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Well, finally got the phones in. Two 6p's and a 5x. Got the service hooked up with fi on 2 lines and all seems to be working pretty well so far. One of the fi sim cards was corrupt, so I have to wait on another to be shipped. I doubt it's this easy but I can't just put my USCC sim in the other 6p and use it until I get the fi sim in can I?

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You can. You'll have to call USCC and get them to activate it (give them IMEI, SIM #) like you would any other device.

If you already cancelled your plan to switch your numbers over though you may have a problem, since you wouldn't have USCC service to be on.

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You can. You'll have to call USCC and get them to activate it (give them IMEI, SIM #) like you would any other device.

If you already cancelled your plan to switch your numbers over though you may have a problem, since you wouldn't have USCC service to be on.

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Actually I haven't canceled my plan all the way as this line is still active on USCC until new sim comes in. I may give them a call and do it so the wife will quit complaining about not using new phone LMAO. Do they charge for switching?

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When I log onto USCC, it says "Contract End Date: 10/23/16".  So does that mean that I have to wait until 10/24 to port to FI, or can I do it on the 23rd?  I have overthought it so much, I have confused myself.

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I was looking at the Fi coverage map, and it still shows 3g in areas that I know are in LTE uscc areas. Specifically between Ottumwa and Fairfield IA. I don't live there but go there often. I'm hoping it is just pending a map update.

Is Fi working pretty good for people in central IA? My contract is up in a month and I am planning to make the move.

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I was looking at the Fi coverage map, and it still shows 3g in areas that I know are in LTE uscc areas. Specifically between Ottumwa and Fairfield IA. I don't live there but go there often. I'm hoping it is just pending a map update.

Is Fi working pretty good for people in central IA? My contract is up in a month and I am planning to make the move.

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Had a fi rep make adjustments for me last night. He stated the map does not show USCC coverage yet. My USCC 5x and fi 5x have identical coverage everywhere I go (northeast iowa)

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FiSwitch.

That's what I use. It's great. It has an optional notification that tells you who you're on and the band and everything

It can force switch anytime, too.

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I can also confirm that my area (NC) showed a little hole for 3g for fi when I am blanketed with USCC 4g. Yet in the area Fi map says 3g I have the same 4g I've always had when I was with USCC.

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Second day on Fi with my pixel. I'm loving it. I'm always connected to USCC LTE anywhere I've gone so far. I tried a wifi call yesterday with the data off. Couldn't tell the difference. I'm in central Maine, 15 miles north of Bangor.

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Second day on Fi with my pixel. I'm loving it. I'm always connected to USCC LTE anywhere I've gone so far. I tried a wifi call yesterday with the data off. Couldn't tell the difference. I'm in central Maine, 15 miles north of Bangor.

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Ventured out rural yet? Wondering how service will be away from the city life.. I have pretty poor uscc reception at home... -115 evdo(i'm 2.5 hours north from you)

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Haven't had a chance to test it much. At home I get USCC just like before and at work in Bangor, the same USCC coverage as before. It's like I'm still with USCC. I will update as I travel around the state more.

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Saw this tonight. Found it interesting. http://www.nashvillechatterclass.com/dont-need-nexus-6p-nexus-5x-pixel-phone-use-google-project-fi-heres-trick/17424/

Basically details getting a data only sim for secondary devices, but share the same phone connection.

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The data only sims are T-Mobile only.

Other devices

Data-only SIMs may work with devices that aren’t on our list. Devices need to be unlocked and work with T-Mobile (GSM radio). You can order a data-only SIM and test it out. However, we may not be able to help activate or troubleshoot these other devices.

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On BETA 7.1.1 for the last two days, I now can not receive calls, wifi or cellular.  Been on the phone with tech four times with no remedy.   May be a coincidence but I wouldn't recommend BETA on fi as of yet.

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The Developer Previews and Betas are usually pretty buggy, especially for phones, and even more especially if it's your main phone.  I always recommend anyone with a Nexus phone to wait until the official release hits unless they don't need things like calls or texts (i.e. use a VOIP / internet messaging setup)

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1 minute ago, BoгИX said:

The Developer Previews and Betas are usually pretty buggy, especially for phones, and even more especially if it's your main phone.  I always recommend anyone with a Nexus phone to wait until the official release hits unless they don't need things like calls or texts (i.e. use a VOIP / internet messaging setup)

 

Agreed, I couldn't resist though haha.  It's not my main line so it really isn't an inconvenience.  Kindof nice not receiving call really.

 

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I also switched to fi last week. It took a few weeks with tech support because they had something messed up in their system and my uscc number was a business account. I had to switch it from work to a personal one. Once everything got straighten out it was painless. Amazing having a phone that works great when leaving uscc coverage areas. And having my bill cut in half.

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I also switched to fi last week. It took a few weeks with tech support because they had something messed up in their system and my uscc number was a business account. I had to switch it from work to a personal one. Once everything got straighten out it was painless. Amazing having a phone that works great when leaving uscc coverage areas. And having my bill cut in half.

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I think I'm gonna try it for a week or so and see how it works at my home first. I am a bit weary of data usage tho.

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