Isn't it frustrating as a Realtor that as you drive around your community that your cell phone carrier drops signal or doesn't have data service in certain parts of your market? I think I finally found the answer: Google Fi.
Why, because unlike every other carrier, it isn't just one carrier. Wait, . . . what?
Google is a hybrid cell phone carrier that will switch between Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and WIFI even when you are in the middle of using it. This is huge for me because here in the Boise, Idaho area, my Sprint signal gets week just west of Eagle. However, in that part T-Mobile picks up the slack. In my basement, no cell phone service works well, so it switches over to my home WIFI.
Sprint took away my ability to use voice and data a few years ago unless I was on WIFI, so now, with Google Fi, I can force the network to switch to T-Mobile which does offer that ability without WIFI but entering *#*#FITMO#*#* and voila, I can read the email you sent me while we are on the phone together!
Another incredible benefit to Realtors is the ability to use your phone as a hotspot without paying additional hotspot fees. You only pay for the data you use with no additional monthly surcharge.
Speaking of charges, how much does it cost for this service? The base service for unlimited phone and text is only $20 a month. Then you pay a flat rate of $10 per Gig for data and you get a monetary credit on your bill for unused data. No contracts - no overage penalties! If you travel internationally, the cost differential is . . . $0!
If you still need more access to data, you can always go on Craigslist and buy a used Verizon MIFI device and sign up for their Pre-paid option, just in case you can't take the risk of being somewhere that Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular or WIFI won't have you covered.
Also, Project FI recently added a Family Plan. Each additional line is only $15 and you share the same allotment for data.
I highly encourage you to try this out for yourself. You can buy a used Nexus 5 or 6 to try it. When you fall in love with it, then upgrade to the Pixel or Pixel XL. When you get your phone, change settings to sync, update and download over WIFI so you aren't using your allotment.
Since Realtors live on their phones, you should also love the recharge rate on the Pixel phone is only 15 minutes. Also, with all the photos and videos you will be taking with the highest rated smart phone camera, you get to store them ALL in the cloud thanks to Google (be sure to set to uploan via WIFI though to save your data fees).
Take a look at the Google Store for more details - I think you will love it as much as I do!