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As of last month, Project Fi no longer requires an invite to signup for Google’s MVNO service. An update to the Project Fi companion app adds a useful widget to keep track of data usage and fixes a bug that inaccurately displayed how much data has been used.

The widget is particularly useful as Fi subscribers pay for every gigabyte of data. Circular, like Google Fit’s, the widget can be resized to be as small as an app icon or fill up the entire screen. At its smallest, the widget shows how much data has been used cycle with a progress bar that notes your set alert and current plan. When stretched out, the widget shows the number of remaining day in the current cycle.

The app also adds a useful toggle to turn on/off call forwarding. Users will not need to re-verify a number when enabling forwarding in the future. There’s also a bug fix for data usage showing up one day in the future.

Project Fi calling, texting, and cellular only works on the Nexus 5X, 6, and Nexus 6P, though Fi now works with some data-only devices like tablets and certain smartphones. Requesting an additional SIM card and adding a device is free, but signing up for Fi requires a compatible phone.

Version 1.2.1 of the app is rolling out today and will continue into the weekend.

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