August 14, 2022

If you’re an Android enthusiast, you likely know about Google Fi, but maybe its past limitations turned you away. Now that any unlocked phone can access it, you may be more interested than before. So we’re here to give you a high-level view of the carrier that comes directly from Google — what is it, how it works compared to other carriers, and maybe a few reasons why you’d want to try it.

What is Google Fi, and how does it work?

Google Fi plans on a phone

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At the highest level, Google Fi is a cell phone carrier operated by Google. In the U.S., it gives you data service on two mobile networks (T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular), which a compatible phone will intelligently switch between. It also uses Wi-Fi to make calls and send texts whenever available.

What are Google Fi’s plans?