The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.
Many people might be unfamiliar with the term ‘Google Fi;’ therefore, it was a project launched under the name of ‘Project Fi’ in 2015.It is a service offered by Google that provides SMS, telephone calls, and mobile broadband by using Wi-Fi and cellular networks.Initially, Google Fi was only used by Nexus 6, but with time the company started adding its phones, including the Pixel devices, Nexus 5X, and 6P.Not only this, but Google phones bought from carriers can also be used with Google Fi after unlocking.These phones are specially designed for Google Fi, which also refers to the fact that they can work with Google Fi’s VPN and default switching between three networks.Notably, Google Fi makes use of towers from T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular.Apart from Google phones, Motorola devices are also designed for Fi, including the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus.The three green checkmarks will indicate full compatibility.If you’re a Pixel 2 or any other latest Google phone user, you’ll get the added benefit of an eSIM that enables you to use Fi without a physical SIM.Talking about Pixel 3a and Pixel 4, it enables you to use a physical Google Fi SIM in addition to an eSIM for better network switching performance.If you’ve been eagerly waiting for 5G phones to be compatible with Google Fi, now is the time as 5G is now used by network switching phones.Phone’s Compatibility with FiConsidering the unlocked phones, most of them are likely to work with Google FI; however, sometimes they might not work with certain features, like network switching.
One of my favorite things about being a Google Fi subscriber is the service’s built-in VPN service; it’s a neat added layer of security, especially when connected to public Wi-Fi. I’ve also wondered why Google hasn’t made this service available more widely — but no more. Google today announced it’s bringing its VPN service to Google One subscribers on the 2TB plan or higher — the ones starting at $10 a month. This goes for families too — you can share VPN access with up to 5 family members at no extra cost. For those not familiar, VPNs allow you to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
There are any number of VPN services you can use to help protect your privacy and security with an encrypted internet connection, and now Google has its own. Well, technically, it already did, but only for Google Fi cellular subscribers on Android smartphones. Now, the company’s announcing it’ll throw in an Android-based VPN free of charge to any 2TB Google One cloud storage subscriber in the US — and will expand to iOS, Windows and Mac and other countries “in the coming months.” As you can see in the image above, you’ll need to be on the 2TB Google One plan which costs $9.99 a month or $99 per year, so it’s not exactly a free VPN. But if you’re interested, this Google GIF shows you how to turn it on: A new... Continue reading…
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released last Friday, 5G was advertised as a flagship feature. However, Google Fi package customers cannot currently ... The post Google Fi users cannot use iPhone 12/Pro 5G features temporarily appeared first on
If you're OK with paying for Fi for two years, you'll actually save some money.
New smartphones come and go every year, and every year the prices for these phones also rise higher and higher. There will always be room for what many call “wallet-friendly” phones, especially if they come with tempting financing options. That is what Google’s MVNO business is offering by letting you buy a Pixel 4a and a protection plan with a … Continue reading
Why not make Google's most affordable Pixel even better with a new subscription? Grab the Pixel 4a and save $133.
You can now buy the Pixel 4A from Google for just $9 per month over 24 months as part of the new Google Fi phone subscription program. That monthly cost means you’d pay just just $216 for the phone, a substantial savings over its $349 upfront price. After you’ve made all 24 payments, you own the phone. You can also elect to add in a $6 per month device protection plan, meaning your monthly subscription cost is $15. That protection plan covers up to two incidents of accidental damage and one loss or theft claim in a year. (Loss and theft replacement isn’t available to New York state residents, however.) At $15 per month over 24 months, you’d pay $360 for the Pixel 4A over the course of the subscription, which is only $11 more than the... Continue reading…
The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will also be available on Google Fi soon.
Google Fi is adding support for a bunch of Samsung phones today, in addition to rolling out support for the latest Pixel phones. The phones being added to Google Fi today include all of Samsung’s 5G phones, the Pixel 5, and the Pixel 4a (5G). 5G service is definitely the theme of the day, with Google Fi detailing its 5G … Continue reading
Photo by Brennan King / The Verg Google is expanding the phones that it sells directly to use with its Google Fi network, with the company now offering six of Samsung’s latest 5G phones: the Galaxy Note 20, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy S20 Plus, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the Galaxy A71 5G. Fi customers have been able to use Samsung’s Android phones — which are practically the face of Android as a whole, despite Google’s own efforts with its Pixel lineup — for years, but they’ve had to buy them unlocked. Now, though, Google is directly selling the devices, something that it’s previously only offered for its own Pixel devices and Motorola phones. Google is also offering a few discounts on Galaxy phones purchased for Fi customers: $300 Fi billing... Continue reading…
 Most individuals have spent time in locations where the phone signal is either weak or nonexistent.Whether it is an underground cafe, lift, or a basement office, there are always a few places where there is no phone signal.This is where wi-fi calling comes handy.However, if you are facing Wi-Fi calling issues, then check out the solutions mentioned below.Force Restart the Device and Insert the SIM Card Again into the MobileYou should pursue the guidelines provided below:  Open the notification panel and press and hold the icon of Wi-Fi.Thereafter, select the option of ‘Wi-Fi Preferences’ then launch the Advanced option.You should turn off the Wi-Fi calling option and remove the SIM from the mobile.Later, long-press the Power and Volume down keys until the mobile reboots.Now, let go of the keys and if the ‘Maintenance Boot Mode’ screen pops up, choose the ‘Normal Mode’ or Reboot option.You should insert the SIM again and turn on the option of Wi-Fi calling.Remove the Data and Cache of the Google Fi ApplicationYou should pursue the guidelines provided below:Open the Mobile’s Settings and invoke the Application Manager.You should locate and select the Google Fi Application.Go to the Storage option and select it.Choose the ‘Clear Cache; option and then select the Clear Data option.Enable the Airplane ModeYou should pursue the guidelines provided below:Firstly, pull down the notification panel to access the Quick Settings on the device.After that, select the icon of the Airplane to turn on the Airplane Mode.Then long-press the icon of Wi-Fi and link to the Wi-Fi connection.Turn on Wi-Fi Network in the Wi-Fi Calling SettingsYou should pursue the on-screen guidelines provided below:Open the Settings and launch the Calling Plus option.Thereafter, select the Wi-Fi Calling option.You should turn on the Wi-Fi connection beneath the ‘WIFI Calling Networks’ option.Updating the Carrier Services AppYou should pursue the guidelines provided below:Invoke the ‘Google Play Store’ app and select it Menu.Then choose the ‘My Apps & Games’ option.You should go to the tab of Installed and choose the ‘Carrier Services’ option.Click on the button of Update and reboot the device once the updates are installed.In case the solutions mentioned above do not work, then try to update the OS of your mobile device.source :-
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The OnePlus 7 Pro is $430 at Woot, which is $270 off of its usual $699 price. This is a steal, coming in at $20 less than the previous best deal we’ve seen. It’s worth noting that this is the GSM model of the phone, and it will work if you pop in a SIM card from Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, or any other GSM carrier, like Cricket, Google Fi, and others. It doesn’t support 5G service, though. This phone has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and it’s powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor. Some other appealing features include its 6.67-inch QHD OLED screen with a fast 90Hz refresh rate to keep visuals looking smooth. It comes with a standard one-year warranty through OnePlus. Fitbit Fitbit’s new Sense smartwatch that will... Continue reading…
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Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’ve been looking for a OnePlus 7 Pro, there’s a chance you’ve had a tough time finding one. It’s completely sold out on OnePlus’ site, but right now, Daily Steals is offering this phone for $450, which matches the lowest price that we’ve seen yet. To get this price, enter the code VERGEONEP in at the checkout page after you add one to your cart. This configuration of the 7 Pro, which features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS 3.0 storage, was originally priced at $699, so you’re saving 35 percent today. Without the code, it costs $499. The OnePlus 7 Pro released in the middle of 2019, and it was among the first mainstream phones to feature a zippy 90Hz refresh rate OLED screen. It made The Verge’s Dieter Bohn, who reviewed the phone,... Continue reading…
Google Fi may sound like some weird sort of initiation ritual ("Whoa, what happened to Rick? I heard he got Googlefied!") — but if you can get past its silly-sounding name, the Google-owned wireless service can both save you money and step up your smartphone security situation.Make no mistake about it: Google Fi — known as Project Fi up until 2018 — is a pretty unusual proposition. And it absolutely won't make sense for everyone. If you fall into a certain style of smartphone usage, though, it can eliminate a lot of the downsides that typically come with a traditional wireless plan.To read this article in full, please click here
Dozens of people have reported receiving strange, out-of-context messages Wednesday night and Thursday morning on all networks in the US, with many of them originally meant for Valentine's Day.Not only were texts delayed from February to November -- some of them were even sent on Valentine's Day two years ago."Early this morning my sister and I received text messages that we had sent each other on February 14, 2019.It turns out other people are reporting similar events this morning," someone posted on Reddit Thursday, as reported earlier by The Verge.The Redditor rounded up multiple other reports of the occurrence, finding that the issue has affected people across T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, AT, Bell, Google Fi and Google Hangouts, as well as on both iPhones and Android phones."I received texts from my mother last night at 1:14 and 1:39 AM CDT.
Out of the box, Android users have their default SMS/MMS app (usually Google’s Messages app), and possibly another pre-installed messaging app from their carrier or phone manufacturer.I don’t like using so many messaging apps, so I was excited to hear about the Rich Communications Services (RCS) hack that made the rounds last week.RCS, on the other hand, is an advanced messaging protocol that, in theory, will work with all Android phones out of the box as long as carriers add support for it.The problem is, all carriers don’t support it yet, and even the ones that do don’t support it on every phone model.For instance, the Pixel 3 on Google Fi has supported RCS since January 2019, but the Pixel 4 on Google Fi didn’t have RCS support until earlier today.RCS messages are encrypted in transit, but they’re not end-to-end encrypted.