Google Fi Adds An Unlimited Plan, But Watch Out For The Hidden Catch; Get 50% Off A Pixel 3 Or 3 XL For One Day Only!

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New and existing Google Fi customers can get 50% off a Google Pixel 3 until 12PM PDT on September 18 or while supplies last.

If you signup for Google Fi with this referral link you will get a bonus $20 Google Fi statement credit.

Google Fi promotions can end early, so don’t wait if you want to take advantage of this deal.

  • Pixel 3 64 GB is discounted from $799 to $399.
  • Pixel 3 128 GB is discounted from $899 to $449.
  • Pixel 3 XL 64 GB is discounted from $899 to $449.
  • Pixel 3 XL 128 GB is discounted from $999 to $499.

Note that Pixel 4 will launch on 10/15.

I got a Pixel 3 for my wife Mimi during November’s crazy deal and she loves the incredible camera it has. It’s truly light years ahead of all other smartphone cameras!

You must activate your Pixel 3 or 3 XL on the Google Fi account used to purchase the phone within 30 days of the shipment confirmation email. You can activate it yourself or give it to a group plan member to activate.

After activation you can switch it to any cell phone service. Mimi’s Pixel works flawlessly on our Verizon plan and it should work on all carriers worldwide.

If Fi is not activated within 30 days of the phone shipment confirmation email, the discounted amount will be charged to your Google Payments account to match the full price of the phone.

  • For individual plans, limit one per person. For group plans, limit one per group plan member.
  • Offer is only available to U.S. residents ages 18 or older, and requires Google Payments and Google Fi accounts.
  • This offer cannot be combined with other offers.
  • If Google Fi determines that this offer is used in connection with abuse, misuse, or fraud, the discounted amount will be charged to your Google Payments account.

Google Fi plans:

Google introduced a new unlimited plan today. This comes with unlimited high speed data worldwide up to 22GB per user, and data may be slower after that unless you pay $10/GB. They also come with unlimited free calls from the US to 50+ countries and unlimited free data and texting worldwide! Plus each plan member will get 100GB of free Google One storage, a $1.99/month value, that can be used across your Google account for Gmail storage, phone backup, etc. If you already have Google One, you will get a $1.99/month discount. Mobile tethering is included and there are no contracts.

  • 1 line of unlimited will cost $70/month (~$2.30/day).
  • 2 lines of unlimited will cost $60/month/line (~$1.97/line/day).
  • 3 lines of unlimited will cost $50/month/line (~$1.64/line/day).
  • 4+ lines of unlimited will cost $45/month/line (~$1.48/line/day).

Traditional Google Fi plans are still available as well. You’ll get unlimited calling and texting in the US and low rates for calls worldwide. You’ll pay $10/GB, pro-rated to exactly the amount of data you use, and you won’t pay for any data used over 6GB/month. If you use 0.5GB you’ll pay $5 for data that month as all data is prorated.

  • 1 line of flexible usage will cost $20/month (~$0.66/day).
  • Each additional line of flexible usage will add $15/month (~$0.58/line/day on a 2 line plan, ~$0.55/line/day on a 3 line plan, ~$0.53/line/day on a 4 line plan.).

Many people use Google Fi domestically, though I’m on a grandfathered shared Verizon plan with unlimited everything for $30/month, so it’s not compelling for me to use in the USA.

However I use Google Fi extensively when traveling abroad. 4G LTE data is the same $10 per GB everywhere in over 135 countries. That’s a bargain for true high-speed data. Plus you only pay for what you use, so if you use 1.1GB you’ll pay $11, not $20. You can make phone calls for 20 cents/minute or you can make phone calls to the US/Canada over the data network with Google Voice with no charge per minute. The line itself effectively costs just 66 cents per day and you can pause your plan and number at any time and not pay a thing while it’s paused. I’ve used it in places from Israel to Svalbard to the UAE. The pause feature allows you to pause your plan for 3 months and you can keep extending the pause. You’ll get an email when your service resumes and you can pause it again. You can view supported countries here.

One thing that isn’t made clear is that unlike the traditional flexible plan, the unlimited plan can’t be paused in middle of a billing cycle. I was thinking that the new unlimited plan would be an amazing value when traveling, but found that nugget buried in the terms and conditions of the new plan. That makes it far less likely that I’ll take advantage of the new unlimited plan.

You will however be able to keep using Google One 100GB of data, even when your unlimited plan is paused.

Earlier this year we went to Israel and used Google Fi. We spent 9 days there, so that’s a cost of about $10.44 for the lines. We also used 5.7GB of data, which costs $57, for a total of $67.44.

Had we used the unlimited plan we would have had to keep it active for the whole month, costing us $120. That would be worthwhile if we were on a longer trip or used more data, but would not have been a good value in our case.

While other carriers offer data plans that work abroad, they typically offer slow data speeds and have extremely stingy caps on how much high speed data you can use per day.

You can use your Google Fi phone as a hotspot and you can even get a free data only SIM for other devices to use at the same low rate per GB anywhere in the world.

Do you use Fi in the US or when abroad? Will you use the new unlimited plan?

HT: Honestabe91, via DDF

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vabomere

Thoughts on if you think pixel 3 XL price will drop with the pixel 4 coming out?

Moe

“This comes with unlimited high speed data up to 22GB per user, and data may be slower after that…”

That sentence sounds somewhat contradictory. Is it “unlimited high speed” or is the high speed limited to 22GB/month?

jeff

What are they charging for call from oversees to US on the unlimited plan?

Tzvi

The price is gonna drop to this range anyway in October. This is just their way of getting you on Fi beforehand for the same price. It’s a win for Google.

mendy

can you cancel the Google Fi and still get the promotion?

Kyle Ken

So, what will be total cost for Fi if you take advantage of this offer and then cancel?

Daniel

So the traditional plan ends up being $80 for unlimited data and you get a $10/gb credit if you use less than 6 gb. The new plan is $10/month cheaper for unlimited data but you give up the possibility of a $10/gb credit. Tough choice.

Jeffg

Thank you for the extensive write up. I actually just activated my service today for a trip I’m going on Thursday.

pointer

“Mobile tethering is included”

Anyone know the limit on hotspot?
Can’t seem to find the info online.

tnx!

Daniel Goldring

Just want to point out that tethering will not work internationaly unless you are a using a “made for Google” phone . I learned that the hard way when using Google FI on the iPhone in Israel for pesach.
Solution: bought the cheapest phone from Google (Moto g6) and tethering worked when I was in Israel again in August.

United

Used Google Fi all summer in Israel on a Samsung Galaxy 8 made for Verizon. Used it as a hotspot for laptop. I did download the google fi app on the phone.
In general, I found that it’s worth installing the GoogleFi app for using the phone in Israel, even when we were there for short and used our regular Verizon sim cards. For some reason we had much better Verizon service with the Google Fi installed (it says on the top left corner of the screen that we are using Goggle Fi service, even with a Verizon sim)

MC

Somehow Sprint was working ridiculously fast in Israel last month!

Elisolfo77

Good luck using google fi near the beach in southern florida.

Nighthawk700

Sticking with the older (Flex) plan. Currently have 4 users in my group, and I’m the highest data user at almost a gig a month. All told, the bill is usually around $90 a month. But the unlimited is a nice option for those who use much more data (such as my co-worker).

Yanky

@dans “You will however be able to keep using Google One 100GB of data, even when your unlimited plan is paused.”
You just finished staying that you can pause the
new plan?

David

In NY there is about $7 in taxes for the ,20 basic plan

United

Great benefit from Fi for those who need many IP addresses for their business. You can get a few additional data only sims on one account. Each sim has a new IP address. You can pop them into the free mifi, (or you can get a few people to try the free mifi offer, and the keep a google-fi data in each one, and easily have a bunch of IP addresses to use…)

https://www.dansdeals.com/more/free-stuff/get-free-t-mobile-hotspot-30gb-data-30-days/

YoniPDX

Missed the Pixel promo by three minutes it had disappeared from my cart at check-out, so I ended up gettting the $200 for BYOD.

We spent 18 days in Israel this past spring used 14.913 GB of data with a Data Sim in MotoG5 used as a hot spot. Bill was $64.97 with taxes.

We got to celebrate Shushan Purim this year. We we’re in the Golan heights a day or two after POTUS announcement of Israeli sovereignty.

Had great speeds LTE and signal 98-99% of the time (even in Timna park and thru the Negev, up the Arava Valley to the Kinnereth) we visted a few National parks and reserves each day from Coral beach in Eliat, to Mount Bental in the Golan. I had the T-Mobile One Plus with my Note9 , but it was super slow 2G-3G. I’ve since downgrade from the plus plan. Google Fi also connected to towers outside of the Land.

The Data Sim with a smaller phone as as a hotspot is the way to go. It allowed us to Whatsapp, Videochat, answer the door with Ring.

Going to go the Goolge Fi Data route again when were in So. Africa this December.

Me

Anyone have a opinion on the new Altice Mobile unlimited plan for $20, includes calling to and from Israel, seems to kick the google Fi deal by any measure

curioti

does blackberry key 2 work on fi?

sa

would google fi work on a blakcberry

sa

is there no option to call from us to israel uk landline for free anyway without having to buy the unlimited plan?

Yonah

I’ve mulled switching for a while now. I have the t-mobile essentials plan which is pretty much all I need for 5 lines, my all in is about $165/mo. Given my current usage, I’d probably save a few $$ with the Flex plan from Google Fi, but knowing my kids they’ll find a way to use more data and make it more expensive.

Jeff B

Wasn’t there always an “unlimited” option? IIRC there is a Max that Google will charge when on the pay per use

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