Google said some time ago that it had partnered with America’s fifth-largest carrier, US Cellular (USCC), to bring US Cellular Project Fi support to Project Fi customers. Well, this week, the search engine giant decided to seal the deal for Project Fi customers by making the network support official: now, customers can access T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular while being a Project Fi customer without worrying about lost signals and coverage when they’re in a regional area where only US Cellular works well.
The US Cellular Project Fi agreement now in place means that Project Fi customers have more access to the internet and their cellular data than ever before. US Cellular customers also get a better deal, since, should they decide to save some pennies and dollars, could still have US Cellular coverage — through Project Fi, though, rather than the actual carrier. Project Fi, in the instance of US Cellular customers, would act as a mobile virtual network operator (or MVNO). Mobile virtual network operators have a network that provides similar coverage while doing so for less than what you pay with direct carriers (like US Cellular).
The US Cellular Project Fi arrangement is just one reason to choose Google’s new phone service over its competitors. Google also provides discounts on Nexus smartphones, though we wish Google would extend the privilege to Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Apple iPhones, and other Android smartphones such as the OnePlus 3, HTC 10, LG G5, and others. Google has been discounting its LG Nexus 5X, and we look forward to Google’s Nexus smartphones that are set to arrive this year: with Huawei producing a high-end Nexus and HTC producing two budget-friendly offerings.
The US Cellular Project Fi update will provide this privilege for Fi customers, and we see this as a good thing. The update is now available at the Google Play Store on the Project Fi app.
Are you glad the US Cellular Project Fi support has arrived? Have you noticed better coverage in those areas that you once didn’t have a signal? What do you like about Project Fi so far?