When you land in another country after a long flight and turn on your phone, you expect it to just work, Booking a cab, contacting your hotel or letting your loved ones know you arrived safely should be painless, With Google Fi, we make it easy to manage those moments when you’re traveling internationally. And today, we’re announcing several improvements to Fi coverage to help you stay connected on more types of phones and in more places.
Access more international 5G coverage
We’re tripling our international 5G network coverage by adding 5G to 26 more countries and making it available on compatible Samsung phones. So if you’re on the Flexible or Unlimited Plus plan and have a compatible Pixel or a Samsung Galaxy S22 series phone, you can now enjoy 5G speeds in 39 countries.
Even if you’re not using one of those devices, you can still get full-speed 4G coverage with Fi in over 200 countries. If you’re on the Unlimited Plus plan, there are no separate data caps on international coverage — so while you travel, you can use unlimited high-speed data up to 50 GB included in your plan. This is in addition to the fast coverage you already get on all Fi plans, including nationwide 5G1 for supported phones.
We’ll expand 5G coverage to more countries over time so you can stay connected no matter where your travels take you.
Use your iPhone as a hotspot abroad
Our Flexible and Unlimited Plus plans include automatic international coverage in more than 200 countries and territories, with no extra setup required. And if you have an Android phone on either of these plans, you can already use hotspot tethering while abroad. That means you can use your phone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share its internet connectivity with your tablet, laptop or other devices. Now, international hotspot tethering is available on iPhone, too.
Make Wi-Fi calls on your iPhone
If you have an Android phone on Fi and you’re in an area where your cellular coverage may not be as strong, like in a large building or underground on the subway, you can already use Wi-Fi to make phone calls if it’s available. Now, we’re bringing Wi-Fi calling to iPhone.
On both Android and iPhone, if both Wi-Fi and cellular networks are available, Fi will route your call over whichever one gives you the best connection. If you’re traveling abroad, Wi-Fi calling can even help reduce calling costs, depending on the country you’re in.
Get more value from your phone plan
We’re always working to give you even more value, and a few months ago, we announced reduced pricing for our unlimited phone plans and feature updates. With today’s coverage updates, you’ll see no changes to the price of your phone plan.
The Unlimited Plus plan starts at just $40 per month per line for four or more lines, and includes 100 GB of cloud storage with Google One for each person on the plan. If you don’t need international features, the Simply Unlimited plan starts at $20 per month per line for four or more lines. The Flexible plan will continue to help you save if you use less data, at $17 per month per line for four lines for unlimited calls and text, plus $10 per GB for data at home and abroad.
Whether you’re an international traveler or a homebody, all our plans include fast coverage, privacy and security features to protect your personal information, and family features to help you block contact from strangers, set data budgets, share your location with family members and more.