I've been exploring low-cost alternate wireless plans. And I feel like this is an area for great savings that anyone can enjoy.
Recent Project Fi Stories
It's an epic tale of highs and lows, of Project Fi support dropping the ball, and of me finally figuring it all out for myself.
Verizon Wireless announced this week that it will once again offer an unlimited data plan for individuals. It comes with a caveat, of course. But this is still a welcome change.
I've spent the past year singing the praises of Google's Project Fi, especially for international usage. But now AT&T is dragging its feet into the 21st century.
The original vision for Google Voice was solid, but Google has let the service languish for five years. Today, that is finally changing.
I was able to experience the magic of Project Fi cellular access in Europe for a second time this past week. And yes, it held up nicely.
Google today announced that it now provides a group plan for its excellent Project Fi service: Now, up to six people can share a single Project Fi plan, along with all the management capabilities you'd expect.
Google this week began rolling out a feature called Wi-Fi Assistant---previously a Project Fi exclusive---to all users of Nexus handsets in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This feature works similarly to Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10.
I've been paying exorbitant phone, text, and data fees when traveling internationally, and I've long dreamed of a day when I could simply use my smart phone outside the U.S. with no fear of these extra charges. Thanks to Project Fi, that day has arrived.
Just one day after I reviewed the service, Google announced that it has improved Project Fi yet again, adding support for high speed data in over 135 international destinations.
Google's Project Fi is a near-perfect reinvention of what a wireless carrier can and should be, a great service with reasonable and fully transparent pricing. The one major issue is that it only works with a small selection of Nexus handsets and devices.
For the past five months I've divided most of my small screen time between the iPhone 6S Plus the Nexus 6P. And Google's latest flagship can stand tall: Here, truly, is an Android handset that can take on the best that Cupertino has to offer.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Inside Bash on Windows, using Project Fi with non-Nexus phones, Android N will support 3D Touch too, Apple Watch apps must be standalone by June, Another legal out for Apple, and a new Jason Bourne trailer.
Google is temporarily offering a great deal on its superior Nexus 5X smart phone and Project Fi wireless service, offering hundreds of dollars in savings when you buy both.
A week ago, I wrote about my very early experiences using the Nexus 6P smart phone with Google's Project Fi mobile connectivity solution. Here's a quick update to both.