Tether or create a Wi-Fi hotspot

With your Google Fi phone, you can use the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your internet connection with up to 10 devices at a time. For example, if you want to use your laptop at the airport, you can turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect your laptop to the internet.

You can also share your phone’s internet connection through a USB cable or Bluetooth connection. This is known as tethering. To find out if Wi-Fi hotspot works on your device, check our list of compatible phones.

Learn about charges for Wi-Fi hotspots & tethering

We don’t charge extra for Wi-Fi or tethering. The amount of data you get for these features depends on your plan.

  • Flexible: Data for Wi-Fi hotspots and tethering comes out of your Flexible plan data budget. The Flexible plan is $10 USD per GB, just like data on your phone.
  • Simply Unlimited: You get 5 GB a month of hotspot or tethering data per person.
  • Unlimited Plus: We give you data for Wi-Fi hotspots and tethering.
  • Google Fi trial: We include tethering in your trial.

Important: Hotspots can use a lot of your device's battery so turn the connection off when not in use. Learn how to manage battery life.

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Find your tethering & hotspot data usage

To keep track of your tethering and hotspot data usage in the Google Fi app:

  1. Open the Google Fi app Fi or website.
  2. In the "Home" tab, select View details View details. Your device and any tethered devices are shown separately.

Data usage takes about one day to show up.

Important: After you reach your data limit, your data speed slows to 256 kbps until the start of the next billing cycle. Learn more about data speed limits.

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Learn why Fi is a different kind of phone plan and how to get the most out of your Google Fi service. Get step-by-step guides and instructional videos on how to sign up, transfer your number, create a group plan, switch your price plan, etc.

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