Presently, Google Project Fi covers about 135 countries worldwide. Today, the company announced that it is increasing that figure to 170 by adding 35 more countries to the already existing regions. On this network, data you consume abroad costs the same as the data you use locally. In the index of added countries, African and Middle Eastern countries dominate the list with the likes of Nigeria, Tunisia, Oman and Uzbekistan all making the cut. You are required to pay $10 for 1GB or if you have built-in Bill Protection it’s FREE but with slower speeds.
If there is Fi coverage in your location, Project Fi will alert you through a banner in the app. For all your upcoming trips, Project Fi will search through Gmail flight reservations and you will be informed if your destination will have Fi coverage. You will be notified of cost estimates, coverage options and more shortly before your trip.
All notifications are already activated but they can be deactivated. For pre-existing Project Fi customers, your international coverage is already activated on your phone plan. However, if you need a Project Fi plan for a limited time, you can subscribe to an $80 Fi service but you will also need a new Fi-friendly phone.