Use your phone outside the US

Important: Google Fi must be activated and used in the US. After that, Fi service can be used outside of the US.

Once you sign up for Google Fi, you can use your phone for calls, texts, and data outside the US. No 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 countries/regions. 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/region you’re calling. For specific rates, go to Google Voice calling rates.

Rates overview

Rates for international calls

Make phone calls

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

Receive phone calls

Over cellular

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

Over Wi-Fi

Where are you?

 
Most countries/regions in the world No extra cost*

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

Text messages

Over cellular 

From: To: Any country/region
US & covered international countries/regions No extra cost
Other countries/regions Not available

 

You might need a mobile data connection to send messages in some countries/regions. If you use Google Messenger, messages won't count against your data usage.​

Over Wi-Fi

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

 

*Not available on iPhone or iPad

Rates for data

Data

Over cellular (Flexible plan)

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

Over cellular (Unlimited plan)

Where are you?  
US & covered international countries/regions No extra cost
Other countries/regions Not available

Over Wi-Fi

Where are you?  
Most countries/regions 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/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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