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What is Google Fi?

Heard about Google Fi but not sure what exactly is it?

In today's article, an elaborate explanation of what is Google fi, how does it work and what it has to offer will be covered.

Google Fi, formerly Project Fi is an Internet Service Provider launched by Google in an invitation-based form in November 2018. The service opened to the public on March 7, 2016. It generally comes in a form of an e-sim but if your phone doesn't support an e-sim, Google will send you the physical sim.

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Google Fi Sim Card.

The USP of Google Fi is that it has collaborated with the Top 3 service providers of all the countries it has started offering the service and it can switch between networks that provide people with the highest speed in any specific region. Assuming the connectivity of ISP A is the best in region X and the connectivity of ISP B is the best in region Y, Google Fi will flicker between these service providers as users enter into region X and Y. This ain't the limit. One of the most unique feature is the pricing, the pricing for Google Fi is the same all over the globe, making the same cellphone number available for its customer in the world. Yes, you read it right, you don't have to change your phone number even if you travel internationally. The Google Fi allows its user to use the same cellphone number all over the world making it a huge win for those who travel internationally very often. The current phones designed for Fi are Pixels, Moto G7, Moto G6, LG G7 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ, and Android One Moto X4.

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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. On other phones, you will have not access to network-switching technology but the rest of the features will remain the same such as high speed. Even though this service is public, it can be mainly used by businessmen only due to its substantially high price. On an average, the price we pay for 1 GB of internet ranges from 2₹ to 5₹, while for the cheapest Google Fi you have to pay 16 Euros per month for 10 GB of high-speed data which will be almost 30 to 40 times expensive than the regular pricing. Google Fi best suits a person who travels very often internationally and in urgent need to communicate without changing their cell phone number. Since not all phones are compatible with Google Fi, there's a compatibility checker provided you can use to check whether your phone is compatible or not. Click here to check your compatibility. You can check out the complete details and plans for Google Fi for your country.

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