Super easy, but these days setting up a new phone never too hard. I am switching from a Nexus 5, so all I do is go through the setup wizard (3 minutes), then tap the phone backs and my apps and Google accounts transfer automatically. Downloading and installing all my apps took about 45 minutes, but no problems. Porting in my old phone number took 5 minutes. Cool.
Problem Number One - Phone Number in the Cloud
As I mentioned below, this is the main reason I signed up. Most of the other "features" exist on the regular carriers. My network coverage and speed was fine on AT&T. I love the idea of the number in the cloud. But it only sort of works. Here is the problem:
Number in the cloud only works if you use Google Hangouts for SMS.
Using Google Hangouts for SMS sucks.
Can't do group SMS messages, which I use a lot. Actually having a little trouble getting group SMS to work with the Fi service and any app (I should be able to straighten that out). But not being able to get all your communication sort of negates the benefit of the whole thing for me. We'll see, Hangouts for iOS updated a few days ago. They list in "group messages" as a function of the iOS 4 version.
Can any iPhone users out there confirm that... Can you do group SMS with Hangouts 4? Let me know!
And Google... any hints about Hangouts 4 for Android? I know... "coming soon."
So, two days in, am I sorry I switched to Project Fi? No, I am still ok, haven't lost any functionality I had before. Also, I am going to Ireland next week, happy I won't have to pay AT&T's insane international data rates. Curious to see how well phone calls made through Hangouts works over there.
Any questions? Anything you want me to test? Lemme know.