If Google Fiber was cool, Project Fi takes it to a new level. Google has done something many wouldn’t even think of. Now, Google is not only an Internet Service Provider, but it is a cellular network provider as well! Fi is a revolution in the cellular business that is still a monopoly of top network providers. Now everyone* can use Wifi, 4G and 3G at its best - for every tower is Google’s tower...
Sounds awesome? It is. *For now, the only phone that works with this system is the Nexus 6 (because of special hardware), however, hopefully it will come to other devices soon.
Google is selling this at a very affordable $20 base price and $10 per extra GB. Guess what! This service does exist in India, though you’ll have to do with 3G (and have a Nexus 6). And the service is invite only, but you can ask for an invite on the Fi’s website linked blow.
All this sounds great, but what's the revolution? The revolution is that, rather than owning signal towers, telecom providers can share infrastructure to provide a better experience of the customer. Maybe only Google had the power and the finances to achieve this, but seriously, we pay to be connected, and we deserve it.
For now, most of us have to hope that Google spreads Fi as far and wide as possible, with more devices supported. It is already a big step and I expect it get bigger soon!
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