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Project Fi becomes Google Fi, finally comes to iPhones

Project Fi becomes Google Fi, finally comes to iPhones

You can buy phones that are "designed for Fi" right from the Google Fi website, including the Pixel 3 + 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Moto G6, LG V35, LG G7, and Moto X4 with Android One.

For its MVNO, Google touts that users can pay $20 for a line of texting and talking, and then can pay $10 for every 1 GB of data they use, up to a max of $60 per month. Google also announced that Google Fi now supports many more smartphones, including those from Samsung, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, and Apple.

But the plan had one big downside: only a certain amount of phones were compatible: Google's Nexus and Pixel series, and a few other Androids.

Google's Project service is no called Google Fi. The iPhone 5c, 5, or older don't appear to work on Google Fi.

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Google's contract-free Project Fi wanted to be a refreshingly simple kind of cellular service when it launched back in 2015.

As of today, the MVNO - now operating only in the United States - is known as Google Fi. But with Google Fi now widening its support, pretty much anyone who has bought a smartphone in the last two years should be able to take advantage of the service.

The draw of Project, er, Google Fi includes features like global data in 170 countries at no extra cost, spam protection, data-only SIM cards for extra devices, and that sweet ability to switch between multiple cell carriers so-in theory-you're always getting the speediest network at a given time.

Earlier today, a post over at BGR was posted prematurely which revealed that Google is going to open up its Project Fi network to more devices starting tomorrow. Since Google doesn't own towers, but rather rents service from Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular, only certain phones could handle the switching capabilities. You can go here to see if your phone is compatible with Google Fi and which features may or may not be missing. Among other things, that marks the first time you've officially been able to use an iPhone with Fi. And visual voicemail won't work; instead, Google will send you a transcript of each voicemail via text messaging. That will net you $999 worth of gift cards, which you can mix-and-match for services like Hotels.com, Airbnb, or flights from Delta or Southwest Airlines.

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