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Google Fi SIM cards are now on sale at Best Buy

You'll pay $10 in store but will get that money back as a service credit.
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You can now buy Google Fi SIM cards at Best Buy. The product showed up on the retailer's website today and is available at Best Buy's retail stores around the US, as confirmed by a Google Fi employee on Reddit. The SIM cards will cost $10 to purchase, but Google will compensate you with a $10 credit toward your service after the card has been activated.

The SIM cards available through Best Buy cover talk, text and mobile data. Data only cards that you might use with a tablet rather than smartphone are still only available directly from Google. Getting a SIM through Google is free, but you'll have to wait for shipping. By putting the cards in retail stores, Google is providing a viable option for folks who would rather go to the store and get the SIM card immediately rather than wait. It is worth noting that Best Buy won't be able to help set up the SIM, though Google provides some pretty easy to follow instructions on the process.

Google's decision to put SIM cards in stores marks the company's latest effort to expand the reach of Fi. Late last year, the company announced it was expanding the compatibility of its service to work with most Android phones and iPhones, altough the latter experience is still limited.

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