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This article was published on December 15, 2015


    Project Fi now supports ‘data only’ devices like tablets

    Project Fi now supports ‘data only’ devices like tablets
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    Project Fi is expanding. You can now use Google’s mobile data plan for things like tablets and other data-only devices, making it a good option for more than just smartphones.

    Because Project Fi is based on a SIM card, you’ll need a device that has cellular capabilities. You’ll pay a flat fee of $10 per gigabyte of data used, too. That distances Project Fi from more traditional plans, which tend to charge a fee for adding a device to a plan.

    Currently, only five devices are supported: the Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. A support page cryptically says various T-Mobile devices may work, but offers no hints as to which ones we can look to.

    The lone drawback seems to be tethering; data-only devices can’t be used as a wireless hub on Project Fi.

    Introducing data-only support from Project Fi [Google via Android Police]