Are you tired of your phone network – and wireless networks in general? Feel like it’s time for an easy, no-mess service? Tired of throwing your phone against the wall after losing connections yet again? Google feels your pain…which brings us to Project Fi.

What is Project Fi?

So, what is Fi exactly? Well, it’s easy to make a lot of comparisons to Google Fiber, because once again Google is experimenting with becoming a provider – this time of phone services. However, Project Fi is still in its early, relatively humble stages; it’s designed to let phones switch automatically along cellular networks and available Wi-Fi networks in the local area.

Of course, phones do this normally, but only on specific networks and within certain limits. Project Fi is designed to let phones spring freely from whatever networks, towers and nearby signals they can find, switching to the best wireless signal at any given moment. All you need is a compatible, Google-bought phone and the Fi app.

The pay structure behind this curious setup is complex for Google, but refreshing for the customer. You pay a single fee to Google, and Google manages all the switching back and forth between networks like T-Mobile and Sprint. The customer gets the benefits of having literally all the coverage, making coverage maps and competing services look pretty obsolete.

Disrupting Phone Service

You can probably see why Fi is getting so much attention; if it continues to grow, then current providers could lose a lot of their marketing capabilities, contract options and profits. Providers don’t really have a monopoly anymore, and Fi is just one more crack in that business model. In fact, the future of Fi could see Google in a battle against the very providers it is currently working with.

Manufacturing may also be due for an overhaul. For Fi, Google actually created its own special SIM card, equipped with multiple network technologies and capabilities (such as that annoying American problem of GSM vs. CDMA). To use Fi, people have to switch to that alternative SIM card, which immediately raises the question: If those kind of SIM cards were widely available, who wouldn’t switch? Carriers and manufacturers are asking the same sorts of questions, which is why they may have a vested interest in blocking Fi compatibility.

Experimenting with Project Fi

Google is working to bring Project Fi to more phones in 2015 and 2016, so your chances of trying this service are increasing. However, Fi still seems to be in the research stage in many respects. Some people love it. Others find that service is pretty bad thus far. Suffice it to say there are wrinkles that need to be ironed out, so you may want to wait for a more advanced launch in your area.

However, if you just can’t help yourself, then hop on your Gmail and request an invite into the beta version of the program. Right now the primary phone model for Fi is the Nexus 6.

Smartphone Repair in Peachtree City

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