Google said Wednesday it was expanding its “virtual” telecommunication service that was limited to select Android-powered smartphones to a wider range of devices, including iPhones.
Freshly renamed “Google Fi” service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally.
Fi was limited to newer Pixel handsets made by Google and a few Android-powered smartphones made by other companies because devices need to be able to hop between carriers whose infrastructures are used to provide service on the “virtual” network.
Fi “intelligently” shifts smartphone service between Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Wi-Fi hotspots to provide optimal signals, according to Google.
“Our plan now works with the majority of Android devices and iPhones,” Fi director Simon Arscott said in a blog post.
Fi plans in the US offer unlimited domestic call and texts, plus texting internationally, for $20 (roughly Rs. 1,400) monthly. Data costs $10 (roughly Rs. 700) per gigabyte with a maximum data charge of $60 for an individual user, according to the Fi website.
“When we launched Project Fi in 2015, we set out to make your wireless experience fast, easy and fair,” Arscott said…..Read More>>