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.”

Google Blog: Bringing Google Fi to more people on Android and iOS

Google Blog: Bringing Google Fi to more people on Android and iOS. “Starting today, Project Fi is available on more phones: our plan now works with the majority of Android devices and iPhones. And since we’re officially expanding our device support, we’re making our name more official, too: we’re now Google Fi.”

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.)”