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.