Project Fi launched April 22, 2015, as Nexus 6 is the first device to support Google MVNO. All subsequent Nexus and Pixel phones have been working with the cellular service with Design for Fi devices from third-party OEMs launched in 2017. To celebrate its 4 year anniversary, the Pixel 3 agreement reduces Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with 50% off.
At half this birthday deal holds 64GB Pixel 3 to $ 399 (128GB: $ 449) and 64GB Pixel 3 XL to $ 449 (128GB: $ 499). This is better than previous deals in January and February, which discounted the phones by only $ 150. The Fi Birthday Pixel 3 deals today and runs to midnight PST (11:59 PM, April 22). It is available to both new and existing Google MVNO subscribers. While the discounted price is used automatically during checkout, the phone must be enabled within 30 days of shipment.
- Pixel 3 64 GB is discounted from $ 799 to $ 399
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- Pixel 3 XL 64 GB is discounted from $ 899 to $ 449
- Pixel 3 XL 128 GB is discounted from $ 999 to $ 499
A rebrand last November dropped the "Project" prefix, with the service now just Google Fi. Stateside, MVNO relies on T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular, with three providing international coverage. Service for data in the home country and abroad is only $ 10 per. GB, with Google specifically targeting frequent travelers.
Fi offers an unlimited plan called Billing Protection, which automatically starts when subscribers spend more than 6 GB of data per. Month ($ 60) with un-dated data available up to 15GB. Unlimited calls and subtitles cost $ 20 each month, with RCS chat coming online earlier this year.
Designed for Fi phones like Pixel can take full advantage of network connectivity to provide the best coverage, with other enhanced features like a Google VPN also available.
With the November re-launch, Google opened the service to most other Android and iOS devices. SIM cards can even be purchased at Best Buy in addition to the online store. However, these users rely only on T-Mobile's service network.
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