Google’s Project Fi has just gotten an updated support page, listing a number of new “compatible devices,” including many tablets.
While it’s cool enough that there are a bunch more devices that can be used with Project Fi, perhaps the best part is the fact that Google won’t charge a “device fee” for tablets. In fact, it doesn’t even appear as if Google will be charging money for SIM cards. Users simply have to pay for the data that they use.
“As the number and variety of connected devices continues to grow, so should the number of wireless options. We’ll continue to experiment with creative ways to make accessing wireless from your connected device as easy as connecting with your phone,”said Laura Holmes in the official announcement. “Thanks for helping us build Project Fi.”
Users can add up to nine data devices to their existing Project Fi voice plan, and Google has provided an initial list of devices that are compatible:
– Nexus 7 — K009 (U.S. LTE)
– Nexus 9 — 0P82300 (U.S. LTE)
– iPad Air 2 — Model A1567
– iPad mini 4 — Model A1550
– Galaxy Tab S — Model SM-T807V
The page also mentions the fact that T-Mobile GSM tablets that are unlocked and other devices could work too, and subscribers can, according to Google, order a SIM card and give it a shot in case they’re uncertain whether or not their device might work. Setting up a device is as easy as simply putting a SIM card in and entering the right settings on the device. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though tethering is supported on these devices.
To order a SIM card, head to the Project Fi website, log in, go to the “Your Plan” tab and select “Add data-only SIM.”