Google’s Project Fi has been around for about 10 months at this point and early users are thrilled with the service. However to get in on it, you still need to be invited, until today that is. Starting today Google is dropping the invite system on Fi and allowing anyone to join the service, assuming they have compatible hardware that is.
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.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Project Fi, here’s a quick summary. Essentially, this network runs atop Wi-Fi, Sprint, and T-Mobile and intelligently switches between each of them depending on what is offering the best service (speeds and stability) in your current location.
Pricing on Fi starts at $20 a month for unlimited voice calls and texts with an additional $10 per month charge for each GB of data. The service does however refund you for any unused data. The service is currently compatible with the Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, and the Nexus 5X. To welcome new customers Google will also be offering the Nexus 5X for just $199 next month for customers who buy and activate the device with Fi.