Google’s weird wireless service just keeps getting better.
You’ve heard of Project Fi by now, right? It’s an experimental cell plan from Google that works with Nexus and Pixel phones. In a nutshell, it seamlessly switches your phone between a handful of networks — Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular — to get you the best possible signal at any given time or place. It also taps into reliable public Wi-Fi networks (with its own layer of encryption in place) and uses those for your calls and data whenever it can.
You pay only for the actual mobile data you use each month — at the same flat rate, even if you’re roaming in a different country. It’s an unusual arrangement that won’t make sense for everyone, but if you’re anything like me and my family, it could end up simplifying your life and saving you some dough.