‘Google Fi’ Now Works With Apple’s iPhone

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Freshly renamed "Google Fi" service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally.

That's good news if you want an easy-to-understand phone plan in the US and have strong T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular signal in the areas you frequent. Unfortunately, any phone not built for the Fi network loses this functionality. For now, Google Fi for iOS is beta so things may get smoothed out for compatible devices in the coming months. Users get money back for whatever data they don't use, and data usage over 6 GB is free (though Google will throttle speeds after users hit 15 GB).

Google first launched Project Fi in 2015 as a phone service for its own Pixel line of phones.

If you're a new customer, you have to port in your current personal phone number during sign up.

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This means that the smart network switching between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi won't work on an iPhone or any Android device that Fi isn't selling. Now devices from Essential, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung, in addition to iPhones can be set up with the carrier - although extra steps are required to set the latter of those up.

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.

Google has loosened its stranglehold on Project Fi, expanding its U.S. cellphone network service beyond its own handsets to competitor smartphones made by Samsung and Apple. Google spoiled this a bit by sending out "Google Fi" flyers (complete with the new logo) with some Pixel 3 purchases earlier this month, but now it's official. No matter what phone you use with Fi, you'll get great Fi features-like reliable coverage, easy group plans, and high speed global data coverage for the same rates you pay at home. 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. You can use the compatibility checker to see if your handset will work, but just keep in mind that phones that aren't officially sold through Google Fi won't have access to every available feature. Special deals will be available only for today.