The Google Fi wireless service, also known as Project Fi, has announced it will now make its service available for three more mobile phones. A report from TechCrunch on Wednesday noted that now the Moto G6, as well as the LG G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ will be added to the service.
As the report indicates, the Google Fi service was originally only available for the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 as well as Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P phones. In addition, the Moto X4 and Android One models were able to use the service which switches between cellular networks to give the best signal possible for a particular area. The Google Fi will switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular but only with the specific phones mentioned.
Google first launched Project Fi in 2015 as a way to offer better mobile services and prices for data use. One of the main selling points behind the Google Fi plans is the “bill protection” aspect of their payment plans. Customers pay $10 per gigabyte of data used up until six gigabytes is reached. Once that amount has been reached, the customer’s $60 charge allows for continued unlimited data use for the rest of the month. In an example from the Project Fi website, calls and texts are just $20 per month, with the potential for a bill as low as $30 to $40 a month based on overall data usage.
Google has seemed to carefully choose which mobile phones will work with their service. The new G7 and Moto G6 phones have been mostly well-received in terms of their overall reviews. It’s being said at the moment that of all the supported phones, the Moto G6 is the “most affordable” of all the options on Google Fi. The Moto G6 is a 5.7-inch phone with 32 gigabytes of storage that currently sells from $199 after the price was reduced by $50.