Project Fi update
TL;DR: Works great, but switching back to the T-Mobile SIM card in the next few days.
Works great, really, I can finally use my phone when I go to some places where T-Mobile has bad or no reception, like my local Costco.
However, battery life takes a hit, it uses up almost double the life than what a regular SIM card does. Probably because of it looking up for the best possible signal between the different providers?
Also, it's too pricey for me. I personally use anything between 3-6GB/mo on my phone. I decided to add 3GB on my Project Fi account to try and stay under, and because that is the only way for it to be more affordable than T-Mobile, once I go past 3GB, I end up paying more than what I'm paying with T-Mobile. With T-Mobile I get unlimited data (yes, unlimited) and 5GB hotspot (2G speeds after that), and I pay almost the same I'd pay for 3GB with Fi.
3GB is clearly not working out for me, as seen on the screenshot below, so I just won't do it. My T-Mobile SIM Card is going back into the phone as soon as I finish using this up. Thankfully I didn't transfer my number to Project Fi, I just got a new one and forwarded my calls to it, and since I never make phone calls it doesn't matter.
I also hope that T-Mobile launches that 700mhz LTE spectrum soon, that could fix my reception issues with them.
With all this said, I think Project Fi is a step in the right direction overall, the technology is great and the service works very well. Google would need to lower Project Fi's prices a bit more in order for this to be competitive and relevant, but I don't think that will happen.
One last thing, why are we still paying for data as if it was some sort of exhaustible resource?