Today was one of those days that I wonder why I even signed up for Google’s Project Fi. The idea of the program is very intriguing and I like the concept of only paying for what you use. But when it comes down to it, the project isn’t really set up for folks like myself. Unfortunately, I won’t be using the invite I just received.
There are a few main reasons why I won’t get Project Fi.
1. Network – Project Fi when not using WiFi bounces off of either T-Mobile and Sprint. Two of the worst major networks out there. Well at least in the United States. While I know TMO and Sprint have GREAT service for some, the two networks still leave many users out in the cold.
In my area, both T-Mobile and Sprint have very poor coverage and I don’t live in the sticks. Therefore, it would be ridiculous to even try Project Fi due to the lack of coverage.
2. Nexus 6 – If you follow my content much at all, you might have picked up by now that I am not a fan of the Nexus 6. It’s a decent phone, but doesn’t satisfy what I want out of a phone. I won’t get into a full review of the Nexus 6, but you can check out my reviews and content about the Nexus 6 by clicking here.
3. Unlimited Data with Verizon – This alone should speak for itself. I know there are some major haters out there against Big Red, but from where I am sitting the view is quite nice. I love not worrying about going over data, being throttled, and always having a strong connection in most places.
Long story short, if you are a Nexus fanboy and live in an area where the two networks actually work; Google’s Project Fi is an ideal setup for you to try. For me, not so much. Perhaps when they can add better networks to the mix and offer quality devices I will consider trying out the service – if it even lasts (which I hope it does). If I were to ditch my unlimited data plan with Verizon I would be using Cricket Wireless anyways.
What’s your thoughts on Google’s Project Fi? Worth giving up your current service? Let us know in the comments.
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