Google Fi network adds support for iPhones (and most Android phones)

Google can now be your wireless carrier even if you have an iPhone

Fi's network switching depends on a combination of hardware and software found in select phones that Google has vetted, like the Pixel 3, LG G7 and Moto X4 Android One. iPhones and conventional Android devices don't have any of that, and as a result, on Fi they'll be restricted to either T-Mobile or Sprint depending on how they're wired.

Previously, Google Fi only worked with Google's phones as well as some from LG and Motorola.

Google Fi is described as "a bill that's fair and flexible" on its official website, and that's true if you compare it to other United States carriers with purposely confusing plans and a long list of "incentives" with fine print.

Regardless of what phone you want to buy from Google Fi, you can receive free travel gift cards matching its price (up to $999).

Google's Project Fi is now ready to expand support to the iPhone and more Android phones, with a rebranding of the service to "Google Fi" now confirmed.

As expected, Google has to make some concessions with Project Fi's features and the devices the network supports, along with the features that come along with it.

Google's Project service is no called Google Fi
Google's Project service is no called Google

Google Fi uses both Wi-Fi and cellular networks (in partnership with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular) for its services. This means that consumers never pay more than $80 per month, and potentially a lot less if they don't use much data.

Google said the service allows people to use their devices for data in 170 countries and territories under agreements with carriers in those locations.

Or, if you bring your own device, you'll get a $200 Google Fi service credit that should cover your bill for quite some time.

Google Fi ditches the old yellow and green color scheme in favor of a combo of Google's iconic green, blue, red, and yellow hues and now has plenty of the fancy Google Sans font everywhere you look. To prove its serious about this network enterprise, Project Fi is also getting a new, more official name: Google Fi.

When it comes to iPhones, iMessage works just fine but you will have to update your iPhone's MMS settings to send and receive texts with non-iPhones.

Long story short, the only way to use Project Fi to its fullest across multiple partner networks is to buy a phone from Google.

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