Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones | Tech/Devices

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Fi plans in the US offer unlimited domestic call and texts, plus texting internationally, for US$20 (RM84) monthly. — AFP pic
Fi plans within the US provide limitless home name and texts, plus texting internationally, for US$20 (RM84) month-to-month. — AFP pic

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 — Google mentioned yesterday it was increasing its “digital” telecommunication service that was restricted to pick out Android-powered smartphones to a wider vary of gadgets, together with iPhones.

Freshly renamed “Google Fi” service goals to tackle conventional carriers by letting folks pay primarily based on how a lot knowledge they use and roam internationally.

Fi was restricted to newer Pixel handsets made by Google and some Android-powered smartphones made by different firms as a result of gadgets want to have the ability to hop between carriers whose infrastructures are used to offer service on the “digital” community.

Fi “intelligently” shifts smartphone service between Dash, T-Cellular, US Mobile, and Wi-Fi hotspots to offer optimum indicators, based on Google.

“Our plan now works with the vast majority of Android gadgets and iPhones,” Fi director Simon Arscott mentioned in a weblog put up.

Fi plans within the US provide limitless home name and texts, plus texting internationally, for US$20 (RM84) month-to-month. Information prices US$10 per gigabyte with a most knowledge cost of US$60 for a person consumer, based on the Fi web site.

“After we launched Venture Fi in 2015, we got down to make your wi-fi expertise quick, straightforward and honest,” Arscott mentioned.

“We’re proud that we’ve achieved a buyer satisfaction rating of over 90 per cent.”

Since smartphones want the right {hardware} and software program to leap between networks and wi-fi for the “full Google Fi expertise,” some options could also be missing for iPhones and different handsets that may now entry the service however weren’t designed for it.

Google mentioned the service permits folks to make use of their gadgets for knowledge in 170 nations and territories underneath agreements with carriers in these areas. — AFP



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