Google Fi Looks to Take Over Your Phone Service

Google already entered into the world of mobile phones with an OS for smartphones as well as the phones themselves. Now they’re looking to provide the cell service as well.

Originally called Project Fi, Google Fi is being described as an alternate wireless carrier. The service is meant for select Google devices and uses a blend of Wi-Fi and other networks for coverage. Subscribers were pleased by Google’s announcement to cap the amount it charges each month, especially in consideration of its payment method of only paying for what you use.

Under Project Fi, only certain phones like the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 phones, but now as Google Fi it also supports other phones as well, including Android and iPhones. As for the what network Google Fi uses, it actually relies on three—Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. According to Google, the software determines which has the fastest network based on your location and uses that network. Google Fi also delivers talk, text, and data over VPN-protected public Wi-Fi hotspots.

Google Fi’s plans are more than reasonable. For $20 per month for one person, you’ll get unlimited calls and text. Data can be added on for $19, for a total bill of $39 a month (plus taxes and fees).

You already rely on Google for your internet searches; now may be the right time to start relying on them for your mobile services as well.

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