If you're an Android enthusiast, you likely know about Project Fi. But that doesn't mean you necessarily know everything about it. And for everyone out there who doesn't have one of the handful of phones that work with the carrier are unlikely to have looked into Project Fi deeply. So we're here to give you the high-level view at the carrier option that comes directly from Google. Namely, just what the heck it is, how it works compared to other carriers and maybe a few reasons why you'd want to try it.
The latest Project Fi news
September 5, 2018 — Get $300 off the LG G7 and V35, $250 Fi credit when purchasing a Pixel 2 XL
If you've been waiting for a great deal to get you to switch to Project Fi or upgrade your current phone, Google's got a couple new offers to hopefully push you over the edge.
First up, you can now instantly take $300 off any LG phone on Project Fi. The G7 and V35 are the only two LG handsets currently available, and this brings them down to just $449 and $599, respectively.
If you'd prefer to get the Pixel 2 XL, you can score $250 in Fi credits when ordering the phone. You'll still pay $849 upfront for the phone, but that $250 goes towards your monthly bill.
These deals are available for a limited time, so if you want either one, make sure you act sooner rather than later!
August 15, 2018 — Project Fi is getting rid of text forwarding
Project Fi is chock-full of helpful features, one of which is text forwarding — the ability to have all of your text messages that are sent to your Fi number also go to other numbers you set up.
Unfortunately, text forwarding is going away after September 12 😞.
Call forwarding will continue to work (i.e. calls to your Fi number are sent to other numbers), but text forwarding will be no more. Google didn't provide any reasoning for this move, but in any case, we'll play our sad violin for any of you that relied on it. And in any case, if you need access to your Fi texts on other devices you can use the Hangouts app, which for now still has Fi integration.