About data speed limits

When you reach your plan’s data limit, your data speeds will slow down or be throttled, until the start of the next billing cycle.

To offer the best experience to as many users as possible, any data used after you reach your data limit is throttled or slowed to 256 kbps. Your full-speed data limit depends on the type of plan you have and can’t be manually adjusted.

  • Flexible plans allow up to 15 GB of full-speed data.
  • Simply Unlimited plans allow up to 35 GB of full-speed data.
  • Unlimited Plus plans allow up to 50 GB of full-speed data.
Important: If you have either Unlimited plan, certain categories of data usage like video may be managed at a particular speed or resolution, like DVD-quality (480p).

How group plans compare to individual plans

In group plans, all members have their own personal data limits and one member’s data usage won’t add to another member’s data limit. Only the plan manager can pay to get full data speeds for members.

Use full-speed data beyond your data limit

Important: Before resuming full speed data, understand that once full speed data is enabled, it can’t be disabled for the current billing period.

After you reach your plan’s data limit, you can choose to return to full-speed data for an additional $10/GB for the rest of your billing cycle.

  1. On your mobile device, sign in to the Google Fi app Fi.
  2. Select Account and then Get full speed.

This option is available after you pay your first Google Fi bill. If you want to return to full-speed data before that, you must make a one-time prepayment of the charges incurred to date.

View a tutorial on how to get your full speed limit.

Video streaming

To maximize quality, Google Fi optimizes all streaming video.
  • On Flexible, you and the application provider determine the rate of the video streams.
  • On Simply Unlimited or Unlimited Plus:
    • Fi attempts to optimize video by streaming at up to 480p (Standard definition).
    • Video from some content providers may not be automatically optimized on Simply Unlimited and Unlimited Plus.
If you're a content provider and your video service isn't automatically optimized, contact us at fi-content-requests@google.com.
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