UPDATE #1: Some of our readers on social media in Canada were astonished with this phone plan and asked us to clarify – Does it kick you off if you aren’t in the US? like after 6 months if you live in Canada and want to use it?
We have reached out to Google and they replied back : Correct it will not kick you off and yes the plan will still be the same. However if something were to happen and the service is giving you troubles, you would need to be in the US so that we can fully troubleshoot whatever problem it is.
In case you did not know Google’s been testing its super cheap and reliable phone service plan that is now supported in over 170+ countries and now supports both Apple and Android phones.
The main appeal of Google Fi is that it is month to month plan starts at $20 USD for unlimited calls and texts within the US, and $10 per GB (you will get refund for data you don’t use, and data over 6 GB is free). They also provide free international SMS.
Even though you can not sign up for the service in Canada, you can sign up when you are down in the US, and take your cell phone with you to Canada or any other of the 170 countries on the list and can keep that cheap data plan as well as unlimited SMS. If you do not use all the data, you will get a refund.
Compare this for example to Fido’s plan where they charge you $7.99/50MB when you go down to the US.
Basically you can use 20GB in Canada every month for just $80 USD. Did we mention that there is no roaming and will work in Canada the US and 170 other countries and you can use it once month or pause it the next?
Even though Google Fi existed for few years not many users knew about it because it only supported limited number of phones. This all changed this week as they now support most iPhones and Android phones.
Please note that iPhone support is still in beta as per their website:
Fi for iOS is in beta for iPhone 5S and up. You’ll have a great Fi experience with most of the Google Fi features you know and love. Your phone isn’t built with Fi’s technology to seamlessly switch between networks, but of course, you’ll have reliable coverage. Finally, bringing your iPhone requires some extra upkeep from time to time (it’s in beta, after all), but we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Ready to sign up and save money on Canadian expensive cell phone providers? You can head over to the Google Fi site here and get their Free SIM (limited time offer) shipped to any address in the US.