Google appears to have decided to reward consumers who chose to jump in on Project Fi and purchased a Nexus 6 from the company in the process. Some new reports from users receiving their new smartphones from Google indicate the company is including a case, a pair of earbuds with a splitter, and a 6,000 mAh external battery.
A thread about the free gifts on Reddit reveals not all Nexus 6 buyers are receiving the free gifts even though they too signed up for Project Fi, so it is not clear how Google is picking who gets the gifts and who does not. Thus far though, no users who just purchased a SIM card to go in a Nexus 6 purchased elsewhere for use on Project Fi have received anything extra. One user claims Google support confirmed they were sending out the gifts but would not reveal any details about how long the promotion may last or how many users have been selected.
For now at least, the Nexus 6 is the only device that will work on Project Fi. Subscribers have two choices for securing their hardware – order it through Google when they sign up for service or buy the smartphone somewhere else and get a SIM card from Google to install.