Google Fi customers will be getting 5G services in first half of 2019 as last Monday it has announced to deliver 5G services through its existing MVNO partner Sprint once the telecom operator came up with a 5G roll out.
Besides partnering with the Sprint, Google has also expanded its efforts by expanding support to a larger number of 5G compatible devices which will enable its Fi customers to have an ease of choosing a supported device from wider variety of compatible devices.
Google Fi, as an mobile virtual network operator, has already been in a partnership with T-Mobile, Three and Sprint to provide network services to its users and now picked one of those existing partners to get the 5G functionality for its customer base at the same time when the primary customers of the Sprint will begin to experience 5G services.
In their press release, Sprint said that it will be launching 5G services in first half of this year and will also be automatically available to Google Fi’s customers through compatible devices designed for Fi phones within the 5G coverage area.
Though the announcement is appeared to be restricting Google Fi customers to the 5G devices compatible only with Sprint and service might not be working with other phones like Samsung, OnePlus or iPhones, but recently announced LG V50 will possibly be working fine with Google Fi’s 5G network as it support the 5G bands of Sprint like previous LG V35 already doing well with MVNO on Sprint.
But it will be the Google Fi’s customers present only in the cities of Dallas, Atlanta, Kansas City, Chicago which will be getting 5G services in May and Phoenix, New York City, Washington D.C, Houston and Los Angeles in first half of the 2019, based on the last week announcement made by Sprint for its 5G roll out plans this year.