Use your phone outside the US

After you activate your Google Fi account and use Fi in the US (territories not included), you can use your phone for calls, texts, and data outside the US. You don't need to change your phone's settings.

Important: Fi’s Terms of Service require you to activate and use Fi service primarily in the United States. If you try to activate Fi abroad or use Fi service predominantly internationally, you may have your international capabilities suspended.

You can reactivate your plan while abroad. For example, you could switch devices or perform a factory reset.

Calls over Wi-Fi are available for phones designed for Fi and most phones compatible with Fi.

Learn about Google Fi service outside the US with a step-by-step guide.

Countries and regions where 5G is available internationally
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kuwait
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Use Fi internationally

You can use your phone in over 200 destinations. For international use:

  • Cellular calls are $0.20 per minute.
  • Texts are included.
  • You can make calls over Wi-Fi. The rates for calling over Wi-Fi internationally depend on the country or region you call. For specific rates, go to Google Voice calling rates.
  • Calls between the US, Canada, and Mexico at no additional cost.

Before traveling abroad, check whether the country or region you plan to visit blocks Wi-Fi calls.

If you plan to stay abroad for an extended time, we recommend you use a local carrier until you can return to the US. We grant exceptions to military and State Department employees who serve abroad.

Important: In "Manage Plan,"  you must turn on the desired International Features for your services to work.

Rates overview

Rates for international calls

Make phone calls

From/to

Over cellular

Over the internet (with Wi-Fi)

From: US

To: US, Canada, or Mexico

For example: You're in California and you call Mexico.

All plans: Included

All plans: Included

From: US

To: Countries or regions outside of the US, Canada, or Mexico

For example: You're in California and you call France.

From: Canada or Mexico

To: US 

For example: You're in Canada and you call California.

All plans: Included All plans: Included

From: Canada or Mexico

To: Other countries or regions

For example: You're in Canada and you call France.

All plans: 20 cents per minute

All plans: Check rates

From: Countries or regions outside of the US, Canada, or Mexico

To: US, Canada, or Mexico

For example: You're in France and you call the US.

  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: 20 cents per minute
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available
  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: Included
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available

From: Countries or regions outside of the US, Canada, or Mexico

To: Countries or regions outside of the US, Canada, or Mexico

For example: You're in France and you call Germany.

  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: 20 cents per minute
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available
  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: Check rates 
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available

Receive phone calls

Where are you?

Over cellular

Over the internet (with Wi-Fi)

US, Canada, or Mexico

All plans: Included

All plans: Included

Covered countries or regions, not including US, Canada, or Mexico

  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: 20 cents per minute
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available

All plans: Included

Other countries or regions: Not covered

Not available

Not available

If Wi-Fi and cellular are both available, Fi routes your call over whichever gives you the best experience. If you have a strong cellular connection of LTE or greater, then Fi may send the call over the internet in order to give you the best experience.

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

*Not available on iPhone or iPad

Rates for texts

Where are you?

Over cellular

Over Wi-Fi

US, Canada, or Mexico

Included

Included

Covered countries or regions, not including US, Canada, or Mexico

  • Flexible and Unlimited Plus: Included
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available

Included

Other countries or regions: Not covered

Not available

Not available

To send messages in some countries or regions, you may need a mobile data connection. If you use Google Messenger, messages won't count against your data use.

Rates for data

Where are you?

Over cellular

US, Canada, or Mexico

  • Flexible: $10 per GB
  • Simply Unlimited: Included 
  • Unlimited Plus: Included

Other covered countries or regions, not US, Canada, or Mexico

  • Flexible: $10 per GB
  • Simply Unlimited: Not available
  • Unlimited Plus: Included

Not covered countries or regions

Not available

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/regions

For the latest list of covered countries/regions, go to international coverage and rates. The list may be subject to change without notice.

You can’t use your phone for cellular calls, texts, or data outside of this group of countries/regions. However, in most countries/regions, you can call and text over Wi-Fi when the connection is strong enough.

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

How to call & text

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

Dial (area code) (local number).

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

Examples:

  • If you’re dialing a number in the U.K. from Japan, dial + 44 (area code) (local number).
  • If you’re dialing back to the US from another country/region, dial + (1) (404) (9789316).

If this number format doesn’t work, you can also try to use the exit code of the country/region you’re visiting: (exit code) (destination country/region code) (area code) (local number).

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 use outside the US during your current billing cycle. Keep in mind that these charges can take up to 60 days to appear on your bill.

The data you use outside of the US is shown separately from your monthly data budget.

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