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Google Fi is offering $100 to upgrade your 3G phone before it stops working – The Verge

Google Fi will no longer activate non-VoLTE phones starting in January 2021, 9to5Google reports. The change signals an end on the horizon for 3G service from the…

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Non-VoLTE phones are on the way out
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Google Fi will stop activating non-VoLTE phones in January, and encourage customers with older phones to upgrade with a $100 credit provided they purchase a new phone from the Fi store and activate it before December 31st, 9to5Google reports.
Googles hand is forced in the matter. Customers subscribe to Fi, but as an MVNO, Fi actually piggybacks on T-Mobile and US Cellulars networks to provide coverage. Since T-Mobile has…

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