December 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For November 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $38.58. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.18
  • Refund of $4.60 for 0.461GB of unused data

I thought my data use would go down this month, but it stayed pretty consistent. It appears that if I notice I haven’t used much, I tend to use more.

I’m contemplating what my next option is. I like what Project Fi has to offer, but I’m disappointed with the limited number of phones available for use. With the release of the new Pixel phones and how much they cost (starting at $649), it just doesn’t look like it will be very cost-effective to replace my phone in the future with another one that supports Project Fi. T-Mobile has recently released their low band 700Mhz spectrum in our area, so that means we get better data coverage inside of buildings. That being said, it does take moving my phone to Republic Wireless a definite possibility.

If you’ve got a Nexus or Pixel phone, I’d recommend trying out Project Fi. If you’ve considered getting a Nexus or Pixel phone, financing one through Project Fi might also be an affordable option. Their new family plan options are actually pretty affordable if you don’t use much data and you can cheaply and easily add mobile data for certain tablets.

Google has also launched a referral program that allows new customers as well as the referer to get a $20 credit by using a referral link. If you’re considering trying out Project Fi, you might as well get a $20 credit by using the following link: https://g.co/fi/r/88E2KJ

Of course, I’ll also get a $20 credit if you do. 🙂

November 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For November 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $38.48. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.18
  • Refund of $4.70 for 0.470GB of unused data

I don’t think the iPad used much if any data this month, so that was all me. Not bad considering I had travelled for 2 weeks of the month. It should be less now that I’ll be working from home more and can use the WiFi at the house all the time.

October 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For October 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $41.34. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.18
  • Refund of $1.84 for 0.184GB of unused data

The iPad used about 50MB this month. We had to rely on the iPad again for making calls. After getting her phone back from being repaired, the screen cracked about a week later, and then a few weeks after that, the LCD underneath cracked. We ordered a Moto G replacement and then sent her Moto X in again to be replaced. So now we have 2 Republic Wireless phones, just in case.

September 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For September 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $40.58. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.21
  • Additional 0.264GB of data – $2.63

The iPad used about 20MB this month. We’ve kept the data disabled unless we need it. Since we’ve had to send my wife’s phone in to be repaired or replaced, that’s the only way that we can stay in touch when she’s away from the house. We’ve even started to use Hangouts on it so we can talk back and forth. It’s been working out well, and we’ll have to see next month how it impacts the data use.

August 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For August 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $40.59. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.21
  • Additional 0.262GB of data – $2.62

No data usage this month on the iPad, so this was all cell phone data this month. So far so good, no real changes as far as Project Fi goes. However, since you have to use a Nexus phone, my phone recently received the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

July 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For July 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $42.02. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.20
  • Additional 0.118GB of data – $1.18

We used somewhere around 189MB ($1.89) of data on the iPad this month. We recently took a trip West and I was able to use the use the US Cellular network that was added to Project Fi. It only popped up a couple of times and worked okay, but most of the time the phone connected to Sprint or T-Mobile. I was able to get coverage almost everywhere using one of the three networks. There were still some places where coverage was limited. I’m convinced that Sprint’s 3G coverage is worthless since it is so slow and is less usable that T-Mobile’s 2G or Edge service most of the time.

June 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

A little late, but for June 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $53.02. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.20
  • Additional 0.982 GB of data – $9.82

We used somewhere around 120MB of data on the iPad this month, so a little of the extra data came from that ($1.20 worth). I was also travelling for work this month and needed to use the included hotspot on my phone, so that ate up a bit of extra data. Overall, the bill was still pretty reasonable and I didn’t feel like I was restricting my use to keep the data low.

May 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For May 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $34.80. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.20
  • Refund for 0.841 GB of unused data – $8.40

This month we added a data only sim to our Project Fi plan for an iPad Air 2. The sim card was free and you only pay for the data used on the sim card. There isn’t a monthly charge to have the device on your plan. The data used all comes out of the same bucket. We didn’t hardly use any data on the iPad this month, but it’s available if we need it.

April 2016 – Project Fi Bill

Project Fi

For April 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $31.42. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.20
  • Refund for 1.178 GB of unused data – $11.78

So far I’ve been pretty happy with Project Fi, but with the new Bonded Calling from Republic Wireless, if they get that along with the ability to switch between GSM/CDMA/WiFi more quickly and smoothly than Project Fi, I may consider a switch.

March 2016 – Project Fi Phone Bill

Project Fi

For March 2016, my Project Fi bill came out to be $31.29. That includes:

  • Unlimited calls and texts for $20
  • 2GB of data for $20
  • Taxes and fees for $3.23
  • Refund for 1.195 GB of unused data – $11.94

Other highlights include the fact that Project Fi no longer requires an invite to join their service. They’re also selling the Nexus 5X for $199 as long as you activate it with one month of service. Unlike Republic Wireless, Project Fi does allow you to finance your phone the last time I checked.