In newly added countries like Belize and Myanmar, you pay the same $10 per gigabyte of date, and data after bill protection kicks in is free (but slow). The full list is below and brings Project Fi's coverage to over 170 countries and territories. Google also revealed today that it will begin using your worldwide bookings from Gmail to prepare and send reminder notifications to your phone a few days before you leave.
Google's telecommunications service Project Fi just sweetened the deal for global travelers.More news: SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC Takes Position in Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)
Project Fi, Google's multi-network cell service, now provides you with data coverage in 170 countries. 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.
Phone calls, however, will cost you $0.20 per minute outside the USA and are not part of the Bill Protection coverage.More news: Ruthless India aim for 5-1 finish against SA in 6th ODI
Of course, that's not to say that there's zero risk of runaway charges while using Project Fi overseas. The data service comes via Sprint, T-Mobile, and ...
Besides that, Google is adding a handy (if not a bit intrusive) feature that will "let you know whether you're covered on your next trip based on your upcoming worldwide flights from Gmail". This will be extremely helpful for busy travelers, as they'll be able to know ahead of time that they can or can't use their data plan at their next destination. Any Gmail messages related to such travel will be tagged with a Project Fi notification regarding that destination.More news: Featured Stock to Focus: BP plc (NYSE:BP)
In addition to new places you can catch a Project Fi signal, the app will begin alerting you if you're traveling to a place that is either supported or not.