Google Project Fi, a new mission that Google has embarked upon aims to leverage the strongest possible network based on a consumer’s location, and intelligently switch between networks, as need be.
Google Project Fi
Project Fi has broad implications for Google. It promises to allow users to make calls, if they are connected to wi-Fi, stream media browse the web and use favorite apps. Also, the service would permit users to make and place calls using their phone number on any of your devices, including a PC or a tablet.
Project Fi works to get technology out of the way so you can communicate through whichever network type and device you’re using. Wherever you’re connected to Wi-Fi, whether that’s at home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave, you can talk and text like you normally do. If you leave an area of Wi-Fi coverage, your call will seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi to cell networks so your conversation doesn’t skip a beat”, wrote Nick Fox, VP of Communications Products.
Most importantly, Fi assures when users are on an open, public Wi-Fi network, Google will automatically encrypt their data and provide protection against hackers.
The service starts at $20, which includes unlimited talk, texts, inexpensive international calls and international roaming at no additional cost. After that, Project Fi costs $10 extra for every gigabyte of data you use.
Moreover, Google says it will be charging customers only for the data that is used, crediting back money if people consume less data than they paid for. So, for example, if you paid $30 for 3GB monthly but only use, say, 1.4GB of that data in a given month, the company will refund $16.