A lot of buzz has been circulating around the MVNO and FIRE communities the past couple days since Google officially announced their Google Fi service. Of course, it’s been a mixed reception, but those of us in the know aren’t particularly moved by it. Since it’s on people’s minds, however, I’m going to *ahem* exploit the topic shamelessly and not only talk about it’s possible value, but also how to do nearly the same danged thing for about the same cost without buying a ghastly $650 Nexus 6. That’s right, we’re ‘skatin again!
Everybody loves their smartphone. And honestly, what’s not to love? It’s a tiny computer that brings to you all the tools and conveniences of the Internet into your pocket. Inversely, everyone hates their cellular carrier because they feel ripped off. But why? Because people love convenience and stink at math.