If you’ve been considering making the move on over to Project Fi, Google’s budding wireless service just got a bit more enticing. Google announced today that Fi subscribers will now be able to add a data-only SIM card to their plan for use with tablets and other devices. Free SIM. No monthly surcharge fee or any of that nonsense.
Google says the SIM will work with any with compatible tablets — US models of the Nexus 7 and 9 LTE, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab S — and they have a different coverage map for a data only SIM since it’s only running on T-Mobile’s GSM network. In fact, you can order the free SIM and use it on any T-Mobile compatible device — up to 9 devices — be it a tablet, smartphone, or anything else.
Of course, you’ll still have to pay for the data you use with these devices and we should point out that when using a phone you wont have access to regular cellular services like voice calls or text messaging, but calls or messages over Hangouts (data) will work just fine.
Seriously though, how epic is this and why don’t all carriers offer something as painfully simple? It. Just. Makes. Sense.