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Project Fi app now out on Play Store, but sorry, you can’t get it

What better way to celebrate and present your latest project than by introducing an app? Google wasted no time in launching the Project Fi app for Android with the aim of providing new subscribers a better wireless experience. The wireless service which we've been anticipating since last year was finally launched last week. Most of the leaked information, including the name of the project, turned out to be true. What we didn't expect though was the fact that it's an invite-only service, at least, for now.

Project Fi is FInally here and is everything we expected

Google has finally pulled away the veil from what is really called Project Fi and it seems that the information that was gleaned from an earlier leak was quite spot on. Google's experimental wireless service is bound to make both consumers and carriers rethink how they're doing business, though it might not have ramifications in the industry immediately. While we do know most of the basics of Project Fi, they say that the devil is in the details, so let's take a peek at the three core features of the program.

Google expected to launch new wireless service tomorrow

As early as 2012, we learned that Google could be working on a wireless service and was rumored to be in partnership with Dish Network. However, the idea was soon debunked or was discontinued early on because according to a Google executive, regulations blocked the company from entering the phone service market. Google Fiber was launched the same year and still no sign of a wireless service until a year later when a similar rumor surfaced. And now, Google's wireless service is finally expected to launch tomorrow, April 23, Thursday.

Nigeria mobile operators could be imprisoned for poor service

Africa seems to be harsh when it comes to imposing prison sentences but the region, at least, the leaders simply want to bring quality mobile services as standard to African countries. Nigeria is the latest to be added to the list of countries imposing prison sentences on those mobile operators that fail to deliver quality services to customers.

T-Mobile introduces Carrier Freedom, Uncontract

T-Mobile is really out to court the masses with offers that might seem ridiculous in light of the continued issues people have with carriers. But that hasn't stopped the self-proclaimed un-carrier from having promos and offers that aim to bring more people over from other services to theirs. The latest of these are the "Uncontract" and Carrier Freedom, a variation of their Contract Freedom offer from before.

Google Play adds more carrier billing partners in Europe, Asia

Not everyone who wants to buy apps or content on the Internet have credit cards, for one reason or another. Online retail giants have to find a way to reach that segment of the market as well, because they can be profitable as well. Google introduced carrier billing a few years back for their Play Store, and now they are adding a few more countries in Europe and Asia that can let users charge their purchases to their respective participating carriers.

Google confirms Android Pay framework, MVNO network

Google announcements at major tech events are always worth noting, and at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, they made some major announcements that may not have been the "sexiest" but will definitely have a major impact on not just users but OEMs and their future partners as well. Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed several things, including the setting up of an Android Pay framework as well as the possibility of their own MVNO network.

Want to unlock your phone? Here are some tips

Finally, unlocking phones is now easier via your carrier. Thanks to the CTIA for setting new rules to unlock smartpphones. Carriers were given a recent deadline by the group to unlock phones as per the request of the customers. This means anyone can simply go to his carrier and request that mobile device be unlocked--no questions asked.

FreedomPop announces low cost WiFi service

FreedomPop, the free wireless internet and mobile phone service provider, is looking to bring on some new customers today by announcing their new low cost WiFi service - where customers get unlimited access to 10 million WiFi hotspots across the US, for only $5. FreedomPop started back in 2011 and began selling its first smartphones back in October 2012. The company began supporting LTE Android smartphones recently back in May 2014.
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