1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    We knew it was coming. And today it arrived.

    Google had a big announcement today that may entice owners of the Nexus 6 smartphone to pay attention. The Internet search giant is rolling out a new wireless service option for these folks.

    The mobile service is called Project Fi, and it's getting a lot of press coverage at this hour.

    "Similar to our Nexus hardware program," Google's announcement reads, "Project Fi enables us to work in close partnership with leading carriers, hardware makers, and all of you to push the boundaries of what's possible. By designing across hardware, software and connectivity, we can more fully explore new ways for people to connect and communicate."

    Google says it's partnering with Sprint and T-Mobile to make Project Fi happen. This means that Project Fi is in position to put Nexus users on the best network wherever they roam. "As you move around, the best network for you might be a Wi-Fi hotspot or a specific 4G LTE network," Google explains, adding that they've developed new technology that intelligently connects users to the fastest available network at any given location.

    All told, it's a bold and promising step forward by Google into uncharted waters for the company.

    To learn more about Project Fi, click here.

    Source: Google
    2015-04-22 09:51 PM
  2. Zokunei's Avatar
    Aren't Sprint and T-Mobile the worst two of the major networks in terms of coverage? This would be cool if they had better partners.
    2015-04-22 10:17 PM
  3. DirkSwizzler's Avatar
    I can't speak for T-Mobile. But Sprint speed is TERRIBLE even in places with great coverage. 4+ bars and taking more than a minute to load the basic view of your current location in the maps app is just unacceptable.

    They're commercials have resorted to "Most Improved" for something to tout. Seeing as how they can't claim to be near the top on any axis.

    Coverage: Sucks
    Speed: Sucks
    Customer Service: Sucks. My iPhone 4S is still an expensive iPod because they refuse to unlock it after your contract is up.

    Never let anyone you know sign up for Sprint.
    2015-04-22 10:28 PM
  4. Zokunei's Avatar
    T-Mobile isn't that bad, but sometimes they have no service or 2G in fairly populous areas. Usually ok though. But I notice that many times when I get "4G" but not LTE it doesn't really work at all.
    2015-04-23 12:07 AM
  5. unison999's Avatar
    From what I see here the phone choose strongest signal from its current location.
    Just by having Wifi calling (Verizon and AT&T currently still do not have I believe) is enough to make this better than either Verizon or AT&T.
    I switched over from AT&T to TMobile so I can have wifi calling at home, seems like my whole home and my work building is a dead spot for AT&T and Verizon. 2 most important location for me. After the switch everything works great. No dead spots in my home or at work because of wifi calling. Hell I can even make and receive calls in Vegas casinos, that's right dead zone for just about every carrier.
    Now out on the field it can take either TMobile (GSM) or Sprint (CDMA), sure they are not the best coverage by themselves but combined it can give Verizon or AT&T a run for their money. Then you add wifi hotspot to that, it will require an expert to estimate coverage but I believe all 3 combined is better than Verizon or AT&T.
    Anyways a phone coverage is as good as where you use it, where I use it is covered by all carriers so wifi calling just put TMobile above all the carriers. This Project Fi would add Sprint coverage ontop of that which would be even better.
    2015-04-24 02:01 AM