These phones (Pixel 3, 3XL, 2, 2XL, LG G7, LG V35, Moto G6, and Moto X4), can seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Sprint towers to achieve well-rounded coverage. With a simple service model charging $20 for a dial tone, unlimited texts, and then $10/GB after, the no-strings attached plan gained a niche status, especially since data and messages cost the same throughout most of the world. Google is reportedly planning to roll out Project Fi compatibility to Samsung, LG, OnePlus, and even Apple phones. If you want the full power of Fi's multi-carrier network, you will still need to buy one of the above "Fi-compatible" devices.
Freshly renamed "Google Fi" service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally.
To celebrate the rebranding, for today only (11/28), Google has a few Fi deals going on.
After more than three years, Google is finally expanding "Project Fi" in a major way.
Now, iPhones are Google Fi-compatible, but there's still a catch or two.
Officially supporting iPhones is particularly significant for Fi in the U.S, where tinkerers have always been experimenting with ways to get around Google's device restrictions, says Google product manager Dhwani Shah. Previously known as Project Fi, the service is now officially available on iPhones as well as the majority of Android phones. Data costs $10 per each GB that you use, but once you hit 6GB (or more if you're on a family plan), Bill Protection kicks in and you aren't charged for additional data use until your next bill.
The draw of Project, er, Google Fi includes features like global data in 170 countries at no extra cost, spam protection, data-only SIM cards for extra devices, and that sweet ability to switch between multiple cell carriers so-in theory-you're always getting the speediest network at a given time. Fi owners are entitled to free data-only SIMs to use in any device they please.
When it comes to iPhones, iMessage works just fine but you will have to update your iPhone's MMS settings to send and receive texts with non-iPhones.
In celebration of all of these changes, Google Fi is offering a mix of gift cards from Airbnb, Delta Air Lines, Hotels.com, and Southwest Airlines.