Google’s new Wifi cell service to come to iPhones and Android devices

Posted at 3:49 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 16:49:10-05

Three years after its launch, Google has announced that their new mobile virtual network operator, Google Fi, will soon be available for a slew of iPhone and Android devices.

Formerly known as Project Fi, Google’s unique new mobile virtual network operator or VNMO, prioritizes the use of Wifi above all. However, it also has the unique ability to switch between several major networks such as Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular based on the strongest signal.

Previously, the service was only available for a few phones, mostly from Motorola and Google. The expansion to more popular smartphone brands like iPhone, Samsung, LG, and OnePlus is expected to bring Google Fi into the mainstream.

Besides the revolutionary new VNMO utilizing several trusted carriers, another selling point of the service is its simple and affordable price point.  For unlimited calls and texts, the service starts at $20 a month. A GB of data is only $10, its free after that, but customers will experience slower speeds if they exceed 15 GB of data. Other features include Bill Protection, which puts a cap on your bill to make overage fees obsolete, and free roaming to over 170 countries worldwide.

Google really wants people to be a part of their new project. Available this Wednesday only, Google is offering free travel gift cards for people who buy a phone through Fi, or service credit for anyone who signs up with an existing phone.