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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:07 pm

So, as Tyler said in the other thread, I'm kind of shopping around. Verizon is teh suck. I can't make a phone call in my house, but neither does any other singular company.

Currently, I pay about 137/month (that's with a discount) for two lines.

If I went over to project FI, I could get 2GB per month (and get refunded any unused. I average about 500MB/month) + phone (20/month) for 60.27/month. So proably about 50.27/month after refund.

I'm going to call them and see how it would work for both Janelle and I to switch over. 100.50/month is a lot better than 137 and I could make calls as you can do everything over wifi. Plus, nexus 6 is still a baller ass phone....

Thoughts?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Corey » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:32 pm

Wait for the Nexus announcement at the end of the month so you can get the new phones coming out
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 pm

Will they for sure automatically allow the new nexus phone?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:35 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Will they for sure automatically allow the new nexus phone?

Probably yes. Nexus is google's flagship phone. But don't you have to buy it all out of pocket up front?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby bmyoungs » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:07 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Will they for sure automatically allow the new nexus phone?

The moto x pure is also fi compatible. I would have already switched to fi if sprint and T-Mobile didn't blow chunks in Maine. Verizon is the only company that has signal.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby bmyoungs » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:08 pm

Tyler wrote:
cwilkins88 wrote:Will they for sure automatically allow the new nexus phone?

Probably yes. Nexus is google's flagship phone. But don't you have to buy it all out of pocket up front?

They let you finance it also.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:43 pm

Fi uses to T-Mobile towers? Wilkins, then why not do t-mobile?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby bmyoungs » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:45 pm

Tyler wrote:Fi uses to T-Mobile towers? Wilkins, then why not do t-mobile?

Fi switches between T-Mobile and sprint supposedly in seamless transitions, it also uses WiFi as a network extension. So its actually better than T-Mobile and its cheaper. Only downside right now is limited phone selection.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:02 pm

Indianola has decent coverage. Carlisle does not
https://fi.google.com/coverage
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby bmyoungs » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:35 pm

Tyler wrote:Indianola has decent coverage. Carlisle does not
https://fi.google.com/coverage

Pretty much the problem with fi for rural customers. If you live in a city and never leave you are fine but once you go 20 min away from an interstate you're fucked.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:31 am

It looks like better coverage for me than Verizon currently does. I currently can't make a call from the lower level of my house.

Plus, the cost of the phone is an up front cost or the exact same cost spread over 2 years, no additional fees or interest.

I'm just waiting on Janelle to get her invite to switch.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:11 pm

So your plan and her plan are independent of one another?
You will each get 2gb? So $80 a month total for the 2 plans?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:46 pm

I think it comes out to like 100 total, maybe 110. I'll have to check again.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:52 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:I think it comes out to like 100 total, maybe 110. I'll have to check again.

Ah... you are figuring in the $30 x2 a month phone payment and minimum data
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:28 am

Number of questions, I asked some before but asking again.

Coverage. https://fi.google.com/coverage
Looks like Carlisle/Hartford are only 2g, whereas you are 4g in Indianola.

What do you pay a month? What data are you using? I know you bought the phone out right, is there a plan to include phone monthly installment? What does that add?
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:31 am

Tyler wrote:Number of questions, I asked some before but asking again.

Coverage. https://fi.google.com/coverage
Looks like Carlisle/Hartford are only 2g, whereas you are 4g in Indianola.

What do you pay a month? What data are you using? I know you bought the phone out right, is there a plan to include phone monthly installment? What does that add?


I pay 64 a month. That is 2GB per month, but my phone is pay-per-month. So, Google doesn't tack on fees or taxes. It takes the cost of the phone, divides by 24 and puts that exact amount on your monthly plan. I think my plan would be 40 total without it.

Even if your coverage is 2G in carlisle, the phone calls through WiFi are still very good, so while you were at home, it wouldn't be a huge deal anyway.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:34 am

So, to clarify. 64 for mine, like...40 for Janelles. So 104 total
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:07 am

cwilkins88 wrote:so while you were at home, it wouldn't be a huge deal anyway.

But Jocelyn driving to work would have very little coverage and I think zero at work. If they changed the wifi password she would be screwed.
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Re: Google Project Fi

Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:10 am

But you wouldn't, because then you wouldn't go over your data. I think this is called a win-win
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Postby ejhartman91 » Mon May 23, 2016 10:47 pm

I've had a Nexus 6p since January. I've decided to leave Verizon and give Project Fi a shot, since I pay for 6GB of data each month and don't use nearly that much most months. Does anyone currently have Fi and if so what is your opinion of it?

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