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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2015, 11:43:58 PM »
How is this working with Sprint and T-Mobile? The phone will switch between GSM and CDMA?

if i'm not mistaking the CDMA/GSM is at the end of life, everyone is (starting) using LTE & VoLTE is roling out, if google uses VoLTE they have no problem

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"We developed new technology that gives you better coverage by intelligently connecting you to the fastest available network at your location whether it's Wi-Fi or one of our two partner LTE networks," the company said
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Thereís one important restriction, however: Itís currently only available on the Nexus 6, which Google developed with Motorola.
Currently only works with Nexus 6.

Makes sense that it requires VoLTE (if all devices would be compatible it wouldn't)

Interesting to note:
Project Fi phone numbers "live in the cloud," according to Google, enabling you to text and place voice calls from a laptop or tablet without your actual phone nearby. When you are on the phone, Google says calls can seamlessly transition to LTE when you leave a Wi-Fi network. Google seems to be using the new, combined Hangouts / Google Voice infrastructure in some way for Fi,
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2015, 01:03:19 AM »
if i'm not mistaking the CDMA/GSM is at the end of life, everyone is (starting) using LTE & VoLTE is roling out, if google uses VoLTE they have no problem
But GSM/CDMA will stay, they won't add more of this technology,but they will leave the existing towers that have these technology.
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2015, 01:39:51 AM »
But GSM/CDMA will stay, they won't add more but what they have yet will leave.
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2015, 03:08:36 AM »
I get much better service with 3g cdma than I do with Lte,  especially when traveling.I keep the Lte off on my phone because it defaults to the Lte which is usually weaker. Don't think LTE is ready for prime time as a stand alone

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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2015, 07:25:46 AM »
I get much better service with 3g cdma than I do with Lte,  especially when traveling.I keep the Lte off on my phone because it defaults to the Lte which is usually weaker. Don't think LTE is ready for prime time as a stand alone
Sounds like you have Sprint...
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2015, 08:20:34 AM »
Sounds like you have Sprint...

Lol. Sounds like it. I have Sprint and that's the case for me in a lot of areas.
I love Sprint. Just set a record getting them to reset my upgrade eligibility after just 5 months. :)
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2015, 08:50:53 AM »
Lol. Sounds like it. I have Sprint and that's the case for me in a lot of areas.
I love Sprint. Just set a record getting them to reset my upgrade eligibility after just 5 months. :)
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2015, 10:02:29 AM »
Sounds like you have Sprint...
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2015, 10:51:32 AM »

Sounds like you have Sprint...

"Sprint is having a pack of cigarettes with no lighter, you have all the data you just can't use it...-" My friend last year when I nearly broke my phone from frustration and switched to T- mobile

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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2015, 11:18:26 AM »
Sounds like you have Sprint...
that's sprints spark technology they claim that at the lab they have 1 Gigabit Over-the-Air Speed
I wanted to google "sprint spark technology"
as you type google suggestion show up,so when i typed "sprint spark te"
google suggestion "sprint spark terrible"
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2015, 03:04:14 PM »
The international calling rates and travel costs are unbelievable.

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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2015, 07:03:02 PM »
The international calling rates and travel costs are unbelievable.
Its T-Mobile rates

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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2015, 07:40:18 PM »
Its T-Mobile rates


T-mobile caps the international data speed @ 2G, whilst google @ 3g.

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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2015, 07:53:45 PM »
T-mobile caps the international data speed @ 2G, whilst google @ 3g.
Um... I disagree. They are using t-mobile service and those are the rates
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Re: Google cell phone
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2015, 08:59:21 PM »
Um... I disagree. They are using t-mobile service and those are the rates
check in T-mobiles terms (Standard speeds approx. 128 Kbps.) & check google fi terms Google fi terms (Note: data speeds are limited to 256kbps (3G).)
« Last Edit: April 23, 2015, 09:13:50 PM by talmid chuchem »