Issei Kato | Reuters
A customer looks at Apple's new iPhone XS after it was sold at the Apple Store in Tokyo, Japan on September 21, 2018.
Google's ultra-cheap and cheap mobile phone service will now work with a wider selection of devices, including Apple iPhones, its rival.
The main attraction of Google Fi is a simple pricing system that, depending on a person's usage habits, can prove to be cheaper than any of the major operators. It costs $ 20 for unlimited calls and texting and $ 10 per GB of data. Users get money for all the data they do not use. The use of data of more than 6 GB is free (although Google slows down speed when users reach 15 GB). There are also no roaming charges in more than 170 locations.
Despite the simplicity and attractive prices, Google Fi was not very useful because it only worked on a very small number of phones, including those of Motorola and Google Pixel.
This is changing today, with some reservations.
Starting today, Google Fi will work with iPhones running iOS 11, as well as many new Samsung, LG, Moto and OnePlus phones running Android 7.0 or later.
However, the use of the iPhone is still in "beta", which means that users must be prepared for bugs and will not be able to use certain features such as visual voicemail and connection sharing . In addition, iPhones will not be able to call or send SMS over Wi-Fi.