Google’s Project Fi is slowly gaining popularity in the U.S. thanks to a bunch of unique services it offers in addition to making things feel and work the Google way – simple and easy to use and understand.
Apparently, there is a new version of the Google Project Fi app that the company is rolling out and with it comes an interesting set of new features that many will love. Given that Project Fi is already one of the best, if not the best, when it comes to data management, the new feature that lets you monitor the amount of data each app installed on your phone uses makes the service an even better option when compared to the competition.
It gets even better as the update will reportedly give you live data of your apps’ internet activity on an individual basis. Even though the feature has already been availed in the latest version of Project Fi app, only those using a Google Nexus 6P or Pixel XL that is running on Android Nougat can enjoy it. This OS is also on the likes of Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and the smaller Google Pixel – all of which are compatible with Project Fi. In case you are thinking of getting on board, you will only be limited to these five Google phones.
This Google Project Fi update follows a recent addition of group plans, where current account owners can add five more lines to the same account to make a total of six. Where the first line costs $20/month, the second and subsequent lines are charged at $15/month per line. This will give you unlimited calls and SMS, with the latter extending into international space. As for calls, you will be charged a flat rate of $0.20 per minute when outside the U.S.
To get data, Project Fi charges $0.01 per MB ($10/GB). You only get charged for the data you use per month based on this rate, but the default subscription fee is $10/GB. If you use less or more than this amount, you will be billed accordingly.