News about Google’s Project Fi has been circling the web for weeks. Now, the company has finally introduced the service to the public. Currently only available for Nexus 6 users, the service will have a base cost of $20 for unlimited talk and text. Users will also pay $10 per gigabyte of data that they use on the service.
Powered by Sprint and T-Mobile, the service will have impeccable coverage all across the United States.
A little different than other services, Project Fi is a sort of pay-as-you-go model, but it is more of a prepay-as-you-go option. Users will prepay for their data usage and only be charged for what they use. If a person purchased 3 gigabytes of data for $30 and only uses 1 gigabyte, they will be refunded the $20 difference for data they didn’t use.
The service ties into Google Hangouts and also allows for Wi-Fi tethering.
One major advantage of Project Fi is that there are no contracts needed to use the service. The downfall is that the Nexus 6 is used by only 1% of the US population, which will greatly restrict the service. It is expected that Google will expand to other phone options in the future.
Interested consumers can request an invitation for the service.