Google’s Renowned Project Fi Wireless Service Is Finally Coming to iPhone

Network Tools is what allows for automatic carrier switching, enables a Google Fi VPN, and make Wi-Fi calls. That changes today, with Fi now open to "the majority" of phones-including iPhone. Google charges $10 for every GB of data used, but caps data charges at $60.

It's a very smart concept, and the biggest roadblock has traditionally been smartphone selection. If all that sounds good, check whether your device is compatible through Google's site and Fi-re it up. There's a sweet new logo that you can see above, which renders "Fi" in a Google-colored line art that is increasingly becoming a trend in Google's iconography. And for the first time ever, that list includes iPhones.

However, starting today, "Project Fi" is expanding beyond phones like the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, including launching on Apple's iPhone, Samsung phones, OnePlus, LG, and Moto handsets, according to Google. Gone is the Project Fi branding and in its place is a new name and new look. If you want the full power of Fi's multi-carrier network, you will still need to buy one of the above "Fi-compatible" devices.

The draw of Project, er, Google Fi includes features like worldwide 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. Plus, as always with Fi, there are no contracts and zero hidden fees. Fi owners are entitled to free data-only SIMs to use in any device they please. These phones (Pixel 3, 3XL, 2, 2XL, LG G7, LG V35, Moto G6, and Moto X4), can seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Sprint towers to achieve well-rounded coverage.

Google Fi uses both Wi-Fi and cellular networks (in partnership with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular) for its services. Google is offering up to $999 in travel gift cards with the purchase of a phone and trade-in credit if you turn in an old device.

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.


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