Google offers unlimited cell phone plan in Project Fi with Bill Protection
Less than a year after its commercial launch, Google Fi is now available with Bill protection. The use of a Nexus among the last three models released is however still mandatory. It remains to be seen what are the next steps.
Google’s evolution in telephony in Project Fi with Bill Protection with Bill Protection is very similar to that of Apple, even if the path traveled by the two companies is far from the same. Apple has developed a vertical strategy, controlling each layer of development (design, chipset, operating system, ecosystem and perhaps soon GPU, battery, etc.) and the marketing of its products (even developing his own shops). Google has chosen to rely on a cross-cutting strategy, ranging from online services to the operating system, from the operating system to hardware, and finally from hardware to connectivity. However, you will notice that both companies have the same goal: to be ubiquitous.
Project Fi with Bill Protection is the last step of Google to ensure this presence. Officially, by becoming a virtual operator, Google is exploring new ways to deliver connectivity and market it. The goal: to create an “all-IP” service organized around a data plan where voice calls become secondary. 10 months ago, Google started marketing its product in association with T-Mobile and Sprint. Three conditions to access it: have a Nexus 6, request an invitation and live in the United States, even if the service covers 120 countries.
Although Google’s cellular service business plan, Project Fi with Bill Protection, only requires you to pay for what you use, with the new Bill Protection feature you will not pay more than $ 80 if you use more than 6GB of data.
Google Project Fi with Bill Protection, Google’s mobile phone service that allows you to pay only what you use, wants to compete with the big phone companies by offering its own unlimited cell phone plan.
With the new feature called Bill Protection, the most you can be charged will be US $ 80 plus taxes (unless you make international calls).
Project Fi with Bill Protection has a plan that starts at US $ 20 for unlimited text calls and messages, plus US $ 10 for every GB of data used. With the new function that serves as protection of your account statement, if you use more than 6GB of data you will not have to pay anything additional to what you pay for 6GB.
Google says that once users reach 15GB of data, the speed will be reduced.
However, it is estimated that most users generally use 2GB or less per month and the Project Fi with Bill Protection service allows you to tether (use your cell phone as an Internet connection point for other devices) at no additional charge. In addition, Project Fi with Bill Protection offers free data connectivity when you travel internationally.
This plan makes Project Fi with Bill Protection more and more tempting, but it is still limited to just a few devices, including the Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Nexus 6P and Moto X4 Android One, among a few others.