Google appears to have started sending out the first invites to its Project Fi initiative, at least according to one user on Reddit. The user has shared screenshots of the entire setup process from start to finish. The process appears to be relatively simple and self-explanatory, with a step-by-step set-up process…
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At the beginning, users are asked to choose a number or port over an old one, then they must pick a data amount and confirm their agreement to pay $20 for talk and text. From there, users have to confirm that they either have a Nexus 6 or need to purchase one and then they are good to go after a few confirmation screens.
The only new information in these screenshots appears to relate to Google Voice integration. As noted by Droid Life, it appears that if you choose not to use your Google Voice number for Project Fi, Google will assign you a new one and immediately release your old one. Essentially, you either have to use your Google Voice number that you may have had for years, or lose it. This may be problematic for power users who use multiple phone numbers routed through Google Voice, but for everyone else, it shouldn’t be a huge deal.
Project Fi was officially announced last month and is Google’s much-rumored MVNO. For $20/month users get unlimited talk and text. Data runs $10/gigabyte and is sold at a pay for what you use method. More details are available in the official Project Fi announcement post.