Google rebrands Project Fi, offers deals on all phones (Pixel 3 included)

Google Renames Project Fi as Google Fi Now Supports Apple iPhones One Plus and Samsung Phones

Started in 2015 as a somewhat experimental service, the network originally supported only a few Google-branded phones.

Project Fi, which prioritizes Wi-Fi calling over traditional carrier calling, has been renamed to Google Fi and is now available for iPhones and certain Samsung and OnePlus devices.

Third, Google only charges you for the data you use each month - you pay $20 per month for unlimited talk and text, and then $10 per gigabyte of data.

Other perks include worldwide coverage outside of the United States in 170 countries and territories, spam protection, and data-only SIMs for other devices, flawless for iPads.

It's important to note that all the pricing for Google Fi is in USA dollars, so, you'll need to do some maths to ensure their prices are reasonable. Goodbye Project Fi. Hello Google Fi. For BYOP customers, they can get $200 of credit towards Fi service. Most notably, they may not be able to get the same network coverage as someone who uses a Google-made Pixel phone.

Google notes that official "designed for Fi" devices will still have the best experience, such as the ability to "seamlessly switch between multiple cellular networks".

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The service throttles the data speed after 15GB is used. A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile would essentially make Google's mobile service a relatively straightforward MVNO of T-Mobile, since U.S. Cellular's network only covers a portion of the country.

What's missing when you use an iPhone or non-Fi-certified handset, of course, is Fi's unique network switching.

Google Fi moving onto new, even more popular phones, is a big step for fairer cell phone plans in the US. If you have a Pixel, though, or any of the other devices available through Fi's site, the cellular network switching feature is available (and extremely useful), and benefits like low-cost roaming are also a major plus. Then you'll need a phone that's officially created to support Fi. That's nothing new, but what is is the ability to finally bring over any other Android phone and iPhones.

To promote Google Fi's expansion, Google is also offering special deals for today only.

But despite the simplicity and appealing pricing, Google Fi wasn't very useful because it only worked with a very small number of phones, namely from Motorola and Google's own Pixel line.

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