Google Fi is a telecommunications service from Alphabet, the parent company of Google’s search engine. It is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that provides SMS, calling, and mobile data services in the United States. Google Fi uses the T-Mobile and U.S. cellular network infrastructure to provide its wireless services.
Google Fi, previously called Project Fi, was established on April 22, 2015. It operates primarily in the United States and has roaming services in more than 200 countries.
Google Fi Plans and Pricing
The plans and pricing available on Google Fi depends on the number of people on the plan or phone numbers on the plan. It ranges between 1 and 6 people. There are three plans for the number of people selected.
- Simply Unlimited – Unlimited plans for people who use lots of data on their smartphones
- Unlimited Plus – Simply unlimited and includes tethering
- Flexible – Only pay for the data that you use. This includes a
$20 + Data
$35 + Data
$50 + Data
$65 + Data
$80 + Data
$95 + Data
Google Fi Features
Google Fi can automatically switch between cell towers as it has access to both T-Mobile and US Cellular towers to maximize speed, coverage, and reliability. This automatic switching makes Google Fi one of the best networks for calls, 4G, and 5G network coverage.
Google Fi phones automatically connect to available Wi-Fi hotspots whenever available. To protect users, Google Fi has a VPN built in that encrypts users’ data to make sure they are safe when in transit. Google Fi also automatically switches between Wi-Fi and cellular data to provide users with the best experience.
Google Fi Data-only SIM is useful for IoT devices and other internet-connected devices and machinery. This kind of SIM cannot make or receive calls and SMS messages. They can only be used to connect to the internet via 4G LTE and 5G mobile networks.
Google Fi Phones
Google Fi works with most unlocked GSM phones. Smartphones that are available for purchase on the Google Fi store include.
- Pixel 6a
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Pixel 6 Pro
- moto g 5G
- moto g stylus 5G
- moto g power (2022)
- Samsung A53 5G
- Samsung A03s
- Samsung A13 5G
All other GSM phones that work on T-Mobile can work with Google Fi. Google Fi, however, won’t provide support services like unlocking.
You can always trade-in devices from Apple, Google, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and OnePlus that can go to buy new phones or Google Fi services.
Google Fi SIM
Google Fi has both physical and eSIM support. You can buy an eSIM from Google if your phone has no eSIM capability.
You can also get a free eSIM when you sign up, ensure that you order a free SIM in the process.
Download the Google Fi app when setting up a new phone for a seamless sign-up process and more features.
Google Fi Coverage
Google Fi uses both T-Mobile and US Cellular towers to provide one of the widest coverage in the United States. It switches automatically between the available towers. Set up Google Fi APN internet settings to get the fastest 4G and 5G connectivity.
Check out Google Fi network coverage map. This includes designed for Google Fi locations and compatible with Fi.