HOW TO USE CELL PHONES OVERSEAS & GOOGLE FI PLANS

HOW TO USE CELL PHONES OVERSEAS & GOOGLE FI PLANS

Google Fi offers several cell phone plans that use 3 companies’ cell towers including T-Mobile, Sprint, and they have agreements with companies in over 200 countries to offer the service while traveling. No need to buy new SIM cards.

31 Comments

  1. JustAnotherPerson on April 7, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I used my Google Fi phone in Sweden and both of my Philippines trips. I’m very pleased with the overseas connectivity.



  2. Ronald Armstrong on April 7, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    My bank Wells Fargo sends bank statement to my google email.



  3. C K Reddy on April 7, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Dear sir, how is your friends and Relatives in USA? as I see news that US hit very badly with Covid-19.



  4. Ron McCumber on April 7, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    I have really never understood load. I like my US service provider At&t in the US a lot better but they only covered me for two weeks here in the Philippines



  5. Tom on April 7, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I’ve had Google Fi for 9-10 months and it’s great! I used it in the P.I. in January for 25 days and it worked great there I’ve had a Google Pixel phone since 2015 (currently Pixel 2) great phone with an incredible Camera



  6. Anthony Keller on April 7, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    I bought a Globe SIM the first day here and swapped out my Verizon SIM. I have a commercial Skype account that I use to call people who don’t use FB Messenger. Of course, I thought I would be here in PH for less than a month. So far everything seems to work OK. I’ll have to check out the Google Fi when I come back. Another good video.

    Looks like Google Fi won’t work on my iPhone overseas. Wonder if I can use my US number on a Google Fi phone after I change my iPhone to the Globe SIM.



  7. Dean Mcmahon on April 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Why so expensive?? I have unlimited broadband, calls and texts in UK for£25 🤔



  8. American Expat In The Philippines on April 7, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    That’s great information, Rod. I’ll look into the Google Fi thing, even though I hate Google almost as much as I hate FB. That said, people can also make "free" calls with Facebook messenger provided they have data and Facebook installed on their phone.



  9. an oldun on April 7, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    "if you wanna phone a broad"! was that a quote from a Humphrey Bogart film? ……..very informative vid that will come in handy for a lot of people….cheers



  10. CS77 Smith on April 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Awesome tips I needed right here especially when I come back to the Philippines 🇵🇭 once this virus is over with.



  11. El Diablo on April 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I personally believe the whole " Load " thing is purpously designed to confuse and ripoff the consumer. Why do they sell Loads that expire after 7 days. Do they actually think that people who live here are only going to need a phone that works for a week. They could offer a tourist Sim card for people that wanted that. Imagine how much money they make for a service that they never have to provide, it just expires.



  12. Scott Brinks on April 7, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Great information as usual. Thanks for your continued assistance to those of us who are headed for the Philippines to live.



  13. Matt Lopez on April 7, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Metro pcs is GSM now. TMobile bought them out a few years back. Verizon is due to end cdma late 2020. Sprint was just bought out by TMobile. It was official 4-1-20. I’m sure they will slowly convert sprint’s network over to GSM only. Love your info videos. I only visit the Philippines twice a year.



  14. oscar C53 on April 7, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks I’ll definitely look into this



  15. kbird529 on April 7, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks, Rod, very informative and takes some of the mystery out of it for us newbies, stay safe during these difficult times



  16. Lonnie Christopher on April 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    ….It’s all complicated….Maybe just buy a phone in the country when you get there ??…Let them activate it ??…You pull up "unlocked phones" on Amazon and you get this huge array of phones with various cell carriers and different prices and you go batty trying to figure it all out…



  17. Shakir on April 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Rod, A long time follower of yours & I hope you remember meeting me last April at Bo’s Coffee at Ayala Mall . We discussed the Google Fi plan that i have been using for about 2 years now. I am glad you got it for yourself & would highly recommend it to your followers especially those from the US & having a need to maintain a US phone number. Besides that it is very reliable in case of an emergency as well. Take Care & stay safe. Shakir



  18. flyertx21 on April 7, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    On my extended stays in the PH, I’ve been been very satisfied with the Globe GoSurf program. You can get it for as little as 50P (1$) for 3 days or a better deal is 299P(6$) for 30 days. If you are a casual user and your main internet access will be WiFi in your hotel or condo then I think this is a good plan. It’s not for the person who wants to make voice calls, it’s best for texting and occasional internet access. The GoSurf plan also includes extra data for ONE social communications app like Viber or WhatsApp. Both of these apps are popular in Cebu. Search: "globe gosurf299" for more info. To use, just go to a 7/11 and load your phone with the minimum amount of pesos (50 or 299) and then text 8080 with GS50 or GS299. You’re all set!!



  19. Todd Johnston on April 7, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    I asked you about this about 3 months ago and you were very helpful. This video is so helpful because it’sNOT that easy. I will have both videos to look at before I go. Your Vlogs are my Dictionary!! Thanks much 👍🏼 p.s. I’m going for dental work and maybe find a broad (young lady) not calling home for a broad😊🤞



  20. Spurlin Edwards on April 7, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Excellent information, chat about using your phone while traveling across the ocean



  21. Hong Island on April 7, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Great packages Google fi would it work any part of Philippines will it be OK for banks and other places need verify number? How much is activation?



  22. Mark Olwick on April 7, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    This video was baffling. All you did was read the website. How is it different than T Mobile 1, which has free international roaming? What’s the advantage?



  23. Per E on April 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you for helpful information.



  24. Rob Wills on April 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Google Fi is great, but just know data will end if you are out of America for 6 months, you can still use the phone, but you will no longer have any data after six months. So if you leave and come back to USA often, it’s perfect. Me I’m staying a tad longer in Korea so I lost my data.



  25. Jim on April 7, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Rod I just Use my unlocked I phone and use a globe sim in the Philippine



  26. Tom on April 7, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I made a few calls in the P.I. (to the P.I.) it was 20 cents a minute within the Phils…



  27. Mike Y on April 7, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Hi, great videos you are creating. I was wondering do you have 2 cell phones?? 1 for Philippines and 1 for USA?? Or are you using a cell phone with 2 sim card slots?? What is the best approach 2 phones or a 2 sim card slot phone??



  28. Scott on April 7, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Any problems having the phone sent to you? I know two people who had packages fedex to them in phils and both were "lost".



  29. Mark Olwick on April 7, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    FYI: On Google FI they will shut off your international data after 11 months of being outside the US. The only way to get it reactivated is to go back to the US. See this video. https://youtu.be/Qji_9qth8HQ



  30. Thomas Grube on April 7, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I got the Moto g7 and the Google Fi unlimited plan. Spent the month of February in the Philippines and never had any problems with my phone. I also plugged it in to my Chromebook and used the data on it. I would definitely recommend Google Fi for anyone traveling. Also the Google Fi app is very easy to use unlike ATT.



  31. Jesse Cruz on April 7, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Rod, there are lots of changes coming up to the cell systems and it may be better in many intances to wait a bit before you purchase a new cell phone.
    In the US, T-Mobile adquired Metro PCS and it is now Metro by T-Mobile and just a few days ago T-Mobile acquired Sprint.
    G5 is too making its way and that will bring plenty of changes so as I said, it is better to wait a bit before you make some moves.
    Im a Telecommunication Engineer, IT, Multimedia, business and law graduate with 30+ yrs experience and I’m just sharing my modest views about what is coming.
    Have a nice day, evening or night whenever you are from Central Florida, USA and be wise, so you could be safe in today’s Covid-19 times.