Google launches Project Fi, its no-contract MVNO

[df-subtitle]As expected, the service piggybacks off T-Mobile and Sprint[/df-subtitle]

Google on Wednesday announced its latest mobile endeavor, Project Fi. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) launches with a number of options for customers.

The plans are no-contract and start as low as $20 per month for unlimited calling, texting, and WiFi tethering. Additionally, customers receive low-cost international calling and service in 120+ countries.  Ideally, you can start a call on WiFi and hop to a network seamlessly.

Should you want data for your plan (really, who doesn’t?), you’ll be able to add it in for $10 per gigabyte per month. Need 5GB of data? Your total plan comes to $70 per month. Should you not use all of the data that you anticipated, you’ll be refunded for the unused amount. Yes, you can change usage from month to month and not have to pay stupid overage fees.

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As for the coverage, the Fi service will piggyback off Sprint and T-Mobile and switch to whoever has the best coverage in the area.

To get started with Fi you’ll have to request an invitation first. Also, you will need a Nexus 6 smartphone as it’s the first and only device capable of handling the Fi seamless network switching.

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