Use your own phone with Google Fi

Most popular phones are compatible with Fi. You can bring one of the phones below to Google Fi.

  • If you’re a new to Fi, sign up at fi.google.com/signup.
  • To get started, download the Google Fi app on your new phone at fi.google.com/app.
  • If you already have an active SIM card, you don't need a new one for most phones. If you don’t have an active SIM card, order one for free at fi.google.com/ordersim.

What you need to use your own Fi phone

Sign up for Google Fi

Even if you already have a Fi phone, you still need to sign up for Google Fi.

Unlocked Fi phone

Only unlocked devices can be used with Google Fi. If you purchased your phone through Google 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 might also have other requirements to unlock your device.

Supported phone models

Designed for Fi phones are sold by Google Fi or the Google Store and give you the full Fi experience. Other phones listed below are Compatible with Fi.

All Android models at a minimum must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.  All iOS models must run iOS 11 or higher.

Google Fi works with the following phone models:

Designed for Fi models

You'll have full Fi functionality on these devices:
  • Calls, texts, and data on multiple 4G LTE networks (T-Mobile, Sprint, and USCC)
  • Automatic connection to 2 million secure WiFi hotspots
  • International roaming
  • An even more secure connection with Fi VPN

Designed for Fi models

  • Pixel 3 (Fi and Google store versions)
  • Pixel 3 XL (Fi and Google store versions)
  • Pixel 2 (North American and rest of world versions)
  • Pixel 2 XL (North American and rest of world 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)

Apple models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You won't be able to make calls or text over WiFi, use visual voicemail, or use data hotspot outside the US.
Texting will work with some additional setup, but iMessage works right away. 
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max 
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 & 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S & 6S Plus
  • iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5S 
  • iPhone SE

All phones must run iOS 11.0 or higher.

Samsung models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You won't be able to make calls WiFi. To make texts over WiFi, download Messages and make it your default text message app.
Galaxy S Series
  • S9 & S9+
  • S8 & S8+ & S8 Active
  • S7 & S7 Edge & S7 Active
  • S6 & S6 Edge & S6 Edge+ & S6 Active
Galaxy Note Series
  • Note 9
  • Note 8
Samsung J Series
  • J7 (2018 and 2017)
  • J3 (2018 and 2017)
All models must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.

LG models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You might be able to make calls or text over WiFi.

LG V Series

  • V20
  • V30
  • V30S
  • V35 ThinQ (carrier editions)
  • V40

LG G Series

  • G7 ThinQ (carrier editions)
  • G6
  • G7 One (Android One)

LG Stylo Series

  • Stylo 4
  • Stylo 3

LG Budget Devices

  • X Venture
  • X Charge
  • X Power 
  • K20 Plus / K30
  • Aristo 2 / Aristo 2 Plus

All models must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.

Motorola models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You might be able to make calls or text over WiFi.

Moto Z Series

  • Z3 & Z3 Play
  • Z2 & Z2 Play & Z2 Force
  • Moto Z

Moto G

  • G6 Plus & G6 Play
  • G5S & G5S+ (running Android O or higher)
  • G5 & G5 Plus (running Android O or higher)

Moto E Series

  • E5 & E5 Plus & E5 Play
  • E4 Plus

Moto One (Android One)

  • Motorola One
  • Motorola One Power

All models must run Android 8.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.

Huawei models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You might be able to make calls or text over WiFi.
Mate Series
  • Mate 10 Pro
  • Mate 20 Pro & 20 Lite
P Series
  • P20 & P20 Pro

All models must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.

OnePlus models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You might be able to make calls or text over WiFi.
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T*
  • OnePlus 3*
All models must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4.
 

Other models compatible with Fi

You'll have calls, texts, and data on T-Mobile's network as well as international roaming. You might be able to make calls or text over WiFi.

Nokia (Android One)
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco (Android One)
  • Nokia 7.1 (Android One)
Essential
  • Essential PH-1
All models must run Android 7.0 and have LTE bands 2 and 4. Phones not listed here might work, but haven't been tested by Fi.

Unsupported models

Google Fi does not work with the following phone models:
  • Pixel 2 (Telestra version)
  • Pixel 2 XL (Telestra version)
  • Pixel Model G-2PW4200  (Rest of world version)
  • Pixel XL Model G-2PW2200 (Rest of world version)
  • 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 Google Fi because they don’t support CDMA, a radio technology required for Fi. Other phones not listed aren't guaranteed to work.

Once you sign up for Google Fi

Before your SIM card arrives

Before your SIM card arrives, make sure your phone is running the system version mentioned above. Here’s how to check your Android version number and download software updates. If you have a Pixel 3 or Pixel 2, you don't need a SIM card.

After your SIM card arrives

Download the Fi app to activate your service and transfer your number to Google Fi.

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