Google Launches Project Fi Wireless Service for Users to Stay Connected Even on the Run

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Google enters wireless market with Project Fi. The company has started its wireless service in a limited manner as the service is available only on Nexus 6 devices. But the features it has brought to the table with its wireless service are impressive. Google has taken premium carriers such as Sprint and T-mobile on board for its maiden network operations. Leaving phone at home is not a problem anymore, Google will make sure the user can still use his/her number to make calls and text.

Maximum Efficiency Guaranteed
Google offers the best network wherever the user is, be it office, home, or in the transit. Its latest technology quickly identifies if a Wi-Fi hotspot or a specific 4G LTE network would serve better and connects the user to the fastest available network in the user’s location. The company has verified more than a million free, open Wi-Fi hotspots as fast and reliable which it offers to its customers so that they can enjoy seamless connectivity even on the move. When not on Wi-Fi, Google hooks the user’s network to either of its partner networks whichever is delivering the fastest speed in that particular location. Isn’t that great?

If the user is on call and leaves the current Wi-Fi zone, the call will be seamlessly transitioned from Wi-Fi to either of the cellular networks, thus Google demonstrates its real-time technology capabilities handsomely.

Phone Number Pushed into Cloud
Google cuts the umbilical cord between the phone and its unique code for communication and sends the latter up into the cloud. Meaning: a user can still use his/her number on any phone, tablet or laptop and stay connected and go about their day-to-day activities without a glitch. Phone number is stored in the cloud and can be accessed in a ubiquitous manner.

Care for Money
Google charges $20 a month for its communication service including call, text, Wi-Fi tethering and international coverage in more than 120 countries. It then charges $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. If the user doesn’t consume the allotted data, Google will pay back the money to the user for the data that was not used. For example: if a user only uses 2GB over a month when the purchase is made for 3GB for $30, the company will remit $10 back to the user for the unused data. Noble!

The internet bellwether has called upon public to visit its website, fi.google.com, where users can check if their place of living is listed in the areas where Google provides its wireless service.