Google Fi is rolling out a trio of updates today that focus on the MVNO’s international experience while traveling, starting with Wi-Fi calling for iPhone subscribers.
Wi-Fi calling with Google Fi is now coming to the iPhone, after years of Google Fi only supporting Android. This is ideal in large buildings or underground in the metro, but also internationally. If both Wi-Fi and cellular are available, Google says it will “route your call through the one that gives you the best connection.” Setup instructions are available here.
Meanwhile, the iPhone now supports international hotspot tethering if you have FI’s Flexible and Unlimited Plus plans. With these two updates and last year’s VPN launch, Fi support for iOS devices is getting better, but it still doesn’t offer 5G stateside.
The latest update is for Android users. International 5G network coverage with Google Fi is now offered in 26 other countries for a total of 39:
|Czech Republic||Japan||Romania||United Arab Emirates|
|Finland||Korea||Saudi Arabia||United Kingdom|
It is also no longer a Pixel exclusive and works with the Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra. The Google MVNO added that it will “expand 5G coverage to more countries over time”.
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