Google Fi is renaming and adding features. As it rebrands as Google Fi Wireless, the service is providing additional rewards for members and clarifying its identity as a relatively unknown wireless carrier.
Smartwatches change first. The Pixel Watch and Samsung Watch 5 are now supported by Google Fi Wireless. Google Fi is adding smartwatch support to its Simply Unlimited package. All three options permit smartwatch connectivity without a phone at no extra cost.
Google Fi Wireless supports Pixel Watch and Samsung Watch 5.
There’s no Apple Watch support, but unlike other carriers, you won’t have to pay extra to add a smartwatch to your subscription.
Despite Smartwatch support, the Simply Unlimited plan costs $80 a month for two to four lines with 5GB of hotspot tethering and unlimited data, calls, and texts in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The three-line Simply Unlimited bundle has increased by $5 per month, which isn’t ideal if you won’t use the new smartwatch benefit.
Google will credit three-line Simply Unlimited subscribers’ next three monthly cycles, but they must pay after that.
Google Fi Wireless is also offering a free Pixel 6A, Samsung A14, or Motorola Moto G Power for each line added to any plan. The hitch is that the phones require a 24-month wireless plan commitment, with monthly bill credits covering the device’s value. Users who cancel before 24 months must pay the difference.
A new version of the app lets users add new members to their group plan and restrict who can call or text youngsters in the same group to a list of trusted phone numbers. Starting today, the revamped app will be rolled out over the next weeks