Google Fi-fee-fo-feh.

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!

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TruLocalPhone Magic, or how to beat Republic Wireless at their own game

A couple years ago, I’d written a brief post over on the MMM forums about how to beat the old Republic Wireless plans using Google Voice and other MVNOs. Of course, a lot has changed since then… including Republic’s pricing structure. Let’s revisit the topic, shall we?

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Ask Daley: About Google Voice and Viber

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature here at Technical Meshugana I’d like to call Ask Daley. Today’s question comes from Louis:

Hey Daley,
I had a quick tech question for you… I was thinking about the Google Voice program for my phones… I tried to find info on it but I’m not sure I understand… Is this a service that actually lets me talk for free anywhere? Or is it like the app I recently downloaded called viber that requires wifi to talk and text for free?  I don’t have access to wifi at work (which, sadly, I’m at most of the day and am not tethered to any wifi signals while I’m out and about)… So, I was thinking that if this actually let me talk free it would be awesome… (frankly, it sounds too good to be true)

Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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