One of the only ways to get a really good deal on a smartphone these days is to switch carriers. If you are ready to switch to a new carrier and want to give Google Fi a try, Google has a smoking-good deal going on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today only. The deal will save you 50% off the purchase price.
The half-off discount is good on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL smartphones that are purchased April 22, 2019, between 12:00 AM PT and 11:59 PM PT. One bit of good news for those who are already using Google Fi is that current customers can get the discount as well. Typically smartphone discounts this significant are only for new customers.
Buyers are required to activate the smartphone within 30 days of receiving them. That doesn't mean you have to pay full price up front and get a refund if the device is activated in time. The discounted price is applied at checkout, and if the smartphone isn't activated in time, the discounted amount will be charged to the credit card used for purchase. The discount is also good for everyone on a group plan membership.
- Pixel 3 64 GB is discounted from $799 to $399.
- Pixel 3 128 GB is discounted from $899 to $449.
- Pixel 3 XL 64 GB is discounted from $899 to $449.
- Pixel 3 XL 128 GB is discounted from $999 to $499
So a family with four people on the same plan can each get a new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL at the 50% off rate. One caveat is that the discount does require Google Payments and you must activate on Google Fi, so no discounts for those wanting a device to activate elsewhere. Fi is maturing nicely, however, and Google has been improving its service, gaining iMessage-like RCS support and improved 4G coverage in some areas.