Techlopnik: Cell Carriers and ISPs [Update]

Update:  I signed up for Fi, and found an active referral code to save $20 as well,

Let’s start with good stuff: Over the weekend, I found that my Essential PH-1 now works on Google Fi (aka Project Fi). I’ve been with Sprint forever. Despite their shortcomings, they’ve been good to me. I guess since Fi works on Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Three (an international network), I won’t being going far.


That is, once I figure out a few things. Dug through the FAQ yet I’m still confused as to when I need to cancel my Sprint service, do I use the same SIM card or have to swap it for Fi card. In other words, I’m old and some of this shit is confusing now when it wasn’t 3 years ago or more. Also, halp.

Now the bad stuff: Comcast/Xfinity has been my ISP for about 17 years, and now they are being a total PITA. All I want is internet, yet they refuse to give me what I want without bundling it with a bunch of shit that I don’t need nor want just only to get me close to the price I want. I spent 1.5 hours on the phone with a tier 3 “Customer Solutions” rep and got nowhere with her, even after speaking with 4 other reps over the previous 3 days. I guess customer retention means nothing anymore. Unfortunately, Indianapolis is one of those towns that allow Cable/ISP to have a duopoly per sections of the city so it’s damn near impossible to have any actual competition. so my only option for another ISP are the equally sofa king shitbags known as AT&T/U-Verse. I really don’t want to leave my current shitbags for another, so I’m trying to figure out if there is one more thing I can try before leaving them. Verizon offers 5G LTE but it’s only available downtown — they need to hurry up and expand so I can buy an LTE modem. Rant over.

2 for 1 video for your time, one to reminisce and the other for rage

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