T-Mobile Offers $325 Credit To Google Pixel Owners, Mocks Verizon Exclusivity

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T-Mobile isn’t too happy that Verizon is the exclusive wireless carrier partner for the hot new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in the United States. While it’s true that anyone can buy a Pixel smartphone from the Google Store unlocked (at full price) for use on any carrier, only Verizon customers can take advantage of attractive leasing options and installment payment plans.

To combat the misconception that Google’s Android Nougat flagships are only available from Verizon, T-Mobile is offering a new promotion that will give any Pixel owner who brings over their phone a $325 credit when you sign up for T-Mobile ONE. And it doesn’t have to be a Pixel that you bought from Verizon; you can even purchase a Pixel direct from the Google Store and take advantage of the promotion.

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You will simply need to go to T-Mobile’s validation site to verify your proof of purchase for a Pixel smartphone. Once validation is complete, you’ll receive a $13.55 bill credit per month (for 24 months) that totals up to $325. In case you were wondering, this is exactly half the price of the 32GB Pixel.

And to kick a little extra dirt in Verizon’s eye, T-Mobile is also touting its advantages in LTE speeds (however slight):

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“Don’t let the ‘exclusive’ advertisements fool you, the Pixel phone is tested and proven to be fantastic on our lightning fast network, and we want to help you get the best of both worlds!” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “I’m a huge fan of what Google has done with the Pixel and now consumers can use it the way it should be used – with truly unlimited data on the fastest 4G LTE network in America!”

Both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processors, include 4GB of RAM, and are available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The Pixel has a 5-inch 1080p display and a 2770 mAh battery, while the Pixel XL counters with a 5.5-inch QHD display and a 3450 mAh battery.