Great news for those who’s been eyeing Google’s cellular service. The search giant today made its status as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) a bit more official by changing its cell service from Project Fi to Google Fi. That’s right, three years after its debut, Fi is now no longer just a project.
Most important of all, with this, Google also opens its cellular network to “most Android phones and iPhones.” Initially, the service was available to a handful of Android handsets.
But fans of Google’s phones need not worry. There are still perks in using the Pixels. In an email sent to its Fi subscribers, Google said: “only phones designed for Fi, like the Pixel 3 XL, unlock all of Google Fi’s unique features”. These include seamless switching between cellular networks and automatic connection to secure Wi-Fi hotspots.
I have used Fi for a few years now and been a big fan. Thanks to the fact you can pause it, it’s even a great idea to get a Fi plan and use it only when you travel internationally.