Google Fi adds sweet new features to iPhones

Google Fi surprised us this week by announcing several new features and coverage coming soon to the wireless service. For international travelers, finding 5G will be easier than ever, while iPhone users on Fi are starting to get the features of their Android friends.

The big news is the expansion of 5G coverage, with Google tripling availability from 13 countries to 39. As long as you have a “compatible” Google Pixel or Samsung Galaxy S22 phone on Google Fi, you’ll get 5G service in the following places around the world:

  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong, SAR China
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, a province of China
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • UK

For those of you reading this with an iPhone subscribed to Google Fi, Google is adding international hotspot tethering to your device, as well as WiFi calling. With these two features, you will be able to use your phone’s connection while traveling to give internet access to your other devices. And when you’re in a place that doesn’t have great cellular connectivity, but may have WiFi nearby, you can still make those calls.

Big Google Fi news around these parts is always welcome

// google

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