Tech experts have weighed in on Google Fi.
Google touts its Fi phone plan as simple and smart. It works like this: Pay $10 per gigabyte of data, capped at 6GB. Unlimited calls and texts start at $20 for a one-person plan. The disclosure statement reads: “Fi flexes to your data usage every month. That means when you use less data, you’ll see a lower bill. In months when you use more data, Bill Protection caps your bill and keeps the data coming.”
Tech experts have weighed in on Fi. Androidcentral.com in November said some concerns and benefits - depending on perception - include:
- Mobile data service is offered on three networks: T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular.
- Wi-Fi can be used to make calls and send texts whenever available.
- The main focus is simplified billing.
- At the 15GB point, speed slows, so users can choose to start paying $10 per GB again for full-speed data if needed.
“The huge benefit here is that you don’t have to pay for an ‘unlimited’ plan every month,” points out androidcentral.com. “It’s simply there if you use beyond 6GB of data in a month.”
Google Fi has also been in techradar.com’s sight line. The site shares that adding users to a plan is also straightforward and affordable. The price decreases a little for each additional user. Further explained is the reason why the plan is economical and advantageous: Google is set up as the middleman.
“So although your phone will bounce between T-Mobile, Sprint,and U.S. Cellular LTE services, you’ll only ever have to deal with Google when it comes to support and billing,” techradar.com said.
Fi works on Google phones as well as Android and iPhones. The plan’s benefits are dependent on the type of phone used.