Been on Project Fi for almost 2 years -- really like the service and price.
Coverage all across the country has been excellent. Even my occasional trips into Canada
What I like about it most is the low cost consistent pricing - I just don't worry about my cell coverage , regardless of where I am
Been Trying to get my daughter on my project Fi "family plan" the holdup has been the availability of lower cost phones
They discontinued the medium cost LG Nexus 5X phone and the only phones available have been the $700 plus Pixel phones
Well, last month they announced the "Moto X4 Android One" phone available on Project FI and I just got it the past week.
The 32 gig model was $400 bucks - about the same price as the LG Nexus 5x at launch.
( I really missed the boat when I didn't pick up extra 5X's when google was selling them for 199 bucks!!!)
anyway - there are several project Fi users on the this forum and I thought I'd pass along my impressions
Solid Phone - About the same size and feature set of the phone it replaces ( Nexus 5x)
Gorgeous OLED Screen
Micro SD Capable - can use high speed cards as system memory or portable storage
Dual Camera lenses - both a standard and a "wide" angle lens are built in.
3 gig of memory - runs fast and smooth.
Front mounted Fingerprint Sensor. I really liked the rear mounted finger print sensor on my 5X. However after a couple of days use, I have gotten used to having the sensor on the front, but still believe that the rear mounted sensor is preferable
Slick, slippery - the slightly curved, metallic body falls out of your hand or pocket effortlessly. I won't be using this with a protective, rubbery case. First phone I've ever considered getting a "protection plan" for. I know I will drop it
Lack of accessories - You shouldn't expect the same ecosystem as the Iphone or Samsung phones - but at least the Nexus line had some support. Google doesn't even offer a case for it on its store. A handful of 3rd party accessories are available on Amazon.
Anyway, if you where considering Project Fi, but didnt want to spend $700-$800 bucks or more on a phone - you now have something to consider.
Simply register your phone number(s) and email at www.bestbuy.com/giftcardreserve by this Saturday (2-9-2013). When you purchase your phone at Best Buy anytime in the year 2013 you will automatically receive a $50 Best Buy gift card applicable towards the cost of your phone or anything else at Best Buy. You can do this with 5 phone numbers, so it could save you up to $250.
Full Disclosure: I work for Best Buy, but I am posting this as a member of the Surface Geeks community because I feel that it is a fantastic deal. If this is not the appropriate place for this, let me know and I will take it down.
I guess there is no reason why this would not have worked, but I can confirm that the Surface RT USB port can charge a cell phone (Lumia 900) while running on battery. Nice when you need it.
I suppose it could charge/power any USB device.
We only have 2 cell phones currently in our house that are off contract with Verizon.
I have been looking at the Verizon Edge program especially after reading this blog post by Kyle Wilcox.
I have a few questions (of course).
1. I currently get a corporate discount. Does this apply to the Edge program? What portion gets discounted?
2. Once you have paid off the phone (or phones) in the Edge program are you still getting the per line discount? Today I am off contract but I pay the same price as if I was paying for subsidized phone.
I am trying to see the downside to the Edge program. If I go with a standard subsidized plan I am paying an additional $300 vs the same time period with Edge. But after the 2 years it appears the discounted lines of the Edge program will keep saving me more money than the subsidized programs.