Google Fi is now called Google Fi Wireless after a third rebrand in the eight-year history of the MVNO service. To celebrate the new name Google is adding smartwatch connectivity, a one-week eSIM trial and a refreshed app for easier plan navigation.
The Wireless’ plans will now support not only the Pixel Watch but the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series too. Support for all smart wearables is expanding to the Unlimited plan, while previously, it was only available on Unlimited Plus and Flexible. The devices can stay connected with no phone for no additional cost.
Adding a new line to any plan will give a complimentary phone – a choice of Samsung Galaxy A14, Pixel 6A, or Moto G Power. However, the phones should stay within the plan for the next 24 months, and the device’s value will be reimbursed via bill credits each month. Opting out early means you must pay the phone’s price, depending on the time left.
The Google Fi Wireless app is more family-friendly, allowing the owner to limit who can call or text children within the same group. The redesigned app is still rolling out and should be with all users in the following months.