Project Fi, which prioritizes Wi-Fi calling over traditional carrier calling, has been renamed to Google Fi and is now available for iPhones and certain Samsung and OnePlus devices. The service was earlier available for Google devices including Pixel, Nexus, four Motorola models and LG phones.
For iPhone owners, the service is still in beta mode, and users might need “a few extra steps to get set up.” Google has also released a new Google Fi iOS app which will help users in setting up their iPhones for Fi services.
By making the Wi-Fi calling service available for iPhones, Google has made its intentions clear to expand its user base and popularize the service. Rebranding and dropping “Project” from the service further indicates that Google wants the service to succeed under its name.
In order to boost the service, Google has also released offers for new and existing Google Fi phone owners. The search giant is offering travel gift cards for those who will purchase new Fi compatible phones, and service credit for the users who opt for the service with their existing Fi phone. Special deals will be available only for today.
Google isn’t the only company offering Wi-fi’s first network. Major carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint also offer such services. However, what sets apart Google Fi from other Wi-Fi calling services is its cheaper rates and straightforward plans.