Google’s Project Fi Get New Perks for Travelers | News & Opinion

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The service now includes data coverage in 170 countries and territories.


Google Project Fi

Google’s Project Fi is getting some new travel-friendly perks.

Most notably, the service now includes data coverage in 170 countries and territories – “from Argentina to Zambia,” Google announced on Thursday.

“Like always, the data you use abroad costs the same as the data you use at home,” Google Product Manager Jean Choi wrote in a blog post. “You’ll continue to enjoy the same high-speed international coverage, now in more places like Belize and Myanmar.”

Check out the image below to see all the new destinations covered in Project Fi’s network. To see all 170 locations, head here.

Google Fi international coverage additions

Besides that, Google is adding a handy (if not a bit intrusive) feature that will “let you know whether you’re covered on your next trip based on your upcoming international flights from Gmail.” Shortly before your trip, you’ll receive a notification in the Project Fi app showing your coverage options and costs. These notifications are enabled by default, but you can turn them off in your account settings.

As we wrote in our review, Project Fi “combines Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular into a virtual network with better coverage than any one of the three offers individually.” The main downside is the selection of phones you can use with this service is very limited. Still, “its spectacular results in our annual Readers’ Choice poll mean it’s worth considering if you’re interested in Google’s Pixel phones,” we wrote.

Meanwhile, Google also recently launched a Project Fi feature called Bill Protection, which caps monthly call, text, and data charges on a single line at $80, regardless of how much data you use.



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