Google Fi Finally adds the iPhone
Several other phones were added to the roster as well. It’s starting to look like this “hobby” is starting to become more of a thing. The company also announced the it would rename it from “Project Fi” to “Google Fi”.
Samsung, LG, Motorola, and OnePlus are all phone that may benefit from the upgrade..
iPhone users can sign up through the new Google Fi app, which is currently in beta. I’ve been reading a lot of forums on the internet and it sounds like the iPhone version of the app is still quite buggy. For the best results, it makes the most sense to keep using the Pixel phones.
A lot of the phones in question may not come with all of the features of Google Fi. For example, one of the most popular features is the ability to switch between carriers automatically. People also report that Google Fi’s VPN network may not be available to everyone.
Currently it looks like voicemails will not show up in the Voicemail section and the Network tools feature is disabled for iPhone users. Network tools allows you to make WiFi calls (one of the most popular features of Google Fi).
If you’re new to Google Fi, you can take advantage of travel gift cards. These cards can be spent on flights, hotels and more. They offer a 200 dollar travel card if you signup today.
It’s 20 bucks a month for unlimited talk and text, then $10 a gigabyte after that. One of the features that I like about this data plan is that the data rolls over if you don’t use it all. This would be great for someone who checks emails occasionally but is not a data hog.
Unfortunately for me, $10 a gigabyte is way too much to spend. I typically average about 6 GB/month. That’s being pretty conservative too. I try to cut back on streaming (Spotify/Netflix) and it still comes out over 6GB. This would make my monthly bill about $80 a month. That’s 4x what I currently pay with https://mintsim.com.
My favorite thing about Google Fi is the international plans. Your data works in most countries. Step off the plane in Afganistan? It’s the same price! Messages a free too. There is a 0.20 cents a minute charge for phone calls if you are not using their WiFi features.
Bring the price down to 5 dollars/GB and I’ll consider it Google!
Let me know what you think about Project/Google Fi in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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