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Old 12-18-2018, 12:21 PM
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google finally shipped my phone. they claimed that the cc on file had expired. it had not. the pessimist in me thinks the next hurdle will be that they will claim i'm not eligible for the google fi travel offer (spend $799 on phone, get $799 in travel gift cards). i have a complete email trail. we'll see how it goes. i expect to port my number tomorrow or the following day after delivery.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:15 AM
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got the phone yesterday. it's nice, but smaller battery size than what i had with the oneplus 5. i'll give it a week or so before i start judging battery performance.

number porting to google fi was fast and easy. app and data transfer from old to new phone was easy too.

two main reasons i got this phone are camera quality and the travel offer that makes this a free phone. i don't doubt the camera quality is superior. we'll see if there are any problems collecting on the travel offer.

i miss the alert slider that the oneplus line has and i'm not thrilled with fingerprint sensor on the back instead of front, but at least there isn't a friggin notch
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:02 AM
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google fi likes to connect to wifi hot-spots to save on cellular data use. these hot-spots are supposed to be secure, but who knows? they've introduced something called enhanced network that's an always on VPN service for wifi and cellular. sounds like a good idea. estimated to increase data use by 10%

https://www.blog.google/products/pro...e-connections/
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:02 PM
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Out of curiosity, is there a mechanism one can use to try out Google Fi?

I need to do something with my father's phones, for reasons more complex than it bears discussing here. One consideration is crappy cell reception in his retirement complex.

Next trip, I have GOT to bring gear to test reception of Verizon and T-Mobile (we have AT&T)....but it just occurred to me that Fi might be a good option for him. And I'm sitting here with my Pixel....
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i had pretty heavy data use during my first month - 1.7 GB, so total bill is about $41 ($24 for voice, text, taxes, and $17 for data). service is good, phone is nice, service cost is less than what i was paying at cricket
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i had pretty heavy data use during my first month - 1.7 GB, so total bill is about $41 ($24 for voice, text, taxes, and $17 for data). service is good, phone is nice, service cost is less than what i was paying at cricket
You consider 1.7 GB "heavy" data usage in a month? OMEGALUL
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:13 AM
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You consider 1.7 GB "heavy" data usage in a month? OMEGALUL
it is relative to my usual consumption. i'm on wifi at work and at home, and i'm not fiddling around with my phone all the time when away from these places. paying for actual data use will work out well for me compared to paying more and having 8GB available to burn
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This is not relevant to my interests, unfortunately.
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