In Part #1, we talked about the Sony Xperia L2 working with the Project FI Data SIM. But what if you want to use this to make or receive phone calls and text messages? It is a phone after all 🙂
Hooray! The Sony Xperia L2 works with the Project-FI “Data SIM”! Last year I switched from T-Mobile to Project FI after the Big Magenta raised their prices and I realized that I was over-paying and under-utilizing what I was paying for. The “Data SIM” is a good opportunity to add secondary/backup smartphones to your primary line on Project-FI…
I did not check any of the bands before attempting to use the L2 on Project FI, so I did not know what to expect! I had already ordered a Project-FI Data SIM a few months earlier, but I activated the SIM card only AFTER I installed it in the Xperia L2.
Just like the Cylons, I had a plan! First I reviewed the Nexus 6 running Marhsmallow for posterity. Then I upgraded to Nougat (no problems!). And now to the third step, I switched from T-Mobile to Google’s Project FI.
Once upon a time, T-Mobile was an uncarrier. Now they are more or less at the same un-un-carrier level as Verizon and AT&T, and I realized I was paying a lot more than I was using. With the data-hungry “Walmart plan” going away (5GB per month on $30/mo prepaid), there was nothing useful at T-Mobile to downgrade to.