Project Fi by Google immediately captured mass imagination due to the extreme flexibility and affordability it offers. Well, those who have signed up for the service — and haven’t received the Nexus 6 and the special SIM yet — can now track the status of their invite via a brand new tool Google rolled out just this week.
Potential consumers who had registered for the service earlier, received e-mails informing them of the tool along with links redirecting them to the Project Fi sign-up page where the status of their invites can be tracked.
The Project Fi is Google’s attempt to provide affordable yet quality service to users across the US with plans that start as low as $20 per month for unlimited talk and text. What’s more, users have the option of receiving credit back into their account for any unused data — that comes at a price of $10 per GB. For now, the special Fi sim works only on Nexus 6 and users have the option of ordering one along with the sim.
However, it seems like Google is not allotting the service on the usual first come, first serve module since many of the early birds are still seeing a message that reads “We’re still determining your status. Check back here for updates.” whereas many others, who were not quite so quick while registering, are being shown expected timeframes of “3-4 weeks” or “4-8 weeks,”.
Perhaps the internet giant is taking other things into account such as zip code and mobile coverage while allotting the special “Fi Sim”. While not very fair, it does make sense since Google will be using T-mobile and Sprint’s cellular footprints for this service instead of going through the hassle of setting up its own transmitting towers.
Be that as it may, it won’t be long before more and more people hop on to Google’s cellular network. What happens after that, however, is entirely up to the services provided by the Project Fi.