After weeks of rumors, Google has officially announced something called Project Fi and when you start going into the technical specifications of the same, you might find yourself lost easily.
For starters, you don’t have to worry much because the Fi is not coming to every other Android phone available in the market, which is good news. After all, not everyone will be able to comprehend something like this, a wireless cellular service which has been designed to work over your existing network, be it AT&T or Verizon.
Nexus 6 Only
Project Fi comes with a special sim card that you have to use and it supports only Nexus 6 devices at the moment. Google has promised that they will roll out the support for other devices in the near future but we can say for sure, this is going to take a long time than intended for it happen.
Not everyone can get it! The idea is still in beta stage and only invited people can buy it by paying the money. You can sign up and wait for an invite in this official link.
There are no contracts and the cost starts at $20 minimum. You have to pay $10 for a 1 gigabyte of data and multiply it based on the data you need. If 3 gigs is mandatory, pay $30 plus the basic $20 and it comes to a $50 plan. The cellular connection with the basic network is not included in this one.
Wifitethering is allowed and the service works based on Google Hangouts allowing people to make or receive calls, text messages. Project Fi is all about providing better internet access to mobile users without having to pay too much and stay connected all the time. You can easily call it the Google Fiber for smartphones and tablets.
Will it work? We don’t know yet and it’s a huge idea like Glass and Cars! It might, may not! Watch the video to know more about it. The official Google blog and the Fi Experience might let you get an in-depth insight.