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Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by Foulkey Reese, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    No, but resale value on the pixels are good.
     
  2. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Google will buy back pixels. I don't know how much you get, though.

    Loving my 2 XL here.
     
  3. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Pixel 3 announced today.

    Pixel 3 64 GB: $799
    Pixel 3 128 GB: $899
    Pixel 3 XL 64 GB: $899
    Pixel 3 XL 128 GB: $999

    I'd really like to upgrade from my Pixel XL to the 3 for the better camera for pictures of my kids, but really struggle to justify the price when the Pixel is the first smart phone I've had that doesn't feel like it's on its absolute last legs after it approached 2 years. Google offers only $155 for my XL 128GB in trade. I think the best promo that Verizon offered ended up being their 50% off with trade in, which would knock it to $400-500 depending on the model.
     
  4. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    I'm looking to switch to T-Mobile so I'll wait to see if they offer something.

    I also have an OG Pixel and it still runs amazingly.
     
  5. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Verizon has exclusivity, so they're the only carrier that can sell the Pixel and thus the only one that will be able to offer any deals.

    I am curious why you'd look to switch to T-Mobile. Why not go to Project Fi which uses T Mobiles network plus Sprint's and US Cellulars? That's what I'd do if I were to consider jumping off Verizon.
     
  6. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I dropped T-Mobile for Fi because why not?
     
  7. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    Good point.

    I have ATT and the coverage sucks in Seattle. I hate Verizon. Being in Seattle, T-Mobile made sense. I looked into switching to Fi last year and can't remember why I chose against it. I'll look again.
     
  8. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Fi coverage (via T-Mobile) is pretty good here. There are a few stretches of the 520/5 interchange where I seem to always drop out, but otherwise it's really strong. Not great in the mountains, but I suspect not much is.
     
  9. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    I'll definitely check it out again, I'm getting tired of hitting 10 dead spots on my way home from the city.
     
  10. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    I actually get better Fi coverage in the mountains of western North Carolina than my brother does with Verizon. US Cellular (which Fi uses) seemingly specializes in rural outlier regions.
     
  11. Spelunker

    Spelunker Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I should have specified: I specifically was referring to the Cascades and the Olympics.
     
  12. milfordsoxfan

    milfordsoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Fi user on original Pixel XL here. I'm in SW Connecticut. I have one of those apps that tells me what network I'm on and records it. Scrolling through the history I see no US Cellular in the past few months. I'm usually in suburban/urban areas, so this makes some sense. I'm almost always going to be on T-Mobile. That time frame does include a trip to Mt. Snow, though. I had little to no coverage in much of the area to the point I put the phone on airplane mode so the battery wouldn't get crushed.

    US Cellular may well be useful in some rural parts of the country. This was not the case for me in Vermont (T-Mobile and Sprint also failed). The Verizon folks I was with had coverage.

    As with all cell coverage, you kind of need to try it out to see how you will fare. I've been on Fi since a month or two after it rolled out. I'm generally pleased with it. Verizon was my previous provider, and their network is absolutely superior, but I hate them, will never do business with them again, and so here I am.
     
  13. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    US Cellular is completely useless in cities (TMobile and Sprint have them covered). In rural regions they're hit or miss, but where they hit they're often the only provider. Parts of Maine I've had good luck with them.
     
  14. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    It looks like Pixel 3's are starting to ship. Mine shipped today with an ETA of 10/19 - 10/22.
     
  15. Fratboy

    Fratboy Mr. MENsa Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Did you get the 3 or the 3 XL?
     
  16. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Go big or go home.
     
  17. FL4WL3SS

    FL4WL3SS Member SoSH Member

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    You won't be disappointed.
     

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