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.
Perfect for Android
Thinking about your phone carrier can be a pain, but Google Fi manages to be an afterthought with network switching and a great app. Google Fi eliminates overages and makes international travel a breeze. It’s the perfect balance for average data users.
What is Google Fi, and how does it work?
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.