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    The Future is(N'T) Friendly™ - Pixel 2 price INCREASE?!

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    What the crap is this, Telus?; yesterday the Pixel 2 XL was (IMO over)priced at $1160, now it's $1315?!

    The site still lists the rest of the models at the old prices for the moment:
    Pixel 2 XL 128GB - $1290, Pixel 2 64GB - $905, Pixel 2 128GB - $1035
    but I have a feeling those will be going up as well...

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    Additional price increase confirmed:

    Pixel 2 64GB - $905 -> $1000
    Pixel 2 128GB - $1035 -> $1160
    Pixel 2 XL 128GB - $1290 -> $1475


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    Looks like Bell has done about the same; Rogers in 3..2..1..?

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    Just buy it straight from Google

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    Makes me think about buying the Pixel 2 straight from Google and getting Google Fi to cut Telus out of the picture entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyTurtle18 View Post
    Makes me think about buying the Pixel 2 straight from Google and getting Google Fi to cut Telus out of the picture entirely.
    Google Fi is great, but it doesn't offer Unlimited Calling in Canada...if it did...its the best deal there is.

    Also to the best of my knowledge you can activate Fi on any Google Pixel 2 device right out of the box regardless of carrier as eSIM is built in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyTurtle18 View Post
    Makes me think about buying the Pixel 2 straight from Google and getting Google Fi to cut Telus out of the picture entirely.
    To get Project Fi in Canada, you need a US address, a US-based Google Account, and a Nexus or Pixel Device. This is the only way to do it. The SIM can only be delivered to a US address; shipping is free. After activating the SIM card with a Google phone, you can then use it in any unlocked device. The network switching, however, will not work on an iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    To get Project Fi in Canada, you need a US address, a US-based Google Account, and a Nexus or Pixel Device. This is the only way to do it. The SIM can only be delivered to a US address; shipping is free. After activating the SIM card with a Google phone, you can then use it in any unlocked device. The network switching, however, will not work on an iPhone.
    And, it's in USD for the plan price.
    Un-Rogered, and getting better 'value'.

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    I posted this as another example of carriers' ever expanding appetite for our money. I guess it at least gives us an estimate of their expected retail margins on hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbogeek View Post
    I posted this as another example of carriers' ever expanding appetite for our money. I guess it at least gives us an estimate of their expected retail margins on hardware.
    Thanks for that, the prices have gotten ludicrous.

    I'm glad I bought the 2016 Pixel XL, and the Essential phone in the space of 2 months. I won't need another device for a while now.

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    Doing this provides for a larger device balance when those phones are sold for $0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samshares View Post
    Google Fi is great, but it doesn't offer Unlimited Calling in Canada...if it did...its the best deal there is.

    Also to the best of my knowledge you can activate Fi on any Google Pixel 2 device right out of the box regardless of carrier as eSIM is built in.
    Well, I did sign up for Google Fi, and I have to say it's working great. I complemented it with a local Canadian VOIP SIP phone number from voip.ms and have that number forward to Google Fi. If you use hangouts to make your calls, then it is indeed unlimited calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitchyPuppy View Post
    To get Project Fi in Canada, you need a US address, a US-based Google Account, and a Nexus or Pixel Device. This is the only way to do it. The SIM can only be delivered to a US address; shipping is free. After activating the SIM card with a Google phone, you can then use it in any unlocked device. The network switching, however, will not work on an iPhone.
    My Canadian Google account has both a Canada and USA address attached to it, so it worked like a charm. I did need a separate USA google account, but only to download the app. I think you could also just download the project FI app from an apk mirror site as well. But my Canadian created account is the one that project Fi is activated on. As for the SIM card, I used the eSim on the Pixel 2. I did however order a couple of Data only Sims, and an couple of Extra Voice and Data sims. I did it by using a shipping forwarding service called shipito. So far my Project Fi experience is going fine without a hitch.

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    Oh, I did buy the Pixel 2 from BestBuy (One with a Google mini-store inside), and got them to price match it with the price on the Google Store FWIW. I did this at a BestBuy, but the phone had the Telus UPC on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyTurtle18 View Post
    Well, I did sign up for Google Fi, and I have to say it's working great. I complemented it with a local Canadian VOIP SIP phone number from voip.ms and have that number forward to Google Fi. If you use hangouts to make your calls, then it is indeed unlimited calling.
    But does your hangouts and Project Fi share the same number?

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