>Here’s how it works: for $20 a month you get all the basics (talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering, and international coverage in 120+ countries), and then it’s a flat $10 per GB for cellular data while in the U.S. and abroad. 1GB is $10/month, 2GB is $20/month, 3GB is $30/month, and so on. Since it’s hard to predict your data usage, you’ll get credit for the full value of your unused data. Let’s say you go with 3GB for $30 and only use 1.4GB one month. You’ll get $16 back, so you only pay for what you use.
>NEXUS 6 ONLY.
>Never pay for unused data
It's hard to predict your data usage when it changes month to month. One month you're streaming live sports, the next you're mostly just checking email. At the end of each month, you’ll get your unused data credited in dollars and cents, so you only pay for what you use.
>Project Fi has partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile, two of the leading carriers in the US, to launch our service. You can view our US coverage at fi.google.com/coverage.
$10 a gig? What the fuck Google.
With T-mo I'm paying $30/mo for 5 gigs of 4G LTE and then unlimited slow as fuck if I use that up.
In addition, music streaming over Google Music, which accounts for like 80% of my data, does not count towards the total.
And even when I hit my 4G cap, which I rarely do, music still streams at full speed. So does 4chan for whatever reason. And my podcasts still download at full speed.
Google, what the fuck. We were expecting 99 cent gigabytes. What is this shit?
$30 per month—Unlimited web and text with 100 minutes talk
100 minutes talk | Unlimited text | First 5GB at up to 4G speeds
Includes unlimited international texting from the U.S. to virtually anywhere included in your plan—at no extra charge.
This plan is only available for devices purchased from Wal-Mart or devices activated on T-Mobile.com.
It's their prepay plan, I had to buy a sim card kit from Walmart to get this deal, they don't sell it online AFAIK and the clerks at the T-Mobile store basically told me to fuck off when I asked for it there
The 5gb/100 minute plan has unlimited text, hell I don't know if limited texting plans still exist anymore... And the minute thing is whatever since I just use Google Voice for all my calls anyway.
This guy found it I guess
>thinks using prepaid affects your credit rating
>thinks paying your postpaid on time actually positively affects your credit rating in any meaningful way
Get a credit card dipshit. Or a mortgage.
This is a joke. I pay $35/month for 2.5GB of 4G from Cricket, and all they do is throttle the speed after you go over. That's $35 TOTAL.
I was expecting Google to shake up the game and offer stupidly cheap prices like they're doing with Fiber. This is just bad.
>people that think this way exist
>they post on HN
who t-mobile /g/ plan here?
For people interested in the $30 T-Mobile plan:
Buy that, it includes $30 towards your first month. Set up google voice, always call while on WiFi, and you have a hell of a deal
That's cool and all, but who's that really for? People who go out of the country or to multiple countries only go for a few days at most. With WiFi being such a big thing now, they can make due on that.
Would have been really helpful when I studied abroad and was in the a different country every couple of weeks though.
Currently with no contract, no phone insurance and unlimited everything including 5 GB of high speed data and then completely unlimited throttled data I pay $65. I average 10 GB of data a month.
Google wants to charge me almost double for the same exact service.
Top fucking kek.
Went to Japan, rented a WiFi hotspot for like $75, every hotel had free wifi, never went without a solid data connection
Also porn was only like 200 yen per hour brah
>why pay off a car when you can just sell it after a few years and buy a new one
jesus christ, no wonder dealers love to fuck moist assholes like you
Google shills in full damage control mode
jesus you're dumb I was making fun of the fact that a nigger has to take a loan to pay off a phone; I buy all my cars outright, then sell a few years down the road knowing I didn't pay any jew lender interest; cars =! phones. fucking poorfag
just checked t-mobile site and the deal doesn't appear to be that good. google prices without tax. 50€/month for 3 gigs of data and unlimited everything else, including spotify streaming
still something I'd never pay for because wifi is everywhere. I'm rocking 4€/month prepaid ALDI Talk for the data flat
I like the concept, but yeah $10/GB is too expensive.
Also I don't get why they just don't do it $20 then pay as you go if they don't have overage charges as crediting you back seems like kinda the same thing.
Anyone else getting insane CPU usage from the fi page?
I think it's a pretty good deal, considering I pay like $60-70 a month to Sprint (not exactly sure how much, mom handles the bills because we're all on a family plan and chip in) for their "unlimited everything" plan which we are grandfathered into and only end up using something like 500-750MB. Too bad you need a Nexus 6. But still, might be worth it.
> Anyone else getting insane CPU usage from the fi page?
same here. chromium under linux.
i'm sure google will do nothing at all with the metric shit-ton of 'anonymous' consumer data this will generate, because they're just [clenches fist] that fired-up about connectivity, y'know
I fucking hate "introduction" videos like this that doesn't actually explain shit. I was clueless to what this is after watching the video. Fuck you for wasting my time.
Similarly, I also hate videos in which "inspirational" music plays in the background and they explain whatever shit they have like it's a revolutionary thing while it's just some lame product.
they're for shareholders and to angry up the LIKE COMMENT SUBSCRIBE galleries
you're supposed to click the goo dot gl (linkfilter lol) link at the end of the video so their social media brand manager gets their annual bonus for engaging the audience
>mfw I get unlimited LTE, 3000 texts and 300 minutes usable in 19 countries for £15/month prepay
>mfw Google expects burgers to think $20 + $10/GB is reasonable
and yet I can roam in the US, Australia and most of Europe for free
All-in-one 15 is still £15 on pay as you go. You don't get unlimited texts but PAYG is cheaper than contract for unlimited data.
>exclusive to [carrier]
>exclusive to singular Google-based phone model
>exclusive to US
>limited opt-in invite-based release
of course, Google Wallet was truly a roaring success that forever changed the way we uhhh [shuffles notes] huh
You're probably not from America.
Here in America people are so fucked financially it's unbelievable. And what's sad is that most people don't even realize how much they're being ripped off.
What's even sadder is that simple things like this is what's bringing this country down, all caused and created by the moronic culture that inspires itself to be more retarded than the previous generation. America is in a slow steady decline into a shithole.
>I average 10 GB of data a month.
what the actual fuck are you doing that takes 10GB of data from a cell network and not WiFi?
I'm near wifi 95% of the time, so I just stick with Republic Wireless' $10/month plan. One year of owning the moto g, has cost less than $300 total.
Is there anything cheaper our there, at the moment?
Wi-Fi is available anywhere there's a network connection and hardware for it. What you really meant was internet isn't available everywhere, right? In that case -- What the fuck is he doing on a cell network that uses 10GB a month?
Tmo has ass service unless you're in the city. I spent 2 years on the TMo original $30 plan and all I can tell you is this 1) Data is nice if you can find a fucking tower, 2) you're gonna miss calling a lot more than you think.
I didn't think I'd use 100 minutes of calling, but Jesus Christ did I ever. Not to mention that it charges minutes for voicemail. Basically the end result was carrying around a wifi box and if I wanted that I would have just gone pure Google Voice for 100% free. Not to mention all the panic attacks I'd have when phone interviews were a thing. It was truly awful. Cricket has better coverage, offers a flat rate, you don't have to deal with Tmobile service and best of all you have a wide range of phones to poach from since it's all AT&T hardware. Basically a dream for a thrifty data user who moves around more than a city.
The only thing Fi is offering here is double coverage thanks to the partnerships with T-Mobile and Sprint.
If I want real coverage, I'd go with Verizon.
But I guess if I wanted decent coverage at a decent price then this isn't too bad.
Yeah, AT&T is an option, but if I was only interested in the best coverage then I'd go with Verizon.
Fi is still interesting because you get the third and fourth best carriers' coverage together at a decent price.
I'm disappointed. I thought Google would appease us "data hogs."
I don't have wifi at my parents house and use up to 60GBs a month on ATT, and pay $16o a month for the privilege.
With this Google plan I'd be paying $600 a month plus $20.
Way to completely FAIL Google....
I think there's a lot of people missing the point. If you want pure dollar pure GB value, then other MVNOs and prepaid plans are better. The advantage of Fi is better coverage by "seamlessly" switching between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi. That and free 3G international roaming, no tethering restrictions, claimed 24/7 phone support, and a plan that essentially charges you a cent for every megabyte. If you are okay with Sprint's coverage, stick to Republic or Freedompop or Ting or the other MVNOs. If you are okay with T-Mobile's coverage and 100 minutes/month on the primary phone number, plus some of the Uncarrier perks, then stick to the T-Mo Walmart plan. If you are okay with locked bootloaders, then stick with Verizon and AT&T. But if multiple networks or any of the other perks seem attractive, then try Fi.
>The advantage of Fi is better coverage by "seamlessly" switching between Sprint, T-Mobile, and Wi-Fi.
It's absolutely stupid. The coverage of Sprint and TMO together still don't equal half the coverage of ATT.
Being Google one would have thought that they can strong-arm ATT or Verizon to be a part of this, but nope. And why would ATT or Verizon given their duopoly already?
>he doesn't think I have already been looking into this extensively.
Hoarding ATT LTE is still the best option for me given price, and coverage.
I use the $30 plan which gives everything you have except $100 minutes talk time. Just let people leave messages and call back only those you need to. The no contract thing is really nice with Tmo
this needs to be spread to Canada, where the wireless rates are through the roof. I pay $40/mo for 500mb and that is one of the cheaper plans. If you want anything around 1GB-2GB its gonna cost you $80-90/mo not to even mention the cost of a new phone.
>burgerfats have to pay $10 for a single gigabyte of data
20GB on just the cellular network.
Another 15GB on WiFi
How is this a good deal again?
>how is that even possible?
Are you being serious?
I pay $50 CAD for unlimited talk/text and 5gb data. The plan is $20 plus the $30 data addon.
Which the current exchange rate that's roughly $41 USD.
It's a corporate plan though so I had to call in and pretend I worked for the government.
Data is way too expensive in that shit
I pay 28$ for unlimited talk, sms, and 7GB lte 150mbps data.
I only use 5-6gb a month though, but still 28$ < 70$
I have a special plan though