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Learn How Google Fi will work with iPhones

by Charlie Noah Web Designer
A few days back, Google announced about its latest project Fi wireless network, but now it is rebranded by the name Google Fi. This Google Fi will be available for iPhones and the majority of the Android users. That’s believed to open up a lot more phones to Google Fi’s unique and amazing features like as flat-rate data billing; ability to switch to the multiple networks like T-Mobile, Sprint for providing better services; and unlimited international roaming. However, if you are planning to use iPhone on Fi, then there are few warnings by which you have to be aware of. 



Though, the Fi SIMs has unofficially worked on all non-Fi phones including the iPhone before with some limited functionality. And now Google is directly supporting to iPhones. But the iPhone users won’t be able to make calls or text by using the Wi-Fi, can only able to use visual voicemail, or be used as data hotspots outside the US at all. Also, they won’t be able to take the advantages of Fi’s unique network-switching features. And one important thing which you should know is that Google Fi won’t work on the iPhone 5, 5S, or older versions. 

If you have an iPhone 5S, 6, SE or any newer version, then you can be fine and able to use this Google Fi, provided that it has been carrier unlocked. However, if you bought a newer iPhone, then this shouldn’t matter, a new iPhone can use LTE on any American LTE networks. So it will make the Google Fi’s warnings for the iOS all these disappointing points, as it won’t allow carrier switching but it will automatically default to T-Mobile’s network for calls, texts, and data. You will also have to update your MMS settings to send and receive the texts to all the non-iPhones easily, but the iMessage option will only work right out of the box. 

Moreover, Google also said that you might have to update all these settings many times in a year whenever they get changed due to any latest iOS update. 


Charlie Noah is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David Smith has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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