Because we use our phones for so many different things, it’s important to know the network connecting us to the world is protected. There are plenty of times when you have to use unsecure networks like public WiFi, or apps and sites that don’t encrypt your data. If you share sensitive information like your credit card number, hackers and third parties may try to intercept your personal data while it’s in transit. This is why all Fi phone plans come with a built-in virtual private network (VPN).
With the Fi VPN, you’re able to stream, browse and download on an encrypted, private connection — meaning that websites can’t use your IP address to track your location and you’re shielded against hackers, even while you’re using unsecure networks. In fact, the Fi VPN secures over 226 TB of data every day — which is enough data to stream videos for 107 years straight!
Since today is Safer Internet Day, we wanted to share a few improvements we’ve made to the Fi VPN:
Fi VPN for Android exiting beta
Privacy shouldn’t slow you down. After listening to your feedback and making performance improvements, we’re taking the Fi VPN out of beta for Android phone users. This means you can get the benefits of the VPN while also getting a faster, stronger connection across your apps and services.
Expanding the Fi VPN to iPhone
Everyone should have easy access to tools that protect their personal information. That’s why we’re expanding access to the VPN to iPhone, so that it will be available for everyone using Fi. We plan to roll out the VPN to iPhone starting this spring.