What is Google Fi?

What is Google Fi and how does it work

Google Fi provides fast, reliable nationwide 4G LTE and 5G coverage through the T-Mobile network. Google Fi is not subject to data traffic deprioritization, which means you won't experience slowed data speeds during times of high network usage.

Is Google Fi only for US residents

How to Sign Up for Google Fi as a Non-Resident. Officially Google Fi is only marketed to US residents. But if you follow our step by step guide, you can get it even if you don't ever go to the US. This is what you will need.

Why would someone use Google Fi

Google Fi focuses on connecting you to the best available network. It uses Wi-Fi calling if doing so is faster than your cellular connection. The service also seamlessly moves between the carrier networks to find the best connection.

Can you use Google Fi overseas

You can use your phone in over 200 destinations. For international use: Cellular calls are $0.20 per minute. Texts are included.

Does Google Fi need a SIM card

If you're new to Google Fi, sign up for Google Fi. For SIM cards: When you sign up, order a SIM card at no charge or buy a SIM card at a retail store. Pixel 2 and up: Use an eSIM with phones compatible with Fi.

Can I use Google Fi for free

If you're eligible, alongside your current service you can try Google Fi free for 7 days. The trial automatically renews after 7 days, and you can cancel your Google Fi trial anytime. The trial includes: Calls and texts within the US (territories not included).

Does Google Fi have a SIM card

If you're new to Google Fi, sign up for Google Fi. For SIM cards: When you sign up, order a SIM card at no charge or buy a SIM card at a retail store. Pixel 2 and up: Use an eSIM with phones compatible with Fi.

How many countries can use Google Fi

All plans include coverage in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Unlimited Plus and Flexible also come with data in 200+ international destinations, and 5G in select countries for supported Pixel and Samsung phones.

What is Google Fi weakness

However, Google Fi's service does have some weaknesses compared to other plans elsewhere. Google Fi will throttle your data speeds after 15 GB on its entry-level Flexible plans, and 22 GB for its Unlimited plan. Compare this to other carriers like T-Mobile, Verizon, or our No.

Does Google Fi data-only SIM work internationally

Learn more about Google Fi plans. If you want to find out how much your data-only SIM uses, check your data usage. Tethering: Tethering from a device with a data-only SIM isn't supported. Coverage: Data-only SIMs provide coverage in 200+ countries and regions.

Does Google Fi require a SIM card

(If you're using an iPhone or Google Pixel, you can set up Fi with an eSIM, meaning you don't need to wait for a physical card.) Once your chip arrives, you'll need to use a SIM tool to pull out the SIM tray and insert the SIM card into your phone.

How many countries is Google Fi available in

200 countries

Our Flexible and Unlimited Plus plans include automatic international coverage in more than 200 countries and territories, with no extra setup required.

Do you have to pay for Google Fi

Simply Unlimited and Unlimited Plus plans

Based on the number of people in your plan, you prepay a monthly fee for unlimited calls, texts, and data charged at the start of your bill cycle. Charged at the end of your bill cycle, you postpay extra charges, like for: Calls abroad.

Is Google Fi really unlimited

With the Unlimited Plus plan, you get unlimited data, calls, and texts. If you frequently travel internationally or use your phone as a hotspot for your other devices, we recommend the Unlimited Plus plan. The Unlimited Plus plan includes 100 GB of Google One storage for each group plan member, up to 6 members.

Why is Google Fi so expensive

There is a reason why Google Fi is more expensive. This is simply because it really offers more, aside from just calling, texting, and data access. For example, Google Fi offers data-only SIM cards for tablets and other devices, and there is no extra charge for it if you have the Unlimited Plus plan.

Does Google Fi data only SIM work internationally

Learn more about Google Fi plans. If you want to find out how much your data-only SIM uses, check your data usage. Tethering: Tethering from a device with a data-only SIM isn't supported. Coverage: Data-only SIMs provide coverage in 200+ countries and regions.

What makes Google Fi different

Features. Google Fi Wireless automatically switches between networks depending on signal strength and speed. It can automatically connect to open Wi-Fi hotspots while securing data with encryption through an automatic VPN. Phone calls will seamlessly transition to a cellular network if Wi-Fi coverage is lost.

How private is Google Fi

On all phones on Fi, you get access to a VPN for an encrypted and private connection when you use cellular data and Wi-Fi. It helps shield you against hackers on unsecure networks (like public Wi-Fi), and prevents websites from using your IP address to track your location.

Do I need a SIM card for Google Fi

You'll need to activate your Google Fi SIM card with a phone using the Google Fi app, but once the activation is done, you can put that chip in any device your plan allows. If you go with the Unlimited Plus plan, that means you can put your chip in an iPad, Android tablet, or a 4G/5G hot spot.

Do I need a different SIM card for Google Fi

If you already have an active SIM card, you don't need a new one for most phones. If you don't have a Google Fi SIM yet, you can order one from fi.google.com/signup. View a tutorial on how to activate Google Fi on an Android phone.

What are the limitations of Google Fi on iPhone

iPhones can't switch networks on the Google Fi service, so you'll stay on T-Mobile. Apple devices can't make calls or send texts over Wi-Fi. Tethering and Wi-Fi hotspots won't work when traveling abroad. iMessage should work just fine, but texting other devices requires some additional setup.

Is Google Fi an actual SIM card

Next, Google Fi requires a special SIM card. You can either buy a new phone with this SIM card when you sign up for Fi, or Google will ship you a free SIM card to put in your existing phone and activate.

Is Google Fi good for Apple

While the service has been available on Apple's phones since 2018, the experience has always been a little lacking compared to using the carrier with an Android device. iPhone users had to wait years to get Fi's built-in VPN and eSIM, and you have to manually enter MMS settings to get regular texting to work right.

Is Google Fi SIM card free

Setting up your device

Next, Google Fi requires a special SIM card. You can either buy a new phone with this SIM card when you sign up for Fi, or Google will ship you a free SIM card to put in your existing phone and activate.

Is Google Fi only for Google phones

Your device must meet these requirements: Android phone or tablet: Run Android 7.0 and up, have LTE bands 2 and 4, and support VoLTE. iPhone and iPad: Run iOS 13 and up.