Talking it out: Why I'm switching from Verizon to Google Fi

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  1. Jeffrey

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    A must read Engadget Article.

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    Jump over to Engadget. Find out why a Verizon Employee went GFi

     
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    Want to see his review a month later.

    Project Fi is very good and I am surprised how well the service works. But are people going to miss the speed and/or availability of service from the carrier they left?

    We are going to have to revisit this topic in 3 months to see how Project Fi customers are feeling about their services overall.
     
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    Someone did a 6 month review. I'll have to find it. He was a city dweller though and never left it.
     
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    I actually went back to ATT but not because of Project fi's poor performance. It was just At&t was faster (at the time) and to be honest I trusted them (weird because 3-4 years ago I didnt). It is going to take time for enough people to build up trust for Fi but once they do it will change the nature of wireless carriers.
     
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    I found AT&T better performance and I don't save money with my usage ...I'm currently around 10GB with 11 days to go ...hard to beat my 15GB plan with rollover from previous month ...btw if you have a credit with Project FI you have to wait 60 days for your refund from date of cancel ...


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    For me, it's not even as much about performance as it is about coverage. I've said this in a million threads on the topic, but T-mo and Sprint just don't exist here. I think I'd be in about the same boat as the author of that article with how much I could save each month, but I'd be running at what the Project Fi page calls "2G". No thanks.

    I had T-mo when I lived in Kansas and loved it, so if I was still in that area, I think Fi would really make sense for me, but I'm pretty well stuck in this area now, so unless until one or both of the carriers it relies on add a ton of towers up here (I've heard rumors that the FCC won't allow it, though T-mo's projected plan for 2016 shows most of the UP covered...?), it's just not viable for me to even give it a try.
     
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