It looks like Google is finally ready to move from the beta stage into full rollout with its own cellular service in Project Fi. They did away with the invite system today while also offering the Nexus 5X for just $199.
There is an awesome deal to get the latest Nexus 5X right now for just $199 without contracts. I personally use Project Fi on a Nexus 5X and it works great in San Diego. I also use AT&T for work use and everywhere I have been, Project Fi’s network has matched the signal bar for bar.
My full review of Project Fi can be found here.
Project Fi does use the Sprint and T-Mobile network for its service and the combination seems to be a perfect match. If you’re up for giving Project Fi a try, read below for instructions on how to sign up as well as reading through common questions and answers about Google’s network.
- Head on over to the signup page at Project Fi – Click “let’s get started” – you will need an actual “gmail” account
- Type in your ZIP code
- Setup a new number or transfer your current number.
- Pick a data plan
- Select a device. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are listed for sale. – pay in full or in installments
- Confirm your address
- Sign up for billing with a credit card
- Wait for your newest Nexus device to arrive in the mail and starting saving money
For a limited time, Project Fi is offering a discount of $150 off its normal price for the Nexus 5X, with activation required. If you purchase a Nexus 5X from fi.google.com, the discounted price will automatically apply during checkout. You must then activate Fi service on the same account within 30 days of device shipment, or an additional $150 will be charged to your Google Payments account to match the full price of the device.
In addition, if you purchase a Nexus 5X from the Google Store while this offer is valid, and then activate Fi service using the same Google Account used to purchase the device, then you will automatically receive a partial refund to the form of payment used to purchase. The partial refund amount will match the difference between the amount you paid for the Nexus 5X and the Fi promotional price. You do not need to contact Project Fi or Google Store customer support to receive the partial refund, as it will be automatically applied within two weeks of activating Fi service.
This offer is valid from March 7, 2016, to April 7, 2016, while supplies last for U.S. residents ages 18 and older with a Google Payments account. There is a limit of 1 discounted Nexus 5X per customer, and terms are subject to applicable laws. The offer is void where prohibited.
A Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6 purchased from Project Fi is under manufacturer’s warranty for one year following purchase of the device. If your new phone is defective and you report it within this time period, Project Fi will replace the phone at no cost.
Project Fi offers device protection for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. With device protection, you can quickly get your phone replaced in the event of accidental damage (including drops, cracks, and spills), or mechanical breakdown (beyond the 1-year manufacturer’s warranty period). If you purchase a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X from Project Fi, you can enroll it in device protection during checkout or within 30 days of when the device ships, after you’ve activated Projet Fi service. For more details, visit Google’s Help Center.
Device protection is not available for the Nexus 6.