Understand your Project Fi bill
You’ll receive your billing statement via email 2 days after the end of each billing cycle. You can see the statement in the Project Fi app or on the website as soon as the billing cycle ends. Use this page to understand the different sections of your billing statement:
Previous balance and payments
Last month's usage
In this section, you’ll see charges for your phone usage in the last month that are not covered by your monthly plan, as well as any credits for unused data and service credits. See below for details.
Charges for use not covered by your monthly plan
These can include charges for:
- Data usage over the amount in your monthly data budget. For example, if your data budget is $20/month for 2GB and you use 2.5GB, you’ll see a charge of $5 for the extra .5GB you used. You pay the same rate even if you go over your monthly data budget.
- Data usage from your previous billing cycle that didn’t make it in time for your last statement.
- International calls from the U.S.
- International roaming charges for calls, texts, and data outside the U.S.
If you don’t use all of the data in your monthly data budget, you’ll see a credit for the unused amount. For example, if your data budget is $20/month for 2GB of data and you use only 1.5GB, you’ll see a credit for $5 for the .5GB of data you didn’t use.
You'll see any credits added to your account by support here. For example, if there was an interruption in your service that warranted a credit.
If your service was paused or suspended in the last billing cycle, you’ll see a credit for your Fi basics plan for the length of time your service was inactive. For example, if your service became inactive on June 16 and your billing cycle ends on June 30, you’ll see a Fi basics credit of $10 on your June 30th billing statement.
If your service was reactivated in the last billing cycle after it had been paused or suspended, you’ll see a charge for your Fi basics plan for the length of time it was active. For example, if your service was reactivated on June 16 and your billing cycle ends on June 30, you’ll see a prorated Fi basics charge of $10 on your June 30th billing statement.
If you transferred your Google Voice number to Project Fi and you had a credit balance on your Google Voice account, you’ll see that credit transferred to your Project Fi account on your second bill. Learn more about switching from Google Voice to Project Fi.
Next month’s charges
These charges include:
- Your monthly Fi basics plan (calls, texts & more)
- Your monthly data budget
- If you’re making monthly payments on your device, you’ll also see the monthly payment here
Unlike your “last month’s usage” charges, which you pay for after the usage has occurred, you’re charged for your “next month’s charges” at the beginning of each billing period to cover the upcoming month. You’ll see the time period the charges cover next to “Next month’s charges.”
Taxes, fees, and surcharges
You may see the following sales taxes:
- State Sales Tax
- County Sales Tax
- City Sales Tax
Project Fi collects sales taxes on behalf of city, county, and state governments, when required. The rate varies by region.
911 emergency service fee
This charge may appear on your statement as:
- State 911 Tax
- Local 911 Surcharge
We’re required to pay this fee to cover the costs of providing emergency 911 services.
Federal and state Universal Service Fund assessments
These funds support initiatives to give all Americans access to communications services. They subsidize services in rural and high-cost areas and support services in schools, libraries, and hospitals.
Federal Regulatory Assessment Fee
This fee helps cover other various government charges we pay including FCC regulatory fees and contributions to support federal telecommunications programs.
Your total amount
The total amount you’re charged each month includes the following:
- Any charges in “Last month’s usage”
- Your monthly plan charges in “Next month’s charges”
- Any previously unpaid balance in “Previous Balance & Payments”
- Taxes, fees, and surcharges
- Any credit for data in your data budget that you didn’t use last month
- Any credits from your previous balance and payments
- Any service credits
Fi Basics for the group plan owner is $20/month and each additional group member is $15/month. Shared data is $10/GB for all group members. Your group's owner will receive and pay a single bill each month that includes each member's Fi Basics and data usage. Any device financing and device protection payments will be charged to the group plan owner.
If you are already a Project Fi subscriber and join a group plan, you'll get a refund for any service on your individual plan that you paid for in advance and didn't use. See details about refunds for closed accounts.
Your first bill after someone joins your group
When a new member activates on your group plan, you won't be charged anything until your next billing cycle comes around. The first billing statement after a new member activates will include:
- New member’s prorated charges for last month’s Fi Basics, including taxes.
- All members’ (including new member) data overage and/or credit from the prior month.
- Pre-pay for all members’ Fi Basics & data allowance for the following month.
Find out more about your Project Fi group plan.
You can use Group repay to send automatic payment reminders to the members in your group each month. Group members can accept these requests and pay you back for their part of the bill using Google Wallet.
Project Fi automatically calculates the amount each member owes each month based the option you choose:
- Individual total: The full amount of a member's part of the bill.
- Fixed amount: Choose a specific amount. The amount requested will stay the same each month, even if a member's individual total is more or less.
- Additional data only: Calculate and request the total amount for a member's data overages each month.
- No repayment: This member won't receive payment requests.
Turn on Group repay and send payment requests to your group members:
- Open the Project Fi app .
- Go to the Billing tab.
- Under "Payment Settings" select Group repay.
- Make sure "Allow payment requests" On.
Once you've turned on Group repay, you can choose members from your group to send payment requests to and the monthly amount. Google Wallet will send them automatic monthly reminders.
You'll get a notification when a group member sends you money. Tap on the notification to confirm that you received the payment. If you haven't done so yet, Google Wallet will ask you to set up your cash-out method.
You'll get monthly reminders to pay your group owner back for your part of the Fi bill. Tap on the notification to send money immediately. You can also pay your group owner back later:
- Open the Project Fi app .
- Go to the Billing tab.
- Next to the monthly statement, select Send money. You can also open a statement and select Send money.
- If you haven't done so yet, Google Wallet will ask you to set up your payment method.
- Review your payment amount and select Continue.