If you’re a Project Fi customer and you’re traveling through San Jose International Airport, then Google has some goodies for you. It’s a common occurrence that people forget to pack certain things before a trip, whether it’s a long trip or not. Most of the time these are little things, things that are easy to forget. As the old adage goes, out of sight out of mind, and little things are often out of sight. Project Fi is here to help their subscribers who have accidentally passed up on packing something that they might have really needed, and they’re doing this with a vending machine in the San Jose International Airport that will dispense these little needed items to travelers.
As stated, these are freebies which means you won’t have to pay a darn thing to get your hands on whatever is available inside. There are a couple of things you need to do, though, and this is obviously not available to anyone who isn’t a Project Fi subscriber. To grab something out of the machine, say a sleep mask or a charging cable, you’ll need to dial in a series of buttons on the phone keypad and generate a QR code. The key sequence that you’ll need is *#*#FLYWITHFI*#*# which will give you the QR code, and you can then scan this in on the machine.
Once that step is finished you’re allowed to pick anything that’s available in the vending machine that you wish, but there is a single item limit per day, more specifically every 24 hours, so you can’t just load up on stuff. That is, unless you have a layover and are coming back to the airport every 24 hours during that time. Google hasn’t mentioned whether or not they’re going to introduce these vending machines in other airports, but if they do it’s likely that it would depend on how often they were used by travelers. Although you can only pick one freebie per day, that one freebie just might be the one thing your forgot to pack. This is also following other freebies that Google has given to Project Fi customers, as they recently opened up the “A World Of Thanks” website that awarded subscribers with $10 in Google Play credits, and Google is also giving away $20 in Project Fi credits to people that sign up through the service via a referral, and the credits are given to both the person handing out the referral and the person receiving it. Tis’ the season of giving indeed.