Google moves forward as a telephone operator

known as Project Fi of Google, and an operator virtual u.s. phone users Pixel, has just received a serious facelift, and a strong push on the part of Google. Fr

Google moves forward as a telephone operator

known as Project Fi of Google, and an operator virtual u.s. phone users Pixel, has just received a serious facelift, and a strong push on the part of Google. From now on the service will be known simply as Google Fi (it is not a "project") and will be accessible for several models of phone, including the Apple iPhone.

This means that Google is out this week in an operator's virtual phone in the entire rule, at least in the united States. In your country, it will compete now with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile focusing on precisely the users most valuable to the operators, who tend to use smartphones of last generation and consume a greater volume of data.

Project Fi was born in 2015 as an experiment exclusive to users of phones, Pixel and Nexus, made by Google or partners very close. It is a virtual mobile operator that takes advantage the telephony networks of Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular along with WiFi access points of their own. The clients only see a single network and Google choose in every moment the that best coverage offered.

The prices are competitive to the offer that exists in the country. A line with calls and unlimited messaging costs $ 20 per month and data will cost $ 10 per GB up to a maximum of $ 60. From there, it works as a flat rate without data limit, though from 15 GB consumed Google slows down the access speed. Fi also includes SMS and free data overseas and only charge for the volume of data used during each month.

The restricted access to the phones Pixel and Nexus had held the service outside of the radar of the operators americans, who saw Fi as an experiment rather than as direct competition.

The opening complicates the picture for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon, the four major operators of the country, which has for years maintained a price war to try to entice smartphone users and who just now are forced to make large investments for the deployment of mobile phone networks, 5G.

Although Fi is now available to many more phones, not all terminals will have the same benefits. IPhone users and some Android terminals, for example, will be limited to a single network (T-Mobile) because they have integrated the system of exchange between different operators that Google and other manufacturers have integrated into their devices.

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Updated Date: 02 December 2018, 08:00

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