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Difference Between Google Fi and Xfinity Mobile

The technology field keeps growing day by day, which is evidenced by various products and services that are constantly developed, both tangible and intangible. This has also transformed many lives, both socially and economically, and is a tool that is easily accessible hence widely used. The invention of mobile phones and other electronic devices has especially led to the development and enhancement of the telecommunications industry. Among major internet providers in the United States include Google Fi and Xfinity mobile.

 

What is Google Fi?

Formerly Project Fi, this is a telecommunications service provided by google. Among the services, it provides include SMS, telephone calls, cellular networks, Wi-Fi and broadband, available on wireless smartphones services. It was launched on April 22, 2015, and opened to the public on 7 March 2016. It is available in the United States of America, with over 200 roaming in international destinations services.

Depending on signal speed and strength, Google Fi automatically switches between networks. Through an automatic VPN with encryption, Google Fi automatically connects to hotspots and Wi-Fi. Phone calls are also able to transition between cellular and Wi-Fi networks.  Normally, it costs $20 per month for unlimited messaging and calls and a data allowance costing $10 per gigabyte. Amounts spent on any unused data is credited back to the user’s account. It also has a group plan which costs $15 per user per month.

 

What is Xfinity Mobile?

Founded by Dave Watson, Dana Strong, and Mathew Strauss, and later launched on April 2017, Xfinity Mobile is a wireless carrier brand, providing two wireless plan options including the pay-as-you-go as well as the unlimited data plan. iPhone users also have the choice to bring their own devices.  It operates as a mobile virtual network operator, hence allowing the company to leverage the Verizon Wireless network.

 

Similarities between Google Fi and Xfinity mobile

  • Both provide internet services
  • Both are based in the United States

 

Differences between Google Fi and Xfinity Mobile

Services provided

Google Fi provides services including SMS, telephone calls, cellular networks, Wi-Fi and broadband, available on wireless smartphones services.

On the other hand, Xfinity mobile provides wireless plan options including the pay-as-you-go as well as the unlimited data plan.

Date launched

Google Fi was launched on April 22, 2015, and opened to the public on 7 March 2016.

On the other hand, Xfinity mobile was launched on April 2017.

Founders

While Google Fi was founded by Google, Xfinity mobile was founded by Dave Watson, Dana Strong, and Mathew Strauss.

Google Fi vs. Xfinity Mobile: Comparison Table

 

Summary of Google Fi vs. Xfinity Mobile

While Google Fi provides services including SMS, telephone calls, cellular networks, Wi-Fi and broadband, available on wireless smartphones services, Xfinity mobile provides wireless plan options including the pay-as-you-go as well as the unlimited data plan.

 

Tabitha Njogu

Tabitha graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, whereby she specialized in Finance. She has had the pleasure of working with various organizations and garnered expertise in business management, business administration, accounting, finance operations, and digital marketing.

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