It looks like there is definitely demand for Project Fi, the wireless service that Google announced last month in April. At least that is the gist of the search giant's email message to prospective subscribers. The email also tells people who had already registered their interest in signing up for the new wireless service that invites for Project Fi will likely reach everyone by the middle of summer because of the high volume of requests that Google has received since its wireless service was launched.
Considering that we are barely a week away from June, the completion of the invites' deployment should not be too far away. According to the official website of Google's Project Fi, a minimum number of invites are sent every week to people who have previously signed up. As a matter of fact, as indicated in Google's email, the first few subscribers of Project Fi have already been granted access to the network. The search giant stated that initial feedback has been favorable so far.
Google's email message to potential customers of Project Fi also noted that those who have been invited will soon have a way of monitoring the status of their invites. The tech giant is currently finalizing a tool that will let soon-to-be subscribers of the new wireless service track their invites in the coming weeks.
For those who are still not familiar with Project Fi, it is basically a contract free mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that utilizes T-Mobile's and Sprint's cellular networks. Customers are required to own a Nexus 6 smartphone in order to make use of Google's wireless service. The phone will be using a special Project Fi SIM card, which lets the handset connect to 4G LTE networks within the United States, and elsewhere in the world. Project Fi's wireless plans start at $20 a month, and already offers unlimited calls and unlimited text messaging, as well as Wi-Fi tethering (using the subscriber's mobile device as a Wi-Fi hotspot). And then subscribers will pay $10 for every gigabyte of data used, e.g. 1 gigabyte is $10, 2 gigabytes is $20, and so on.
Apart from its contract-free structure and simple pricing, one other nice thing about Project Fi is that it gives its subscribers credit for any data unused at the end of the month. So if you pay $20 for 2 gigabytes but only ended up using 1 gigabyte, you will get the $10 back. Moreover, the Project Fi wireless service is directly tied to Google's own Hangouts. This means that subscribers can make calls using their phone number on any smartphone, tablet, or even laptop that has Google Hangouts installed in its system.
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