Unveiled almost a year ago, Project Fi is Google’s first foray in the mobile service industry. The search engine giant wanted to explore new ideas in wireless connectivity through its Nexus devices, and Google has partnered with major carriers including Sprint and T-Mobile for its push in conquering the mobile spectrum. However, Project Fi was invite-exclusive – you will only be able to sign up for an account if you either bought a Nexus device through the official Project Fi website or you have requested for an invite using your Gmail account. Now, you don’t have to do any of those things any longer.
Google has announced via the official Android blog that it is finally ditching invites for its Fi Network. Over the course of the project, the search engine giant has learned a couple of new things about how people on the Project Fi network use it and as such outlined its insights.
According to Google, more than 15 percent of its customers have used Project Fi out of the country. Its users have visited 110 out of the 120+ countries the network supports while still paying the same rate for data that they would in the United States. Furthermore, over 50 percent of Project Fi customers connect to public Wi-Fi networks using the company’s Wi-Fi Assistant constantly.
Now that we have faster internet speeds, tracking our data usage and allowance has definitely become an essential. Google says that 90 percent of its users track how much data they have consumed through the Project Fi app, and they average around 1.6GB of data per month.
Google first opened Project Fi as an invite-only Early Access to ensure that it could provide the best experience and quality of service to its first wave of customers. Now, the search engine giant is opening up its networks that Nexus users across the United States can now sign up without having to wait for months for their invites.