According to a post on the Google’ Project Fi forum initially reported by TechCrunch, users of Google’s mobile broadband service can now access a cellular connection from tablets and other connected devices while on the go.
“Once you’ve ordered and received a data-only SIM, just pop it into a compatible device, follow the instructions, and voila: instant wireless connectivity,” wrote Laura Holmes, a senior product manager for the division, in a post.
As with Project Fi’s phone plans, users will be charged a flat $10/GB for data and pay only for what they use.
Existing Project Fi subscribers can order their free data-only SIMs from the “Account” page on the Project Fi website. Google says the change is rolling out gradually and customers should see the option to order data-only SIMs sometime in the next couple of days.
Those who might be interested, but are not currently Project Fi customers, can request an invite to the service.
Project Fi is a hybrid service that roams between Sprint and T-Mobile’s cellular networks, and jumps on Wi-Fi when that is the most realiable service in the vacinity.
Until now, Project Fi had only supported Google’s Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6 smartphones.