Google Fi

     Hello everyone.  If you haven't heard about it yet you will soon.  Google has come out with their own wireless cellphone service.  They call it, Google Fi.


     Google Fi runs on the Sprint and T-Mobile networks and switches between them instantly to which ever network has the best signal.  Google Fi also extends is coverage by letting you use Wi-Fi to make calls and send texts.  This gives Google Fi good coverage over the United States.  While the coverage is not as good as Verizion or AT&T it is still pretty good.  The area I live in gets 4G LTE but one or two towns I go to close by only have partial coverage.

     One of the best things about Google Fi is their price.  It start at $20 per month and then you add $10 per month per Gigabyte of data.  So for 2GB of data per month you would pay $40 per month.  But that is only if you use the full 2GB.  The unique part of Google Fi's pricing is that if you don't use all of your data for the month, you don't have to pay for the data you don't use.  So out of that 2GB if you only use 1.2GB of data then you save $8 off of your $40 per month for that month.  Also if you go over by say 0.2 GB then you only pay $2 more for that month.  No silly overage fees.

      Now on to devices.  Unfortunately devices that are supported is slim pickings right now.  The only device supported is the Nexus 6.  It runs stock Android and is sold directly by Google.  More devices are planned to be supported but the Nexus 6 is it for now.  The Nexus 6 is a large phone at 6 inches but if you don't already own a Nexus 6 Google will let you purchase one at full price or for 24 payments, aka 2 years of payments.  Not a bad deal in my opinion.  Android is my favored mobile OS and stock Android is amazing.  No skins that some manufacturer believes is better for you.

     While their are some details about Google Fi that are not ideal, it is still going to rock the foundation of the wireless industry.  Similar to what Google Fiber has done to help internet speeds.  I will be keeping a close eye on Google Fi as it moves forward.  What are you thoughts on Google Fi?  Will it shake up the wireless industry or will it flop?  Leave your thoughts below in the comments or leave them on our Facebook page.  Just look up Tekk In Motion on Facebook.
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