In order to help Fi customers prior to a trip, Google will proactively send an alert to the user through the Project Fi app, letting the user know if the country is covered, and what the going rate is for voice calls.
There's also a new worldwide coverage notification and a sweet bonus deal for new phone buyers. The new additions include Nigeria, Belize, Uzbekistan, Uganda, and many others.
Google's telecommunications service Project Fi just sweetened the deal for worldwide travelers. Google's Project Fi, on the other hand, is taking a more laid back approach to worldwide coverage.
The best part about using Project Fi internationally is that there are no changes to your text and data billing. The Fi app will plug into Gmail to look for travel reservations.More news: President Trump To Address Nation On Deadly Florida School Shooting
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Of course, that's not to say that there's zero risk of runaway charges while using Project Fi overseas. While data stays at $10 per gigabyte and text messages are free, any worldwide calls you make on Project Fi will clock in at 20 cents per minute, opening up the potential for a hefty phone bill if you're not paying close attention to your talk time.
Planning for an worldwide trip can be tough, especially when it comes to planning for phone coverage, but Google's efforts to not only support a variety of global locations, but also let you know ahead of time if you're covered, should help quite a bit. You don't have to worry about overages either, because Bill Protection caps you out at $80 per month, no matter what.
The list of new countries added to Project Fi's coverage is below, and you can see the full list here.