Gifts From Google Project Fi

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Photo by: Randy Slavey
Photo by: Randy Slavey

I jumped on the Fi bandwagon as soon as the Nexus 6p was announced. I’d been paying about $200 per month for four lines, and while I haven’t moved the whole family yet, they’ll be following as soon as the contract obligations are up. I’ve paid for exactly two months of service now, at $34.28 for the first, and $26.80 for the second. The lower price was because of a $7.38 credit for unused bandwidth. Data costs $10/GB, and you can choose to pay for as many as you want up front. Overages are also $10/GB so you aren’t penalized if you go over. International data is also free in some countries, albeit only at 3G speeds.

So, back to the gifts. My son pinged me on Hangouts earlier today tell me a package arrived from Google. Not having ordered anything I asked him to open it, and we were pleasantly surprised. Google sent me (and a lot of other Fi users) a present of some custom Fi branded building bricks, a USB A to Type C cable, and instructions on how to assemble a charging dock.

Photo by: Randy Slavey
Photo by: Randy Slavey

The bricks are similar to some of the newer knockoffs, but they say Fi on the top of the studs instead of the more familiar LEGO. I suspect they had one of the knock-off companies make them, but with custom molds. The overall quality is good and the bricks stick together as well as the name brand does.

Don’t panic if you haven’t received a gift yet. According to their FAQ they started shipping back in November and will do so through mid-December. If you’re real curious, you can read the FAQ here.

Photo by: Randy Slavey
Photo by: Randy Slavey
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1 thought on “Gifts From Google Project Fi

  1. I came from Ting and have been pretty impressed by Fi. For a couple of years, Ting saved me a fair amount of money over Sprint, but for the 3-4 months prior to making the move my bill was going up quite a bit. I’m a heavy data user and my bill looks like it will normally be between $30-40. You just have to make sure your on wifi, and fortunately for me, Marshmallow and Fi make that easy and the Seattle area is blanketed in those ‘xfinity’ hotspots. Now if only Huawei had sent my 6P a month earlier when I ordered it and when I got my Fi sim card, I could have qualified for the Fi bricks.

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