Abandon all hope ye who Enter the nether region that is Google Fi. As I sit here awaiting yet another callback i can tell you for 800 dollars the Google Pixel 3 XL has been a nightmare that I will continue to pay for for 18 more months.
While YES; they DO deliver sometimes amazingly low bills, its mostly after you fight an uphill battle to be credited for your troubles.
Whatever you do NEVER use the headphones, because the doggle will destroy your charging port in under 35 hours of average use. And you may not be able to charge it. And that would be REALLY bad, wouldn’t it? Sadly adding Bluetooth headphones wont help much and is another damaging expense that will bring all sorts of new problems to the surface.
You need to have about 2 grand in credit to deal with the dizzying (and slow) exchange policy I’ve sadly walked through no less than 7 times. Its been a helluva 6 months
Having no sim card causes little issues here and there too. I can’t overemphasize how fragile and useless my Pixel 3XL was. Don’t ever use anything but its original manufacturers charger! Do not use any wired headphones!
So yeah the cameras great and T mobile service for talk and text are just fine, but app failure and random reboots means that when the super slow camera is up, if you haven’t already missed the moment, it might just crash.
I’m not alone in these experiences. Reddit is doing a brisk trade in hate stories about these people. I long ago began to wish that the volcano on whatever remote island these people have their customer service center on would just blow up and leave it a lifeless atoll.
I’ve been misunderstood, over-talked, condescended to, patronized, double crossed, dropped off hold and transferred badly so many times its pathetic, and again the Reddit Horror stories back me up.
Google Fi may or may not be an intentional scam; but at the end of the day it may as well be.
They absorb my money and just lay pipe to me like the bitch they surely think I am. And since I just don’t have 600 bucks laying around to buy a phone that I have come to loathe, they might just be right. Goodbye self esteem!
But at least I probably will never have to live with any more of this outright Unethical and dishonest way of doing business on a daily basis. And maybe I’ll be able to listen to a book on a train with enough clarity!
So this is what its come to – I’m probably gonna deactivate the phone, punt pay for it til i can sell it for anything I can get it will only cost me 25 bucks a month. I’m literally gonna pay money not to use this thing. It’s cheaper.
And its worth the disruption. They’ve put me through so many this is nothing Maybe I can get an Obama-phone for a while in my enhanced financial distress? I guess down the road its regular T-Mobile with a phone I don’t hate? Or perhaps I could bring back carrier pigeons because if I have to call in sick using this thing I don’t even trust the Contacts App to work while I find a payphone I’ll lose my job and feed pigeons so I may as well train one. Maybe I could even race them like Mike Tyson? Because I’ll have plenty of phone-less time getting back to nature if I don’t pry loose almost a months rent to Un-Fuck this mistake.
Don’t be like me! Get T-Mobile instead.