If free wireless service for the rest of 2022 sounds like a worthwhile trip, consider turning to Google Maps as your navigation tool and start contributing.
With average monthly mobile phone tariffs at approximately $906 to $1,281 per yearfree cell phone service would save you $226 to $320 through the end of 2022. Google Fi monthly plans cost between $20 and $40 for unlimited data.
So how do you board? Google is apparently aiming the offer at super users of Google Maps, called Local guideswhich help make the service more accurate by providing descriptions, reviews and photos of small businesses, travel destinations and more.
It works like this: You Register and start contributing. So Google apparently finds you; access is not something you can ask for. Reports indicate that Google started emailing the offer to some users over the weekend.
And the smartest way to use Google Fi, which uses T-Mobile and US Cellular towers, is to have a Design for Fi phone, which includes Google Pixel phones and some Samsung Galaxy phones. Google Fi is an MVNO, or Mobile Virtual Network Operator, that uses major mobile carriers but usually offers cheaper plans.
According to reports, local guides who benefit from the Google Fi offer have until October 31 to use it.