Google’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) cellular service is available only to residents of the USA.
In 2018, Google Fi introduced “Bill Protection,” a tweak to the pay-per-MB plan that capped monthly bills at $80, making it an “unlimited” plan that throttled after 15GB. This new $70 plan is $10 cheaper and comes with more unthrottled data, and the bundled 100GB of Google One storage saves you another $2 a month. Google One is a monthly subscription service that gives you more storage for your Google account. Free Google accounts get 15GB across Gmail, Drive, and Google Photos, and Google One allows you to purchase anywhere from 100GB to 30TB of online storage.
The new Fi plan supports Google’s family bundling, too. The unlimited plan is $70 a month for a single person, $60 a month each for two accounts ($120 total), $50 each for three accounts ($150 total) and $45 each for four accounts or more ( $180 total). With this plan, you’ll get 22GB of unthrottled data and 100GB of storage per person, not shared across the whole family, which sounds like a good deal.
The Fi Store is also offering 50% off Pixel 3s right now to “celebrate” the new unlimited plan.
The 50% off sale ends tomorrow, September 18.
Unlimited, of course, is never quite unlimited, so Google will cap your speed after you use 22GB of data in a given month (only 1% of Fi users currently do so, the company says) and it ‘may’ cap video quality at 480p. Like with the company’s other Fi plans, there are no contracts or activation fees.
There are some positives, too, though. You’ll get free international calls from the U.S. to 50 countries and territories and you’ll still get Fi’s unlimited data and text in 200 countries. Every unlimited plan also includes a Google One membership with 100 GB of cloud storage and live support for all Google products, as well as Google’s new phone backup service. There are also no limits on hotspot usage.