When Google Fi first came on the scene, people were eager to take advantage of this new opportunity to save money on their cell phone bill, but many are still in the dark about what Google Fi really offers. And that’s too bad! It’s probably one of the best ways out there to save money on your phone bill – no joke. So here’s what we’ll cover in this article: why you should consider switching to Google Fi, how it could help you save money, and tips and tricks that you might not have heard before. But first… The best secret about Google Fi is that it’s an incredible way to save on your phone bill.
What is Google Fi?
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Google Fi (previously Project Fi) is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service from Google in which you’ll pay $20 a month for wireless talk, text, and data. While some of our partners like Ting, Republic Wireless, and Consumer Cellular also offer similar monthly plans, what makes Google Fi different—and potentially better—is its ability to switch between Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers seamlessly without dropping calls or losing data connectivity. You can even send texts when you’re abroad!
What can I do with my data, voice, & text?
With Google Fi, you get a plan with data, minutes, and texts for only $20/month for each service! You can make calls over Wi-Fi or use our low-cost international calling feature to call for less abroad. On top of all that, we have special offers every month like a free movie rental from VUDU or an extra gigabyte of data! Plus, there are no annual contracts and no credit checks—just pay as you go. The best part? No need to sign up for multiple carriers—we’ll automatically move between T-Mobile®, Sprint®, and US Cellular® based on coverage where you need it most. Just sign up online, select a new number if needed, then turn on your new phone number when it arrives. That’s all there is to it!
How do I get it?
The easiest way to get started with Google Fi is by picking up one of their new Moto X4 phones, which start at $399. You’ll be able to sign up for service online, and you can even bring your own unlocked device — like a Galaxy S8 or a Pixel — if you want. What does it cost?: Your first line will cost $20 per month (with unlimited talk and text), but each additional line is just $15 per month (again, unlimited talk and text). There are no contracts; you pay month-to-month. If you go over your allotted data, you’re charged 10 cents per extra megabyte used in addition to what you already paid for data that month.
Why get it?
Why pay $50 a month for 50GB of data when you can get 1TB for only $30? Data-capped plans are virtually unheard of in today’s cellular world, but Google’s Project Fi has no ceiling, and no overage charges—even if you end up going over your monthly limit, you’ll simply be charged an extra $10 per GB used. If you use less than what you signed up for, Google will refund you at least $20 (and sometimes as much as $40). How does it work?: Unlike most other carriers, which require you to purchase service from them directly or through one of their partners (like AT&T), Project Fi works by connecting users with multiple cell networks simultaneously. The service relies primarily on Sprint and T-Mobile, but also includes support from three additional carriers: U.S.
How much does it cost?
Google Fi doesn’t have a set price per month, but you pay $20 per month for talk and text and $10 per gigabyte of data you use. So whether you’re one who relies mostly on Wi-Fi or someone who can go through 10 GB in just a couple weeks, there are no overage charges and no surprises when checking out at month’s end. And if you’re traveling abroad, Google Fi gives you unlimited texting and calls from more than 120 countries—and up to 4G LTE data at no extra charge. Plus, with all taxes and fees included in your monthly payments, it’s easy to see exactly how much money you’re saving each month compared with other carriers.