1. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    according to Signal Check Pro:

    Project Fi is utilizing Verizon towers on my Pixel XL
    First time I noticed it.

    Project Fi and Verizon on Pixel XL?-screenshot_20161230-075357.jpg

    EDIT: just changed towers to T-Mobile....@ -109 dBM?
    12-30-2016 06:56 AM
  2. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    My guess:

    Latched on to strongest signal .... Verizon allowed until it checked carrier whitelist....or something along those lines.
    12-30-2016 07:07 AM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Weird. Maybe a roaming agreement between T-Mobile and Verizon in your area?
    12-30-2016 07:07 AM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    My guess:

    Latched on to strongest signal .... Verizon allowed until it checked carrier whitelist....or something along those lines.
    Project Fi is supposed to use T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular networks *only*.
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    12-30-2016 07:08 AM
  5. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Project Fi is supposed to use T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular networks *only*.
    Those are the carrier's they use. But all carriers have roaming deals with each other. It's not odd to be on Verizon if there is nothing else available.
    12-30-2016 08:07 AM
  6. vmaxed's Avatar
    US Cellular roams on Verizon.
    12-30-2016 08:13 AM
  7. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    US Cellular roams on Verizon.
    By my thinking; if it was SOP it would never leave Verizon towers. They have strongest signal in my area.
    Just think it's weird.
    Maybe beta testing proposed deal?
    I wish anyway...ha.
    12-30-2016 08:19 AM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Those are the carrier's they use. But all carriers have roaming deals with each other. It's not odd to be on Verizon if there is nothing else available.
    Yeah, but I don't think that applies to Project Fi and it is certainly not the way Project Fi describes their service. It is supposed to switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular towers and, if none available, then try Wi-Fi. As I said above, it is *possible* that T-Mobile has a roaming agreement with Verizon in the OP's area, but I am not even sure about that coming into play for a Fi customer.
    12-30-2016 08:34 AM
  9. matty032's Avatar
    Yeah, but I don't think that applies to Project Fi and it is certainly not the way Project Fi describes their service. It is supposed to switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular towers and, if none available, then try Wi-Fi. As I said above, it is *possible* that T-Mobile has a roaming agreement with Verizon in the OP's area, but I am not even sure about that coming into play for a Fi customer.
    I never could get a straight answer from Google about that.
    12-30-2016 08:39 AM
  10. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Yeah, but I don't think that applies to Project Fi and it is certainly not the way Project Fi describes their service. It is supposed to switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular towers and, if none available, then try Wi-Fi. As I said above, it is *possible* that T-Mobile has a roaming agreement with Verizon in the OP's area, but I am not even sure about that coming into play for a Fi customer.
    The goal of any cell service is to never leave a customer stranded. Fi has roaming agreements. That's what roaming means. Using other carriers towers when that's the only or best option.
    12-30-2016 08:56 AM
  11. N4Newbie's Avatar
    The goal of any cell service is to never leave a customer stranded. Fi has roaming agreements. That's what roaming means. Using other carriers towers when that's the only or best option.
    Fi does not have direct roaming agreements - at least none that they advertise. "Roaming" for Fi means switching between T-Mobile and Sprint towers to find the best signal.

    However, if T-Mobile or Sprint has a roaming agreement in a given area, then - apparently - that agreement filters through to Fi customers.
    12-30-2016 09:02 AM
  12. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Fi does not have direct roaming agreements - at least none that they advertise. "Roaming" for Fi means switching between T-Mobile and Sprint towers to find the best signal.

    However, if T-Mobile or Sprint has a roaming agreement in a given area, then - apparently - that agreement filters through to Fi customers.
    Sorry, you're wrong.

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...MtOHhYc25qdnR3

    If that is checked you will use data on a network that isn't contracted and could get charged additionally as a result.
    12-30-2016 09:19 AM
  13. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong; Not complaining about having a stronger signal.
    Just find it odd. thinking/hoping something is afoot.
    T-Mobile signal is about the same as ATT around me.
    As stated previously Verizon is the strongest, by quite a bit.
    Was on PagePlus before moving to Fi.
    12-30-2016 12:05 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes you can roam to Verizon and others depending on the roaming agreements with T-Mobile, Sprint, and USC. If that area has an agreement you can roam and it will work just like if you were using the actual carrier that had the agreement.
    12-30-2016 12:17 PM

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