Will Google Project Fi join the unlimited?

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You think, Google Project Fi, will give the option to join the unlimited data plan?
I know this kind of goes against google fi plan for cheaper cell phone plan but.. Since all major carriers now have it.. I was thinking for in order for them to survive this would be a good idea.
 

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Re: Google Project Fi join the unlimited

Won't happen. Google pays the carriers for the data we use, then passes the cost on to us. It's a money-losing plan for Google to allow us an unlimited data plan.
 

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It probably would require renegotiation with Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.
 

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I usually use around 2GB/mo and my bill is about $50. I'm almost always on T-mobile LTE so adding a 2nd line and opting for their 2 line $100 plan gives me much more flexibility in steaming while traveling. ProjectFi was good before carriers started the unlimited competition. It still is if you use virtually no data, but I may be jumping ship after a year and a half.
 

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I jumped from Fi to TMO three weeks ago. We were paying about $50 a month for my wife and myself on Fi, with all the stackable promos they had going we ended up with 4 lines, one of which is my lte gear s3 for only $85 a month, and all are unlimited. We just got tired of always having to check data usage. So for $35 more we have two extra lines and we no longer worry about data. We are not data hogs and if we use 10 gigs for the two of us that would be a lot, but with Fi that would be $100, with tmo its still just $85.

I liked Fi, the idea is great and mostly works well. You read a lot of praise for their csr, but you will find that there is a big difference between friendly service and knowledgeable service. They are very friendly but seldom knowledgeable.

Fi has a real problem on its hands with all these new plans, pricing and promos. If you use almost no data you're ok, but if you use more than a couple of gigs a month they are no longer competitive.
 

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Fi has a real problem on its hands with all these new plans, pricing and promos. If you use almost no data you're ok, but if you use more than a couple of gigs a month they are no longer competitive.

Fi never really was for people who use more than a couple gigs a month anyway. Even before the unlimited data plans came out, once you hit ~3 GB of data usage you start paying around the same as some of the single-line limited-data plans.
 

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^^ True enough but I found myself constantly checking my data use and not using my phone at times when I wanted to in order to keep data use down. It's been really nice not having to even think about that anymore.

I think that Fi's biggest problem is not going to be quality of service but a complete lack of innovation in a business sector that is innovating their business models almost on a weekly basis.
 

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I jumped from Fi to TMO three weeks ago. We were paying about $50 a month for my wife and myself on Fi, with all the stackable promos they had going we ended up with 4 lines, one of which is my lte gear s3 for only $85 a month, and all are unlimited. We just got tired of always having to check data usage. So for $35 more we have two extra lines and we no longer worry about data. We are not data hogs and if we use 10 gigs for the two of us that would be a lot, but with Fi that would be $100, with tmo its still just $85.

I liked Fi, the idea is great and mostly works well. You read a lot of praise for their csr, but you will find that there is a big difference between friendly service and knowledgeable service. They are very friendly but seldom knowledgeable.

Fi has a real problem on its hands with all these new plans, pricing and promos. If you use almost no data you're ok, but if you use more than a couple of gigs a month they are no longer competitive.

Damn, that many lines for under $100. They're showing 2 lines for $100 now.
 

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Damn, that many lines for under $100. They're showing 2 lines for $100 now.
You need to call and ask if the 20 percent off for life promo is still in effect and then ask if the add a line for free is also still available. We stacked those and we also got the get $150 each for porting in two lines.
 

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^^ True enough but I found myself constantly checking my data use and not using my phone at times when I wanted to in order to keep data use down. It's been really nice not having to even think about that anymore.

I think that Fi's biggest problem is not going to be quality of service but a complete lack of innovation in a business sector that is innovating their business models almost on a weekly basis.

Yep this is why I stay on unlimited. I can pick my phone up and call, text, or do anything else without worrying about the phone bill increasing.
 

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You need to call and ask if the 20 percent off for life promo is still in effect and then ask if the add a line for free is also still available. We stacked those and we also got the get $150 each for porting in two lines.

Ditched ProjectFi today for TMo. Got the 2 for 100 unlimited, 20% off for life, and 13.55 off my bill for 24 months for coming over with my Pixel XL. That's about $66/mo for 2 lines with everything.
 

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Congrats on the switch! It feels good to not have to be checking data use anymore. So far coverage has been good but I did do a lot of checking before we switched and no big surprises.

I have the feeling that Fi may be seeing a net outflow of customer with all these new plans and promos.
 

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Yeah. I was always on T-mobile LTE when I was on Fi. I'm suburbs of Chicago so I should be fine. There's some pockets out in the corner of Illinois that will be a problem (Galena). I really had no problems with Fi and kept my bills around $55, but this allows me to revert to my old Verizon UDP days.
 

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I just realized that we've been having this conversation on the Fi forum. We should have moved it over to the Tmo forum.

The Fi service was fine but the data issue was just beginning to grind on me.
 

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