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Google's Cell Service is Coming to Most New Apple and Android Phones
If you're sick of your traditional service provider, Google has an offer that may excite you. Google Fi, formerly known as Project Fi, is a revolutionary cellphone service that aims to give users high quality connection at low prices, and they've just announced a massive expansion of the program.
For a full breakdown of the pros and cons of this service, check out our official long-term review of Google Fi.
Google Fi will now be available on most newer iPhone models and Android devices. In the past, the service was limited to Google-manufactured phones like the Pixel and the Nexus. You can see a full list of newly eligible devices by following this link, but all phones running iOS 11 and higher and most running Android 7.0 or higher are now eligible.
You can either sign up for Google Fi with an eligible phone, or buy one directly from Google.
The base plan, which includes unlimited talk and text, runs for $20 a month. It's an additional $10 a month per GB of data used, but users who don't hit the 1GB threshold will only pay for what they actually used. Plus, your monthly rate is capped at 6GB (or $80 per month), so you won't be charged extra for any additional data used after that.
To sweeten the deal, Google is offering the first month of Google Fi free for new customers who sign up between November 29th and December 16th. However, you must bring your own device to Google for the deal to apply — you can't buy a phone directly from Google. You can read the full terms and conditions of the promotion here.
Since this is a new expansion, Google is still working to provide all of its features to the freshly added devices. Certain services like Wi-fi texting and spam detection will not yet be available on non-Google phones.
Just be sure to check out the official Google Fi website if you're eager to learn more about Fi in general and see if it's right for you.
Special thanks to Slickdeals user theimage13 for bringing this news to our attention.
Are you going to switch to Google Fi? If you already have the service, how do you like it? Let us know in the comments below!
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