When Project Fi first debuted, it offered an interesting prospect for those looking for the best possible coverage from their wireless service: multiple networks instead of just one. They started out operating on both T-Mobile and Sprint towers, with specially designed Nexus smartphones changing between the two to deliver the best combination of network speed and coverage.
Today, the MVNO is adding a 3rd network to the mix — US Cellular — and with a combination of all 3, is promising that most customers will be connected to blazing fast 4G LTE 95% of the time. Here’s how Google Fi works as posted on the official Android blog:
“By analyzing speeds from each network, Project Fi is able to predict the fastest network at your location — down to the city block — and automatically connect you. We’re constantly adapting to consider how factors like new cell towers and newly-available radio frequencies are impacting real-world speeds.”
So there you have it. If you tried Project Fi previously and weren’t happy with your coverage, the addition of US Cellular might help change that. With prices starting at $30 for 1GB of data and refunding you money for the data you don’t use, it’s a compelling option for anyone looking for affordable cellular service.