Why settle for connecting to just one cellular LTE network when you can connect to two? If you’ve got a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4XL from, you’ll be able to do exactly that in the coming weeks.
Google Fi on Tuesday said customers willvia its new dual connect technology. Google Fi uses to patch calls, send texts and browse the internet. If Wi-Fi coverage isn’t available or too weak, the network will then switch to US carriers T-Mobile, Sprint or US Cellular’s networks. By connecting to two LTE networks at once with Dual Sim Dual Standby hardware, Google Fi says you’ll hardly notice when you’re switched to a better network.
“While one network is used at a time for sending data or making phone calls, dual connect technology improves your connection by keeping both networks ready for use at a moment’s notice, and allows for more frequent network switching,” Google said in a blog post.
Dual connect technology will be available in the next few weeks for Pixel 4 phones purchased through the Google Store or Google Fi. Google said the technology will expand to more Designed for Fi devices over time.