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Google sending gifts to Project Fi subscribers who order Nexus 6

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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.

source: Reddit/Imgur
via: AndroidPolice


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.