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The Galaxy A32 5G is the cheapest Samsung phone on Google Fi, but not the one you should get right now

The Galaxy A32 5G is the cheapest Samsung phone on Google Fi, but not the one you should get right now

The Galaxy A series represents an excellent intersection of performance and price, and now there's a new option sold straight on Google Fi. Google's offering the Galaxy A32 5G, announced at the start of this year, sold directly from the Fi store. It's $280 outright, which is only a little more than you'll find the phone unlocked. But as good a deal as that is, new Google Fi customers probably shouldn't pick one up.

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Google's I/O schedule is up, featuring a familiar face

Google's I/O schedule is up, featuring a familiar face

Google has just pushed live its I/O 2021 schedule. Outside the usual expected talks like the I/O and developer keynotes, "What's new in Android?," and the (always great) fireside chats, there are a few new interesting-sounding topics, like "anomaly detection with TensorFlow" and "serverless demo derby." And, nestled among the three days of events, there's even a talk from Android Police alumnus Liam Spradlin.

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Google Fi's new Simply Unlimited plan isn't going to disrupt anything

Google Fi's new Simply Unlimited plan isn't going to disrupt anything

Google Fi used to have the simplest billing around: A single flat rate, plus however much data you used. It was disruptive when it landed six years ago, flexible in a way that saved some customers quite a lot of money, but one size doesn't always fit all. Back in 2019, it rolled out an "Unlimited" plan with extra flat-rate bells and whistles. Today that $70/mo plan has been renamed "Unlimited Plus," and it's joined by a new $60/mo "Simply Unlimited" plan — though the value of either in 2021 is a question.

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Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi welcomes trio of new Motorola phones, all available free with bill credits

Google Fi always has a few Motorola phones in stock at very affordable prices to cater to anyone who'd be willing to give the carrier a spin. Well, a fresh wave has arrived, all three of them well under MSRP, and it includes the brand's first 5G entry on the network.

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Google Fi's privacy-enhancing VPN just left beta and it's coming to the iPhone next

Google Fi's privacy-enhancing VPN just left beta and it's coming to the iPhone next

Lots of Google products begin life as a public beta. In some cases, that can last years, and it's a major milestone when they leave that branding behind. Today Google Fi's VPN graduates out of beta status. Not only does that mean it's getting a new spot in a redesigned "privacy & security" section of the Google Fi app, it also means it's coming to iPhones.

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Save $600 on a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra with Google Fi

Save $600 on a Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra with Google Fi

You might have a reason to want to switch to Google Fi, but maybe you want to tie that onto a cheap or maybe even free upgrade. Well, Google's got ya — it's offering up to $600 off MSRP on a variety of Samsung flagships and Motorola phones.

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Google Assistant and Fi get more features for the whole family to enjoy

Google Assistant and Fi get more features for the whole family to enjoy

Google is pushing several new family-oriented features for Google Assistant users and customers of its virtual cellular carrier, Google Fi, that will enable parents to easily and more thoroughly manage their children's relationship to these potent services.

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Troubleshooting connection issues on Google Fi is about to get easier

Troubleshooting connection issues on Google Fi is about to get easier

Google Fi presents a pretty good value, offering a decent price for cell service, and good promos to boot. And as a multi-network MVNO, you get service through several different carriers depending on where you are, which can mean a better overall signal than simply being locked to a single carrier, but that isn't always true. In fact, troubleshooting connectivity issues when you do run into them on Google Fi is quite a pain, but thanks to a new update that's rolling out right now, it should be a little easier going forward.

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New Messages for Web features are rolling out to Google Fi users

New Messages for Web features are rolling out to Google Fi users

With Hangouts on its way out, Google Fi users might have been wondering how they would access their messages on the web. We learned from a teardown back in May that Messages for Web would be getting Google Fi-specific features, and it looks like this new experience is now rolling out.

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Get a Pixel 4a for as little as $216 with Google Fi's new subscription program

Get a Pixel 4a for as little as $216 with Google Fi's new subscription program

Google Fi has just launched a phone subscription plan that is actually a pretty sweet deal. For $15 a month over two years, you can get a Pixel 4a plus a device protection insurance plan. That works out to just $10 more than the current unlocked retail price, plus theft and accidental damage protection. In two years, your phone is paid off and yours to keep, but you can also keep paying that monthly fee to upgrade to a new device. But there's also an even better deal available. If you don't care about insurance, the subscription is $9 a month — that's just $216 over the two years requried and way less than $350 up-front and unlocked price.

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