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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #200 on: December 26, 2018, 05:02:42 PM »

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #201 on: December 26, 2018, 05:10:31 PM »
just realized something.
Based on the wording, it seems like we will be getting the gift card regardless, and just they will charge our credit card for the value of the gift card. If that's so, you should be able to dispute the charge, and there's nothing to worry about.

Nothing to worry about besides that Google might brick the phone and/or shutdown all your accounts

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #202 on: December 26, 2018, 05:24:32 PM »
just realized something.
Based on the wording, it seems like we will be getting the gift card regardless, and just they will charge our credit card for the value of the gift card. If that's so, you should be able to dispute the charge, and there's nothing to worry about.

Or, they'll simply charge your ACCOUNT, not CC, and failure to pay that will likely result in collections.
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #203 on: December 26, 2018, 06:43:14 PM »
When rep responded to AJK, he did not seem so sure, and also didn't answer the question that was asked until he was forced to, and sounds like he just guessed. I'm 99 percent it would be fine -especially after the DP that it shows as active- but it's a lot of money to gamble with.

Off topic, but when you go out of the USA, you can dial from Hangouts Dialer app when using the mobile data, and will be charged as if you were calling from the USA, so whatever the regular GV rate is plus the data consumed, which is .6 to 1 MB perminute, so about 1cent per minute in addition to the GV/FI rate. Otherwise, it's at least 20 cents per minute for calls from outside the US.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #204 on: December 26, 2018, 07:12:55 PM »
I switched sims. Still shows active and no pop ups on my promo page. Also got an email confirmation that I'm still eligible after switching sims. We shall see.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #205 on: December 26, 2018, 07:14:55 PM »
Has anyone tried it? Does your Google Fi account still show the phone as being active?

I got a rep to note my account that I can use my regular Sim and as long as I don't pause service I will be eligible.
In addition I have screenshots and an email of the chat.

When I have my Sim active it says Google Fi is not your active carrier however I do not recall it ever having to be my active carrier, all I need to make sure is service is not paused or suspended. I am being billed and my cycle days are going lower so obviously it's active in that sense.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #206 on: December 26, 2018, 08:00:38 PM »
My guess is, in all likelihood, using physical sim from another carrier will not make someone ineligible.

But, boy, if Google wanted a way to wriggle out of these obligations, this is where they'd start. Not sure it's worth $1000 to figure out...
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #207 on: December 26, 2018, 08:01:01 PM »
I got a rep to note my account that I can use my regular Sim and as long as I don't pause service I will be eligible.
In addition I have screenshots and an email of the chat.

When I have my Sim active it says Google Fi is not your active carrier however I do not recall it ever having to be my active carrier, all I need to make sure is service is not paused or suspended. I am being billed and my cycle days are going lower so obviously it's active in that sense.
Can you post screenshot of chat?
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #208 on: December 26, 2018, 08:29:11 PM »


Also got an email confirmation that I'm still eligible after switching sims

What does this mean, they sent it randomly?

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #209 on: December 27, 2018, 12:38:30 AM »

What does this mean, they sent it randomly?
Called and asked

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #210 on: December 27, 2018, 12:57:36 AM »
My guess is, in all likelihood, using physical sim from another carrier will not make someone ineligible.

But, boy, if Google wanted a way to wriggle out of these obligations, this is where they'd start. Not sure it's worth $1000 to figure out...

Iím sure itís ok to do.  Iím afraid to risk it. I can wait the four months. Iím an apple guy but Iím liking the phone. It would be very nice to try it with my real phone number.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #211 on: December 30, 2018, 10:32:54 AM »
Any harm in plugging in another carrier's sim after 60 days?
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #212 on: January 06, 2019, 09:06:16 PM »
"Hi Dan,

I would like to start this email with an apology for the delayed response. This was due to high volume of emails from our customers.

I see that you want to use a physical SIM card in your Pixel 3 device.

Please know that you can absolutely us a physical SIM card along with your Pixel 3 device. However, you can use only Google Fi SIM card. 
As soon as you activate one service on your device, the other one goes deactivated. Hence, if you insert any other service provider's SIM card in the device and activate it, then you won't be eligible for the 'Travel on Fi' promotional benefits.

For any of your further questions, please feel free to reply on this Email, contact us via Chat or you can reach us @ 1-844-TALK2FI.

Looking forward to see you soon.
Have a great and successful year ahead.☺️



Thanks,

Anindya
Google Fi Support"
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #213 on: January 06, 2019, 09:08:21 PM »
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #214 on: January 06, 2019, 09:15:24 PM »
Is this new?
https://fi.google.com/account#specialpromo
It's been there for about two weeks.
On my account it showed the regular promo, and on my wife's it shows the 200 dollar even i had previously been assured that it was eligible for the full promo. They're still getting back to me now...
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #215 on: January 06, 2019, 09:37:18 PM »
Is this new?
https://fi.google.com/account#specialpromo
I noticed it a couple of weeks ago. It shows $1,000 pending for each of us.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #216 on: January 06, 2019, 10:13:15 PM »
"Hi Dan,

I would like to start this email with an apology for the delayed response. This was due to high volume of emails from our customers.

I see that you want to use a physical SIM card in your Pixel 3 device.

Please know that you can absolutely us a physical SIM card along with your Pixel 3 device. However, you can use only Google Fi SIM card. 
As soon as you activate one service on your device, the other one goes deactivated. Hence, if you insert any other service provider's SIM card in the device and activate it, then you won't be eligible for the 'Travel on Fi' promotional benefits.

For any of your further questions, please feel free to reply on this Email, contact us via Chat or you can reach us @ 1-844-TALK2FI.

Looking forward to see you soon.
Have a great and successful year ahead.☺️



Thanks,

Anindya
Google Fi Support"

What does it mean deactivated? Clearly I can tell you the service is not paused. So it's deactivated and I am being charged but it's not paused and I won't be eligible for the promo!?

That makes no sense.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #217 on: January 06, 2019, 10:14:53 PM »
What does it mean deactivated? Clearly I can tell you the service is not paused. So it's deactivated and I am being charged but it's not paused and I won't be eligible for the promo!?

That makes no sense.
Your guess is as good as mine. But I'm not going to risk it.
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #218 on: January 06, 2019, 10:20:43 PM »
Your guess is as good as mine. But I'm not going to risk it.
I will report back if and when my GC comes.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2019, 10:50:10 PM »
I put in a sim card in Ukraine, it still shows that I'm on track to receive the $800 gift card in the link above.