Dedicated Android fans know by now that Google finally announced the one product many fans may have been dreaming off, a virtual mobile network that’s ready to offer affordable plans and, most importantly, cheap data. However, Project Fi, using network access purchased from T-Mobile and Sprint, won’t be immediately available to anyone looking to change carriers. Instead, an invitation system is in place, and you’ll have to wait your turn to get in.
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The good news is that you can register for Project Fi right away – or at least ask to be allowed in – as Google has made the registration page available online.
In order to request your invite, simply head over to fi.google.com and click on the green Request Invite button that’ll lead you to a special invite page.
Once there, make sure you sign in with you Gmail address – it really has to be an @gmail address to work, so your work email won’t work even if it’s hosted by Google – and fill in your ZIP code. When you’re done with that, press the Request an Invite button.
Google will check to make sure you have service in your ZIP area, and you will receive a yes or no response within a month from requesting the invite.
Google reminds users on the sign up page that the service will only work on Nexus 6 smartphones for now, and interested users will be able to order one when signing up for Project Fi if they don’t already own one.
More details about Project Fi are available in Google’s FAQ section, at this link.