When we hear the word “upgrade”, there always comes a bittersweet notion on it. Upgrading can enhance your overall experience and gives you a new device with better performance. The bitter part is the additional cost you have to spend to avail of its benefits.
Google Fi shreds off the burden of upgrades from users with a bill credit instead of an expense on your part. Customers who will upgrade their non-VoLTE capable smartphones will be receiving a $100 bill credit. The catch is you have to do it before December 31, 2020.
Google created Google Fi as a mobile phone carrier. It makes use of a WiFi connection to send a text or make calls using mobile networks like T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Sprint. Google Fi comes with two plans, unlimited and flexible. These subscription plans start at $20 per month.
What is VoLTE? Is it Better than 3G?
Some old versions of smartphones are still using the 3G network. However, network providers are shutting down their 3G networks. That means smartphones connecting only to 3G are no longer functional for communication. T-Mobile plans to cease its 3G network in February 2021. AT&T plans to do it in February 2022.
Customers of Google Fi using the older versions will have to upgrade to VoLTE-compatible smartphones. VoLTE by the way simply means Voice-over LTE or Voice over Long-Term Evolution if you want the full description. VoLTE uses LTE data and not a 3G network. To help offset the monetary effect of the transition to a new phone, Google Fi is giving its customers a limited-time $100 bill credit credit.
How to Get your $100 Bill Credit from Google Fi with a New VoLTE Phone
To avail of the $100 credit, customers must purchase and activate their smartphone on any Google Fi Store. Purchases must be made before December 31, 2020, to avoid interruptions in the cellular services when Google Fi ceases 3G networks by January. Only customers who purchased a new device from the official first-party Fi store can avail of the credit.
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