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If you’re using Google’s Project Fi for your phone service (and if you’re a person who travels frequently, you really should consider it), Google has a special promotion for referring friends to the program.
Typically, if you refer someone to Project Fi, both you and the person being referred receive a $20 Fi credit. Through December 17th, Google is upping the ante. In addition to the normal referral credit, there’s also a chance to earn some tech goodies:
- Subscribers who refer two people will get a free Chromecast
- Seven referrals will get you a Motorola Moto X4
As someone who loves their current phone and hasn’t had a television since 2007, neither of those are terribly interesting to me personally, but it’s a fun idea that some of you might appreciate (so please leave your link in the comments below!)
Get your Project Fi referral code
To find your referral code, log in to your Google account (you may need to use Chrome), then click on “Share the Fi love” in the upper banner.
You’ll see your referral link, which can be copied to your clipboard with a click, or shared via social media and email:
Google Fi or TMobile?
I am incredibly evangelical about Google Fi — I think it’s the hands-down best phone plan for high-frequency international travelers, and tell that to pretty much anyone who will listen.
We’re saving well over $800 this year in my house by switching to Google Fi.
- I love the pay-as-you-go pricing, and the flexibility that provides
- The additional data-only SIM cards are great for tablets, back-up phones, and even family when traveling
At the same time, I actively campaigned for Ben to get T-Mobile. Why?
- Ben is on a family plan with his parents, and the pricing on T-Mobile seems slightly more competitive when you’re paying for multiple people with varying data needs
- The tie-up between T-Mobile and Gogo is super convenient for those who don’t travel enough to justify a monthly Gogo pass, so is perfect for Ben’s parents
- T-Mobile has storefronts, and Ben is….well, it’s better for me if he can go and talk to the nice people at the phone store versus Tiffany Tech Support, let’s put it that way
I would probably send my mom to T-Mobile for similar reasons. I’m sending my cousin Heather to Google Fi. And for people who travel rarely, or are already committed to other phone companies for other reasons, a portable hotspot can be a convenient choice.
But Project Fi has a great little quiz to help you determine if it’s an option that makes sense for you, and what the costs would be.
If you’ve been thinking about trying Google Project Fi, now is a great time to join. You can get a $20 statement credit by using a friend’s referral link, and we generally see some deals for Fi-friendly phones this time of year as well.
My link is here (and if you decide to sign up through it I’m of course super appreciative), but if you have Google Fi please post your links below! Especially if you can make use of these extra gadgets they’re giving out.
For more on Project Fi, and why I’m so thrilled with the service, see: