Google's Project Fi is now officially known as Google Fi, and the MVNO now supports a host of new devices from manufacturers like Samsung and OnePlus. But it also means the phones need special hardware and software so they can jump from network to network. Cable giants Comcast and Charter are now selling mobile services in their respective cable footprints via MVNO deals with Verizon, while cable company Altice plans to join the space next year through an MVNO deal with Sprint. Instead, Google says that only the smartphone available from the Google Fi website are compatible with the "full Google Fi experience". If you're a new subscriber and bring your current phone to Fi, you'll receive $200 off via billing credit. Those phones can automatically switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular networks depending on which has the best signal, whereas The Verge reports that other phones appear to be sticking with T-Mobile only.
Data is charged at $10 per GB with a pricing cap of $60. For instance, 1.4GB data will cost $14. However, once the 15GB data is surpassed, speed of the data is slowed down.
Google Fi is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) with a few innovative features.
In fact, over 70 percent of people we talked to in our research said they want more help with this. 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-priced roaming are also a major plus.
To celebrate the rebranding of Google Fi, Google Store has kicked off a pretty big promotion that could get you up to $999 in travel gift cards as long as you buy a Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL and sign-up for Google Fi service.
All of these limitations get expanded upon even further if you decide to use an iPhone on Google Fi.
If you are living in India (or in South Asia, Africa, Europe or Australia), you need not to worry about Google Fi and it's perplexing working scheme as the service as of now is available only in the United States. If you're a new or existing customer and purchase a Google Fi phone, Google will give you back the amount you paid in the form of a gift card for Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Airbnb or Hotels.com.