Google Fi Replaces Project Fi, Adds Support for iPhone

Adjust Comment Print

The company has officially renamed its wireless network as Google Fi. And now, Google has expanded the support of the service to iOS and other Android devices including the ones from Samsung, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia and Huawei.

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.

It's important to note that all the pricing for Google Fi is in U.S. dollars, so, you'll need to do some maths to ensure their prices are reasonable.

The service throttles the data speed after 15GB is used.

Google's Project Fi is now ready to expand support to the iPhone and more Android phones, with a rebranding of the service to "Google Fi" now confirmed.

You can sign-up for Google Fi here.

Until we hear an official statement from Google regarding this alleged Project Fi expansion, it may be best to remain skeptical about this information, but if it's true, it could be a major boon for Google. What you won't get, unfortunately, is the ability to switch back and forth between multiple networks, automatic connections to public Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi calling, and access to Google Fi's VPN service.

Other features from the new Google Fi MVNO include free global roaming, access to 2 million secure Wi-Fi hotspots and data protection through a Google VPN. Goodbye Project Fi. Hello Google Fi.

If you are living in India (or in South Asia, Africa, Europe or Australia), you need not to worry about Google Fi and it's perplexing working scheme as the service as of now is available only in the United States.

"Our plan now works with the majority of Android devices and iPhones", Fi director Simon Arscott said in a blog post.

To get people on board, Google is offering either a travel gift card equal to the price of a new phone, or a $200 bill credit for folks who bring their existing phones, but both deals are only available today.

Google's Fi service has been a popular choice, particularly among global travelers, because its plans are flexible and relatively low-priced compared with many other carriers. However, the offer is available only today, November 28, 2018, and will end at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (in 15 hours from the time we're writing this article).