Project Fi Test Group - Who's in ?

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  1. Mustang02

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    So far not so good.

    If I disconnect from wifi, I have zero cell service. Even cycling mobile data on off doesn't work. Full reboot fixes it. Also I'm on sprints wimax service which is horrible speeds.


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    Day two - I'm now on T-Mobile. Speeds are great but why do I get wimax sprint when it's crappy weather and fast tmo when it's sunny?


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    I'm in. Got Fi a couple days ago. All works just fine though data speeds around here with TMO aren't all that great (5/3Mbps), they are good enough for the little I'll actually use cell data. Sprint in this area is pretty much interstate only so it isn't a consideration.
    Started with a Fi assigned number to ensure I would like the service. Then I ported my Verizon number over yesterday. That was about a 10 minute job start to finish. Now I'm waiting for my data only sim to get here and then figure out what I'll put it in.
    The only part I'm not overly fond of is that I have to switch to Android.


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    Data only sim card? From who?
     
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    Project Fi!
    Of course it only works with Project Fi accounts. Data sim is free, no device fee, just pay for the data that both the phone and the device actually use.

    Link should show on your fi page. If not, just do a search for it.
     
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    My project fi card is data and voice. It's both.

    So you're going to use a tablet data only plan on your cell phone?
     
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    No. I have a Nexus 5X with the full SIM in it. The data SIM allows for other devices to share in the cell data on your Project Fi account. With Project Fi there is only one plan, there is no data only plan.



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    I just plan on using hotspot.
     
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    The hotspot will work fine too. So turn on phone, go to settings, turn on hotspot. Go to device and start using or...

    Turn on device and start using! :)
    It is all about convenience and since it doesn't cost anything different whichever way you do it, why not do it the most convenient way. Of course, cell equipped tablets are a bit more pricey... :)


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    Ugh yea I've been hotspotting since my first phone.

    My tablets stay home so wifi is great.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Lloyd!

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    Cr6 - thanks for the welcome.

    But today I cancelled out Project Fi and got a return set up on the Nexus 5X. I liked the idea of how Fi works, and it did work just fine, but Android and using Hangouts just doesn't give me the one feature I didn't know was missing when using with iOS/OSX.

    On an iOS device unless you are connected power, Hangouts will not wake it up to notify that a call is coming in. I use that feature most of the time at home and it is very handy. When a call comes in from my iPhone it also 'rings' the iPad Pro and MacBook. At home one of those is usually what is right beside me and the phone is in the bedroom. I love that feature!!

    I could and did find some workarounds, but they were a bit kludgy and just not fun! :(

    BTW, if that could have been done in some sane way I would have stayed with it. The Nexus 5X is a very nice phone and even though I prefer iOS to Android overall, I could have enjoyed using the Nexus.

    Now I'll just go into lurk mode...


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