Skip to main content

I recently switched to Google Fi and this is my experience in 2022

I've been with T-Mobile for 10 plus years and lived through a few data breaches. Unfortunately, one of the latest breaches got my information out there on the dark web. To say the least, I was not happy. I've been getting calls that I never received before and I even received a notice that my SSN was out there as well amongst other personal identifiable information. T-Mobile tried to make things right and sign those up who were impacted for a credit monitoring service for free for the next two years but that did not seem enough for me. So, I started looking at other cell phone providers in the US. 

I'll save time and say that AT&T and Verizon seem way too expensive for me so I went with Google Fi. At the time I signed up 2 lines for $128 dollars per month. This was about the same amount I was paying so I was mostly fine with it. Although, I was hoping to save some money. I also like that I got the same features as I had with T-Mobile. The main ones being unlimited talk, text, data, and mobile hotspot. 

From there, the only thing left to do was to set things up with the sim card and activate my account. Getting the two lines activated was relatively pain-free and did not require me to call anyone which is a plus in my book. As for the service, things work pretty well. My experience has been better than my wife's as she has encountered getting cell signals in areas that were not an issue before. This is mostly indoor areas at the mall or shopping centers. But that was in the first couple of days.

Over the course of the last month and an update or two later for our devices my wife and I have not come across any problems. Calls are loud and clear and seem to be better than when we were on T-Mobile. The cell signal also seems better and more consistent since the updates. By the way, we're both using Pixel 6s. I would not say Fi provides a better cell service than T-Mobile but they are right there, at least in the areas I frequent. 

Recently, Google updated its plans and made them cheaper while providing more data. This makes Google Fi more compelling for families in my opinion. With the revised plans I am now paying $80 dollars a month which is a pretty significant savings. I also still get everything I got before including hotspot but only 5GB which is more than enough for my needs. You also save more as you add lines so I can have 4 lines for the same amount I am paying now. This is for the Simply Unlimited plan, BTW.

All in all, I am impressed and very satisfied with Google Fi overall. I kinda wished I would have made the switch before. Maybe I would have avoided my PII being out there. Probably not though. If you're interested and live in the US I suggest you check it out.

Other tidbits
  • I don't mind the Google Fi app - did not like T-Mobile
  • Billing is easy to read - Unlike T-Mobile
  • Google Fi website is way better - better performing and easy to read
  • No benefits such as Nextflix with Fi


Popular posts from this blog

JBL Live 670NC Review (video)

Check out my video review of the JBL Live 670NC. The headphones are really good but not perfect. In my video I cover it all from the design to the features and everything in between. 

JBL Live 670NC Review | JBLs latest mid tier headphones for 2024

About a week ago I purchased the JBL Live 670NCs and went in with no real expectations. I had experience with JBL headphones in the past but for some reason I went into this purchase with a blank slate. Off the back the 670NCs were very familiar to me. I owned the JBL Live 460NCs which are the predecessor to these and the design is nearly identical. I don't think this is a bad thing as I tend to like JBLs design language. The body is made of a light weight plastic but feels well made. The headband and side clamps feel like it could be made with metal as it feels strong and cool to the touch. I went with black and the finish is matte which is a nice touch. Fingerprints do appear on the headphones there just not as noticeable. The buttons on the right side of the ear cup are nice and click-y. Type C for charging is on the left side.  Now, lets get into the nitty gritty.  Sound This is very subjective but overall I like the sound the Live 670NCs produce. Bass is heavy while keeping a

Pixelbook Go is no longer available on the Google Store

  Google has finally done it and removed the Pixelbook Go from the Google Store. There was no formal announcement and one can only assume that the device that was originally released in 2019 is now discontinued. It's not clear what the future holds for the Pixelbook line but I really do hope there is another Google laptop in the pipeline. With no rumors to go off of that's all we really have right now, hope.