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Project Fi is now Google Fi and officially supports more Android phones

29 November, 2018, 00:26 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

"If you're looking for the full Google Fi experience, including Fi's unique technology to seamlessly switch between multiple cellular networks, you can use a phone designed for Fi-like the Pixel 3, Moto G6, and any other phone available on the Google Fi website".

For its MVNO, Google touts that users can pay $20 for a line of texting and talking, and then can pay $10 for every 1 GB of data they use, up to a max of $60 per month. And while there were complicated workarounds that would technically allow you to use a Fi SIM on a non-Fi device, doing so was complicated and sometimes unreliable. There is also Project Fi rebrand happening; Google Fi will be the new name now going forward.

It's a nifty approach that helps Google keep costs down, and Project Fi plans are much more affordable than typical wireless plans as a result.

As expected, Google has to make some concessions with Project Fi's features and the devices the network supports, along with the features that come along with it.


Fi "intelligently" shifts smartphone service between Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi hotspots to provide optimal signals, according to Google. Since its inception, Fi has only been compatible with specific phones, all of which ran Android. As of this moment, you can visit the Google Fi site and sign up for service using most Android phones; conversely, iPhone owners are directed to get started with the Google Fi iOS App - though you should note that Fi for iPhone is launching as a beta. That's changing today: the company is adding support for a whole lot more phones, including official iPhone compatibility for the first time.

It's easy to cancel Fi should you grow exhausted of it, you only pay for the data you use, and the service's automatic network switching feature allows you to get the best coverage no matter where you are. But you'll also be getting coverage that is inferior to what a true Fi device gets.

Missing from the non-Google phones: a seamless setup, visual voicemail, and automatic network switching. The service, now dubbed Google Fi, will be available for certain Samsung and OnePlus phones, as well as iPhones - though the latter will be in beta for the time being.

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