Use your own phone with Project Fi

You can bring a compatible Fi phone that you already own to Project Fi.

  • If you’re a new user: go to to sign up for Project Fi.
  • If you're a current Fi user on a Nexus 6: You need an updated SIM kit for your new phone. To order, contact a project Fi expert below.

What you need to use your own Fi phone

Sign up for Project Fi

Even if you already have a Fi phone, you still need to sign up for Project Fi. Learn more about how to get Project Fi.

Unlocked Fi phone

Only unlocked devices can be used with Project Fi. If you purchased your Fi phone through Project Fi or the Google Store, your device is unlocked.

If you aren’t sure if your phone is unlocked, you can contact your current carrier or the place where you purchased your phone. You need to make sure you don't owe any payments on your device. Your carrier may also have other requirements to unlock your device.

Compatible Fi phone models

Supported models

Project Fi works with the following phone models:

  • Pixel 3 (Fi and Google store versions)
  • Pixel 3 XL (Fi and Google store versions)
  • Pixel 2 (North American and Telestra versions)
  • Pixel 2 XL (North American and Telestra versions)
  • Pixel Model G-2PW4100 (North American version)
  • Pixel XL Model G-2PW2100 (North American version)
  • LG G7 ThinQ (Unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • LG V35 ThinQ (Unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Moto G6 (Unlocked North American versions sold by retailers)
  • Android One Moto X4 (North American versions)
  • Nexus 5X Model LGH790 (North American version)
  • Nexus 6P Model H1511 (North American version)
  • Nexus 6 Model XT1103 (North American version)

Unsupported models

Project Fi does not work with the following phone models:

  • Pixel Model G-2PW4200  (Rest of world version)
  • Pixel XL Model G-2PW2200 (Rest of world version)
  • LG G7 ThinQ (Versions sold by other carriers)
  • LG V35 ThinQ (Versions sold by other carriers)
  • Moto G6 (Versions sold by other carriers)
  • Nexus 5X Model LGH791 and LGH791F (Rest of world versions)
  • Nexus 6P Model H1512 (Rest of world version)
  • Nexus 6 Model XT1100 (Rest of world version)

These models won't work with Project Fi because they don’t support CDMA, a radio technology required for Fi.

Check your model number

To check your model number:

  1. Open the Settings app on your phone Settings.
  2. Scroll to the bottom. Under “System,” tap About phone.
  3. Tap Regulatory labels.
  4. You’ll see your model number. If it matches the supported model numbers above, you’re all set.

If you have a different model number, you won’t be able to use this phone with Project Fi. 


Once you sign up for Project Fi

Before your SIM card arrives

Before your SIM kit arrives, make sure your Fi phone is running Android 5.1 or above. Here’s how to check your Android version number and download software updates. If you have a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you don't need a SIM card.

After your SIM card arrives

Activate your Project Fi service and transfer your number to Project Fi.

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