First, make sure that you have an unlimited data plan. If you do not have an unlimited data plan, then you could quickly rack up a large bill by using a VPN. Second, be aware of your surroundings and make sure that you are not on a public Wi-Fi network before connecting to your VPN. Finally, remember that even though your traffic is encrypted when using a VPN, your IP address is still visible to theVPN server.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is an encrypted connection between your device and a server. This connection can be used to securely access websites and apps on public Wi-Fi or make it appear as if your traffic is coming from another location entirely.
While there are some free VPN services available, we recommend using a paid option like NordVPN or ExpressVPN. Not only are these providers more reliable, but they also offer better security features and faster speeds.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s answer the main question: does Google Fi use mobile data when you connect to a VPN?
The answer is no – at least not by default. However, there is an optional setting called “Enhance Data Protection” which will encrypt all of the traffic from your device to our servers before it leaves our network. This feature does use slightly more battery life and may impact your download speeds very marginally (usually less than 1 Mbps).
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