In a first for the carrier, you can now purchase SIM cards for Google’s Wi-Fi network at a brick-and-mortar store.
SIM cards for, Google’s own Wi-Fi-first phone network, will now be available in over 500 Best Buy locations, Google announced Monday. Launched to the public in 2016, Google Fi has mostly operated online, sending its SIM cards through the mail. The fact that users can now purchase its SIM cards at another major retailer in brick-and-mortar stores is a notable change that will broaden the reach and accessibility of the network.
in the US, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and OnePlus phones. Unlike most major carriers, Fi uses local Wi-Fi networks first (the same kind you set up at home, or connect to at a coffee shop or airport) to patch calls, send texts and browse the internet. If Wi-Fi coverage is not available or too weak, the network will then switch to US carriers T-Mobile, Sprint or US Cellular’s networks.