Switched to Google Fi and Google Pixel 3 ♦ Google Fi and Pixel 3 Review


So today I’m going to talk about why I switched from an iPhone and AT&T to Google Phi and a pixel 3 So last year I went to Paris for three days and that’s not really enough time to invest in a phone and a SIM card in that country So I contacted AT&T to see if I could get an international plan for a couple days It was like 15 or 20 dollars a day, which is a ridiculous amount of money, but I want to edit paid it But I vowed to come back and find a solution Pretty soon. I’m going to embark on a one to three year adventure where I’m just traveling around the world Non-stop, so I wanted to find the easiest way To stay connected to the world in travel my research led me to Google and their phone service which was called Project Phi but now is called Google fly at the time. They didn’t take iPhones They just recently announced that you can have an iPhone on Google fly’s network But there are some restrictions so I was a little bit apprehensive because I am an Apple guy and I didn’t really want to leave the Apple ecosystem However, Google was developing a new phone called the pixel 3 at the time and it seemed like that was gonna be a viable IPhone alternative for someone that was new to android phones And so I waited a year for the pixel 3 to come out I ordered the pixel 3 there was some delivery issues and it took over 2 months for me to get the phone I almost decided not to make the switch because I was so frustrated with getting my phone But eventually I got the phone and I decided to go ahead and use it and I’m really glad I did I had a lot of preconceived notions of what an Android phone is like my mom has like an older one and I’ve tried to use them before and the Operating system just didn’t work very well on her phone And I just kind of thought that’s how all Android phones work. The pixel three is just as smooth as the iPhone I actually prefer the pixel three to the iPhone let me caveat that first by saying I had an iPhone 6 and I was waiting around to see if I was gonna upgrade or Move to an Android phone the pixel 3 interface is much Smoother than my iPhone 6 iOS interface was I thought it was going to be a struggle not having a home button But it took me about 20 minutes of playing with the pixel 3 to actually not missed it at all Almost all of the apps that I normally used on the iPhone were just as good on the Android and in some cases They were better. There were a couple apps that weren’t that great like the Robin Hood app For example, I use that for a little bit of my investing portfolio The app on Android isn’t as pretty as it was on the iPhone But it still works and it serves my needs. Like I said, I’m a huge fan of the Apple ecosystem I was a little worried about things that I have come to really like like iMessage and my air pods Airdrop and things like that as far as I message goes Android has their own web-based version that I use in Google Chrome and It’s just as good and I don’t even notice the difference. My air pods are the thing I was really concerned about because I use these things all the time If you see me walking around the street, I’ll always have these in my ear listening to a podcast or music actually This was the one sticking point for me to be honest with you, which seems kind of silly But they actually integrate really well with the pixel three I had adjusted the factory presets on these with my iPhone actually I just put the earbuds in and they worked exactly how I had them set up on my IPhone and I discovered that there was an app that I could download That would let me know what my battery life was on my ear and lastly because the pixel integrates with Google’s cloud service everything that I would airdrop before I just go to Google’s cloud service and download it’s pretty easy. Actually. Ok. So the real reason I Switched to pixel 3 from iPhone was because at the time I switched You couldn’t have an iPhone on Project by now known as Google Phi which is Google’s phone service about a week ago They announced that you could use your iPhone on their plan with a couple Restrictions if you’re interested in using an iPhone on Google Phi, you just google it and you’ll see what the restrictions are Here are the main reasons why I switched to Google 5. The first reason and most important is I can use this phone almost anywhere in the world. It’s like a 170 to 180 countries and your phone just Seamlessly works you keep the same phone number Google has agreements in these 170 180 countries that allows you to use the local phone service You keep your number. That was really really important to me that I could take this phone Anywhere in the world and not have to worry about getting a local SIM card or changing my phone number It just works seamlessly in those other countries If you’re gonna use the phone just domestically you might want to do a little bit more research Google 5 doesn’t have their own network they use t-mobile Sprint and a bunch of Google Wi-Fi hotspots to Give you service the good thing is if you have a Google phone like a pixel it just seamlessly switches between t-mobile Sprint and the Google Wi-Fi hotspots based on which one has the best signal and another reason I switched To Google 5 was there no nonsense transparent phone plan the phone plan is a $20 base fee and then $10 for each gig of data you use up to 6 gig after 6 gig you don’t get charged anymore So the most your phone bill can be is $80 and that applies whether you’re in the United States or whether you’re overseas If you live in a city like New York like I do there are Google Wi-Fi hotspots everywhere And my phone is almost always on a hotspot And so I actually don’t use that much data because when I’m at home, I’m on my Wi-Fi network when I’m at work I’m on my works Wi-Fi network. So this month my phone bill was $26 because I didn’t even use a gig another great thing is Like I said every gig you get charged $10, but let’s say you use 1.5 gigs you don’t get charged for two gig you get charged for 1.5 gig so you’ll pay your $20 for your phone bill and $15 for your data It’s just a great phone service and a couple more things if you get a Google phone You don’t need a SIM card. So your SIM card slot is still open So if you get overseas and you’re using a lot of data you can go and buy a local SIM card and put it in your phone and Google allows you to switch back and forth between Google Phi and that local SIM card and Lastly another great thing is there is no contract You can pause your service any time you want or you can cancel your service anytime you want You just go on the Google Phi app you pause it then you don’t get charged So let’s say you’re overseas and the Google PI network isn’t working very well or you go into a country that doesn’t have the Google find network one of the you know 50 countries that don’t and you put in a local SIM card You can pause your Google fly service not get charged then unpause it when you start traveling again. It’s a great deal no contract It’s what I was searching for which is why I switched To Google Phi even if Google Phi ends up having all its features on iPhone I still might not go back because I actually kind of like this pixel to be completely honest with you I didn’t even talk about the camera. The camera is ridiculously good I’ll leave a link below to Google Phi so you can do your own research if you sign up by using my link I think you get $40 off and they like take a certain amount of money. My phone bill But I don’t really care about that I’m just trying to inform other people of this great network especially people who are traveling full-time and have to get a new SIM card every country they go to and Lastly if you liked this video, please like down below. I’m up to 148 subscribers, I really appreciate everyone who has already subscribed and if you haven’t and you like the content Please subscribe below at some point. 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