Unlike other phone plans, Google Fi offers cellular coverage across three leading networks (T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular) and Wi-Fi hotspots, with a phone designed for Fi. Phones that are not designed for Fi but are still compatible with Fi have nationwide access to the T-Mobile network.
No matter what phone you have, the plan only charges you for the data you use, and when you hit a certain amount of data, it’s free for the rest of the month. We call this Bill Protection. Also, when you travel internationally, data abroad costs the same as at home.
You’ll pay just $20/mo to get unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texts, and access to cellular coverage in 200+ countries and destinations. You can also add up to 5 more people to your plan for just $15/person/mo.
Data costs $10 for each GB used until Bill Protection kicks in for your plan. After that, your data is free for the rest of your billing cycle. Members using phones designed for Fi also save money every month with the ability to jump onto Wi-Fi hotspots for talk, text, and data. You can estimate your Google Fi bill here.
Bill Protection is a feature built into every Google Fi plan that offers a way to save money. Here's how it works:
Data costs $10 for each GB used, until Bill Protection kicks in at a data amount that depends on the number of people on your plan. After that, data is free for the rest of your billing cycle.
If you use 1.4 GB of data in a month, you’ll pay just $14 for data. And if you're an individual plan owner who has used 10 GB of data, you’ll never pay more than $60 for data.
If you use more than 15 GB of data in a cycle (less than 1% of individual Fi users as of Jan. 2018), you’ll experience slower speeds above 15 GB with Bill Protection. You can opt out of slower speeds by paying for $10/GB any individual data used above 15 GB in a billing cycle.
Here’s how it works for different group sizes:
|Plan size||1 person||2 people||3 people||4 people||5 people||6 people|
|Maximum data cost||$60||$100||$120||$140||$160||$180|
|Data||6 GB||10 GB||12 GB||14 GB||16 GB||18 GB|
Yes. Data used in the United States and any other covered country or territory qualifies for Bill Protection. You can learn more about our international coverage here.
Think of Bill Protection as an unlimited plan with added flexibility. With Bill Protection you’ll get unlimited data when you need it without paying for it when you don’t.
If you’re an individual, that means in the months when you need 8 GB of data, you’ll automatically enjoy unlimited data after you use 6 GB. But in months when you only need 2 GB of data, you’ll only pay for the 2 GB of data you’ve actually used.
If you use more than 15 GB of data in a cycle (less than 1% of individual Fi users as of Jan. 2018), you’ll experience slower speeds above 15 GB with Bill Protection.
If you use more than 15 GB of data in a cycle (less than 1% of individual Fi users as of Jan. 2018), you'll experience slower speeds above 15 GB with Bill Protection.
If you need significant amounts of high speed data, you can opt to pay $10/GB for the data you use past 15 GB in a given cycle.
Yes. If you’re new to Google Fi, you can set up a group plan during your checkout process. Just have the intended plan owner click “Join Fi” to get started.
Just like an individual plan, each month you’ll pay $20 for unlimited talk and text, then add $15 for each additional person. Data costs the same at $10 for each GB used.
If you’re already a part of Google Fi you can invite people to your plan here. You can have up to six people, including the group owner, in a group.
Anyone aged 18 or older is able to purchase a device. Group plan owners are the only ones eligible to finance devices or enroll them in device protection through Google Fi. Group plan owners are eligible to finance multiple devices.
For $20/month, you get unlimited domestic talk and text, unlimited international texts, Wi-Fi tethering to use your phone as a hotspot, and access to cellular coverage in 200+ countries and destinations.
Yes, we support all standard messaging types, including SMS, MMS, shortcodes, and group texting.
For iPhones, while iMessage will work out of the box, you’ll need to update your iPhone’s MMS settings to send and receive texts with non-iPhones. We’ll walk you through this when you set up your phone, and you may have to update these settings when you get a new version of iOS.
Google Fi does not charge any extra fees to use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot to share your data with any Wi-Fi-compatible device. That data will count toward your monthly usage.
Taxes and government surcharges vary per state, but are normally between 10-20%. For example, if your monthly bill is $40, the taxes on your statement could be between $4-8.
The free Family Link app from Google can help you set certain digital ground rules for your child and their first Android device. You can create a Google Account for your child that’s much like your own, but as a parent, you’ll be able to do things like manage apps, keep an eye on screen time, and remotely lock your child’s device. Learn more.
You can also easily manage your child’s account by setting data alerts and data limits in the Google Fi app.
Yes, you can use your Google Voice number as your Google Fi number, but you cannot have your Google Voice number and a separate Google Fi number on the same phone. For additional information on bringing your Google Voice number to Fi, please visit our help center.
The current phones designed for Fi are Pixels, Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, and Android One Moto X4. They are built to support multiple cellular networks, and they have a state-of-the-art cellular radio tuned to work across network types. You must have the North American model of the above devices to use it on the Google Fi network.
Other Android phones and iPhones do not have the same network switching technology but still get many of the other benefits of the plan.
Yes. Phones that are not designed for Fi can still get many of the benefits of the Google Fi plan. To check whether you can bring your phone, use our compatibility checker, or see a full list of compatible phones. When you sign up, you’ll have the option to get a free SIM card shipped to you, or you may be able to activate your phone without one.
Yes. You can buy a device from Google Fi with two ways to pay: all at once or, for qualified buyers, over 24 months. There’s no interest or fees but a credit check is required. See terms and conditions here.
If you’re already a Google Fi subscriber looking to finance additional devices, you can do so as long as you have enough remaining credit to finance the extra devices. Find your credit line amount in your Fi account, or when you go through the checkout process.
Yes. Any device you get from Google Fi comes unlocked and can be used with other wireless providers if you choose to leave our service.
Any device you purchase from Google Fi is under a manufacturer’s warranty following the purchase of the device. If your new phone is defective and you report it within this time period, Google Fi will replace or repair the phone at no cost.
Google Fi also offers device protection for devices purchased from Google Fi. With device protection, you can quickly get your phone replaced or repaired in the event of accidental damage (including drops, cracks, and spills), or mechanical breakdown (beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period). If you purchase a device from Google Fi, you can enroll it in device protection during checkout or within 30 days of when the device ships. For more details, visit our Help Center.
We’re always working to add devices to the Google Fi plan. If you would like to know when we add new phones designed for Fi, feel free to sign up for our email list.
Yes. You can trade in your device at any time when purchasing a new device. If you finance a new device or your trade-in value exceeds your purchase amount, you will get the remaining balance in Google Fi service credit. You can trade in multiple devices, but only one phone per order.
If you're buying a new device, you can get an estimate for your current phone value and order a trade-in kit when you purchase your new device. Shipping is free, and you'll receive your credit card refund once we've confirmed your device condition.
You can expect to receive your trade-in credits in the form of a credit card refund within five days of device inspection or in the form of Fi credits on your next billing statement.
If you opt-in to this feature, you can use any device that supports Google Hangouts to send and receive calls and texts. This includes: Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, Chromebooks, Windows computers and Mac computers.
When you’re signed into Google Hangouts, you can make and receive calls and texts for free with the account you use for Google Fi. To learn more, visit Google Hangouts support.
If you’re calling or texting to another country, please check our international rates for more information.
An eSIM is an embedded SIM that lets you set up your connection on screen the moment you power on your new device. With eSIM, you can set your phone up with the tap of a button—no physical SIM card required.
Google Fi is currently piloting eSIM, so the option to set up your new Pixel with eSIM appears only in Pixel 3 or Pixel 2s purchased from the Google Fi website and Google Store in the US. Simply power up your Pixel and set aside your SIM card to begin setup with Google Fi. If you would rather not use Google Fi’s eSIM, you can insert a physical SIM card at any time and set up your phone as you normally would.
Through new technology developed with our partners, phones designed for Fi put you on the best available network among three leading networks from T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular as well as a network of Wi-Fi hotspots. This means you get access to more cell towers and 4G LTE in more places. Phones that aren’t designed for Fi are covered by T-Mobile.
Network coverage differs for phones designed for Fi and other phones. You can view our US coverage at fi.google.com/coverage.
You can only move between networks with a phone designed for Fi. When multiple carriers are available, Google Fi will move you to the network that our analysis shows will give you the best Fi experience at your current location, whether that is 4G LTE, 3G, or 2G. We’re constantly learning and improving, to account for factors such as newly-built towers or newly-available radio frequencies. And if your current network is providing weak or no coverage, we’ll adjust in real time to find you a stronger connection.
If you have a phone designed for Google Fi, you’ll be connected to free, open Wi-Fi networks that do not require any action to get connected (such as, enter a password, watch an ad, or check-in). We use a network quality database to help determine which networks are high quality and reliable.
Other Android phones and iPhones do not automatically switch to free, open Wi-Fi networks, but you can still connect manually.
If you're on a phone designed for Fi, when Google Fi automatically connects you to an open Wi-Fi network, we help protect your data by sending it through a secure connection, known as a Virtual Private Network (VPN). This secure connection protects your data from being looked at by other users on the open Wi-Fi network.
Yes. If you have a phone designed for Fi, just make a call like you normally would using the phone dialer. If you’re not using a designed for Fi device or you’ve opted-in to use your number to talk and text on other devices, you can make calls over Wi-Fi using your number through Google Hangouts. If your call is connected over Wi-Fi, at the top of the screen you’ll see a Wi-Fi icon and the name of the network you’re connected to. For more information on how Wi-Fi calling works please visit our help center.
If you’re calling a US number over Wi-Fi, you’re not charged any extra. If you’re calling an international number, there’s a per-minute charge that varies per country. Please check international rates for more information.
Google Fi offers high speed data in over 200+ countries and territories for the same $10/GB you pay in the U.S. International data is a part of your standard data plan. For a complete breakdown of specific countries please check our International Rates.
Yes, if you’re traveling to one of the 200+ destinations where we have coverage you can talk and text internationally. Unlimited international texts are included in your plan. If you’re using cell coverage, calls cost 20¢ per minute. If you’re calling over Wi-Fi, per-minute costs vary based on which country you’re calling and you’re charged only for outbound calls. Please check our international rates for more information.
No, Google Fi only supports talk, text, and data usage in the 200+ countries and territories where we have coverage. If you’re traveling to a country that isn’t included, you will need to get a local SIM card for that country for cellular coverage. We do this to protect you from surprise bills in places where we can’t provide a $10 per GB data rate, 20c per minute calls, and unlimited international texts. However, if you have a phone designed for Fi or a compatible Android phone, in most countries you visit, you’ll be able to talk and text over Wi-Fi.
Yes, if you’re in a country where we have coverage you can send and receive calls and texts with people who are in a country where we do not have coverage.
Yes, you can bring your current personal number with you to Google Fi or take it with you if you leave. Because some carriers do not allow you to take your number, we’ll check if you can transfer when you sign up.
The transfer will start once you activate service on your phone. Most transfers take less than 15 minutes. Very few transfers take more than one day.
If you’re on a family plan, transferring your number may impact the other people still on the plan. We recommend calling your carrier to check.
Yes, once your Google Fi account is active you can.
No. Google Fi does not charge any activation or cancellation fees.
If you want to end your service with your current wireless provider after you switch to Google Fi, you will need to contact your current wireless provider after you activate your Google Fi account.
All phones designed for Fi and most Android phones and iPhones will work with Google Fi. You can buy a new phone designed for Fi or a SIM kit for your existing compatible device from Google Fi.
Check your phone’s compatibility.
The Google Fi referral program rewards any Google Fi members for sharing Google Fi with their friends, up to 10 referrals. Both new and existing members will earn the $20 service credits applied to their next bill once the new member has been active for 30 days.
You can easily locate and share your Google Fi referral link in the "Share the Fi Love" section of your account. You can share your custom link anywhere you like, including email, social media, or text.
While the Fi referral credit applies to new users who join Google Fi as group plan owners, the credit does not apply to new users who join another Google Fi user’s group plan. Instead, the talk and text cost for additional group plan members is automatically discounted every month to $15.
Terms and conditions apply.