One of Google cellular service’s most handy characteristics is to create a data-only SIM card to extend your service to a different device. Google now sets a reduced limit on the amount of data SIMs that can be supported by a single Google Fi account.
Google Fi has disclosed that supporting up to 4 data SIMs will be limited to one account. This shift is expressed on a support page where Fi users can explicitly “add up to 4 data-only SIM cards” to a single account.
This shift was disclosed after Google sent more than 4 data SIMs on Fi to clients by email. That email verified that for those above the limit, Google will not disable active SIM cards, but any fresh SIMs will require at least one on that account to be disabled. Effectively, however many SIM cards they already have active, Google Fi restricts those subscribers.
Part of the email :
Android Police describes that this shift is more than probable to avoid data-only SIM cards being abused. With some APN environments and the use of a VoIP calling service, cheating the system and using these Google Fi information SIMs efficiently as a extremely inexpensive family plan of kinds is not hard for some individuals. While the new strategy of Google is not entirely reducing that abuse, it is at least reducing how many individuals can take benefit of it.