There are an incredible number of voice and data carriers and subsequent plans to choose from. As smart phone have become an integral part of daily life, having a reliable plan with voice, text, and data that can take you nationwide as well as internationally at a reasonable price is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As we travel not only around the United States, but worldwide, having a phone that’s affordable, has good coverage, is simple, and ‘just works’ is critical!
We considered the major U.S. providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) and an assortment of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), as well as purchasing a SIM upon arriving at new international destinations. But in the end, Google Fi (formerly Google Project Fi) was hands down the best for our needs and travel style!