Google officially announced this morning the latest “dual connect technology” for Fi. Beginning with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the MVNO will connect your phone to two LTE networks simultaneously for better coverage and faster switching.
“Designed for Fi” phones are now switching between Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular to provide the best connection to subscribers everywhere. This is taken a step further by “connecting you to two LTE networks at once.”
Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) hardware is leveraged behind the scenes to implement both a physical SIM card and eSIM:
The actual experience of using Google Fi dual connection means that when Fi switches in the background, there will be no interruption to anything you do. It is officially claimed to provide “better coverage” and “faster network switching,” as we noticed yesterday.
The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are launching this new technology first. Officially, Google Fi dual link will be “available in the next few weeks.” Google plans to bring this technology to other devices designed for Fi.