Ten months after its initial launch, Google's Project Fi service is now available sans invitation across the US.
On Monday, Google announced that it has dropped the invitation requirement on its wireless service. "We launched Project Fi as an invitation-only Early Access program to make sure we could deliver the best quality of service to our first customers. Today, we're excited to be exiting our invitation-only mode and opening up Project Fi so that people across the U.S. can now sign up for service without having to wait in-line for an invite," said Simon Arscott, Product Manager for Project Fi. "While Project Fi is still in its early stages, we're excited to welcome our next wave of customers and look forward to growing and improving together." To help lure new Project Fi customers, Google is offering the Nexus 5X starting at $199 for the next month when purchased through the wireless service.
In addition to dropping the invitations, Google detailed some of the highlights Project Fi has to offer including international support, affordable data, and more. "With Project Fi, being away from home doesn't mean that you have to be away from your cellular data," explained Google, noting that it has over 120 supported countries where Project Fi users can access their data plan for the same rate as within the US. Project Fi also offers WiFi Assistant which automatically connects users to high-quality hotspots and reduce data usage. Project Fi charges users for the amount of data they use each month, at $10 per gigabyte and has 24/7 customer support with an emphasis on talking to real people for support.
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