Google's cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones

30 November, 2018, 04:18 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
  • Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

With Google Fi, Google is acting as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator)-the company doesn't own any of the cell towers it is using for service and instead buys access from the big cellular companies and resells it to its customers. Phones that haven't been optimized for Fi won't auto-switch to Google's Wi-Fi, the same way they won't auto-switch through the three carriers. These devices will also lack Fi's brand-new Enhanced Network beta, which runs all traffic through Google's VPN for increased security. Google calls this "Bill Protection", but do know that data is slowed (but still free) for the rest of the month if you go use over 15 GB on your plan, according to Google.

Following on the previous term, if Fi service is paused for more than 7 days or cancelled within 120 days of activation, the value of the gift card will be charged to your Google Payments account.

Google's Project Fi wireless service, one of the most capable phone plans around, just got a huge facelift. 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.

After years of limited availability, Google's wireless phone service has expanded to include iPhones, as well as many more Android devices.

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Be aware that iPhones can't take advantage of one of the service's more advanced features: seamlessly switching between different cellular networks.

The draw of Project, er, Google Fi includes features like global data in 170 countries at no extra cost, spam protection, data-only SIM cards for extra devices, and that sweet ability to switch between multiple cell carriers so-in theory-you're always getting the speediest network at a given time.

Thankfully, no matter what phone you own, you still get Fi's other perks.

Initially Project Fi was confined to a small number of handsets sold on the service's website - Pixel variants, a couple of LG phones, and two Moto mobes. Since Project Fi needs unique software in order to work, it has only been available on a handful of Android phones. Alternatively, if you're starting up Fi on your current phone, the company will give you $200 in service credit upon joining. Now devices from Essential, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung, in addition to iPhones can be set up with the carrier - although extra steps are required to set the latter of those up. The deal will only be available on November 28.



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