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When someone tries to convince you that the easy choice is the right choice, question their motives and your evaluation of the situation. Easy is rarely right!
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If you requested your invite in April and your status is still at "12 or more weeks", which of the following best describes the account you used to request your invite at the time you got switched to "12 or more weeks"?
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I hadn't used a N6 on this account.
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+Arun Sharma I believe I did so in April
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The Play store is showing 10 thousand downloads of the Project Fi app. That doesn't really mean much since people without invites (like me) can download it and people with invites but no Android phone can't... It would however seem to put a hard cap on the number active Project Fi customers at well below that number.

On a slightly different note, has anyone "lucky enough" to get the 12+ week status seen a change in that status?
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Still at 12w+ and I requested a invite on day 2 or maybe 3 way back in april
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I'm running M preview on my nexus 6 and I'm trying to get to the LTE Engineering screen (by dialing '*#*#33284#*#*') I get the debug menu BUT the only thing you can see is the title - all of the menu options are black on black (they work, but you can't see them).  When I actually get to the LTE Engineering page, it's White on White....

Is anyone else seeing this?
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For those of you with invites or due dates, did you sign up for your invite on an account associated with a Nexus 6?
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I was told by Customer service..  THey get no priority.. THey have to request invite and wait.  They also said no Friends ad family deals...

Both they and I wish there were...

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A lot of people seem to think that the reason most existing Nexus 6 users seen to have been "wait listed" is that Google is trying to push Nexus 6 sales. I suspect it's more due to the fact that there would be more support involved talking existing users through flashing the Fi specific build and problems caused by stuff already on the phones and people not wanting to clean flash.

It has to be easier for them starting at a known good starting point. Remember, not everyone that has a Nexus 6 and requested an invite are familiar with flashing (even though I'm sure most are).
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+Don French  The invites are open ended. No limit. This means that, if successful, will be open to everyone to sign up, just like any T-Mo, Sprint, AT&T, etc...
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I haven't got preview 2 yet (I'm waiting to see if I actually get it via ota) but I've seen battery drain issues after updates before that have been cured by reformatting the cache partition from recovery menu.

I suspect everyone knows this, but if not, it might be worth a try.
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I'm running M preview on my nexus 6 and I'm trying to get to the LTE Engineering screen (by dialing '*#*#33284#*#*') I get the debug menu BUT the only thing you can see is the title - all of the menu options are black on black (they work, but you can't see them).  When I actually get to the LTE Engineering page, it's White on White....

Is anyone else seeing this?
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+Sean Curtin No, this is different.  It brings up a debug menu that lets you get to some additional internals. INFO (4636) brings up the testing menu, DEBUG (33284) brings up the debug menu.
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Earlier I posted a link to a Fierce Wireless story about AT&T.  Here's my short synopsis of what it may mean to Project Fi.

First, what is Band 12?  It's T-mobile's new LTE band.  Why does it matter? This band has better building penetration AND better rural coverage (fewer towers cover more area) because it's a lower frequency than the other t-mobile bands.

Second, AT&T's band 17 uses the same frequency and AT&T has agreed to update their towers to support BOTH bands.

This means that it may be possible for T-Mobile (and Project Fi) to roam on AT&T towers for better coverage where T-Mobile and Sprint don't have available coverage once the AT&T upgrade is complete.

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XT 1103 is supposed to be the only one that works with Fi (take it with a grain of salt). I think the XT1100 is the Euro version
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