I am a huge fan of Google Fi! I have written about this great tool for travel many times and find it to be better all the time. But, recently, I found a secret benefit of Google Fi that can help you when you are traveling internationally.
A Secret Benefit of Google Fi for International Travel
It is no surprise that I cannot stand Southwest’s refusal to allow their customers to visit the website from outside of the US. It is a big pain, especially for people without a VPN.
Another issue is when trying to visit various retail websites which block international visitors. It is also something that varies with Netflix based on the country you are in as to what content is available to you.
Google Fi Uses US Servers for SIM Cards
Well, there is a way to work-around these issues! The Google Fi sim card uses US servers for the IP address – no matter where you are! I tried this out in Greece, Turkey, and Germany recently and each time, it showed that I was accessing the web from servers in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. This meant that I could again access the websites that I am normally blocked from!
How To Do This
You do not have to do anything special. As long as you have a Google Fi sim card in your device, your device will appear as if you are connecting from the US – no matter where you are!
This “secret” benefit of Google Fi is a great help for international travel. If you have not had issues being blocked from some sites when traveling before, you do not realize how great this benefit of Google Fi is.