror texts on a second iOS device. That free app can be installed from this link. Neither app would be necessary if Project Fi had decided to continue offering text forwarding. The MVNO never did explain why it is stopping the feature.