Google wants you to add your kids to its Project Fi phone service

Your kids *are* responsible, right?

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
Sean Hollister

Google's Project Fi phone service is pretty slick. It combines multiple cellular networks and Wi-Fi into a single network with more coverage than any single standard carrier -- and it just recently added the LG G7, LG V35 and Moto G6 to the traditionally sparse list of phones you can use with it.

And Tuesday, Google's removing another hurdle that might have kept you away from Project Fi by letting you add your kids to a shared family plan as well.

Though Project Fi already had shared family plans, the company's terms of service traditionally restricted Google accounts to kids aged 13 or older, which meant you'd need to use the company's Family Link app to set up an Android phone for a kid. But Family Link and Project Fi weren't compatible -- until now, that is. Here's the company's blog post explaining it.

I won't judge. If you feel your kids are ready for a phone, that's totally up to you.