Things to Think About
All right – there is always a gotcha right? Project Fi is no different, although the gotcha really isn’t too crazy if you are in the mood for a new phone. Project Fi currently supports three phones – the Google Nexus 6, 6p and 5X. Project Fi requires specific phones because of the special hardware requirements of being able to switch between different cellular providers and Wi-Fi on the fly.
The good news is that if you’re in the market for a new phone, the Nexus 5X can be yours for as little as $199 directly from Google. Heck – even the top of the line Nexus 6p runs $349. Keep in mind these phones are unlocked so if you ever decide to move back to a traditional carrier you can still keep your device.
Another thing to consider is the number of phones currently on your plan. If you have a family plan with many devices on it, it may not be as worthwhile moving to Project Fi. Currently there are no discounts given for multiple devices on the same account. Everyone pays the flat $20 fee plus $10 per gig of data.
Lastly, if you are a road warrior or data hog and go through tons of data each month, Fi may not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that Google will only charge you for what you use when it comes to data. You can sign up as little or as much data as you want but you will only pay for what you use. Look at your previous carrier’s data usage to see what you typically use each month.
Have you tried Project Fi yet? Let us know how it worked out for you in the comments below.