Google announced today that it is adding U.S. Cellular to the list of carriers whose networks make up Project Fi. Currently, the service runs off of Wi-Fi, T-Mobile, and Sprint, making U.S. Cellular the third official partner.
Google says that the carrier delivers 4G LTE service in 23 states, providing LTE for 99% of its customers. Of course, it's not a significant advancement for anyone in the other 27 states, although it does have a larger 3G network.
Fi works by choosing the best service where you are, so moving forward, if you're in an area that gets better service from U.S. Cellular than it does from T-Mobile or Sprint, the device will connect to U.S. Cellular.
It's also worth noting that the carrier has significant voice coverage.
Google claims that because of its unique method of connecting to different networks, customers have a connection 99% of the time, and 95% of that time is with 4G LTE speed. These statistics are prior to the addition of U.S. Cellular, so Google promises that the service will get even better.
U.S. Cellular coverage for Project Fi users will begin rolling out within the coming weeks.
You can check out our review of the service right here.
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Source: Android Blog