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Project Fi now adding support for data-only devices including tablets


Project Fi will now work on tablets and other compatible data-only devices besides phones. There are no extra fees to add devices to a Fi plan and data still costs $10 for every 1GB you use. That varies from many mainstream carrier plans with charge monthly rates for data access.

In the next couple of days, current users of Google’s MVNO will see an option to order a free data-only nano SIM from the ‘Your Plan’ section of the Project Fi website. Google only touts support for the following devices (all tablets), but other unlocked phones and tablets that work with T-Mobile should also support Fi:

  • Nexus 7 – K009 (US LTE)
  • Nexus 9 – 0P82300 (US LTE)
  • iPad Air 2 – Model A1567
  • iPad mini 4 – Model A1550
  • Galaxy Tab S – Model SM-T807V

Their support page notes being able to use a data-only SIM in a smartphone, but users won’t be able to make calls or receive texts. That will still requires a Nexus 5X, 6, or 6P. Users will be able to add up to nine data-only SIM cards to their account, but a SIM can be moved from device to device. Additionally, data-only SIM cards will not support tethering.

Those new to Fi can request an invite to join the service, but expect a waiting period.

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