Google Fi's single plan is no longer its primary attraction

Shawn Knight

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Google on Tuesday announced that for the first time ever, they’re adding a second plan to Fi. The Google Fi “Unlimited” plan is for those that “want the simplicity and predictability that comes with paying the same price each month” and includes unlimited calls and text. You also get “unlimited” data although speeds will be reduced after 22GB of usage per person – you know, just like every other company’s “unlimited” plan.

Google said it may also “optimize” video streaming to 480p, or DVD, quality.

Pricing starts at $70 per month for one line and scales down as more lines are added. For example, you’ll pay $60 per line for two lines, $50 each for three lines and $45 per line if you have between four and six lines on your account. You also get a Google One membership with 100GB of cloud storage when signing up for an unlimited plan.

From now through September 18, you can score half off a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL when you buy and activate on Google Fi.

Masthead credit: Google Fi by Lori Butcher

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fireworksordie

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My Fi story:

I tried to switch from Verizon and signed up for Fi with my Pixel 2 XL, but they were unable to port my number, so I cancelled Fi. The next day, I get a notification from Google saying they successfully ported the number!!!!!

At this point, Verizon auto-cancelled and Fi was already cancelled so I had no service. I tried to reactivate Fi but was unable to get anything from the site or customer service. I ended up buying a Skype number so that I could call Verizon customer service and, after much holding, they were able to restore my line (although the new plans aren't as good as the plan I lost).

So yeah, be careful...
 
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axiomatic13

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My Fi story:

I tried to switch from Verizon and signed up for Fi with my Pixel 2 XL, but they were unable to port my number, so I cancelled Fi. The next day, I get a notification from Google saying they successfully ported the number!!!!!

At this point, Verizon auto-cancelled and Fi was already cancelled so I had no service. I tried to reactivate Fi but was unable to get anything from the site or customer service. I ended up buying a Skype number so that I could call Verizon customer service and, after much holding, they were able to restore my line (although the new plans aren't as good as the plan I lost).

So yeah, be careful...
That sounds like it was Verizon's fault? Why did you go back to them? I've been on Fi since the beta and nothing, in my opinion, beats getting your money back from unused data. Nothing.
 

p51d007

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I use to wi-fi everything, to make sure I don't go over my allowance, but straight talk upgraded it in the spring I think, to 25gb along with the unlimited talk/text for less than 50 bucks, and supports (tracfone/at&t) VoLTE. I don't know where everyone is using that data, but 25GB is PLENTY for me.
 

BigBoomBoom

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I use to wi-fi everything, to make sure I don't go over my allowance, but straight talk upgraded it in the spring I think, to 25gb along with the unlimited talk/text for less than 50 bucks, and supports (tracfone/at&t) VoLTE. I don't know where everyone is using that data, but 25GB is PLENTY for me.
Is mobile data plan that low for you guys in the US? Here in Australia the missus is on 80GB/month at A$42/m (around U$30/m) with unlimited talk & text to 35 countries plus obviously local.
 

p51d007

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Is mobile data plan that low for you guys in the US? Here in Australia the missus is on 80GB/month at A$42/m (around U$30/m) with unlimited talk & text to 35 countries plus obviously local.
Well, it was just 10GB unlimited talk/text for $50, but they increased the 4G LTE data limit to 25GB this year.