A couple of years ago, I joined Project Fi. There were numerous problems at the time, mainly related to cell tower hand-off.
There was/is an app on the Play Store called FiSwitch, which would give you a notification to show which network you were currently on, and initiate the dialer switch between networks (or would do it automatically, if your phone was rooted).
Is there anything similar for RW that will give a full presentation of ephemeral connection data? I have read through the forums and confusion seems to abound in terms of who is on what network, some phones maintaining an affinity for one network, but others either jump dynamically or have a different affinity, I’ve read that AT&T is a provider but others saying no, it’s Sprint/T-Mobile; are our numbers VOIP or not; and other sort of uncertainty.
The reason I ask is because I am in a rural region that had a malconfigured T-Mobile tower that served T-Mobile (and consequently, Project Fi) users. LTE canopy was very dense, but I would miss calls when connected to that tower, and only that tower, as the handoff from LTE to EDGE for voice calls did not work (the Fi phones did not support VoLTE).
That is why I’d like to figure out which towers I’m on at home - I tested before moving to RW, and I do get calls successfully whether on WiFi or cellular. If my phone’s on T-Mobile, this means that finally, T-Mobile fixed their equipment. If I’m on AT&T, that’s a good data point to keep in mind for future reference as well.
Ultimately it would be nice to see some sort of a capabilities table by device or region. I certainly wouldn’t want to buy a phone from RW that is locked to a network that is inoperable in my area. Perhaps such a table already exists? Granted, 99% of users may never need to look at it, but for sake of transparency, and edge cases such as mine, it would be very helpful.