Google's MVNO operator Project Fi can save a lot of money under the right circumstances, but there was always a limited choice of supported phones. Since the service uses Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular Tower as the backbone, so far only Project Fi with a Pixel, Nexus or the Android One Moto X4 could be used.
That changes now. Project Fi will soon be offering three new handsets: the Moto G6, the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG V35 ThinQ. The LG models are top-of-the-line flagships, while the Motorola is a budget phone with understated specifications and a wallet-friendly price tag.
The Moto G6 will be offered only for Project Fi customers at a discounted $ 1
We've contacted Google to see if the usual 24-month interest-free financing is available for these models. and they are. With funding, the Moto G6 would cost about $ 8.29 / month while the G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ would cost $ 31.21 / month and $ 37.45 / month, respectively.
It appears that these special phones have been selected for their network support. The Moto G6 all T-Mobile and Sprint LTE bands except T-Mobile's new band 71 LTE. The G7 ThinQ supports all tapes (including 71), so we expect the other LG model to support them all.
Speaking of Support: These are the first three Project Fi phones that receive no updates directly from Google. We confirmed this with Google, which clarified that updates to these new models are being handled by the manufacturers of the phones.
These new additions bring Project Fi's hardware lineup to respectable six devices: Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Android One Moto X4, Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ and LG V30 ThinQ. It's not quite AT & T's or Verizon's lineup, but it's a well-balanced selection of flagship and midrange phones and it's a giant step in the right direction for Google's burgeoning carrier service.
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