Comment 7S5C Re: Not very enticing...


Project Fi - Google's take on mobile phone service


Not very enticing... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-23 00:46 (#7MC7)

Hmmm... $20/mo + $10/GB doesn't sound competitive, unless your data usage is MASSIVELY inconsistent from month to month, usually using just a bit of data, but sometime needing HUGE amounts of data.

T-Mobile has offered a $30/mo 5GB service for years. Republic Wireless (on Sprint) offers 5GB of LTE for $40/mo and 3g for just $25/mo both with unlimited voice/text/mms. Boost/Virgin (Sprint) offer 2.5GB LTE for $35/mo. If you're going to use more than 6GB/mo, Sprint's completely unlimited $80/mo plan (which drops for each successive phone) should do it.

Re: Not very enticing... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-23 03:07 (#7MHV)

Remember, Google is just a middle man in this new service. The actual data is still being transfered using the T-Mobile and Sprint backend networks. This means, other than bulk discounts, Google is totally dependent on the pricing of the underlying services.

Ars has compiled a really nice price comparison here: #7M6Y

Re: Not very enticing... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-23 05:40 (#7MQ8)

Republic Wireless is also an MVNO, and yet they have better pricing.

Re: Not very enticing... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-04-25 00:28 (#7S5C)

Used to be higher than that; it's changed since last I looked, now definitely looks attractive.

But do they resell Sprint, like most of these MVNOs?? cuz that's not real useful in my area.

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