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Nexus 6P and 5X will require a new SIM card to use with Project Fi

It turns out the Project Fi SIM card we have been using with the Nexus 6 is not the same the new Nexus smartphones will need. You might have to order a new one!

Published onOctober 14, 2015

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The Nexus 6 was very lonely over at Project Fi, where it was the only device supported for a while. The Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X are now on board, a couple options that will surely make Google‘s wireless service much more enticing. But those wanting to use these devices with Project Fi will need to keep something in mind, especially if they plan to use a current account and SIM card.

It turns out the SIM card we have been using with the Nexus 6 is not the same these two devices will be sporting (even though they are all the same size – nano SIM). Those who ordered the new Google phones from Project Fi will get a new SIM card bundled. Otherwise, you will need t order an upgraded one yourself, even if you already had one for the Nexus 6.


Thankfully, ordering a new/replacement SIM cards is extremely easy. Just head over to and fill out the form. Everyone qualifies for the usual 3-5 day free shipping. You better hurry, though, as reports claim there have been plenty of orders and the Search Giant is a bit backed up on shipping.

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These new Nexus smartphones entering the market will signify a new beginning for Project Fi. The Nexus 6 was a great device, but its size was too overwhelming for many users, and its price was also quite hefty until recently. Not to mention the fact that the phone was starting to age. Now that we have two additional options, the high-end users can go for the Nexus 6P and those seeking for something more affordable can opt for the $379 Nexus 5X.

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Things are getting pretty jolly over at Project Fi land, aren’t they? Are any of you guys enjoying Google’s wireless services already? I am still using it and happen to love it for many reasons, but we all have different needs and I can see how it wouldn’t be for everyone. If you are still on the fence about joining, you can go ahead and check out my full Project Fi review for more details.

So there you have it, guys. Now you know there is a bit of an extra step to upgrade to one of Project Fi’s new supported handsets. It’s a bit of an annoyance, but hopefully the delays don’t get excessive.

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