Project Fi and Verizon on Pixel XL?

ElronTheElder

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according to Signal Check Pro:

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

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EDIT: just changed towers to T-Mobile....@ -109 dBM?
 

ElronTheElder

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My guess:

Latched on to strongest signal .... Verizon allowed until it checked carrier whitelist....or something along those lines.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 
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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/AF1...?key=RnlPcUxzWU9IcF83aHBXczRYMlMtOHhYc25qdnR3

If that is checked you will use data on a network that isn't contracted and could get charged additionally as a result.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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