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PS:4 – Project Fi Followup

So a while back in my last attempt to post something I wrote about Project Fi. Well, I’ve been using it a few months now, a cell phone bill around $30 a month for unlimited talk/text – 3GB data that I use or don’t pay for, and my feedback is? I like it.

It’s not perfect, sometimes I get knocked around networks, sometimes the wifi calling can be “okay” and not great – but for the price and access to two networks, can’t go too wrong, but as a business line it’s doing just fine!

It still has to use the Google Created phones (No 3rd party phones) but they keep adding to it. Recently offered a data-only SIM card so if I had a GSM enabled tablet/hotspot I could put it in and use the network at a “pay if you use it” rate like I do with data currently!

All in all, if you are fed up with your provider, it’s not a bad switch! Check it out here!

Going to try Fi

fi_logo_sq_1200Cellphone companies have failed me many a time – let’s just say, I’ve tried them all, start with Tracphone AGES ago with a Noika, moving my way up to now with Verizon, but as all do something has hangups:

  • Tracphone: Expensive (mind you this was AGES ago, know folks who love them now)
  • Cingular (AT&T): Billing Issues (again AGES ago)
  • T-Mobile: Un-Carrier left me with barely a workable cell signal (about 2 years ago)
  • Verizon: Who too has signal issues they now claim is with in their “acceptable failure” range.

And thus enters Google’s Project Fi – a new attempt at a carrier which uses 3 Networks (sprint, t-mobile, and wifi) to keep your calls alive – so for $20/month Unlimited Text and Talk + $10/per GB of Data – why not give it a try right?

Well I’m officially ordered and hoping to have good results that will give me a better overall set of access, Sprint & T-Mo are both “decent” enough providers in Bakersfield, hopefully where one fails the other will pickup + Wifi hot spots and home Wifi/Office Wifi will pickup the slack, for the price how could I say no?

I’ll post an update in a week or two after the Nexus 6 and SIM Card get here, it’s the only phone that works, nice thing is if Google’s offering isn’t workable its a compatible phone with T-Mobile/Verizon/AT&T and Cricket – So still will have choices if I want to stay with Verizon or make the move to another provider, stay tuned! Reviews to follow!