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.
Connect to other devices
Find your tethering & hotspot data usage
To keep track of your tethering and hotspot data usage in the Google Fi app:
- Open the Google Fi app or website.
- In the "Home" tab, select 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.