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Google Fi gets a (slightly) new name and new perks for subscribers

One of the coolest new perks is wireless service for compatible smartwatches free of charge.

Published onApril 19, 2023

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  • Google Fi is now known as Google Fi Wireless.
  • Along with the new name comes a new logo.
  • Google is also introducing a few new perks for subscribers.

Originally, Google’s wireless carrier started as Project Fi. It then officially became Google Fi. Today, though, it’s getting another subtle name change and becoming Google Fi Wireless.

The new Google Fi (same as the old Google Fi) also gets a new logo. Instead of four bars that make up the word “Fi,” the four bars are laid out in a Wi-Fi connectivity signal turned on its side. It still kind of looks like an “F” I guess? Check it out below:

Google Fi Wireless Logo 2023

Along with this new name and logo, Google also is launching a bevy of new perks for subscribers. Check them out below.

Google Fi Wireless: New perks

First, let’s be upfront: Google is not changing pricing for its Simply Unlimited, Unlimited Plus, or Flexible plans. For Simply Unlimited, it’s still $50 monthly for unlimited calls, texts, and data within the US, Canada, and Mexico. It also still includes 5GB of hotspot data. If you need more lines, you still get discounts on each, with four lines dropping to $20 each for just $80 each month in total.

However, Google is adding a perk to the Simply Unlimited plan. Starting today, compatible smartwatches (i.e., those with LTE support) can receive wireless service through Google Fi Wireless at no extra charge. That means you can leave your phone at home and stay connected via your watch without spending any more money. Obviously, you need an active Simply Unlimited plan for this to work.

Google is also giving away smartphones if you add lines to your account. Starting today, anyone who adds a new line to any plan can get a free Pixel 6a, Samsung Galaxy A14, or Motorola Moto G Power. Just like with its current Pixel 7 promotion, these free phones land on your account through 24 monthly bill credits. If you finance the phone, you’ll see credits on your bills for the next two years, with the remaining balance due if you leave Fi Wireless before that time. Without financing, the phone’s full retail price is due upfront, but you’ll get 24 monthly bill credits to pay yourself back.

Finally, Google is also updating the Google Fi Wireless app. It’s more family-centric and makes adding and managing your lines easier. This new app experience will begin rolling out today and complete over the next few weeks.

Give Fi Wireless a shot for free with new eSIM trial

If you want to see if Google Fi Wireless will work for you — and you have an eSIM phone — you can now give it a shot, free of charge. Google is offering a seven-day risk-free trial. Essentially, you sign your current phone up for service, and that service works alongside your current physical SIM’s service. You can then test out Fi to ensure coverage is good in the areas you visit the most.

If you don’t do anything after the seven-day trial, you’ll automatically begin a Simply Unlimited plan. Of course, you can cancel the trial before the seven days and avoid this.

Get started with Google Fi Wireless today!

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