Google Wireless Service, Project Fi, $20 Monthly for Talk, Text, Wi-Fi

Google launched its wireless service, Project Fi, today, innovating in connectivity and communication (see video here), and announced particulars on its blog--excerpts and summary below (source: Google):

Project Fi --fi.google.com--Google's new technology intelligently connects to the fastest available network at your location whether it's Wi-Fi or one of its two partner LTE networks. Project Fi automatically connects to more than a million free, open Wi-Fi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Once connected, data is secured through encryption. When not on Wi-Fi, Google connects to whichever of its partner networks is delivering the fastest 4G LTE speed. Learn more about the network of networks. 

With Project Fi, your phone number lives in the cloud, so you can talk and text with your number on just about any phone, tablet or laptop. If you misplace your phone, you can stay connected using another screen. Check out how it works.

One simple plan at one price with 24/7 support: 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, with credit for the full value of your unused data. Get all the details about the plan.

Project Fi's Early Access Program now available on the Nexus 6, which Google developed with Motorola and is the first smartphone that supports the hardware and software to work with Google's service. If you live where Google has coverage in the U.S., request an invite at fi.google.com to get started. (source of the above: Google)

Find out more at fi.google.com

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