Google's cheap cellphone service now available for most smartphones


Google has announced that "Digital Wellbeing" tool will be extended to other devices aside from ones using Android One and Pixel, but when this will be has not yet been disclosed. Crucially, the service is now (mostly) compatible with iPhones, and to celebrate the change, Google is rebranding the service to just Google Fi.

If you are a new customer, the user needs to port their current personal phone number during sign up and the number must be active too.

It's easy to cancel Fi should you grow exhausted of it, you only pay for the data you use, and the service's automatic network switching feature allows you to get the best coverage no matter where you are. First off, if you buy any phone through Fi, Google will issue you the equivalent amount in travel-related gift cards, whether you're a new subscriber or not. For starters, Fi's most unique feature- carrier switching-isn't available for iPhones.

Project Fi is no longer an exclusive club for owners of select Android phones. For now, Google Fi for iOS is beta so things may get smoothed out for compatible devices in the coming months.

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Google is expanding its Project Fi service to iPhones and more Android phones across brands like Samsung, LG, Motorola and OnePlus.

The service besides ensuring smooth transitioning among multiple networks also securely connects the users to the available public Wi-Fi networks.

Google Fi costs $20 per line for unlimited calls and texts (and $15 for each additional person on your plan), and then it's $10 per every 1GB of data used. This means that consumers never pay more than $80 per month, and potentially a lot less if they don't use much data.

At the moment, there are not many phones that can take advantage of Fi - those are the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 2 XL, LG G7, LG V35, Moto G6, and Moto X4 (Android One edition). With Google Fi, users can dynamically switch between those mobile operators, which in turn would provide them services uniformly without any interruptions, delays or drops. If you don't have those phones, the Fi will use one carrier: T-Mobile. 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.