In a small but welcome change, Google has opened up its Project Fi service to all businesses and families using G Suite accounts, allowing them to sign up with a custom domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) instead of a secondary consumer grade Google account (email@example.com).
Users with standard Google accounts got the chance to sign up for the service – MVNO providing phone, messaging and data services using both Wifi and cellular networks – but those who created a G Suite account on their own domain and used it as their main Google account had some serious issues. They have been requesting this change right from the early days of Project Fi, and seems like Google has finally heard!
The search giant announced the welcome change in a blog post stating, “While Project Fi had been available to users with @gmail.com addresses, starting today we’re making G Suite compatible with Project Fi, allowing users to sign up with their G Suite accounts (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)”.
G Suite Users Can Sign-Up For Project Fi But Only In US
Although it’s important to note, G Suite is limited only to U.S. based users. Google says support should be available to every single G Suite user in the US within the next 15 days. There’s still no word for other parts of the world.
That said, signing up for Project Fi using a G Suite account will also require your account administrator, (in case you’re not the admin) to turn on Project Fi access manually in the admin console. The Google service isn’t enabled by default, but once turned on, you should be able to sign up for the service your custom email address.
Though it’s not an end of all problems, Google’s little concern towards Project Fi is indeed a sign of progress. For all we can say, the service needs more attention considering it’s still expensive and supported only on a handful of devices (Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or Nexus 6).
via Android Police