Google has unveiled its much anticipated mobile service in the US, partnering with Sprint and T-Mobile on an initiative called Project Fi that claims to be capable of switching seamlessly between WiFi and LTE technology.
As expected, the MVNO service will only be available at launch via Google’s own Nexus 6 Android device using a custom designed SIM. There is no word yet on an official launch date but Google is encouraging people to sign up for the service online.
Initial availability is on a selected basis; once an application has been received Google will respond within 30 days (criteria is based on date of application and network/service access in a user’s hometown). Users can transfer their current personal number over to Project Fi once signed up.