Google plants a Project Fi vending machine at San Jose Airport with free travel goodies


If you happen to be a Project Fi subscriber traveling through the San Jose International Airport go check out the newly planted Project Fi vending machine complete with all sorts of travel related goodies.

Join us after the break for the details.

As you may or may not know, Project Fi is a virtual carrier created by Google that piggybacks on Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular’s networks and also uses your own WiFi as well as public WiFi networks for data and calls. Project Fi only works with Google’s Pixel and Nexus phones and what really sets it apart is the “pay only for the data you use” feature (if you pay up front for 3 GB of data and only use 2 GB at the end of the month, you will only be charged for the 2 GB).

Traveling through SJC? Check out the new Project Fi Travel Trolley filled with goodies for subscribers. #flywithFi

— Project Fi (@projectfi) December 14, 2016

The items in the vending machine are free (again, only for Project Fi subscribers) and include things like charging cables, socks, sleep masks, etc. To take advantage of this, on your Project Fi phone you need to dial *#*#FLYWITHFI#*#* (or *#*#359948434#*#*) and that will generate a QR code you hold up to the vending machine and then you’ll be able to choose your goodie. Again, all the items are free, but you can only redeem one every 24 hours.

If you’re lucky enough to be at the San Jose airport and use the vending machine let us know in the comments how it all went and which goodie you chose!

Source: Project Fi (Twitter)


About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.

  • Jeena Bittenbender

    Sweet!!!! Wonder if Project Fi is still exclusive to Google devices??