Project Fi invites opened (24hr) as the Nexus 5X ships

To celebrate the release to shipping of the Nexus 5X as made by LG, today Google is opening the floodgates for Project Fi. This is a limited-time situation, where for 24-hours users will be able to sign up for Project Fi just sol one as the program is active in their area. Normally Google works with a waiting list for this program – today Google has opted in on allowing people to jump in and try to fly as fast as possible.

To be clear, Google isn't sending invites to everyone that signs up. If you're not in a service area that supports Google Fi, you'll be out of luck from the get-go. Google suggests that they'll be "giving out instant invites all day" – that means they're selecting from the collection of people that've signed up through the Google Fi website.

The map you're seeing above was generated on October 19th, 2015, and shows Google's estimated coverage area. If you're in a white zone, don't even try. Those light green areas that cover most of the United States are 2G coverage areas – good for basic browsing. There's barely any area on the map that has any medium-green, but if you happen to be in one of those areas, you'll be good to go for 3G data.

See the article The 3 big drawbacks to using Google Project Fi before you jump in.

The dark green areas are places where you'll get 4G LTE. You'll be using the best signal available between two carriers – Project Fi works with data from T-Mobile and Sprint. If you live on the East Coast or West California, you'll probably be fine with this. If you live in Montana, Wyoming, North or South Dakota, you know that you're in a bit of a pickle.

If all is well, go for it! Google's network is ready to roll for both of the company's newest smartphones, both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, in all their LG and Huawei (respectively) glory.