Google's Project Fi Transitions Between Wi-Fi & Mobile Networks

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 23, 2015
References: fi.google & googleblog.blogspot
By announcing Project Fi, Google took its first steps to become a mobile virtual network operator. This is huge news for the future of connectivity and communication, since this project aims to make the transitions from mobile and Wi-Fi networks absolutely seamless. Google envisions that if you were to be on the street taking a phone call, when you get home, the call would be turned into a video conversation on a mobile device or TV.

To make this possible, Google has partnered with Sprint and T-Mobile, securing the rights to resell access to their networks. As such, Project Fi will only charge its users the amount of data that they actually consume, versus a set sum each month. For starters, $20 monthly provides access to talk, text, Wi-Fi and international coverage in more than 120 countries. The best part is that Google will also refund unused data, meaning that this is one mobile service that actually has the potential to save you money.