In a move sure to be great for consumers, Project Fi will be partnering with U.S. Cellular to bring even more cell phone coverage to customers.
U.S. Cellular has service in 23 states with 4G LTE service for 99% of its customers, in urban and rural areas. This new partnership now makes three carriers that Google is partnering with: T-Mobile, Sprint and now U.S. Cellular.
How Project Fi Works
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Project Fi works by using multiple carrier networks. Whichever network has the strongest signal in a given area, your phone on Project Fi will automatically switch to that network. Project Fi also constantly changes and adapts to new cell towers and newly-available radio frequencies. You can see U.S. Cellular’s coverage map below.
Unless you live in a rural area, you should be able to get Project Fi cell coverage just fine.
Project Fi offers plans starting at just $20/month for unlimited talk and text, and an additional $10 per gigabyte of data. Supported devices include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P and the iPad Air 2 (LTE model). Currently Google is offering $150 off of the Nexus 5X when you purchase it through Project Fi. Visit the website for more details.