Very recently, Google has been paying more attention to Project Fi. Today, finally, the big news has been unveiled (prematurely), i.e. Fi would work with devices from Samsung, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, and even Apple.
However the primary thing that has held the Project Fi back is the device restrictions. This ones mostly reserved for Google Pixel devices and a few random offerings from other OEMs. Thus from now, users would be able to bring phones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, and iPhones (in beta). However, there is a hitch here.
These devices might not get the “full Google Fi experience.” which further refers to the fact that they won’t be able to use the network switching feature. Fi utilizes Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, switching users between them depending on connection quality. It has been possible to use unsupported devices on Fi in the past, but they were stuck on just one network. The Fi SIM card also had to be set up on a supported device first.
This news means also refers to the fact that users would be able to use Project Fi on more devices officially, but still without the full functionality. However the best option to get all the Fi features is the usage of a supported device, which can be purchased from the Fi website.
Users still unfamiliar with the Project Fi, this relies on WiFi from home and in public to cut down on data usage. Users only pay for the data they actually use and the cost is capped at $80 per month. There are no overage fees or carry-over data. For most people, it ends up being much cheaper than traditional carriers.