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Nexus Users: Save Mobile Data With Free Wi-Fi Assistant

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Nexus Users: Save Mobile Data With Free Wi-Fi Assistant

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Folks with Nexus phones and tablets can now easily save money on data charges when traveling abroad!

Via CNET, Nexus users on any cell phone network can now use Google’s Project Fi free Wi-Fi Assistant to save monthly data by automatically connecting to secure public Wi-Fi networks.

I think Project Fi is the best and most affordable cell phone service.  So expanding this benefit from Project Fi to folks on other networks is terrific!

Nexus Users Save Mobile Data With Free Wi Fi Assistant
I Love Project Fi! Now Folks on Other Networks Can Experience Project Fi’s Free Wi-Fi Assistant to Save on Your Monthly Data Usage!

I’ll explain how it works!

Project Fi’s Wi-Fi Assistant

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Google’s Wi-Fi Assistant technology automatically switches between public Wi-Fi networks and cellular networks to maximize free data.  And Google ensures a secure connection, so you won’t connect to unsafe networks.

This feature was previously reserved for folks using Project Fi service.  But now, you can use this technology with any cell phone network!

To use it, you’ll need a Nexus 4, 5, 6, 5x, and 6P smartphone.  Or Nexus 7, 9, and 10 tablet.  And you’ll have to be using Android 5.1 or higher.

This is a great way for folks who travel and want to stay connected to friends and family.  Because you’ll likely save money on expensive international data plans when the Wi-Fi Assistant connects you to any one of the 1 million Wi-Fi networks it accesses throughout the world.

Wi-Fi Assistant is already available for folks with Nexus devices on the US.  And it will be available in Canada, Mexico, UK, and other countries within the next few weeks.

Will you use Google’s Wi-Fi Assistant on your Nexus Device?

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Google has stated that this upgrade will be issued gradually over the next few weeks.

@Gerry – you might find this Google post helpful: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6327199 Some folks are reporting a Play Service or Connectivity Service update is needed before the Wi-Fi Assistant appears.

I just tried following the instructions and it’s not there… I have a Nexus 6 running Android 6…

@Steve – Does your phone have Android 5.1 or higher? To turn on Wi-Fi Assistant, you can:

1. Open your device’s Settings App

2. Tap Google

3. Tap Networking

4. Next to “Wi-Fi Assistant,” tap the On/Off switch

you said: Wi-Fi Assistant is already available for folks with Nexus devices on the US.

I’m in the US, it’s not on my Nexus 5x

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