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    Network switching on BYOD?

    Very seriously considering switching to Google Fi. I have a Moto Z2 Force, and my daughter has the Samsung Galaxy s8. Both are Sprint phones at the end of their lease.

    Since the phones are "not designed for fi quote", is network switching between Sprint and T-Mobile available manually? Also, does the service include roaming if there is no Sprint or T-Mobile signal?

    Thank you for any and all responses!

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    Those phones will be T-Mobile only. As far as domestic roaming, you might get AT&T if regular postpaid T-Mobile customers get AT&T, but don't hold your breath.

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    Guess I can live with that for a while. Will eventually have to get a Pixel 3a or something. My daughter's phone is not as big of an issue since she does not use it much, but I drive truck over vast expanses of nothingness.

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    If you don't travel internationally, consider Verizon prepaid. Their 8+7 GB plan is $75 for two lines, and with discount refill cards on eBay it drops down to around $50 a month. Includes 15 GB, tethering, and VoLTE. Might even get WiFi calling but can't confirm for those phones.

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    That is definitely something to consider. The tablets we use at work for our log books are Verizon. They seem to have decent coverage most of the places I run to. The only problem with that option would be having to buy two new phones, instead of getting by with what we got until I can replace mine. Also, instead of paying the 50 to $75 a month, many times would be paying less because of the low data usage. I am 1-5 gigs a month and my daughter uses practically none. Knowing that on Google Fi I would only pay for what I use, could probably bring my data down even lower by downloading stuff via WiFi instead of streaming as much. Looks like I have to weigh out some pros and cons...

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    Go with what works. Just remember that two lines is $35 just for calls and texts with Google Fi. That leaves you with about 1 GB total to reach $50 with taxes; about 4 GB without the discount refill cards.

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    Also, why do you think you need to change phones? The Moto Z2 and Samsung S8 should work on Verizon prepaid.

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    From my research, I would have to reflash both of the phones with Verizon firmware. Not doing so would cause the LTE to be missing some of the bands needed. Even with the phones unlocked, wouldn't be as good as native Verizon phones without doing that.

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