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Google's Project Fi phone service no longer invite-only

Google opens the doors to its affordable Project Fi phone service

By: Derek Strickland from Mar 7, 2016 @ 15:33 CST

If you've been waiting forever to get access to Google's Project Fi service, we've got some great news for you--the line just got a whole lot shorter. In fact, the line no longer exists.


Starting today, Google is dropping the invitation-only requirement for its Project Fi cellular service. Now anyone in the United States that owns a Nexus 5X, 6, or 6P handset can sign up for Google's affordable mobile service, which starts at $30 per 1GB of data with unlimited calls and texting.

"We launched Project Fi as an invitation-only Early Access program to make sure we could deliver the best quality of service to our first customers. Today, we're excited to be exiting our invitation-only mode and opening up Project Fi so that people across the U.S. can now sign up for service without having to wait in-line for an invite. "

As a member of Project Fi, I can say that the service is quite dependable, and certainly meets a very real market. If you're tired of spending too much on a carrier plan, considering picking up a Nexus phone and making the switch. To lure customers over, Google is discounting the Nexus 5X to $199 if you purchase and activate the device through Project Fi.