Google Fi, the mobile virtual network operated by the search giant, added a third carrier to its roster – U.S. Cellular (the other two being Sprint and T-Mobile).
U.S. Cellular offers 4G LTE in 23 states in both urban and rural environments. The carrier specializes in finding areas where its competitors have spotty coverage and building towers there – it’s the Obi-Wan of people who can’t get good reception with the major carriers (not uncommon in rural areas).
This is a boon for Google Fi users because Fi phones pick the best network for your current location. They can be connected to Sprint towers here and switch T-Mobile down the block. Now that there’s a third option, users should see improved coverage and speed.
Support for U.S. Cellular will roll out to Fi phones over the next few weeks.