Google started Project Fi as a way to create its own network, due to the “red tape” associated with getting its Nexus smartphone line to operate on US carriers such as Verizon. Of all the top 5 US carriers, Verizon has been the most difficult (in Google’s plan, at least) when it comes to registering its devices and getting them available quickly for diehard Nexus fans. Project Fi was created to eliminate the hurdles and obstacles. So far so good, but customers on the network have been restricted to T-Mobile and Sprint, so far.
This week, the search engine giant was all too proud to add a third partner to Project Fi:
Today, we’re excited to introduce U.S. Cellular as our newest partner network.U.S. Cellular, one of the top mobile networks in the U.S., offers service in 23 states with 4G LTE coverage for more than 99% of their subscribers, both urban and rural. With the addition of a third network, Project Fi now gives you more coverage and speed, helping you stay connected wherever you are.