Jumping to Google Fi formerly Project Fi has just gotten easier, now you can pick up a SIM from over 500 Best Buy stores in the US. Previously, the only way to get your Google Fi SIM was to sign up online and wait for it to be delivered.
That all changed on Monday, Google has now expanded the service to Best Buy retail stores across the US. Google Fi SIMs will be sold separately from devices for $9.99 and include a $10 Fi service credit. The $10 service credit is limited to one per person and up to 6 total activations for group plans. The credit is not immediate and will show up on your bill within a week after activation.
While you can pick up a Google Fi SIM in stores Best Buy employees will be unable to help with activation. In order to activate you will have to do it yourself online following these simple steps. Besides activation, there is another caveat as Best Buy will not carry the data only SIMs. If you want a data only plan instead of one that also includes talk and text you will still have to order your SIM online.
Google Fi service has been around for several years now and takes a unique approach to service and billing. With Google Fi, your service is provided through three different networks including T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular for all phones. While Fi specific phones get the added benefit of access to Fi service Wi-Fi hotspots to help you save money on data.
Google Fi plans start at $20 for unlimited domestic minutes and texts and international texts with cellular coverage across 200+ countries and destinations. Data, on the other hand, will run you $10 per gigabyte until you reach 6GB. Once you reach 6GB Bill Protection kicks in and all data afterward is free.
This ensures you’ll never pay over $60 for data in a single month no matter how much you need. With this approach, Google Fi offers flexibility for your data plan. Providing you with unlimited data on months where you need it and saving you money on months when you do not.