Google Fi cuts prices across its two unlimited cellular plans, in addition to adding more high-speed data (via 9to5Google). The Simply Unlimited plan has dropped from $60/month to $50/month per line, while the full-featured Unlimited Plus plan is now at $65/month per line compared to its previous price of $70/month . This is the first price drop for the Unlimited Plus and Simply Unlimited plans since their debut in 2019 and 2021respectively.
The cheaper costs come with more high-speed data on both plans, increasing from 22GB to 50GB with the Unlimited Plus plan and from 22GB to 35GB with Simply Unlimited. As noted on the MVNOs updated plan page, Google Fi says it will start throttling your data after you exceed either limit. And if you want to use your phone or laptop as a portable hotspot, Google is adding 5GB of hotspot tethering to its Simply Unlimited plan, a feature previously only available with Unlimited Plus.
Both plans now also include unlimited calls within Canada and Mexico. Before the update, you could only make free calls to Canada or Mexico, not when traveling in either country. Google Fi’s flexible pay-as-you-go plan also offers free calls to both countries without changing the price of $20/month for a line and the usage fee of $10/GB.
Although both plans offer unlimited calls, texts, and data, the Simply Unlimited plan has some limitations compared to the Unlimited Plus plan, such as fewer supported destinations for free calls, texts, and data.
However, its lower price along with the addition of hotspot tethering could make it a more serious contender when it comes to budget-bound plans. Compare, Visible through Verizon offers unlimited data for $40/month for one line, Verizon’s basic unlimited plan starts at $70/month (with paperless billing and automatic payment), AT&T’s the cheapest unlimited plan costs $65/month (with automatic payment and paperless billing), while The basics of T-Mobile The plan costs $60/month (with automatic payment).