Google’s new wireless service, Project Fi, is a new frontier in wireless networking. For now, it’s invite-only restricted to Nexus 6, the first smartphone to support Google’s networks.
Project Fi will connect through one million free, open Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as cellular service from T-Mobile and Sprint. Customers pay $20 a month for basics, including talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage. Every GB costs $10.
The service protects security through data encryption. Phone numbers live in the cloud, offering convenience. If you lose your phone, you can easily retrieve contacts through other devices. And you can transfer your existing number to Project Fi.
Request an invite from Google if you’re interested. The Nexus 6, if you’d like to invest in one, is $649 for 32GB.