Recently Google launched its all-new, absolutely amazing smartphone “Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL” and people are already going gaga over it. Though launched with the brand line “Ask more of your phone,” actually Google has left us with nothing to ask more as Pixel 2 is already loaded with more than everything we needed. And the one thing that is pulling us all towards it is…. yes, you got it right “Google Project Fi” which all you need to do is, activate it! We know your question. How? And that’s where we come in the picture to turn your “How?” into “Wow.” So, let’s begin!

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How to activate already present Google Project Fi on your Pixel 2?

Before we begin, here’s a short brief about Google Project Fi. It is Google’s mobile network service. It is an inexpensive wireless plan that gives you best available network between Wifi and three 4G LTE networks. It is a simplified prepaid carrier with numerous benefits that you would love to have it right now.

Though at present Pixel, Android One Moto X4, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, or a Nexus 6 are the only phones compatible with Project Fi, technically it can work on any device that supports a GSM SIM card and network. To make that possible, you need to transfer your current number to Project Fi SIM card and activate it using any Google device and then return to your regular phone. But the perks of having it on a Google device like Pixel 2, is extra special. Why?

In Pixel 2 you need not a Project Fi SIM card to activate service as it comes with an eSIM, which means, you can start using Project Fi as soon as you set-up your phone.
How to Set Up Google Project Fi on Your Pixel 2

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How to Set Up Google Project Fi on Your Pixel 2

If you are turning on your brand new Pixel 2 for the first time, you will get the instructions on the screen itself. If you have skipped them while setting up your phone, follow the below step.

Step #1. First Off, Download and Install the Project Fi app on Your Pixel 2.

Step #2. Open the app and sign up for Project Fi or you can go to fi.google.com/signup and sign up.

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Step #3. After you log in an option will appear asking whether you need a SIM card? Select the option of using a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

Step #4. Click on the enable button to complete the activation process.

Step #5. Tap on the “Continue” button to activate Project Fi.

How to Use the physical SIM card along with the eSIM Card on Pixel 2

Step #1. Open the “Settings” on your phone.

Step #2. Go to Network and Internet Settings.

Step #3. Click on Mobile → Carrier.

Step #4. Enter the name of the carrier you wish to use.

Step #5. Tap on “Switch” button.

How to Pause Project Fi Service on Pixel 2

Step #1. Open the Project Fi app.

Step #2. Click on the “Account” tab.

Step #3. Go to “Your Plan” section.

Step #4. Click on “Manage Plan” option.

Step #5. At the bottom of the screen, you will see “Pause service” option. Click and confirm it.

How to Resume your Project Fi Service on Pixel 2

Step #1. Open the Project Fi app.

Step #2. Select the “Resume service” option on the top of the screen.

For Military service pause, contact a Project Fi expert, and you can pause your service for a period of up to 39 months.

How to Cancel Project Fi Service on Pixel 2

Step #1. Open the Project Fi app.

Step #2. Click on the “Account tab.”

Step #3. Tap on the “Manage Plan” option.

Step #4. Select “Cancel service.”

If instead of “Cancel service” you see “Leave Plan” option, that means you will have to leave your group plan before the above process.

How to Leave a Group Plan?

Step #1. Transfer your number to another carrier.

Step #2. Transfer your number to Google Voice.

Step #3. Give up your number.

After cancellation, you can still sign in and take a to look at your bills and other details. Don’t worry; it won’t reactivate your account. You will get a notification when your service gets canceled.

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Final thoughts

Project Fi is an affordable cellular network that comes with a number of interesting benefits and using it on a Google device, doubles the benefit like cross-networking, Wifi switching, i.e., your phone will automatically select the best coverage network by roaming between registered Wi-Fi networks and its other cellular partners T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Sprint cell. Another advantage that you get is “Visual Voicemail.” You need not dial into your voicemail as you can access and listen to it directly from your phone app. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

Do let us know via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, whether this guide was helpful for you in setting up Project Fi on your Pixel 2. If you still have doubts before setting it up, try this quick quiz to know why Project Fi will be good for you.