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Project Fi Now Offers Group Plans for Up to 5 Members

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Last month, it was revealed that Google was preparing to add group plan options to its wireless network called Project Fi. The information was based on an APK teardown revealed during the report. Today, Project Fi has made these group plans official and available for those interested in getting the service.

Prior to today's announcement, Project Fi has already been offering $20 a month to be able to enjoy Fi Basics. This already includes unlimited talk and text. They charge $10 for every GB of data but return any unused data to the user. With today's announcement, there is now an option to add up to five other people to your current plan. Each plan is priced at $15 per month for Fi Basics, which also includes unlimited talk and text and $10 per GB of data charge. The plus side is that there is a savings of $5 for every person instead of getting $20 per month.

In addition to the $5 savings, there are a few advantages of being part of Fi's group plans. As the owner of the account, you'll be able to monitor the amount of data being used by each person on the plan. At the same time, everyone can see how much data has already been consumed. The owner of the account can assign a monthly data allowance for each user and even pause data for a specific member.

Google's new Pixel phones are compatible with Project Fi. But considering the $650+ price tag on each phone, buying each member on the plan a new device may not be the wisest decision. Thankfully, Google still offers the Nexus 6P and 5X on Project Fi for only $399 and $199 respectively. Any used Nexus 6, 5X or 6P may also be activated on the service.


Source: AndroidPolice

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  1. I have read that you can use Fi on non-Nexus phones as well. For this to happen, do you need to just put your SIM card in an eligible Nexus phone just once, or do you need to do it periodically?

    If I'm not mistaken, this makes Fi cheaper (pre-tax) and more loaded than 2 lines with Ultra on their $19 tier.

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    1. The only supported way to use non-Nexus devices on Fi is as an add-on, data only device. See Project Fi To Support Tablets and other Data Only Devices | Prepaid Phone News for details.

      I've seen reports of switching a Fi SIM to a non-Nexus phone working but with T-Mobile service only. But no Wi-Fi calling and you have to use Hangouts for messaging. I don't know if there are any issues with leaving the SIM in the non-Nexus long term. I think people who tried it went back to using a their Nexus. Why would you want to have a crippled version of Fi when you own a phone that's fully functional on Fi. See Fi on a non-Nexus phone is like mowing your lawn with a weed eater…. | ArkieNet other issues.

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    2. Thanks for the reply, Dennis.

      The reason I'd forego a using a Nexus phone is because I don't particularly care for Android and figured that since calls/data/texts weren't hitting Google's towers, they wouldn't be able to mine those activities. I can borrow a Nexus to activate a couple of SIM cards, but that would be the extent of my Android usage.

      I'm in a good enough T-Mobile market that I don't need Sprint or USCC coverage, nor does my day-to-day usage require me to use WiFi calling.

      Hangouts for even SMS would be an issue, but I could live with that since I don't use SMS much.

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  2. Dennis: "Why would you want to have a crippled version of Fi when you own a phone that's fully functional on Fi."

    Because I prefer iOS to Android. I started using Project Fi on my iPhone 6S as soon as global LTE data was offered. What other provider will give me a comparable plan?

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    1. Project Fi is a good deal for customers who frequently travel internationally and/or want unlimited T&T and pay per use data. There's nothing else quite like it.

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  3. Google continues to overcharge for cellular data.

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    1. How much per MB do you think is fair and which operator offers it?

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  4. You know more about mobile than most Dennis. TPO's Infinity plan is a little over $1/GB. On the other hand you have plans North of $35 for 1 GB. I think $5-8 / GB is more in keeping with typical MVNO plans on top of Fi's talk and text charges.

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    1. The difference is that with Fi you only pay for the number of MB that you actually use.

      The MVNOs that offer $5-$8/GB are "use it or lose it". Unless you always use all your data every month you end up paying more than $5-$8/GB per GB. Most people buy more "use it or lose it" data than they actually need to be sure they don't run out. The operators are counting on that and price their plans accordingly.

      Fi is charging 1¢/MB. I don't know of any operator that charges only for data used that charges as little, let alone less.

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  5. I think the value of paying for data used is overrated for most users. It certainly isn't worth the cost Google charges.

    I have unlimited talk, text and 10 GB of LTE for $30/month. I would have to use less than 1 GB of cellular data to save money with Project Fi.

    My plan is better than average but there are many MVNOs offering significantly cheaper data than G Fi. I like Google's flexibility but the cost is too high.

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    1. Where did you find a plan with 10GB for $30?

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