Google Fi Stories August 21
For the past few years, Google’s MVNO has long offered a built-in virtual private network as part of its monthly subscription. The Google Fi VPN is now rolling out to iPhone users.
Google Fi Stories August 17
Google Fi’s Phone subscription gets you a Pixel 5a, device protection for $15/month
Besides the Google Store, the only other stateside retailer selling the Pixel 5a with 5G is Google Fi. You can buy the Pixel 5a directly through the MVNO, or take advantage of Google Fi Phone subscription.
Google Fi Stories August 16
The Google Fi app this evening featured an inadvertent reference to the “Pixel 5a (5G).” This leak indirectly revealed how much Google’s upcoming phone will cost, and that it will be available for purchase as part of the MVNO’s “Phone subscription” program.
Last week, Google Fi started selling Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a notable $400 credit that goes towards your monthly bill. With that new addition, the Google MVNO also changed its promotion eligibility terms to allow old Fi subscribers to take advantage of deals meant for “new” customers.
Google Fi Stories August 11
Following the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G at the end of last month, Google Fi has stopped selling the $349 Pixel 4a today. It went out of stock earlier this week and has since been delisted.
Google Fi Stories July 30
An ongoing issue with Google Fi sees some subscribers unable to call poison control in certain scenarios. The company is aware of the problem and actively investigating.
Google Fi Stories July 27
Google Fi Stories May 29
Google Fi sends out random, garbled text message to iPhone subscribers
The experience of using an iPhone on Fi has come a long way from when it was not officially supported but still worked during the “Project” days to today, where it’s advertised (though 5G does not yet work). That said, iPhone owners on Google Fi yesterday received a random text message yesterday, but there should be nothing to worry about.
Google Fi Stories May 17
Visible subscribers can now call Google Fi numbers after two-week issue
At the start of May, Visible customers noticed that they weren’t able to call those on Google Fi. This issue with the Verizon MVNO has now been resolved in a rather unexpected issue for this day and age.
Google Fi Stories May 12
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[Update: Rolled out] Google Fi for iPhone adds Face/Touch ID ‘Privacy Screen’ to protect voicemails
On iOS, Fi subscribers can check their voicemail through the companion app. An update to Google Fi earlier this week introduces a new “Privacy Screen” feature to lock those messages and other sensitive information with Face or Touch ID.
Google Fi Stories April 1
Google Fi Stories March 31
Google Fi MMS issue sees group message replies sent as individual texts
An issue with Google Fi group messaging sees MMS replies annoyingly being sent as individual texts. The problem emerged over the past day with both iPhone and Android subscribers affected.
Google Fi Stories March 10
Google Fi Stories March 1
Pixel 4a 5G is $449 on the Google Store, up to $200 off for new Fi customers
Last week, the first Pixel 5a rumors emerged revealing an existing design. The familiar device in question is now down to $449 on the Google Store with the Fi MVNO bringing back a past Pixel 4a 5G promotion.
Google Fi Stories February 18
Google Fi adds new Motorola phones, running introductory ‘Unlimited’ plan promo
Motorola offers the most affordable phones on Google’s MVNO with a trio of devices launching this week. Google Fi is also introducing a promo where new Unlimited plan customers can get 50% off their first three months of service.
Google Fi Stories February 9
Google’s MVNO has offered a virtual private network since the service had “project” in its name. As part of Safer Internet Day, the Google Fi VPN will soon be available for iPhone subscribers.
Google Fi Stories February 8
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Google Fi Stories January 12
In lieu of hardware or Play Store credit, the 2020 Google Fi holiday gift will let subscribers vote on how $2 million in donations is dispersed among three charities.
Google Fi Stories December 9, 2020
Google Fi reaching out to Voice users that previously couldn’t use the MVNO with promo offer
Back in June, Google started letting you use Fi and Voice on the same account. A new Google Fi promotion is now incentivizing those longtime Voice users to join the MVNO now that they have the opportunity.
Google Fi Stories December 4, 2020
Google Fi Stories November 19, 2020
New Google Fi subscribers can get the Pixel 4a 5G for just $299
After introducing new family features yesterday, Google Fi is offering a significant $200 discount on the Pixel 4a 5G for new subscribers, while existing members can take advantage of a lesser but still notable deal.
Google Fi Stories November 18, 2020
Google Fi Stories October 29, 2020
Google Fi app on Android 11 now lets subscribers troubleshoot connection issues
In recent weeks, Google has worked to attract more customers to its MVNO with a new phone subscription program and by adding Samsung devices. Google Fi is now making it easier to troubleshoot connection issues on Android 11.
Google Fi Stories October 26, 2020
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Google Fi Stories October 22, 2020
In addition to announcing a Phone subscription program, Google today emailed Fi subscribers about how to “Move [their] conversations to Messages by Google.” Support documents lay out in detail what to expect and that Fi texting in the Hangouts app will stop working at the start of next year.
Google Fi Stories October 15, 2020
At the tail end of 2018, we reported on Google’s plans to replace Hangouts with Chat and Meet. The company later confirmed the news and has since been moving enterprise users to those two apps. Google is now ready to start detailing how it will transition classic Hangouts users to a free version of Chat.
Google Fi Stories October 8, 2020
Google Fi Stories September 8, 2020
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Google Fi Stories August 25, 2020
Google Fi ending COVID-19 payment grace period, 30GB of full-speed data next week
Google Fi Stories July 31, 2020
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Google Fi Stories June 9, 2020
Over the past day, a strange Google Fi bug has emerged where long texts are received as Chinese characters. There is currently no fix beyond sending shorter messages.
Google Fi Stories May 19, 2020
Google Fi Stories May 12, 2020
Those of us with Android phones can connect the Google Messages app to “Messages for web” as a way to manage SMS and RCS from a browser. Google is getting ready to take things a step further for Google Fi customers by bringing calls and voicemails to the same Messages web app.
Google Fi Stories April 27, 2020
Electronic SIM cards are remarkably convenient and do away with the need for a tiny piece of plastic when setting up cellular service. After supporting Pixel devices for several years, Google Fi can now be activated on an iPhone through eSIM.
Google Fi Stories April 20, 2020
[Update: $50 discount] Moto G Stylus/Power are now available on Google Fi
Motorola has long made phones that are fully compatible with Google’s MVNO. Ahead of their launch this week, Google Fi has listed the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power as “coming soon.”
Google Fi Stories April 1, 2020
Google Fi temporarily raises full-speed data limit due to COVID-19
With more and more people working from home or participating in remote learning, fast internet is crucial. Google Fi today detailed its response to COVID-19 in regards to late payments and data speed limits.
Google Fi Stories February 27, 2020
Google Fi already using T-Mobile’s 5G network on supported phones
Last February, Google announced an expansion of its MVNO partnership with Sprint to include 5G. Google Fi now looks to already be leveraging T-Mobile’s 5G network on devices like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Google Fi Stories February 12, 2020