Google Project Fi now siphons service from US Cellular coverage, too – CNET

Google Project Fi’s wireless phone network is getting stronger. An update to the Google Fi app for Android now includes support for US Cellular, a regional carrier with coverage predominantly in the Midwest.

Google Project Fi’s wireless phone network is getting stronger. An update to the Google Fi app for Android now includes support for US Cellular, a regional carrier with coverage predominantly in the Midwest.

US Cellular is a brand new partner for Fi, which Google calls a “network of networks” to connect its users to the strongest network around, be it LTE or Wi-Fi. If you hope into range of a stronger signal, Fi will automatically switch you over.

Project Fi already grabs LTE signal from T-Mobile and Sprint, so the addition of US Cellular’s resources expands Fi’s reservoir of signal for local and roaming users. Now if only Google would expand Project Fi beyond a few compatible Nexus phones. Read CNET’s adventures with Project Fi here.

[Via Phonescoop]

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