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My full retreat back to iPhone-land

That’s it then.  My Pixel 3 is gathering dust already.  I gave it a try, but ultimately decided to return to my trusty old iPhone. The reason? I missed some key iPhone features, and I was frustrated with a few Pixel 3 quirks. Pixel 3: “Turn left onto North Main Street.” Me: “OK Google. Stop Navigation.” Pixel 3: “Continue straight 1 mile.” Me: “OK GOOGLE. STOP NAVIGATION” Pixel 3: “Turn left onto…” The dialog above…

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Tiffany’s Google Fi warning. Time to retreat?

Earlier today, Tiffany at One Mile at a Time posted “Why I Can No Longer Recommend Google Fi.”  In that post, Tiffany described a number of issues with her latest Pixel phone and with Fi support.  None of those issues were deal breakers though.  The deal breaking humongous issue was with Google Pay.  And it made me nervous… When Google ran a one day spectacular sale on new Fi phones back in November, Tiffany’s husband…

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iPhone withdrawal symptoms when switching to Android Pixel

Remember the incredible phone deal offered by Google Fi a couple of weeks ago? The deal was intended to last until midnight pacific time, but it died early. Apparently Google doesn’t have the ability to predict behavior nor the finances to cover a bad bet (I jest). You can read about the expired deal here: WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price. The deal was especially good for…

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Porting from T-Mobile to Google Fi? Set your PIN in 2 minutes or less

If you recently got in on the incredible Google Fi deal (See: [DEAD] WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price), you will need to port a number if you’re a new Google Fi customer. Porting a number requires your account PIN from your previous carrier, which is different from the password you use to login to your account on the website or carrier phone app. It can sometimes…

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Despite a deal, not everyone should switch to Fi. Here’s why.

Yesterday, Google Fi ran an incredible deal that ended up being pulled early (See: WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price). That deal was so good that it caused me to make an unbelievable impulse purchase: a Google Pixel 3 XL for $999. Yet despite buying a crazy phone and Greg’s happiness with the service, I don’t actually intend to switch to Google Fi. Here’s why I bought the phone,…

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[DEAD] WOW! Get a Google Fi phone & travel gift card worth the phone’s price

Update: A member of our Frequent Miler Insiders posted that his order from the Google Store triggered an Amex Offer good for $100 back on $500 or more for advertising. This offer is widely available on many Amex business cards. Sure enough, my purchase triggered the offer. We’ll see if it credits, but I suspect it may. Google Fi is running an unbelievable promotion today. Anyone who likes to travel should take note, whether you are a…

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Google Fi now officially supports new iPhones, Samsung, and more

Today, Google announced that their phone service, previously called “Project Fi” is now out of project status and has been renamed to “Google Fi”.  Even better, they now officially support many more phones than before, including modern iPhones and Samsung phones!  This is particularly exciting to the travel community since Fi supports high speed data roaming around the world for no additional cost. Background regarding Google Fi In the US, Fi primarily uses the T-Mobile…

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My Google Fi Experience So Far

Last month I described my hunt for a good international data roaming solution: International Roaming: AT&T / Verizon vs. Project Fi vs. T-Mobile vs. Sprint vs. SIMS vs. Hotspots.  I’ve been using AT&T for years and service has been very good, but their international plan is expensive if used frequently ($10 per day per phone adds up quickly especially when traveling as a family).  Ultimately I decided to give Google Fi phone service a try. …

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