Ars Technica: Google Fi gets a cheaper “unlimited” plan, bundled cloud storage

Ars Technica: Google Fi gets a cheaper “unlimited” plan, bundled cloud storage. “Google Fi, Google’s MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) cellular service, is launching a second plan for users today. Besides the original pay-per-megabyte plan with unlimited calls and text, Google Fi is now launching a full blown ‘Unlimited’ plan (with throttling after 22GB) for $70, and it comes with 100GB of cloud storage thanks to a bundled ‘Google One’ membership.”

ValueWalk: Issue With Google Fi Draining Users’ Bank Accounts, And Google Knows It

ValueWalk: Issue With Google Fi Draining Users’ Bank Accounts, And Google Knows It. “Google’s MVNO service, Google Fi, celebrated its fourth anniversary last month. To mark the occasion, the service came out with 50% off on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, making many buyers happy. Now, it is resulting in a disappointment for users who say that they are being charged full price even if they have financed their purchases.”

Neowin: Best Buy starts selling Google Fi SIM cards

Neowin: Best Buy starts selling Google Fi SIM cards. “Just a couple of months ago, Google’s Project Fi service became Google Fi, and upon dropping the ‘Project’, the firm immediately took steps to make it more mainstream. While all GSM unlocked and T-Mobile phones already worked on the network, ‘official’ support was added, which meant that you can now activate a device that’s not officially made for Fi, rather than having to activate an official Fi device and swap the SIM card to another phone.”

Ars Technica: Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service

Ars Technica: Google adds always-on VPN to its Project Fi cellular service. “Today, Google announced a new feature for its Project Fi cellular service: an always-on VPN. Project Fi’s VPN previously was used to encrypt traffic while connecting to a network of free public Wi-Fi hotspots, but now Google will enable the VPN for all your traffic, be it over the LTE service or a Wi-Fi connection.”

Engadget Reviews Project Fi and Gives It A Thousand Thumbs Up

Engadget reviews Google’s Project Fi and really, really loves it. “…when Google announced its own Fi wireless service earlier this year, I was pretty excited. Finally, there was a real challenger to the throne of the Big Four that promised to offer a more affordable and more reasonable experience. I hopped on board, got an invite, and have been using it for the past six months with a loaner Nexus 6 and, eventually, a 5X. In sum: If Fi were compatible with my iPhone (or even more Android phones), I’d switch in a heartbeat.”

Mixing Google Fi and Google Voice is a Bit of a Mess

Apparently trying to mix Google Fi and Google Voice is a bit of a mess. “The problem is that Fi is essentially sharing infrastructure with the soon-to-be-unceremoniously-destroyed-in-a-spring-cleaning product known as Google Voice. Google has been slowly but surely deprecating Voice by moving most of its features into Hangouts (and, at the same time, slowly but surely extricating Hangouts from Google Plus). It’s not a history that inspires confidence. (Google Voice might itself need a short explainer: it was designed to give you one phone number that could work on multiple phones and transcribe voicemail for all of them.)”