Posted by William Charles on November 18, 2017
Deals

Published on November 18th, 2017 | by William Charles

135

$20 Referral Bonus (Both Parties) For Google Fi – Now With Additional Rewards

Reposting again as they have added additional rewards. And they are making a $50,000 donation towards ITDRC. This promotion runs until December 17th, 2017.  Hat tip to reader BB

Reposting as it seems like they have removed any expiry on the offer. Make sure you leave a useful review of the service before leaving your referral link.

The Offer

Direct link to terms (to get your referral offer click ‘share the Fi love’)

  • Google Fi are currently offering a $20 referral bonus to both parties when you refer or are referred to Google Fi and they activate a new Project Fi account for at least 30 days including paying for 2 months of service on that account. Maximum of 10 referral credits per user. You also get the following bonuses:
    • Make 2 referrals and earn a Chromecast
    • Make 7 referrals and earn a Moto X4

The Fine Print

  • This referral program ends January 11, 2017 and is subject to these terms.
  • Each eligible referral gets the referring user and the referred user a $20 referral credit after the referred user accepts the referral and activates a new Project Fi account for at least 30 days, including paying for 2 months of service on that account, for up to 10 total referral credits per user.
  • You understand and agree that both the referring user and the referred user can see each other’s names, contact information, and referral status, such as purchase and account activation status.
  • The referring user and the referred user are only eligible to receive a referral credit if they both maintain active Project Fi accounts in good standing for which they pay a monthly fee.
  • Group plan accounts are not eligible for this referral program. Referral credits may only be used for your Project Fi bills, excluding taxes and regulatory fees, and are not transferable.
  • If you cancel service, you will not receive a refund for referral credit.
  • Your participation in the referral program constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and your use of Project Fi is subject to the Project Fi Terms of Service.
  • Offer void where prohibited by law.

Share Your Referral

Feel free to share your referral link in the comments, but I’d love to know your opinion on Google Fi as well (please make it actually useful rather than just writing a bit of trash to post your link. I’d also encourage readers to only use the links of people that provide thoughtful comments).

Our Verdict

Google Fi is basically $20 per month for unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texting and you then pay $10 per GB for data (including international data), you can read more about their coverage here. I use too much data for this to be cost effective. This is part of their World Of Thanks promotion for users, earlier they gave people $10 Google Play credit for free as well.

Hat tip to reader Ted E (their referral link here) & OMAAT



Leave a Reply

135 Comments on "$20 Referral Bonus (Both Parties) For Google Fi – Now With Additional Rewards"

avatar
 

  Subscribe  
newest oldest
Notify of
Gary
Gary

https://g.co/fi/r/YPJ59H

I don’t use it as my main service for reason you’ve pointed out Will, but I use it every time I travel out of the country and it’s been great to have. I go to Canada regularly and I get LTE in Toronto and I also got LTE speeds in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur in Sep-Oct. When I’m not traveling I simply “pause” the service and then don’t get charged.

Michael
Michael

I’ve read that pausing your service can affect your Google Hangouts/Voice account (which I use routinely already in my Gmail and on my iPhone). Sounds like it might preclude you from receiving any messages/calls even in the web version if your service is paused. Have you had experience with this?

My plan is to do a test run for a couple months and if it doesn’t work out, pause the service and move to T-Mobile (but keep for international travel). But I don’t want the pausing to affect my Hangouts specifically.

Thanks!

Pete
Pete

https://g.co/fi/r/W6A0FP

I love using this as my international service. You can easily pause it online for several months and reactivate it immediately when you’re traveling. You can also request additional free data-only SIM cards to put in other devices (my iPad, my partner’s phone, etc.) and can easily track how much data each device is sipping.

Michael
Michael

I asked Gary above too, but have you had any issues when pausing service with your Google Hangouts/Voice account (if you still use it, that is)?

I’ve read that pausing can keep you from receiving messages even in the web version of Hangouts.

chasejuggler
chasejuggler

https://g.co/fi/r/2PW0AJ

I’ve had Project Fi for 2 months, and so far I’ve had zero issues with it. It’s ideal for light data users who don’t mind doing 90% of their data on wifi. This is pretty easy to do with a little planning (download various cities on google maps then put it on wifi only mode, download music and podcasts beforehand etc.)

For calls, it takes the strongest signal between wifi/Sprint/Tmobile/US Cellular and switches between them completely in the background.

If you sign up, select the 1 GB plan. They charge you for the data up front and then refund any unused data later. So if you sign up for a heavier plan, you’re basically giving them a 30 day interest free loan. (There’s no fee for going over your plan — it’s just a flat $10 per GB).

Note: Project Fi only works on Google’s phones. I snagged a Nexus 6 for about $230 and so far I’m loving it. The phone is huge, but its specs are hard to beat in that price range.

Plan costs $20 per month plus $10 per GB plus a few dollars in taxes and fees.

Brian
Brian

https://g.co/fi/r/KM028D

I love Fi for the international coverage and pay for what you use billing. When you land in a foreign country, you just turn your phone on. No swapping sims. Too easy. I’m on WiFi most of the time which keeps the bill down but still have the flexibility to use data when needed.

Matthew

Thanks Doc! https://g.co/fi/r/HRV1W5

I’m using Fi as my main provider. I tried the Nexus and couldn’t adapt from an iPhone. I’m using the SIM in my iPhone now but it doesn’t work optimally in the states since it only works on T-Mobile with the iPhone. I will be switching back to ATT once I stop traveling so much, but I will sign up again for overseas travel and use the pause feature. I love how simple and straightforward Fi is. Just a pity it doesn’t work well on more devices.

Matthew
Matthew

I no longer have Fi, so please don’t use my referral link. I will sign up again once I have plans to travel overseas again. Hopefully there will be a referral bonus when I do!

MH
MH

Does the Fi Sim work in an unlocked iPhone outside of the US? How to get a Fi Sim only without actually getting a Pixel phone lets say?

Matthew

Hi MH! You will need to borrow a device that works on Fi to first activate the SIM. I believe Fi still has no restocking fees, so you can always buy a device and then return it. I actually started with the 5X, then moved to the 6P as I found the 5X intolerable.

Yes, the SIM works fine outside the USA just fine. As far as I know, there are no benefits to having a Fi supported device then as long as the iPhone supports all the necessary bands. That said, my friend who had a data only SIM could not get it to work in Vietnam, yet it’s been fine in Japan, UK, Greece, Italy and Spain. I don’t know what problems he was having as I was not with him and he is a bit technically challenged.

MH
MH

My unlocked iPhone 6s Plus is GSM from AT&T, maybe there will be some issues where the other bands are required? An unlocked Verizon iPhone would have no such issues? Could be your friends issue too.

Mike
Mike

I’m someone who doesn’t travel much and mostly shuts off my data when not on wifi. Google Fi is perfect for me. I transitioned from Virgin Mobile, if that tells you anything. When I have traveled with it, in airports or hotels, the streamlined Android has worked really well for connecting to wifi, thus saving me data. Honestly the voice connectivity is not awesome, but since I was used to Sprint’s network (on Virgin Mobile), I’m OK with that. (Fi will auto-switch between Sprint and T-Mobile networks is my understanding).

So, Pros:
1. streamlined android (only google apps that you won’t use instead of the carrier’s garbage apps).
2. Cheap if you stay on wifi only or will use less than 1 GB/ month data. (they actually refund you on the next bill for the amount you don’t use).
3. Pretty nice phones with a decent discount for signing up with Fi.

Cons:
1. Not great voice, at least in my area.
2. Probably not a good option if you need a lot of data.

https://g.co/fi/r/33634J

badger
badger

https://g.co/fi/r/YAH1YF

I love Fi for the international coverage and pay for what you use as well. There price is relative cheap. If you have compatible phones, you should definitely try. I also really hope iPhone can support project fi later.

Austin
Austin

I really like Fi.

Here’s my referral link, many thanks to anyone who uses it! https://g.co/fi/r/3754DF

Here is a good review from a travel blogger.

http://toomanyadapters.com/project-fi-travel/

I’ve had it for about a year now. No complaints other than I prefer my old Iphone over the Nexus 5, which I have on Google Fi.

It’s really useful for travel. Bascially just turn your phone on when you land and you’ve got instant LTE or at least 3G, at the same rate as at home- $10/gig.

Combined with VOIP calling and you’ve got reliable, easy, no hassle connectivity all over the world.

I am mostly within wifi so hardly ever have to use data, so my bill is usually around $20 a month, sometimes lower- $10 for unlimited calling and $10 for 1 GB data.

This is probably the best, most fair data service I’ve ever used- just predict how much data you’ll need, which doesn’t actually hold you to anything- and pay only for exactly what you need. For example, if you have a 2 gb allowance, and only use 1.1 gig, you will get a refund for the unused .9. You can change your allowance any time. Need more? Use more at the same fixed rate.

It’s also possible to get free extra data-only SIM cards for use in other devices- I use one in my old iphone, and so I have data access, at the same rate as my other phone, with absolutely no extra hassle. This is also super helpful when traveling.

Overall, I really, really like my Google Fi service and recommend to everyone who will listen.

Dukie02
Dukie02

https://g.co/fi/r/88936R

I’ve been using Fi for about 7 months now. I was coming from a Verizon unlimited plan that with a corporate discount was still $95/month. I travel a lot domestically (to small towns all over the US) and internationally. I was hesitant to switch to Fi because of the small town coverage. I kept both phones for two months while I tried out the Fi coverage (I am using a Nexus 9P), and was pleased to have excellent coverage by Fi in all but one small area of West Virginia. It really does move seamlessly between wifi and both cellular services. I have now fully moved to Fi and rarely spend more than $40 on my phone bill. I’ve found that when I keep Wifi on all the time, I use a LOT less data than needed, and the coverage is great. I use data all the time, but find that email, twitter, and etc, don’t use as much data as I thought. Just make sure to download music and movies on wifi! Coverage has been great in US and abroad. I really haven’t noticed a different, other than the bill.
Tech support has been great – and switching my phone number when I finally decided to drop the VZW line took all of 5 minutes to be fully moved. Coverage in Europe, Asia and LATAM was solid and faster than I expected. Love Fi!
Thanks for the opportunity to share my link.

Dukie02
Dukie02

I should say the biggest changes I made in my data usage was setting up a few apps to not work on wifi (no auto-play videos in FB, no music downloads, no movie downloads, etc). I still use maps all the time (I rely on maps while traveling!) on data as well as twitter, email, etc. I was using 8+ M when on VZW, but I never turned my wifi on.

eric
eric

https://g.co/fi/r/1RN1NH

Signed up last month. Was on AT&T, no major difference so far. I love traveling so free roaming is a big thing to me

Arthur
Arthur

https://g.co/fi/r/ENX1RN

Thanks doc.

People have talked about almost every aspect of Project Fi, so I will just skip that and talk about their pause and resume feature. You can pause and resume their service very easily. You can pause when you do not need it, and they will refund the days that you pause the service. Also. you can pause and resume the service any time you want. So, $30+tax can make you use their service for a really long time if you only need to use the service occasionally.

Justin
Justin

Not sure if this promo is still running, but I used your code and it did say is was input successfully- hope is goes through.

kleingordon
kleingordon

https://g.co/fi/r/WVD29Y

Fi is awesome. Great CS, great data support, very cheap. Do it!

Holly
Holly

https://g.co/fi/r/31F29T

I’ve been with project fi from the beginning and no complaints. The only downside is that there are very limited phones that are compatible with project fi. As far as international coverage is concern, I think project fi is one of the best. I’ve used it for traveling to Asia and Canada, the service did not disappoints me. I was only billed for what was used at the local rate and you do get any unused data credit to offset your usage elsewhere.

Thank you.

Adam
Adam

https://g.co/fi/r/15K03H

Great service especially internationally. I used it in Turkey, Greece, Mexico so far and it has worked great!

Karl Smith
Karl Smith

https://g.co/fi/r/0YM2MK

Here is my reminder and suggestion about Google Fi according to my experience:
1) You need to have google nexus cellphones! It also works for iPhone, but you need to activate the SIM card on nexus phone first. And you can not switch between T-mobile, spirit or US cellular when you use iPhone.
2) You may have some issues when you activate it with Nexus 6. I tried several times but failed, including reset my phone and clear all the personal data. In the end, when I updated the OS to 7.0, it worked. Hope this can help other owners of nexus 6.
3) Google is not a traditional service provider in this field. So you can not use Amex offer any more on Google Fi, e.g. 10% off Amex offer plus 10% off with Amex BCE/BCP.
4) If these are not issues to you, then Google Fi is highly recommend. Very reasonable price, relatively strong signal, low tax rate.

Arty
Arty

second this. In addition to your 3rd point, it doesn’t code as cellphone bill so some 3X cards won’t work. I do not know if the card that offer cellphone insurance if you put your monthly bill on would work on project Fi.

But in general, good customer service, good product experience.

https://g.co/fi/r/A922AW

Back to Top ↑