Let's face it: Mobile phone carriers kind of suck. ... by and large, carriers are right up there with airlines in terms of the levels of warm-and-fuzzy feelings they inspire (not to mention the number of absurd surcharges they tack on at every possible turn). ... So what if there were a better way -- a carrier that'd cut all the crap and just give you good service at a reasonable rate, without any annoying asterisks?
I switched from AT&T to Project Fi almost a year ago now. My average bill is $30 instead of $60+. Ordering the SIM was about 30 seconds on the Project Fi website, and the phone worked when I was visiting family in India! Catch is, Project Fi supports only a few devices.
I've been using TransferWise for the past one year for transferring money to my family. Their rates are competitive, the product is really smooth, and there are never any hidden fees. It is one of the very few financial products that I really love.
I got to know about TransferWise while listening to a a16z podcast. Its pretty cool, check it out!