Top Five Things to Do in Sydney, Australia This Week
Posted by Hasin from burdie.co
March 19, 2019
The best part of Google Fi is that you don’t have to go through any kind of setup process once you land in a new country. Just turn on your phone and the Google Fi app on your phone will notify you that your network settings are being configured. It has never taken me longer than five minutes to complete this step. It has always been seamless—no more switching out SIM cards on shaky tray table while the plane prepares to land.
This was a game changer for me since I really hate buying local SIMs, especially for shorter trips. For example, I was in Singapore and Malaysia for just about 24 hours and there was no point in me to buying a local SIM for such a short trip. Whenever possible, I’d rather rely on public wifi, which is becoming more and more available around the world.
Google Fi is the cheapest and best option out there for people that travel often. Whether you are a backpacker or doing business internationally, Google Fi should fit your needs, because, besides the general $20 call/text plan, data is pay-per-use.
With Google Fi, the price of data is $1 per 100mbs. That means $10 will get you 1GB worth of data and the price remains the same no matter where in the world you use the service. Furthermore, the price of data is capped at $60. Once you’ve used up 6GB of data, you don’t have to spend any more money on data. As you can see on my bill breakdown, I spent only 49 cents (!) on data last month, because I was mostly using wifi.
Essentially, Google Fi enables you to pay a maximum of $80 a month to use your cell phone almost anywhere in the world. This prices remains as long as you avoid making international voice calls on the network and use data-based platforms like WhatsApp or Messenger for calls.
You can order your Google Fi SIM directly from Google here. Full disclosure, this is a referral link and if you make a purchase using this link, you and I will both receive $20 bill credit once you activate the service.
Do you have any questions or doubts about switching to Google Fi? Let me know in the comments below. This post is not sponsored by Google (I wish…), I just really appreciate Google Fi and am happy to help others make the switch.