Recently, Project Fi gained a whole bunch of new smartphones. This bunch is available for pre-order and will be available later this month. If you’re interested in signing up for Google’s MVNO, the family plan is a great option to know about and the future looks bright. In today’s news, the plan adds the ability for you to include children under 13 on the plan.
Project Fi is a cellular service run through a mobile app from Google. The service uses T-Mobile and Sprint (who are soon merging) connectivity to bring text, call and data to your compatible mobile at an affordable rate. There are six devices available and multiple plans for customers to choose from including an $80 Unlimited Plan that’s rather new, and a family plan. The family plan is for multiple subscribers under a single account, and allows the account older to save on rates. With the addition of being able to add children under the age of 13 to group plans, the service is becoming more capable to fit customers’ needs.
For large families containing children under 13, Project Fi is a great option shall everyone part of the plan have a compatible phone. Family plans work through a Google account managed with Family Link— a Google service that can be used for connecting family members in various apps and services. This may just help Google attract families from other US carriers.
With a recent upgrade, parents can now watch over the use by their children. Previously, this was not an option since there was no established connection with Family Link. Parents have the power to set data alerts on usage for active lines on their account, and lock any phones remotely to regain control. Parents can also set up filters so their children have boundaries as to what they can access. Step-by-step instructions for getting all this set up can be seen over at The Project Fi and Family Link sites. Let us know if you have any questions, in the comments.
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