Project Fi Now Supports Three More Phones

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Cloud, Google, Mobile with 15 Comments

Once relegated solely to Google’s own handsets, Project Fi has been slowly opening up its support of other phones. Today, Google announced that Project Fi supports three new phones.

“One of the top requests we hear is for more choices of Fi-friendly phones,” Project Fi’s Alex Zheng writes. “That’s why we’re introducing three new phones coming soon to Project Fi: the moto g6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ.”

Previous to this announcement, Google’s Project Fi network was compatible with Nexus and Pixel-branded handsets plus the Moto X4. So today’s update is a significant change that actually doubles the number of handsets you can optionally purchase with the service: In addition to the moto g6, LG G7 ThinQ, and LG V35 ThinQ, Project Fi also offers the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the Moto X4 for sale.

And the new phones are reasonably priced for what they are. The Moto g6 normally costs just $249, but it’s available for only $199 on Project Fi. The LG G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ are both flagship-class devices that cost $749 and $899, respectively. And Project Fi does offer 0 percent financing if you want to put that new phone on your bill.

 

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Comments (15)

15 responses to “Project Fi Now Supports Three More Phones”

  1. m_p_w_84

    I guess thats good news. But i've never heard of any of those phones. Is there a technical reason it can't be on an iPhone or Galaxy?

  2. madthinus

    So you can finally own a nice phone and use it with Fi? ?

  3. Harrymyhre

    yes!!

    great news.

    Ready to go whole hog into Project Fi

  4. Glassman1234

    It seems to me that in the past, Fi phones (Nexus and Pixel aside) were Android One and came with the implication of fast and reliable security/feature updates. I actually have a Moto X4 on Fi and the updates have been very consistent. My concern is that Moto has never really supported the G series with updates (though security updates are OK) and LG is absolute drek with updates (My wife has an LG V20 the has Nougat 7.0 and security patch from December 2017). So, having more choice on Fi is great, but if it doesn't come with the prospect timely and reliable updates, it doesn't matter one iota how many phones they support.

  5. MacLiam

    Add the OnePlus 6 to the list and I'm there. Project Fi is the main reason I have not yet replaced my Nexus 6P, though I think it is possible I might go for the Pixel 3 later this year if the shortfalls of the Pixel 2 are addressed.

  6. ommoran

    I can't wait until Google decides it wants to actually disrupt a market. Come to Canada with Project Fi. Please.

  7. edzucker

    This is really great to see. I used FI, with my Nexus 5X, last year in London, Scotland, and Iceland. Really good experience.

  8. SvenJ

    I'll be taking a pass on the Moto option. Have a Moto X4 now and while it took Lenovo/Motorola 5 months to release 8.1 on this AndroidOne device, they neglected to do any basic testing. It broke USB (besides charging), Android Auto, and BT for some, Enjoy the thread at their forums https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-X4/8-1-Broke-USB-Transfer-Capabilities/td-p/4066182 Note it is marked solved. That means they have offered a workaround, All you have to do is disable your screen lock and it's all good. Other avenues have suggested they have a fix and may let it out with the next regularly (such as it is) update. That's rumor. Nothing official from Lenovo/Motorola.

    How about some nice Nokia Fi phones?

  9. Gavin Groom

    Can't wait for them to roll this out in Australia.

  10. Harrymyhre

    Which is the best?

    The LG G7 or the LG v35?


  11. dstrauss

    I'm assuming Samsung is a "NEVER" for Project Fi?

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