Choosing a good mobile network can be tricky. We all use our phones for lots of things, like talking to our friends and watching videos. So, you want a network that works well and gives you cool stuff. That’s where Google Fi and T-Mobile come in. They’re like big companies that give you phone service.
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Google Fi and T-Mobile are like two superheroes with their own superpowers. They both have good things, but they’re different. Some people want to save money, and some want really fast internet. Let’s see who’s better at what.
Both Google Fi VS T-Mobile run on the T-Mobile network.Google Fi used to run on T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, but now it’s solely on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile has the widest 5G coverage and fast speeds.
“When it comes to 5G, T-Mobile has the biggest, widest build-out of 5G and it’s incredibly fast.”
|Network Coverage||T-Mobile, US Cellular||T-Mobile|
|4G LTE Coverage||Good||Excellent|
|International Coverage||200+ countries and territories||210+ countries and territories|
|Prices||Flexible, based on usage||Fixed, per line|
|Plans||3 unlimited plans||4 unlimited plans|
|Perks||Built-in VPN, Google One storage, international data and calling||Netflix, Google One storage, international data and calling|
|Customer Service||Online and phone support||Online, phone, and in-store support|
Google Fi is significantly cheaper than T-Mobile.Google Fi has three plans ranging from $20 to $65, while T-Mobile’s plans range from $65 to $85.
T-Mobile plans are more expensive and might not be worth the extra cost compared to Google Fi.
“Google Fi is so much cheaper than T-Mobile. Google Fi has three plans that range in cost from $20 to $65.”
|Most Expensive Plan||$65||$85|
Google Fi is significantly cheaper than T-Mobile, with plans that start at $20 per month, compared to T-Mobile’s plans which start at $65 per month. Google Fi’s most expensive plan is also cheaper than T-Mobile’s most expensive plan.
If you’re looking for a more affordable cell phone plan, Google Fi is the better option.
Perks of Google Fi
Google Fi’s $65 plan includes 50GB of high-speed data and unlimited data at reduced speeds, along with unlimited hotspot use.T-Mobile’s $85 plan offers truly unlimited high-speed data and a 40GB hotspot allowance.
Google Fi offers YouTube TV free for a year, which saves a lot of money compared to T-Mobile’s streaming service perks.
“Google Fi comes back pretty hard, throwing some punches. You get YouTube TV free for a year, which is $65 a month.”
|Built-in VPN||Google Fi includes a built-in VPN, which encrypts your data and keeps it safe when you’re connected to public Wi-Fi networks.|
|Google One storage||Google Fi includes 100 GB of Google One cloud storage for each group plan member.|
|International data and calling||Google Fi includes data and calling to over 200 countries and territories at no extra cost.|
|Flexible pricing||Google Fi’s pricing is flexible and based on usage. You only pay for the data you use, so you can save money if you don’t use a lot of data.|
|No contracts||Google Fi doesn’t require contracts, so you can cancel your plan at any time.|
|Family plans||Google Fi offers family plans that allow you to save money on multiple lines.|
|Bill protection||Google Fi’s bill protection feature caps your data bill at $60 per month. So, if you use more than 15 GB of data in a month, your data speed will be slowed down, but you won’t be charged more than $60.|
Perks of T-Mobile
T-Mobile customers on select Magenta plans get Netflix Standard included for free. T-Mobile customers get 2TB of Google One cloud storage included for free. T-Mobile customers on select Magenta plans get data and calling to over 210 countries and territories at no extra cost.
T-Mobile customers get exclusive discounts and offers every Tuesday, including free food, drinks, and entertainment. T-Mobile offers a variety of perks to businesses, including discounts on devices, plans, and services.
|Netflix on Us||Get Netflix on Us when you add two lines to an eligible T-Mobile plan.|
|T-Mobile Tuesdays||Get exclusive deals and discounts on products and services every Tuesday, just for being a T-Mobile customer.|
|Music Freedom||Stream music on over 100 music apps without using your data.|
|Binge On||Stream video on select apps without using your data.|
|Gogo Inflight Internet||Get one hour of free Gogo Inflight Internet every month.|
|International data and calling||Get data and calling to over 210 countries and territories at no extra cost.|
|5G Access||Get access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network.|
|T-Mobile for Business||T-Mobile for Business offers a variety of plans and perks for businesses of all sizes.|
|T-Mobile for Families||T-Mobile for Families offers a variety of plans and perks for families with multiple lines.|
|T-Mobile customer service||T-Mobile offers customer service online, by phone, and in stores.|
T-Mobile offers free in-flight Wi-Fi on flights with GoGo in-flight.T-Mobile allows using the plan abroad with 5GB of high-speed data before it slows down. Calls cost 25 cents a minute outside the country.
Google Fi offers full access to the plan in 200+ countries with no speed or data limit restrictions. Texts are free to over 50 countries and calls cost 20 cents per minute.
“Fortunately or unfortunately, Google Fi blows T-Mobile out of the water when it comes to international perks.”
“With Google Fi, you get full unfettered access to every single part of your plan in 200+ countries, which is incredibly helpful.”
|Country coverage||200+ countries and territories||210+ countries and territories|
|Data roaming||Yes, included in all plans||Yes, included in all plans|
|Texting roaming||Yes, included in all plans||Yes, included in all plans|
|Calling roaming||Yes, included in all plans||Yes, included in all plans|
|Data speeds||Up to 5G LTE speeds||Up to 5G LTE speeds|
|Pricing||Pay-as-you-go or unlimited plans||Fixed-price unlimited plans|
|Additional perks||Built-in VPN, Google One storage||Netflix on Us, T-Mobile Tuesdays, Music Freedom, Binge On, Gogo Inflight Internet|
Recommendation Google Fi vs T-Mobile
Based on cost and access to full data plan, the recommendation is Google Fi’s unlimited Premium Plus plan.T-Mobile is better for heavy data users, but it comes at a higher cost.
“For me, the real answer, the true good answer, is Google Fi. Bottom line, though, T-Mobile does offer fully unlimited data.”