If you thought Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the only phones where carriers are battling it out for customers, you haven’t heard of what is following the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched over a month ago and the phones are already available for purchase, albeit with shortages all over the globe. Apparently, the demand for the phone has somehow exceeded the initial projections of Google, just in a similar way the iPhone 7 Plus demand has exceeded supply at Apple.
One thing that many have expressed their love for when it comes to these Google Pixel phones is the Assistant. If anything, these are the only Android phones with the feature, which makes them a hotcake. You also get a fingerprint scanner, a 12MP snapper on the back, a premium glass and metal design, but the smaller Pixel is priced at $649.
When Google announced the two phones, it gave exclusive rights to Verizon. It was also noted that Best Buy will be selling the phones, but they had to be activated via Verizon Wireless. If these two are not an option for you, the Google Store also has unlocked variants. The good side of the story is that these unlocked variants can be used on any carrier, including Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, among others.
With this in mind, competing carriers have begun making life for Verizon Wireless harder through super amazing deals. T-Mobile, with an aim to hit back at both Google and Verizon for the exclusivity of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, has an offer for anyone who signs up for the T-Mobile ONE plan, which is valued at $70 per month. When you get into this program with your Google Pixel phone, the carrier will hand you a $325 bill credit, but this will be distributed across two years via monthly payments.
If T-Mobile thought that this deal will bring over the Verizon faithful, well, the latter carrier has its own offering. As long as you are a new customer, Verizon will sell you a Google Pixel phone with a credit of $400. However, you need to trade in your old phone. If you are an existing customer, the credit is reduced to $300.
So, which carrier has the best Google Pixel deal for you? The ball is in your court.