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Posted: 11/07/19 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HackerAce wrote:

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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?


I generally use 60-100GB/month. Yes, that's expensive! If you plan to use WiFi as your primary TV source, Yes, that's going to be expensive.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

HackerAce wrote:

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?


I generally use 60-100GB/month. Yes, that's expensive! If you plan to use WiFi as your primary TV source, Yes, that's going to be expensive.

Data is free after 6 gig. This is right off the Google Fi website. I do not know if they throttle data.


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$20 + $10*6 = $80

No that's not cheap, when you are streaming video data


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Posted: 11/08/19 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Google FI site is a bit confusing and possibly misleading. Under the $70/month plan it says unlimited data but....
"Unlimited data High-speed data up to 22 GB/person & slower after. Video may stream at DVD-quality (480p)."
The $20/month plan (+$10/GB max $60 more) does not say anything about speeds or limits.

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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.

Does anyone have experience with using Google FI?


I have Visible (which uses the Verizon network) as my main internet hotspot because it is cheap and truly unlimited. Google Fi is on my primary smartphone and serves as a backup hotspot because it connects calls and data through Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and various wifi networks. Between the two of them that covers all of the top five US cellular networks except AT&T.

I'd say I use Visible more than 95% of the time. Every once in a while I'll have poor or no signal on Visible and be able to use Google Fi instead. More often, if one isn't working then neither does.

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