Project Fi data

We’re sure you’ve heard the news by now – Google has launched it’s very own wireless service, Project Fi. Constantly alternating between Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks and Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation, Project Fi aims to give you a viable option if you’re not too keen on signing up with one of the Big Four. While the new wireless service offers a few great features, it can be a little difficult to understand exactly how data plans, talking and texting works on the provider. So to help customers make sense of it all, Google has released two new video guides that should provide some useful information.

The first of which is a guide to checking your data usage. The interesting thing about Project Fi is that you won’t get charged for data you don’t use, unlike most other carriers in the U.S. You pay for a certain amount of mobile data at the beginning of the month, and get reimbursed for the data you didn’t use at the end of the month. So to help folks choose the right data budget on the new service provider, they released this video:

Project Fi: Guide to Checking Data Usage

Another neat feature Project Fi brings to the table is the ability to call and text your friends and family through Hangouts without the need to have your Nexus 6 in-hand. To do so, simply install Hangouts on your Nexus 6, sign in with your Google account attached to the Project Fi network, and make sure you’re signed in to Hangouts on any other device from which you’d like to make calls and send texts. This can get a little confusing for users, which is why Google put out this video:

Project Fi: Guide to Talk & Text Across Devices

More information will likely surface over the next few weeks regarding Project Fi, so we’ll be sure to let you know when we learn more. But for now be sure to head over to our announcement post to get the basics on Google’s new wireless service.