Google catches some air with Project Fi holiday giveaway

As has become the norm for Google’s Project Fi, the tech giant’s entry into the wireless carrier market, they are offering a special treat to their subscribers to coincide with the holiday season. To get to the special offer Project Fi subscribers have to play a simple online game. Based on the prize at the end, Google looks like they are trying to limit just how much of a payout they may have to provide this year.

The online game is a downhill skiing game where users control a skier using their mouse or keyboard. The skier has to be routed around a variety of obstacles like trees and logs as they head down a mountain. The game keeps track of how far the gameplayer has traveled.

Upon finishing the game, Project Fi subscribers can log in and receive a code for free Gogo in-flight WiFi service. The code does have to be used by March 31, 2018 and would have to be used on a flight on an airline that uses the Gogo service. So the prize this year definitely differs from some of the physical presents of prior years and even last year’s virtual gift of a $10 Google Play credit that pretty much every Project Fi user could benefit from.

Non-subscribers can play the game, but no surprise is waiting for them at the end.

source: Google


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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, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 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 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 an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.