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.

Calls over Wi-Fi are available for phones designed for Fi and most phones compatible with Fi. Learn more about the features supported by phones compatible with Fi.

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

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’re calling. For specific rates, go to Google Voice calling rates.

Fi's Terms of Service requires you to use our service primarily in the United States (territories not included). If you plan to stay abroad for an extended period of 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.

Rates overview

Rates for international calls

Make phone calls

From/to

With cellular

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: 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 Wi-Fi

US

All plans: Included

All plans: Included

Canada or Mexico All plans: 20 cents per minute All plansIncluded

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.

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, visit our international rates page. The list may be subject to change without notice.

You won’t be able to use your phone for cellular calls, texts, or data, outside of this group of countries/regions. However, in almost all countries/regions, you'll be able to 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 Flexible plan only covers data use within the US. The data you use outside of the US is shown separately from your monthly data budget.

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