Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Google Fi Carrier Services Now Open To Most Android Devices

Google Fi Carrier Services Now Open To Most Android Devices

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. Today, Google announced that it is renaming the service as Google Fi and it is expanding the service to iOS and most of the Android devices.

As far as the plans are concerned, the company is offering unlimited domestic call and texts in the U.S. along with worldwide texts at just $20 every month. However, if you are living in the US, Google Fi could help in eliminating your connectivity woes. After that, any additional data becomes free of charge, though customers should expect to encounter slower 2G/3G speeds if they consume more than 15 GB within a billing period. You can use the compatibility checker to see if your handset will work, but just keep in mind that phones that aren't officially sold through Google Fi won't have access to every available feature.

After three years, Google's finally made a decision to expand Project Fi to more handsets beyond the few phones that have supported it, such as Google's Pixel and Nexus series, as well as a handful of LG and Moto phones. And because the program is still in beta, Google says users are required to go through a "few extra steps" to get the service working via the Google Fi iOS app.

Be aware that iPhones can't take advantage of one of the service's more advanced features: seamlessly switching between different cellular networks. If all that sounds good, check whether your device is compatible through Google's site and Fi-re it up. No matter what phone you use with Fi, you'll get great Fi features-like reliable coverage, easy group plans, and high speed global data coverage for the same rates you pay at home. These can be ordered via the Project Fi website.

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.

Google's simplified cell phone service can now connect with a much wider array of devices, including Apple's iPhones.

The report says "Fi-friendly" phones will "offer the best overall user experience for subscribers", without going into detail on what that means, exactly. This deal is only available for today only (November 28), so you'll need to act fast. But now, the biggest news here is that this wireless service will not only support majority of Android Phones but also Apple iPhones.

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