All Google Fi subscribers will soon be enjoying the End-to-End Encrypted Calls offer. So, all calls will be protected by this feature. Meaning no third party will get information on your calls.
The MVNO will begin to roll out support for this privacy-minded feature to Android phones. This will be available during the coming weeks. Once available on your device, it will begin automatically anytime you call another user of Google Fi.
Google Fi to Offer End-to-End Encrypted Calls
With this feature on your Fi, users will be informed they are about to make an encrypted call. Thanks to the special audio and visual cues Google added to the phone app.
As you are about to connect to your contact, a lock icon will appear on your screen. This will remain on throughout the call session, and you will also hear a different ring tone when you are dialing someone with a compatible device.
Fi uses your smartphone’s “Wi-Fi assistant” to constantly search and connect to well-available Wi-Fi networks. Google Fi will also be taking a solid connection and route it through a VPN for users’ safety. This said, users, will no longer be paying for mobile data, calls, and texts, as they will work just like on mobile data.
Google Fi makes use of T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular. All these use an amalgamation of different networks to provide service. And now that T-Mobile and Sprint are merged together, it uses mostly T-Mobile as well as US Cellular.
End-to-End Encrypted Calls
An end-to-end encrypted call ensures that only you and the person you are communicating with can read or listen to what is sent. Not even the provider can get to have information during these encrypted calls.
Google has promised its Fi users to Offer End-to-End Encrypted Calls as soon as possible. This period of time is within the year 2021, so Fi subscribers should expect this service soon.
The amount of value you will get from encrypted calling will depend on how many friends and family are Fi subscribers using Android phones. There are chances that you might not hear the ringtone that indicates your call is secure.
In this way, encrypted calls on Google Fi are similar to RCS released a few years ago. This is a protocol without support from carriers. If you want to keep your calls n private, your best bet is to look elsewhere.