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Use your phone outside the U.S.

To use your phone for calls, text, and data outside the U.S., you just need to make sure your international settings are turned on in your account before you leave the U.S.

Turn on international settings

Step 1: Make sure both Project Fi international settings are turned on
  1. Open the Project Fi app or website.
  2. In the Account tab, go to Your Plan.
  3. Make sure both Service outside the U.S. AND Calls to non-U.S. numbers are turned On.

 

Step 2: Turn on data roaming
  1. Open your main Settings app.
  2. Under "Wireless & Networks" tap More.
  3. Tap Cellular Networks.
  4. Move the switch next to "Data roaming" to On.

International rates

In over 135 supported countries and destinations around the world, you can enjoy data for just $10 per GB (the same rate as in the U.S.), cellular calls for $0.20 per minute, and texts at no additional cost. You can also make calls over Wi-Fi. The rates for calling over Wi-Fi depend on the country you’re calling and can be more or less than $0.20 per minute.

Rates for a specific country

See rate details for the specific country you'll be traveling to.

Rates overview

See below for an overview of how you'll be charged for Fi service outside the U.S.

Rates for international calls

Making phone calls

Over cellular

  To: U.S. Outside the U.S.
From:      
U.S.   No extra cost Depends on country you're calling*
135+ countries and destinations   $0.20/min $0.20/min
Other countries   Not available Not available

 

Over Wi-Fi

  To: U.S. Outside the U.S.
From:      
Most countries around the world   No extra cost Depends on country you're calling*

 

*See rates for the country you’re calling.

Receiving phone calls

Over cellular

Where are you?  
U.S. No extra cost
135+ countries and destinations $0.20/min
Other countries Not available

 

Over Wi-Fi

Where are you?  
Most countries in the world No extra cost
Rates for texts

Text Messages

Over cellular

  To: Any country
From:    
U.S. & 135+ countries and destinations   No extra cost
Other countries   Not available

 

You might need a mobile data connection to send message in some countries, but if you're using Google Messenger they won't count against your data usage.​

Over Wi-Fi

  To: Any country
From:    
Most countries around the world   No extra cost

 

Rates for data

Data

Over cellular

Where are you?  
U.S. & 135+ countries and destinations $10/GB
Other countries Not available

 

Over Wi-Fi

Where are you?  
Most countries around the world No extra cost

Where you can use Project Fi

U.S. and U.S. territories

Standard rates apply when you're in the United States and the following territories:

  • American Samoa 
  • Guam 
  • Northern Marina Islands
  • Puerto Rico 
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
135+ countries and destinations

Note: This list may be subject to change without notice.

Keep in mind that outside this group of 135+ countries and destinations, you can make or receive calls over Wi-Fi when the connection is strong enough.

  • Afghanistan
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina**
  • Armenia*
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh*
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon*
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde*
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China**
  • Christmas Island
  • Colombia
  • Congo (Republic)
  • Congo/Kinhasa
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D'Ivoire*
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt**
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Georgia*
  • Germany
  • Ghana**
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India**
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan* **
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya**
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos*
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia*
  • Madagascar*
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mexico**
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia*
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco* **
  • Mozambique*
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger*
  • Nigeria* **
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru**
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia**
  • Rwanda*
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia**
  • Senegal* **
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea**
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthélemy
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard & Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand**
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Uganda*
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates**
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Vanuatu*
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia

* We're constantly working to expand Project Fi functionality to new countries. These are some countries we're currently testing where you might find Project Fi service works as well.

** Wi-Fi calls not available in these countries.

Other countries

You won’t be able to use your phone for cellular calls, text, or data, outside of this group of 135+ countries and destinations. However, in almost all countries you visit, you'll be able to call and text over Wi-Fi.

How to call & text

Call or text a number in the country you’re visiting

Dial (area code) (local number).

 

Call or text another country
  1. Touch and hold 0 until you see on the display
  2. Dial (country code) (area code) (local number).

For example, if you’re dialing a number in the U.K. from Japan, dial + 44 (area code) (local number).

If this number format doesn’t work, you can also try using the exit code  of the country you are visiting. Use (exit code) (destination country code) (area code) (local number).

Call or text a number in the U.S.
  1. Touch and hold 0 until you see on the display
  2. Dial (country code) (area code) (local number)

For example, if you’re dialing back to the U.S. from another country, dial + (1) (404) (9789316). 

How you’re billed

You’ll see the charges for your calls and data usage outside of the U.S. in the “Last month’s usage” section of your latest billing statement. You can also see charges for usage outside the U.S. during your current billing cycle (go to the Account tab, and look under "Extras this cycle so far"). Keep in mind, though, that these charges can take up to 60 days to appear on your bill. 

Note: The data you use outside of the U.S. is charged separately from your monthly data budget, which covers data use only within the U.S.

Learn more about the charges in your billing statement.

Contact a Project Fi expert while traveling

You can contact a Project Fi expert through the Project Fi app. You can also dial 611 or call the number below:

  1. Touch and hold 0 until you see the  icon on the display
  2. Dial 1-404-978-8610

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