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    Nexus 6P (Fi), Nexus 5X (Verizon)
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  1. I've roamed using Fi in Rome on the 6P on band 3 and 7 (vodaphone). It worked fine for me (I might have had to use the *#*#FIROAM#*#* code initially)... 256k is actually good enough for most anything IMO when paired with WiFi. I personally wouldn't pay for a local SIM. It's not particularly cheap, and it is a bit of a pain to set up (I spent 45 minutes in a vodaphone store in Italy a couple years back). You'll pay like 40ish bucks after taxes to get something like 2GB of data... which isn't enough to upload lots of photos anyways. JMO, but just use Fi and stay in places with good Wi-Fi.
  2. No, what he is saying is you can port your GV number to Sprint, and Sprint has special integration that allows you to use GV while still letting your phone have the actual number (no other carrier besides Fi has this). This means using Google Messenger or Textra still works and sends from the right number. And messages still show up on your computer, etc (albeit outgoing messages sent via textra would not). Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  3. I did not. I removed the device from the account but left the line active for a different device. Hopefully cancelling the entire account will do the right thing. I guess you'll find out--good luck, but you might be in for some work. see the following for a similar experience: https://www.reddit.com/r/ProjectFi/comments/3df3sz/moving_nexus_6_to_sprint_after_leaving_project_fi/ct4kv9a It would be nice if at some point Sprint stopped delineating devices between Sprint proper, Boost/Virgin, and other wholesale vendors but I'm sure this is one of those corner cases that the vast majority of folks never run into.
  4. Just as a counterpoint: The 6P fits in my cupholder just fine (Toyota 4Runner), and I love the headphone jack on the top for two reasons: when in a cupholder, I can actually attach a minijack or headphones and it works without it being awkward, and similarly, when in the phone is in a pocket, the headphones come out naturally when the port is at the top. That said, I do think the ideal size for me is slightly smaller than the 6P, but coming from the 6, I much prefer the 6P. There's almost nothing else I can find to complain about this phone.
  5. It's going to be difficult to switch back and forth. I don't know about the SIM situation (I'm dubious they actually knew what they are talking about), but Sprint still classifies device MEIDs as either "wholesale" or Sprint proper in their whitelisting system. It is a total pain in the ass to get someone at Sprint (or Google) who knows enough to be able to switch your device between the two classifications. I just went through this with my old N6 which was on Fi, and I gave to my wife and wanted to put it on Sprint. Eventually I had to get someone at Google contact someone high up at Sprint to get this done--it took a week of persistent work. I don't think you'll be doing this regularly unless the process improves greatly.
  6. I'm impressed with the real world RF performance of the 6p. At home, on B41, the 6p is consistently about 3-4dBm better than my old Nexus 6 (literally side by side, same GCI/PCI). And I can get B41 in my basement now. At work, instead of constantly flipping between eHRPD and B25 LTE (the nearest tower has unoptimized B26), I've been on B25 LTE the entire morning (between -99 and -104dBm). Awesome.
  7. lordsutch's Signal Detector (http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/3153-cheesy-esmrlte-base-station-tracker) is also working correctly for me in places that SCP does not work. It seems to reliably detect the band/gci. It does unfortunately show both 1x and LTE active, but maybe an option to not display 1x when LTE is active would make sense.
  8. http://m.androidcentral.com/checking-out-doze-android-m-developer-preview
  9. They're not going to offer something which is going to let you effectively get free service in any possible combination where service+phone is less than just buying the unlocked phone, period. And I have to believe G wants a true contract-free option here, so options are limited. So I have no problem with them offering the device at full unlocked price (it would be nice if the device itself would be cheaper, but that is orthogonal). My only problem is the data pricing. I'd like to see $10 for first GB, and $5 thereafter. But it's pretty clear this is a "beta" (if that, maybe an "alpha"), so we'll see how it evolves.
  10. EDIT: I see now that you mentioned it is fully bootloader locked. I don't see anyone claiming to have a successful exploit yet, but these folks seem like the most likely to develop one. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2792487
  11. If it doesn't work this time, don't call, open a ticket with Ting online. lilotimz is right, I had to do this procedure with one of my in-law's phone. MEIDs in Sprint's system are either locked to "wholesale" (i.e. MVNO) or "corporate" (Sprint itself). For whatever reason, no one at Sprint seems to know how to switch between them and Ting doesn't remove it from the wholesale list unless you specifically ask them to.
  12. I've seen a few times right before SignalCheck Pro reboots on startup on L, it says "Waiting for Update..." in a dialog box. I did find an exception right before the reboot: E/AndroidRuntime(25785): FATAL EXCEPTION: main E/AndroidRuntime(25785): Process: com.android.omadm.service, PID: 25785 E/AndroidRuntime(25785): java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'int com.android.omadm.service.DMHttpConnector.closeSession()' on a null object reference E/AndroidRuntime( 779): *** FATAL EXCEPTION IN SYSTEM PROCESS: main E/AndroidRuntime( 779): java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: updateNotification key not found: 0|com.blueline.signalcheck|2131296258|null|10082 F/libc (18001): Fatal signal 6 (SIGABRT), code -6 in tid 18038 (RenderThread)
  13. No idea. Try rebooting and try again. It works for me (tried a couple times).
  14. *#*#72786#*#* Not the same as a profile update. Worth trying if you aren't seeing any non band 25 LTE. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
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