I heard about Google Fi device which can be usefull for frequent travel abroad, for receiving /making calls, accessing internet/messages/whatsapp.
It is a actual US cell phone line with coverage over 200 countries, available as Fi Unlimited and Fi Flexible plans. No fixed commitment too.
Costs varies a lot but still better than the usual phone line I have from Brazil. Also I believe it works better than the hotspot device, since it is phone line connection instead of pure internet.
Does anyone have experience with this phone? Any other similar options available?
We have discussed Google Fi a few times on this forum. My verdict is that it’s not a suitable service for digital nomads, perpetual travelers or those that aren’t in the US often. There have been many cases where people traveling abroad (even American residents) for an extended period have had their accounts suspended.
Their TOS is quite clear:
The Services are offered only to residents of the United States. The Services must be primarily used in the United States and are not intended for extended international use. Further, the Services are designed for use predominantly within our network. If your usage outside our network is excessive, abnormally high, or cause us to incur too much cost, we may, at our option and sole discretion, suspend your Google Fi account, terminate your service, or limit your use of roaming.
Here are two topics with more details about Google-Fi:
I’m not US citizen, and using Google Fi fo more than 6 months already. Always abroad.
Until now it is a best option I have.
Still working for me, but I always try to get a local number if I’m in the country for more than 3 months.
Would be great to have a better service if there is any.