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Project Fi invites begin to roll out as new Google Voice information surfaces

Google has finally started rolling out Project Fi invites, and we're now getting details on how Google plans to handle users' Google Voice accounts with its new service.

Published onMay 5, 2015

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While Project Fi was just officially announced a few weeks ago, Google has finally begun sending out invites to join its new service, according to a lucky Reddit user. We’re still patiently waiting for our invites here at Android Authority, but lucky for us, the Reddit user took screenshots of the entire setup process, revealing some interesting details on how Google plans to handle users’ Google Voice accounts with its new service.

For starters, if you’re just signing up for Project Fi with either a new phone number or a number that’s currently attached to a certain carrier, this process will be easy. Following the on-screen prompts to choose your data tier and phone number will be a breeze, according to the screenshots. But things get a little hazy when it comes to porting over your Google Voice number.

Google says that many aspects of Voice will carry over to your Project Fi service, and your Google Voice credit will be transferred to Project Fi, as well. If you choose to use your Voice number, though, there are a few important things you need to understand. Take a look at the screenshots below:

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Here’s what we can tell so far: It’s looking like Google won’t let you activate a new phone number on Project Fi when you already have a Google Voice number attached to your email address. So, no matter how long you’ve had your GV number, you need to use it on Project Fi, or unfortunately, you’ll end up losing it.

We’re not entirely sure of all the details quite yet, but we’ll be certain to let you know when we get more information on the Google Voice situation. If you’re interested in checking out the rest of the setup process, take a look at the gallery attached below.

Any Google Voice users out there who were hoping to sign up for Project Fi?

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