Its now official, owners of Nexus 6 smartphone will now be able to receive wireless services, thanks to Google. The company has introduced Project Fi, a program it says will be used to introduce new ideas through a fast and easy wireless experience.
”Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what’s possible. By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate” the company said in a blog post.
Two of the top mobile networks in the U.S.—Sprint and T-Mobile have partnered with Google to launch Project Fi and according to Google, the project aims to put users on the best network wherever you go.
”As you move around, the best network for you might be a Wi-Fi hotspot or a specific 4G LTE network. We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it’s Wi-Fi or one of our two partner LTE networks” Google added.
For $20 a month you get all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries), and then it’s a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it’s hard to predict your data usage, you’ll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let’s say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You’ll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use.
Project Fi will be available on the Nexus 6, which was developed with Motorola and is the first smartphone that supports the hardware and software to work with the service.