Google’s Project Fi has been growing immensely since its launch back in April 2015. The wireless service only supported Sprint and T-Mobile networks at the start, but Google recently added U.S. Cellular to the growing carrier list to help bolster its U.S. coverage. While the service has been growing in the U.S., Fi Network subscribers traveling abroad would still need to scramble for a local SIM card or try jumping between Wi-Fi hotspots.
Today Google is making it easier to travel with Project Fi.
On the Official Android Blog, Google has just announced that Three has been added to Project Fi. This means subscribers will now have access to data speeds that are 10-20X faster than before when traveling abroad. Google also notes that Project Fi now spans to 135+ destinations around the world.
This is really great news for folks who frequent the U.K. and other locations covered by Three. Plus, you’ll pay the same $10/GB that you do at home when traveling abroad, so you’ll no longer need to worry about coming home to sky-high overages. Pretty cool, right?
Actually, Google has some more good news. If you’re interested in Project Fi and don’t have a phone that will work with the network, you can take $150 off the price of the Nexus 6P with a new Project Fi activation. That’s right – a brand new, 32GB Nexus 6P can be yours for only $349. That’s a killer deal on a great smartphone. If you need more storage than that, you can also grab the 64GB and 128GB variants for $399 and $499, respectively.
The promotion just went live at 10am PST/12pm CST and will last for just one week, so you better take advantage of the deal sooner rather than later! If you need more info before you make the switch, be sure to check out our Nexus 6P and Project Fi reviews.