Project Fi is cell phone service by Google that is currently by invite only on one handset. the Nexus 6. Fi combines the resources of WiFi and two cellular networks (Sprint and T-mobile) and automatically switches between whichever three networks has the best signal on the fly for voice and data. Simple billing of $20 unlimited talk/text, $10 per gig of cell data, unused refunded, and that rate holds in 120 countries without other charges. Fi FAQ
Ongoing questions answered: If you buy one gig of data and use less, you will be credited on your next bill for the difference. So 100 mb = $1 which is about what I was doing on my personal phone with ting so my bill would be $21
I applied for an invite April 22 and received it June 2. Google is trickling out invites and starting with one device for sale to start slow and controlled.
Ordering was super simple. The Nexus 6 was $500, with a choice of 24 payments without interest. There weren’t many choices, the ordering process is basic and just worked.
The unknown with Google is the level of human service. I ran through all the options: Tweet, chat and phone
— paul kuehnel (@paulkuehnel) June 3, 2015
I think Google has been listening to the fears about robotic Google algorithms controlling support of a cell phone service.
My tweet was answered quickly, even though I didn’t ask a question, with a question. And answered promptly when I replied.
The embedded chat support was quick with a one min wait.
Voice support (24/7) answered right away with a human! who was able to answer my question, no automated menu tree and, no hold time.
The Nexus 6 was $500 through the Google store (or 24 interest free payments), which is very reasonable for the size of the phone and level of unlocked hardware. If you cancel Project Fi, the phone is yours to keep (you have to pay it off under the payment plan).
I have been a fan of the most recent Motorola phones under Google leadership, using two Moto X (first gen) phones for two years. The Moto X has been my favorite Android phone to date.
My guess is that I will be happy with a similar designed Motorola built Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 was born out of the relationship Google had with Motorola, before they sold the mobility part of Motorola to Lenovo.
Says shipping in 1 to 2 days, check back for updates of this Project Fi review.
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