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Is switching to Google's new Fi cell service really cheaper?

varenc
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I'm paying Verizon  ~$110 a month and use about 7-8GB of data on average.  (paying for the $80/month 'L' plan.  The unlimited plans are pricer)

The Fi service will charge me ~$88 most months, but cost less on months I use less data.  Seems like a no-brainer win...but I love Verizon and have been with them a long time. Any gotchas or things I'm missing that should make me stay with Verizon?

-Chris

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glitchedpixel
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I switched from Fi because I got tired of getting "emergency calls only" while my girlfriend had 3 bars in the same area.

It could be worthwhile if TMobile/Sprint is good in your area. Otherwise there is a good reason why Fi is super cheap.

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rcschnoor
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@varenc wrote:

I'm paying Verizon  ~$110 a month and use about 7-8GB of data on average.  (paying for the $80/month 'L' plan.  The unlimited plans are pricer)

The Fi service will charge me ~$88 most months, but cost less on months I use less data.  Seems like a no-brainer win...but I love Verizon and have been with them a long time. Any gotchas or things I'm missing that should make me stay with Verizon?

-Chris


I'm not sure why you think the unlimited plans are pricier than what you are currently paying. For 1 line on the BeyondUnlimited plan, it would cost you $90/month plus taxes/fees which would end up being less than your current cost of $110/month. If you chose to sign up for autopay with a checking acct/debit card and paperless billing that would drop to only $85/month. This would give you up to 22 GB/month without any possible slowdown of your data speed.

 

Personally, I have not had any problems with Google Fi. Just the limited choice of phones with full compatibility have kept me from fully switching. I think Google Fi has much better options for international travel than Verizon currently does.

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boringusername
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@varenc wrote:

I'm paying Verizon  ~$110 a month and use about 7-8GB of data on average.  (paying for the $80/month 'L' plan.  The unlimited plans are pricer)

The Fi service will charge me ~$88 most months, but cost less on months I use less data.  Seems like a no-brainer win...but I love Verizon and have been with them a long time. Any gotchas or things I'm missing that should make me stay with Verizon?

-Chris


How many lines? How is the L plan $110 for one line? It should be $90( $70 for data, $20 for line access ).

If you have line Go Unlimtied is $75, Beyond $85 and Above is $95, 2 of those plans are cheaper than 1 line on the L plan.

 

Google Fi uses t-mobile and Sprint's networks so you better hope at least one of them has good coverage in your area. also not really a new service has been available for a few years now.

Re: Is switching to Google's new Fi cell service really cheaper?

varenc
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Thanks for the replies!

I just have one line. My understanding is that all plans also have a $20 line access fee added, right?  For example, my single line "L" plan is $70/month, but with the $20 and various fees it becomes ~$100 a month.  (not $110 like I said before actually, oops).

But still, if my current plan is $70, and the cheapest unlimited plan is $75, seems like it'll be more expensive!  Also, the cheapest unlimited plan has a bunch of caveats like slowing in times of congestion and slowing down hotspot usage which I don't like.  So to get something similar to what I have now I'd want beyondunlimited for $85/month which seems like it would bump my current plan by $15!

 

Fortunately I do live in an area with great t-mobile coverage so not concerned about that.

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varenc
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See my other reply regarding the math! But basically my current "L 8GB" plan is $80/month and I have a $20/month line access fee.  So if BeyondUnlimited is $85/month, seems like my current plan will go up by $5, no? (also I meant $101 above, not $110. This seems to be caused by various fees and the caller id add-on)

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Re: Is switching to Google's new Fi cell service really cheaper?

varenc
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@varenc wrote:

....my single line "L" plan is $70/month

err sorry, I meant my current L plan is $80/month.  I would only consider BeyondUnlimited since the gounlimited plan would reduce my current service.

 

Either way Fi seems cheaper!

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Re: Is switching to Google's new Fi cell service really cheaper?

boringusername
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@varenc wrote:

@varenc wrote:

....my single line "L" plan is $70/month

err sorry, I meant my current L plan is $80/month.  I would only consider BeyondUnlimited since the gounlimited plan would reduce my current service.

 

Either way Fi seems cheaper!


Why is it $80. The standard price is $70. Also you plan has the $20 acess fee. Beyond is $85 and the access fee is already included in the pricing. So it's cheaper. Why would Go reduce your current service? Its unlimtied. $10 per GB on Fi doens't seem cheap to me. Also like I said T-Mobile/Sprint. Veizon cost more because you get better coverage. Don't think you Google Fi plan isn't deprioritized after regular T-Moible and Sprint customers. because it most certianly is.

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Re: Is switching to Google's new Fi cell service really cheaper?

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