As part of a new trial to expand coverage, Google Fi has partnered with select high-quality Wi-Fi hotspot providers. For no additional cost, eligible users on the Unlimited plan are automatically connected to the partnered Wi-Fi hotspots. In your network settings, these hotspots appear as "Google Fi Wi-Fi."
Through our partner networks, eligible users on the Unlimited plan get expanded coverage in addition to the open Wi-Fi hotspots you can already connect to automatically, even where your cell signal is low. As we continue to add more partner networks, you're able to connect to Google Fi Wi-Fi hotspots in more locations.
To connect automatically to Google Fi Wi-Fi, you must:
How Google Fi Wi-Fi works
- When you’re in range, your device automatically connects to Google Fi Wi-Fi.
- You don’t get charged for data use.
- Google Fi Wi-Fi doesn’t count against your data cap.
Disconnect from Google Fi Wi-Fi
If you want to stop a connection to a Google Fi Wi-Fi hotspot, or avoid connection to the hotspot when your device comes in range of an eligible hotspot, you have these options:
- Turn off your phone’s Wi-Fi.
- Manually connect to another Wi-Fi network. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi networks on your Android device.
- Remove Google Fi Wi-Fi as a saved network, or “Forget” Google Fi Wi-Fi while you're connected. These actions turn off connections for up to 12 hours. Learn how to remove a saved network on your Android device.
When one of your other saved networks, like your home Wi-Fi network, is nearby and available, Google Fi Wi-Fi never automatically connects.