Howdy, Challenge Fi: Google Launches Cellphone Service

Google on Wednesday launched a U.S. wi-fi service that lets clients pay just for the info they use and that switches between Wi-Fi and mobile networks to maintain hold telephone payments low. The service, Google’s first entry into the wi-fi business, will initially work solely on the corporate’s Nexus 6 telephones and will probably be hosted via Dash and T-Cellular’s networks, Google stated in a press release. The telephones may even be capable of change between the 2 networks, relying on which sign is stronger. It is going to additionally seamlessly join you to the quickest out there community at your location, whether or not it is a Wi-Fi hotspot or one of many two associate LTE networks.

The service, referred to as Undertaking Fi, will value $20 a month for primary speak and textual content, plus $10 per gigabyte of knowledge used. Subscribers additionally get credit score for the complete worth of their unused knowledge. "For instance you go together with 3GB for $30 and solely use 1.4GB one month. You will get $sixteen again, so that you solely pay for what you employ," Google stated.

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— Reuters and NBC Information employees
First revealed April 22 2015, eleven:14 AM