Use your phone outside the US

Important: Google Fi must be activated within the US. After activation, Fi service can be used outside of the US.

Once you sign up for Google Fi, you can use your phone for calls, text, and data outside the US. No need to change your phone's settings.

Keep in mind that calls over Wi-Fi are available for Designed for Fi and most Compatible with Fi phones. For more information on features supported by phones Compatible with Fi, see Use your own phone with Google Fi.

Use Fi internationally

International use is supported in over 200 supported countries and destinations. Cellular calls are $0.20 per minute, and texts are included. You can also make calls over Wi-Fi. The rates for calling over Wi-Fi internationally depend on the country you’re calling. For specific rates, see Google Voice calling rates.

Unlimited plans

International data is included at no additional cost.

Flexible plans

Data is $10/GB — the same rate as in the US.

Rates overview

Check below for an overview of how you'll be charged for Fi service outside the US.

Rates for international calls

Making phone calls

 

International calls With cellular With Wi-Fi
From the US to the US Included Included
From the US to other countries
(Flexible plan)
Check rates  Check rates 
From the US to other countries
(Unlimited plan)
Included to 50+ countries
Check rates for others 
Included to 50+ countries
Check rates for others 
Outside the US to the US $0.20 Included
Outside the US to other countries $0.20 Check rates 

Receive phone calls

Over cellular

Where are you?  
US No extra cost
Covered international countries and destinations $0.20/min
Other countries Not available


Over Wi-Fi

Where are you?

 
Most countries in the world No extra cost*

 

When both Wi-Fi and cellular are available, Fi will route your call over whichever one gives you the best experience.

To use Wi-Fi only, turn on Airplane mode and Wi-Fi. Your phone won't connect to cellular on Airplane mode. Make sure to Airplane mode back off when you're not on Wi-Fi anymore.

*Not available on iOS

Rates for texts

Text Messages

Over cellular 

From: To: Any country
US & covered international 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

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

 

*Not available on iOS

Rates for data

Data

Over cellular (Flexible plan)

Where are you?  
US & covered international countries and destinations $10/GB
Other countries Not available


Over cellular (Unlimited plan)

Where are you?  
US & covered international countries and destinations No extra cost
Other countries Not available


Over Wi-Fi

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

Where you can use Google Fi

US and US territories

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

  • Guam 
  • Puerto Rico 
  • US Virgin Islands
Covered international countries and destinations

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

For the latest list of covered countries and destinations, please visit our international rates page.

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

If you're not using a device Designed for Fi, Wi-Fi calling may not be available. Learn to use your own phone with Google Fi.

Other countries

You won’t be able to use your phone for cellular calls, text, or data, outside of this group of 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 US
  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 US from another country, dial + (1) (404) (9789316). 

How you’re billed

You can find the charges for your calls and data usage outside of the US in the “Additional Charges & Credits” section of your latest billing statement. You can also find charges for usage outside the US during your current billing cycle. Keep in mind, though, that these charges can take up to 60 days to appear on your bill. 

In the Flexible plan statement, the data you use outside of the US is shown separately from your monthly data budget, which covers data use only within the US.

Contact a Google Fi expert while traveling

You can contact a Google Fi expert through the Google 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 (international rates may apply).
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