Google Pixel and Pixel XL look like a dream come true for the search engine giant.
The two phones are already facing shortages in stores as well as delays with shipping dates.
Like the 2014 Motorola Nexus 6, Google decided to turn to financing as an option for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones. In doing so, Verizon Wireless was chosen as the exclusive carrier to sell the phones in the U.S., with those using T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint or U.S. Cellular forced to get the phone from the official Google Store. The good side of the story is that even the Google Store version still offers financing options like what you get from Verizon.
In an attempt to get back at the smartphone exclusivity deal between Google and Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile has a shocking offer that sees the Google Pixel drop its price tag by half the price, meaning you get it at just $325. The discount comes in form of a refund after you buy the phone.
The base model of the Google Pixel costs $649 and the high-end variant of 128GB costs $749. Since the refund is consistent for all models, you get to pay $424 for the latter model. If you are looking out for the larger Google Pixel XL, the base model will cost you $444 after the refund while the high-end model will attract a fee of $544, however, T-Mobile did not mention whether this deal will also be covering the Pixel XL.
This deal, however, doesn’t mean that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be sold via T-Mobile. In fact, the carrier wants you to buy the phones from the official Google Store, however, you’ll need to sign up for the new T-Mobile One unlimited plan in order to take advantage of this huge discount. T-Mobile will also demand that you verify your purchased product via its validation sites before the deal automatically takes effect.