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Save Money With Google's New Smartphone Service

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 7:50 PM

There is a new smartphone cell service called Project Fi. It's an alternative to the overly-expensive, confusing cellphone services that we all know and love. ;) Here's a quick breakdown of how it works:

 

1. Buy one of the Android phones that works with Project Fi from Google, and buy screen protector/case/other accessories on Amazon

 

2. Port your current cell phone number over to the service once the phone is delivered

 

3. Pay $20 plus tax per month for unlimited texting and calling using T-Mobile and Sprint cell phone towers (WiFi calling is included, so you get service everywhere you get WiFi!)

 

4. Pay $10 per month for each gigabyte of data you use

 

5. Receive a credit on your next bill for the amount of each gigabyte you paid for that you did not use

For example, pay $10 for a gigabyte of data, but if you only use half a gigabyte, you get a $5 credit on your next bill!

 

What does this mean for you?

 

Most people pay around $60 to $100 per month per smartphone. With Project Fi, you can cut that price down to $35 or less per line, depending on how much data you use. (My current Project Fi bill is about $23 per month since I'm super careful about how much data I use when I'm not on WiFi)

 

6. That's pretty much it! There are actually several other techy-type benefits that come with the service, let me know if you're interested in finding out more.

 

You can check out all the details yourself at https://fi.google.com

 

I would be happy to help you get set up initially and activate service once the phone is delivered. Contact me if you have questions.

Categories: Miscellaneous, Hardware

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