Project Fi


We switched to Project Fi in July 2016. We had been with AT&T for years. AT&T always had great customer service with a smile (you can tell over the phone, really) and with a 17% discount through work I couldn't complain. I read about Project Fi and when our contract was up with AT&T we switched. We were in luck, the Nexus 6p was on sale for $349 as a sign up bonus.

What I was looking for...
A quality unlocked, android smart phone for under $400.
No contract.
Tethering without using additional apps.

What I received:
All of the above and then some!
Prepaid service with the option to change the amount of data I use as needed and to receive credit towards my next bill if I don't use the data I asked for. Wow!
Secured data through encryption when connected to an open WiFi hotspot (I had been using apps for this previously which at times at their own issues.)
International data usage which costs $10 per GB as it does in the USA and international 20¢ per minute calls and unlimited texts. While I haven't used this yet. I can't wait!
Also, the fact that it was a Google offering, for me, made it that much sweeter.

What we were paying monthly with AT&T. Also we went from three lines to two (full disclosure)!

3 android smart phones - I don't recall the cost - HTC One X with cases and shields.
15 MB shareable data
$141.77 per month including taxes

Project Fi
2 Nexus 6p phones $349 each
Cases and shields for both $83.72
1 GB ea data

We originally had two plans. However, in October 2016 Project Fi came out with a Group Plan! We switched of course and haven't regretted it.

Below shows our charges since switching to Project Fi in July 2016.

Individual Plan x 2
July - $33.26 x 2
August - $23.74 x 2
September - 23.94 x 2

Group Plan
October - $52.93
November - $40.92
December - $41.98
January - $40.82

Varying prices are due to data usage.

Why does Project Fi work for us? Felix does not carry his cell phone. It is more of a house phone, always accessing our home.

While I use some data, I have turned my data off and only access it when I need it. If I go over, which I haven't, Project Fi will charge me for the additional data used. Example, if I go over by 5.5 MB, I will be charged an additional $5.50. In today's world, with public WiFi so readily available and Project Fi's data encryption, why pay for it?

How is the service? We live south of Columbus, Ohio. The service has been better than I had with AT&T.

Do I love the phone? YES! It has a terrific camera, 32GB of storage and the obvious, I have access to all of the Google apps and tools I use regularly!

Enough said!