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TechnologyGoogle Fi launches a more traditional unlimited plan

19:40  17 september  2019
19:40  17 september  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Share All sharing options for: Google Fi launches a more traditional unlimited plan . Google is also tying its new Unlimited plan to Google One, another service that hasn’t taken off in the popular imagination. Google says that the Unlimited plan comes with a Google One membership, which

Today, however, Google is introducing Fi Unlimited , which, as you’ve probably figured out from the name, is more akin to a traditional ‘ unlimited ’ plan from other carriers. “Since Fi ’s launch in 2015, we’ve had one plan , the Fi Flexible plan , that gives you the flexibility to pay for just the data you use

Google is announcing a new plan for its MVNO Fi cell service: Unlimited. Like the big four carriers in the US, Google apparently feels the need to use the word “Unlimited” next to its service, whether or not it means what you think it means.

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For Google, it means that a single line costs $70 for everything, two are $60 apiece, three are $50 apiece, and you can have four to six at $45 per line. The caveats — and there are always caveats with unlimited plans — is that Google “may optimize” video streaming down to 480p and will also throttle data for any single user that goes over 22GB per month. (You can pay $10 per GB if you want un-throttled data over 22GB.)

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The Fi Unlimited plan offers unlimited calls, texts and data for multiple members of your family, including some international calls. The plan also comes with a Google One membership, giving you 100GB of cloud storage onto which you can automatically back up your Android phone.

The Google MVNO is now launching an official “ Unlimited ” plan for both data and international calling. Google is still offering the ability to pay per GB of data with that original plan now called “ Fi Flexible” The Google MVNO is available on most Android and iOS phones, but there are a class of

Google is also tying its new Unlimited plan to Google One, another service that hasn’t taken off in the popular imagination. Google says that the Unlimited plan comes with a Google One membership, which would save you the $1.99 per month it costs for the 100GB cloud storage tier.

But though that sounds complicated, it’s conceptually easier (at least in the US) than Google Fi’s previous plan — which is still sticking around but is now called “Flex.” Under that plan, it is $20 for the phone line, $15 for each additional line, and $10/GB for any and all data used. For a lot of customers, it could end up being much cheaper than other plans — though heavy data users could sometimes run into higher costs. Still, Google capped data costs at $60 per month.

Google Fi now offers an unlimited plan

Google Fi now offers an unlimited plan Google's mobile virtual network operator service Fi works by piggybacking on wireless networks to provide cellphone coverage. Last year it opened up to work with iPhones, and earlier this year SIM cards for Fi went on sale at Best Buy. Now, the service is expanding further with a new unlimited plan. The Fi Unlimited plan offers unlimited calls, texts and data for multiple members of your family, including some international calls. The plan covers free calls from the US to 50 counties, as well free data and SMS messages when you are traveling in 200 destinations.

Google Fi has one plan that’s designed to adapt to your needs every month. What you get depends on the phone you have, but whatever phone you bring to Fi , you’ll enjoy plenty Call and text as much as you like. Enjoy unlimited calls and texts for everyone on your plan , including free international texting.

Project Fi is launching a new feature called Bill Protection. With it, a customer won't pay more than for data in a single month, even if they use Project Fi 's Bill Protection appears to be trying to offer the best of Fi and traditional carrier unlimited plans . With it, you can only pay for the data that you

The Flex plan is actually a really great deal for certain customers, but it meant that their bill could have wild swings from month to month depending on data usage. Google wanted something conceptually easier for US customers, the ones who have been seeing every other carrier offer Unlimited plans.

Both the Unlimited and Flex plans will allow customers to order free “data-only” SIM cards that draw from the same data buckets with no additional monthly charge. Most other US carriers charge a monthly fee for adding such devices, which makes Google Fi one of the best choices for people who love using LTE-enabled version of gadgets.

Fi also is popular with international travelers, as it doesn’t charge any extra fees for data when roaming. The Flex plan charges for international calling, though, at $0.20 per minute, while the new Unlimited plan does not. Fi also offers a free VPN to Android users, to protect them on sketchy Wi-Fi networks.

Add all that up and Google Fi is one of the better deals in wireless, with bonus features that are actually relevant to wireless service instead of corporate media TV tie-ins. That hasn’t been enough to get it widespread usage, but maybe the new, easier-to-understand unlimited plans will give Fi a boost.

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