Google Launches Its Own Wireless Service, Project Fi

As rumored for months, Google has just announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service. Here's what we know so far: It's called "Project Fi" It's for Nexus 6 owners only, at first. It's invite only right now. You can sign up for an invite here. It's built on top of Sprint and T-Mobile's networks No contracts Subscribers pay $20 for unlimited talk/text, and then pay $10 per gig of data. So a 3GB plan would be $30 on top of that $20, coming out to a total of $50. You only pay for what you use, but in sort of a strange way: if you pay for 3GB of data per month ($30) but only use 1.5GB, you'll get $15 back at the end of the month. It's all tied into Google Hangouts, which will allow you to place calls from your number on any Hangouts-enabled tablet or laptop in addition to your phone. WiFi Tethering is included. This is what their US Coverage map currently looks like (Montana gets basically no love):
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