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Trackrig

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Supposedly, Google, who has service contracts with Sprint, ATT and Verizon, will switch your call to whichever carrier you have the strongest connection to at the time your call is placed. We currently have Verizon which works fine while on the road, but at home they have terrible service. Does anyone have experience with using Google FI?

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Looked at it but found out the service doesn't visual voice mail


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Nope. I can't say I've ever been anywhere where I didn't have Verizon service.


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Trackrig wrote:

Supposedly, Google, who has service contracts with Sprint, ATT and Verizon, will switch your call to whichever carrier you have the strongest connection to at the time your call is placed. We currently have Verizon which works fine while on the road, but at home they have terrible service. Does anyone have experience with using Google FI?

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My DWs phone is on Google FI. I wanted to test it out and she agreed. Mine is on Verizon, and she loses service a couple miles before me, and gets it back a couple miles after me in fringe areas. There hasn't ever been a time we were somewhere other than driving when I had service and she hasn't. She has been on it for about a year now.

I don't believe that FI uses Verizon or AT&T though. I know it uses T mobile, Sprint and US Cellular, as well as available dependable wifi.

We both have the same phones, Pixel 2s, and every time I ask her if she wants to switch, she says not yet... She can use her phone as a hot spot, we just have to pay for the actual data used.

One spot where we boondock/fish quite often, our Weboost helps her out quite a bit.


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The issue with Google Fi is data. IIRC they charge $10 per gig.


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I been of Google FI for over a year now. Their is a $10 per gig data charge for up to 15Gig a month.

Even maxing out the data my bill is $80 per month compared to the $120 per month I was paying on Sprint.

I have had no issues with the service. In fact when I went to Bulgaria recently after turning on my phone it said, "Welcome to Bulgaria, please wait a moment while we figure things out". In less than five minutes my phone was working in Bulgaria with my normal phone number. Pretty nice if you ask me.


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Posted: 11/01/19 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Google Fi is just too expensive to use if you plan to use it for much more than the most casual surfing.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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If you are a light data user, you should check into Ting. No contract. $6/mo/phone base charge. Only pay for what you use.

With 3 phones, my bill is typically under $60/month.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Google Fi is just too expensive to use if you plan to use it for much more than the most casual surfing.


$20 per month with $10 per gig up 6 Gig with a burst over to 15 gigs.

Minimum of $30 per month, that's expensive?

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HackerAce,

What is a burst over?

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