While Google's gearing up to make its big announcement of Project Fi availability on a wider range of devices, including flagships like Apple's iPhone XS, Samsung's Galaxy S9 and the OnePlus 6, DroidLife notes in its reporting that even though Project-Fi support is coming to more devices, the current slate of "Fi-friendly" phones offered by Google, directly, will always "provide the best overall user experience for subscribers". Since Project Fi needs unique software in order to work, it has only been available on a handful of Android phones.
More info can be found in Google's new post on the Project Fi blog, and on the Project Fi website. With official support for more devices, the net widens for everyone. You just have to pop in a SIM card from Google to use the service.
Google Fi is described as "a bill that's fair and flexible" on its official website, and that's true if you compare it to other USA carriers with purposely confusing plans and a long list of "incentives" with fine print.
Second, rather than connecting to a single cellular network, a Fi phone will connect to Sprint, T-Mobile, or US Cellular, depending on network conditions. By expanding its network to other handsets, especially non-Android phones, and dropping the provisional-sounding word "project" from the name, Google is signaling serious efforts to broaden its user base and boost device support.More news: Foster: EU withdrawal text not in NI's long-term interests
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Today's wider compatibility announcement isn't really fixing this problem.
To celebrate its newly-minted status as a real boy, Google Fi is also kicking in some incentives for signing up for the service. Google doesn't operate its own cell tower infrastructure for Fi, but instead rents it from other operators, including T-Mobile and Verizon. "You'll have reliable coverage and the Google Fi features you know and love, like flexible data and worldwide coverage". But you'll also be getting coverage that is inferior to what a true Fi device gets.
If you're familiar with Fi, you know that it uses multiple networks and Wi-Fi as part of its plan. The steps necessary to get up and running with an iOS device on Fi will apparently be detailed in the Google Fi iOS app. Started in 2015 as a somewhat experimental service, the network originally supported only a few Google-branded phones.