Project Fi invites are gone, and you can get the Nexus 5X for $199

 

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Anyone in the United States can sign up for service with Project Fi!

On Monday, Google announced the removal of Project Fi’s invite system in the United States. This means that anyone and everyone wanting to try out what Google is doing as a wireless carrier can sign up without waiting behind others to receive an invite.

Here are the statistics shared by Google:

  • More than 15% of Project Fi customers have used the service abroad, visiting 110 of the 120+ supported countries
  • Over 50% of Project Fi customers are using Wi-Fi Assistant to connect to public hotspots on a weekly basis
  • Roughly 90% of people who visit the Project Fi app are coming to check data usage
  • Project Fi customers are putting data-only SIMs in everything from tablets to cars
  • When Project Fi customers call in, a real live person is speaking to them within 20 seconds or less 95% of the time

Project Fi, according to the company, is still in its infancy and Google welcomes the “next wave of customers” to experience what the service is and where it’s going to be in the future.

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The other piece of Project Fi-related news coming out today is Google selling the Nexus 5X for just $199 when buying and activating through its service. The idea is that signing up for Project Fi and getting a phone to use on the T-Mobile and Sprint-backed network should be as simple and affordable as possible. Google normally charges $349 for the 16GB model, so Project Fi customers are getting a pretty good $150 discount.

Source: Google


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the LG V20 and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.