What makes Google Fi really unique is that it’s designed to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots through a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN will help keep your personal information safe, and it can be especially at risk when you connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Although all this advanced technology may make Google Fi sound rather complicated or advanced, you’ll still find the traditional plans and phones you’re probably familiar with. You can build multi-line plans with various amounts of cellular data. However, Google Fi is unique in that they offer “Bill Protection”, meaning you want be charged extra money if you exceed a certain data threshold.
Google also sells many phones compatible with the Google Fi wireless network. However, if you’re a big iPhone fan, Google Fi probably isn’t the carrier for you because currently only Androids are compatible with the network. If you really love Google products, we’d recommend the Google Pixel, their flagship product.
If you already own an Android phone, it may be compatible on Google Fi’s network. Since the network uses CDMA and GSM technologies, there’s a decent chance it’ll be compatible.
The Google Fi project is still developing, so it’s not available everywhere yet. Google Fi has received tremendously positive feedback so far, so you can expect Google to continue to grow the network.
Fun Facts About Google Fi
- Google owns and operates Google Fi.
- Google Fi makes use of a VPN to help protect your information when you connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots.
- Google Fi’s unique “Bill Protection” feature limits the amount of money you can be charged for cellular data to $60.
- iPhones aren’t compatible on the Google Fi network.
- Google Fi supports VoLTE.