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Google Project Fi Instant Invite (Cheap International Data for All!)

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Written by Charlie

For two days, Google Project Fi is granting instant invites. This is your chance to get cheap international data – and to use that data across a variety of devices!

I have been a happy Google Project Fi customer for a few months now. While there would likely be other (cheaper) options for those customers who only use cell service in the US, the real draw of the Google Project Fi service is the unlimited, free text messages when traveling in any of 120+ countries and the same data price of $10/1GB in those same countries. If you like to stay connected while out and about, you can now sign-up!

Google Project Fi Instant Invite

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Google Project Fi Instant Invite Link

Before this, Google Project Fi was using the Google invite system they have used with all of their other products over the years (remember the days when you needed to be invited to use Gmail?). Now, they are opening it up through tomorrow (December 30) for instant invites.

The Plan

The basic plan – unlimited phone calls and texts in the US (unlimited texts internationally) – costs $20 per month. That is no contract and you never need to pay more than that. But, data costs $10 per 1GB and you can use as much as you want and only be charged for each 1GB (or portion) that you use. When in the US, that data utilizes 4G/LTE when available on both T-Mobile and Sprint. When abroad, it only operates at 2G.

Data-Only SIMs

Now, you can also order up to 9 data-only SIM cards for use in other devices. That only costs $10 per 1GB each month and no basic service device. To order those SIMs, you must have a basic Project Fi account, but this is great if you want to use other devices. I currently use the data-only SIM in my iPhone 6 Plus without any problems at all (review coming next week as to how well this works in various countries and how to get it set up).

Instant Invite

If you are interested in this program, you should sign-up during this instant invite period. Remember, you will need a Google Nexus 6, 6P, or 5X to take advantage of the basic plan but if you get the basic plan just to use the data-only SIM, you will not need the phone.


No contract, competitive rates, great coverage, international usage – Google Project Fi checks all the right boxes for me! Now, anyone can sign-up if those things are great for you also.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • I’ve been using ProjectFi for the past few weeks. Love it and will be testing it out internationally soon.