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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #195 on: December 26, 2018, 02:23:11 PM »
Perhaps this means you can use physical SIM from another carrier provided you do so than fewer than 7 days? <shrugs>
I asked this exact question to a Rep who told me, it won't invalidate the promo, it will just delay the amount of time needed to be eligible...

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #196 on: December 26, 2018, 02:25:41 PM »
Has anyone tried it? Does your Google Fi account still show the phone as being active?

Been tried by other(s). Shows active.
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #197 on: December 26, 2018, 03:13:17 PM »
Been tried by other(s). Shows active.
I bet it works then. But I'm not going to risk it.
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #198 on: December 26, 2018, 03:28:55 PM »
Been tried by other(s). Shows active.
Then the terms are being met. If you are still skittish I can recommend a lawyer for you.  :)
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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
« Reply #199 on: December 26, 2018, 04:58:59 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.

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Re: "Free" Google Pixel 3 and XL with Google Fi
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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: &quot;Free&quot; 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: &quot;Free&quot; 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: &quot;Free&quot; 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: &quot;Free&quot; 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: &quot;Free&quot; 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?
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