Bring your Google Pixel to T-Mobile and get $325 in bill credits

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John Legere’s “BIG news” about the Google Pixel has been revealed.

Starting tomorrow, October 28, T-Mobile will give you $325 in bill credits when you buy an unlocked Google Pixel and sign up for a T-Mobile One plan. This offer will be available for a limited time.

In order to get your bill credits, you’ll first buy your Pixel from Google or anywhere else. You then sign up for T-Mobile One and show your proof of purchase on T-Mo’s validation site within 30 days. T-Mobile will then give you 24 monthly credits of $13.55 apiece, which adds up to $325, or half the cost of a 32GB Google Pixel.

Here’s what T-Mobile CEO John Legere had to say about this new offer:

“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! 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!”

While T-Mobile won’t be selling the Google Pixel officially like some people had hoped, this is a deal worth considering for anyone interested in Google’s flagship smartphone. With it, you can get half off of a 32GB Google Pixel or $325 any other model, making the Pixels easier on your wallet. Just keep in mind that to get all of your credits, you will need to sign up for the new T-Mobile One plan and stick with T-Mo for 24 months.

Also worth noting is that the Google Store is currently showing several Pixel and Pixel XL models as out of stock, while others aren’t expected to ship for two to three weeks. Other buying options include Best Buy and Verizon, and while those models are intended for Verizon, they’re shipped carrier unlocked.

So now that the “BIG” Pixel news has been revealed, what do you think of it? Will you be taking T-Mobile up on its offer?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Chris Lefebvre

    I got my Pixel Xl already and loving it. This offer makes it that much better. Thanks T-Mobile.

  • noh1bvisas

    brilliant idea. still, i wouldn’t buy a butt-fugly phone like that.

  • cheapskate88

    So doesn’t look like it helps current customers. Bummer.

    • Philip

      Real bummer. Its only doing to add more new customers.

      • Chelly

        Nah, existing customers are eligible as long as you migrate to T-Mobile ONE

        • John Doe

          Again… “So doesn’t look like it helps current customers.”

          LoL

        • Jose Campos

          Very tru, I have a plan that is cheaper than the current TMO ONE plan and I get unlimited everything with the exception of hotspot which I dont use.

        • JustNoo

          AGAIN… It does help current customers.

          “LoL”

        • Francisco Peña

          The One plan with all its throttling and fees, doesn’t help anyone much, especially those on the older unlimited plans.

          I certainly wouldn’t give those up, just to “save” $13 a month, when I’d probably still pay more that that for HD streams and hotspots.

        • John Doe

          No it doesn’t help current customers who aren’t on T-Mobile One.

          T-Mobile One is pure shit.

          Lmao.

        • PC_Tool

          Except for those current customers already *on* T-Mobile ONE, eh?

    • N1Ro

      The deal is applicable for current customers as well, even for those on T-Mobile having the Google Pixel already. The only requirement for existing customers is to switch to T-Mobile One plan.

      • PC_Tool

        Could there not already be users on T-Mobile ONE? Kind of hard to switch to a plan you are already on…

        • Chelly

          If you’re already on T-Mo One, you’ll be eligible :)

        • PC_Tool

          So everyone reporting on this is wording it incorrectly then? They are all saying that you have to switch, not “switch or have switched”…

          I don’t suppose there’s any official confirmation on this anywhere…

        • noh1bvisas

          ask tmo, NOT random people on the internet ;)

        • PC_Tool

          Those same random people are speaking as though it’s already been confirmed – hence why one might ask them where that confirmation could be found…

        • noh1bvisas

          if they actually knew, instead they would post it.

  • F4LL0U7

    Hopefully they have a similar offer next year, because that’s the only way I’d give up my Nexus for a Pixel.

    I also hope they’ll open this up to other plans besides One, because that plan sucks. Although they’ll probably introduce 17 different plans between now and then, so there might be a decent one worth switching to.

    • PC_Tool

      Hopefully, it will be available on more than one carrier next year…

  • tranceformer978

    I don’t like bill credits (it’s just another form of contract) and I don’t like the T-Mobile One plans. So no, this offer is not for me.

    • Acdc1a

      How is it a contract? The monthly credit is for 24 months or until you cancel service…you can take that same phone to another carrier and miss out on the credits.

      • noh1bvisas

        i doubt you get the credit if you’re no longer a customer. that’s what “bill credit” implies.

        • Acdc1a

          No, you won’t. That doesn’t make it a contract. The argument could be made on the free tablet promos where you have something owed to T-Mobile if you want to leave. That’s not even close to the case here.

        • noh1bvisas

          exactly

      • tranceformer978

        Maybe I should have used the word “similar” instead, but you do have stay with T-Mobile if you want the bill credits. If I cancel my service in less than 24 months, I won’t get the full $325 credit.

        • Acdc1a

          What incentive does T-Mobile have to give you $325 if you’re not going to stay with them? You certainly wouldn’t buy this particular phone only because you’re getting $325 would you?

        • tranceformer978

          So we agree the incentive is similar to a contract. You’re free to leave anytime, but you won’t get bill credits.

        • Acdc1a

          Would you feel better if they just claimed you’d get $13.55 in credit for 24 months or until you cancel service…because that’s what they did.

        • tranceformer978

          No, what would make me feel better is if they called this offer what it is, a contract.

        • Acdc1a

          No one is compelling you to keep your service and there is no penalty for canceling. Not a contract.

        • tranceformer978

          Wouldn’t the penalty be not getting the bill credits?

        • Acdc1a

          No, the bill credits are simply a benefit of having the service. A penalty would be an early termination fee or arguably having to pay off your equipment if you chose to leave.

          If your local gym was offering you $10 off for up to 24 months and you chose to leave after 6 to go to another gym you haven’t been penalized. If that same gym offered you $10 off per month if you agreed to keep your membership for 24 months and charged you $240 to terminate your membership, that’s a penalty.

        • tranceformer978

          My local gym only cost 9.99/month so your argument is invalid.

          drops mike.

        • Acdc1a

          Who is Mike and why would you drop him?

        • tranceformer978

          Arizona wide receiver, had to drop him from my fantasy team.

  • pda96

    These guys are really creative.

  • Michael Tran

    If you’re already on t-mobile one can you take advantage? I won’t be taking advantage of it but I might let a friend who is already on a ONE plan use my pixel purchase to take advantage.

    • noh1bvisas

      best to call/chat and ask them. lots of haters posting crap. today.

  • Hurlamania

    sucks you have to change plans, there is always something carrier in un carrier moves…

    • noh1bvisas

      since your mommy never told you: “nothing in life is free”

      • rafe1621

        Why are you stanning for a phone network?

        • noh1bvisas

          why are you hating on them?

        • rafe1621

          How am I hating on them? I’m literally on T-Mobile on the One plan right now.

        • noh1bvisas

          “sucks you have to change plans, there is always something carrier in un carrier moves…”

        • rafe1621

          … you do realize that we’re not the same poster, right?
          You have to have realized that when you went back up to that comment to copy and paste that and saw a totally different avatar and username, right?

        • mreveryphone

          He’s not to bright… I already found that out when he could’t keep up with my mildly clever retorts… He just kept posting the same thing over and over again… Don’t waste your time…

        • noh1bvisas

          says the person using his note 7 on planes.

        • mreveryphone

          Prime example lol

        • noh1bvisas

          a troll by any other name smells as bad :P

  • George Salcedo

    Seriously John enough already with the T-Mobile one plan requirements. This is absolute garbage!

    • dcon9999

      Yeah – Tmobile One is pretty awful.

      • noh1bvisas

        how so? is there a better plan out there? i looked. couldn’t find one.

        • dcon9999

          yes. If you are a new customer, see if they will still let you sign up for Simple Choice. I have an old Select Choice plan – 2 lines w/3gb for $80 + $10 for Tmobile At Home (Home phone service) – State employee Discount. Tmobile One is really only good if you have a full 4 lines and you use a lot of data outside Music Freedom and Binge On. Simple Choice is much better for 2-3 people

        • noh1bvisas

          i have simple choice, now. i believe i read everyone will be converted to ONE 1/1/2017. i’ve been upgraded for free for several years, but the text they sent me said it expires at the end of the year.

          i did look around at sprint, V, et al. tmo still had the best deal, even ONE.

        • Acdc1a

          No one is converting you to ONE on 1/1/17. That’s not posted anywhere.

        • noh1bvisas

          i didn’t post it as fact. i read it somewhere, and my text i got from tmo.

        • Rob

          T-Mobile is going to start moving customers on legacy Simple Choice to ONE. Watch. It will happen. They will start making ONE an upgrade requirement.

        • Acdc1a

          Maybe to continue a Jump on Demand…possibly…it’s not going to be a forced migration and it won’t be soon. Look at how long they kept T-zones around for crying out loud.

  • mreveryphone

    Dear T-Mobile, I will never give up my $20 unlimited data plan EVER!

    Respectfully,

    Management

    • noh1bvisas

      bet you will. you’ll give it up when they discotinue it. i believe i read starting 1/12017 EVERYONE will be moved to the ONE plan.

      you’ll give up your note7, too “melvin”. still using it on planes?

      • mreveryphone

        Not unless they pull an uncarrier move and rip it from my note 7 wielding hands LOL!!! And who is Melvin?? I actually ordered the V20 but will be returning it as soon as I get home due to LG phones sucking majorly!! I didn’t turn in my note 7 just in case I was not going to like the V20…Glad I did that!! Guess it’ll be the S7 Edge til the S8… I do still see Note 7’s on planes though…. Do you want me to get their info so you can stalk them? LOL #youracreepyperson

        • noh1bvisas

          samsung will brick it eventually. they are already limiting the battery to 60% in europe.

        • mreveryphone

          I’ll give it up once they brick it or put a deadline on taking returns… But not a second earlier…

        • Melvin Suarez J.r

          I didn’t do anything..

        • mreveryphone

          Me either…

  • det_b

    “One” is such an overpriced crap plan for most people. The $13.55 a month doesn’t even cover the up-charge on the plan alone. Most people will get no benefit from this.

    • noh1bvisas

      if you know of a better deal, please post it.

      • det_b

        My current plan:
        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/60373741/TMoPlan.JPG

        Obviously this isn’t available anymore. But even the $50 2GB plan would be better for most, unless you like to sit in a cornfield and torrent all day.

        • noh1bvisas

          2g, 3g??? not really comparable or even applicable in today’s world.

        • det_b

          I’ll assume you mean GB. If you are burning more than 2/3GB a month with all the free services TMo provides, you certainly aren’t “most people”. And you should probably find yourself a 12-step pornoholics program.

      • C M Hurlburt Jr

        I pay $50 fir 6GB of data plus tax.
        https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_2KTLpXfW8UY1FiMGdRM0FNdEU/view?usp=drivesdk

        Until the day before One rate started I could have change the data addon to unlimited for $40 for a total of $75 but I would have lost data stash no big deal. Softcap at 23GB but no reduced streaming speed until limit, Hotspot 14GB limit but no reduced speed until limit.

        One Rate plan does not include all of those benefits.

        • noh1bvisas

          but that plan isn’t available anymore, apparently. you’re grandfathered, as am I. it can’t go on forever.

        • C M Hurlburt Jr

          That’s the point, for most current customers the have built in features the are extra with the One rate plan.

          I had the option until the day before the One rate plan to have a deal the would cost almost twice as much. I actually chsnged the data addon the day before but was notified by tmobile the next day that my only option was my current data plan or 10GB for $30 or the crippled One rate plan.

        • noh1bvisas

          but that plan itsn’t available so it’s inapplicable.

        • C M Hurlburt Jr

          I tried to get plan before One Rate became active but was denied by T-Mobile because it was better and it beat One Rate. You request post for better deals and I did. I also explained it in response to your reply you left at 2:12 pm.

  • DDLAR

    I think this is a very clever move. It will probably help a lot with a phone that is turning out to be very popular and a Verizon exclusive.

    • Acdc1a

      You’re as bad as Verizon. IT’S NOT A VERIZON EXCLUSIVE! You can purchase this anywhere and active it with ANY carrier. It’s not like the iPhone exclusive where you were locked into AT&T for 2 years.

      • Nicolas Lalaurette

        No need for the caps man, I understand what you’re saying, but I also feel the same way DDLAR feels. It sucks that as carriers go, only verizon has the phone, so its either them or be stuck with google for 24 months financing the phone. No way I’m spending my money upfront for a phone.

        • Acdc1a

          Paying up front for a phone allows you to live within your means. If you need 24 months to finance a phone, maybe you should be purchasing a phone that’s not as expensive. Fun fact, the LG G4 is $149 refurbished right now. Last year’s flagship with plenty of usability left.

          Since Google allows for financing as well, even those who don’t want to buy it up front still have an option besides Verizon.

        • Nicolas Lalaurette

          I understand that, but not everyone manages their finances the same way. Is not that I need to spread the payments over 24 months in order to afford it, it just doesn’t make sense for me to pay so much up front for a phone, if it was a computer or a TV maybe. Some people decide to finance cars some others like to lease (I know its not comparing apples to apples) but some people have different priorities. My dad has a G4 and still going strong, maybe I should replace that aging HTC One M7 my mother has lol

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Horrible

  • Cellphone Chris

    I’ve been mildly interested in this device since the Note7 debacle, but I can’t use any of my free 256GB cards in it! That aside, I’m pretty invested in the Samsung ecosystem (tablet, smartwatch, TV’s) and bummed out about the whole ordeal. I really liked the Note7 and had no issues, but won’t risk the safety of myself or family for it. I’m also on the 2 line/$100 Unlimited Data promo, and won’t ever change to a new plan. While the Pixel is tempting, I guess I’ll be using the S7E until the next great Samsung device.

    • noh1bvisas

      i got my v20 last night. upgraded from a g3. i’m pleased with it so far.

      tmo is giving at least $200 for trading in any old working 4g smartphone right now, too, so the price was really good (569).

  • tvtv

    Problem here is the ONE plan requirement.
    $85-90/month including tax and junk fees.
    NO thank you!

    • noh1bvisas

      if you know a better deal, post it, please.

    • Acdc1a

      $70 plus taxes is not $85 – $90. I’ll give you $80 in markets with high taxes.

      So let’s take $80 and subtract $13.55. That’s $66.45 including all of the T-Mobile perks. If you want a better deal go take-up the new $50 plan at Metro.

      • Ky

        Uh tvtv is right. it’s about $80 ish.

        • noh1bvisas

          80 ish is a far cry from 95

          edit: just checked my last bill. plan was $60, taxes/fees were $9.97

        • Acdc1a

          I said $80…jackwagon said $85 – $90…reading problems today?

  • Petey07

    I guess existing customers with the simple choice plan are not able to get onto this promotion?

    • noh1bvisas

      that up for debate. why not ask tmo?

      • Petey07

        you think the rep would be aware about this promotion? most likely they would be clueless until further notice…

        • GersonT1000

          True. Their reps are so uninformed it’s ridiculous.

    • lomsha

      If you switch to one.

  • vplaza

    Like most are saying, this is pretty much a big nothing for those who don’t want to go to the ONE plan. I think this is more to get new customers than to benefit existing customers. Just MHO.

  • NardVa

    I was all in until I saw you had to sign up for the T-Mobile One Plan.

    • Rob

      Get used to the idea, ONE isn’t going anywhere and they will start requiring it for upgrades soon.

      • Max

        Funny that I moved to T-Mobile less than a year ago just because of the Simple Choice plans and now they’re dropping them for one I really dislike and that they’re going to shove down the throat of everyone. I guess I might end up going back to Project Fi or AT&T in the future if this trend continues, and I’m sure I can’t be the only one thinking this.

        • noh1bvisas

          ATT costs a lot more. i checked recently.

        • Max

          I know but I could get 10% discount through my employer (which helps a little) plus better coverage. That’s what I had for years until I moved to Project Fi to try it and finally settled with T-Mobile.

          The T-Mobile coverage is a little worse for me but I can live with that because of the price, data stash and unlimited music streaming.

        • Acdc1a

          Nothing short of the 50GB plan could satisfy our usage which is $225 PLUS device access charges. The unlimited plan would work, but it requires direcTV which I’m just not doing.

        • noh1bvisas

          you should check the ONE PLUS plan

        • Acdc1a

          I’m on the standard ONE plan. If I’m taking a business trip I may got to + for that one month, but for my day to day needs I don’t see spending the extra $25.

        • dtam

          They don’t have a history of forcing you to migrate so we should be ok

        • Max

          Yeah, that’s what I read, but the downside is that apparently no more promos for us forever.

        • dtam

          agree on that point…but at least for me, still more beneficial to just buy phones outright

        • Rob

          Honestly I moved to ONE. It made sense for me. I was paying 65 a month for 6GB Simple Choice. For 5 bucks a month more, I’ve got unlimited. I’ve got WiFi when I need HD video, which isn’t often, and I only use the tethering when the power goes out to grab a book for my Kindle Fire which 512kbps works great for. My wireless data consumption went up from about 500MB a month to like 14GB last month, all on my phone. My battery life also went up dramatically due to a defective Broadcom chipset that doesn’t let the phone sleep…

        • Max

          So what do you use to consume 14GB if you aren’t streaming HD or fully tethering? Or those GBs include the capped speed video and tethering?

          I only use tethering when traveling so my data stash is more than enough for that, apart from that even streaming HD occasionally I rarely go above 4GB

        • Rob

          I just stopped using WiFi. It’s amazing how quickly you can go through data when you stop using your computers and do everything on your phone. And yes that’s with throttled video.

      • thepanttherlady

        Everyone said the same thing when T-Mo ended the Value Plan(s) in favor of Simple Choice. We weren’t forced to migrate (my plan name changed to Select Choice) and I was able to upgrade and add additional lines etc.

        With that being said, it’s a good thing there are so many more affordable options now for phone purchases outside of T-Mobile in the event they do try to force migrate by making EIP’s etc. only available to those with the One plan.

      • Dummy Up Meathead

        Requiring it for upgrades? What do you mean? What “upgrades”?

        • thepanttherlady

          I think OP means moving to a new phone. It’s still called “upgrade” on the T-Mobile website.

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          Gotcha – that would make more sense. On another note (and this should probably be another thread), I see One, but not One Plus on T-Mo’s website. Trying to determine if it makes sense for me to switch.

    • noh1bvisas

      if you know a better plan, please post it.

    • Petey07

      Same here, that why i wonder if the new upcoming promotions are only valid if you have to sign up for the T-Mobile One Plan.

  • Drew

    Thoroughly disappointed by this news. WTH, why can’t you just sell it from TMo? Already having T-Mobile (going on 12yrs), I have little interest and absolutely no desire in this promotion…

    • noh1bvisas

      blame google. tmo would sell it if they could.

      • Ty Christensen

        Yes, 14 year TMo customer here, grandfathered in on the 2.5GB promo with 10 lines for $160, if we switch to the TMo One plan which we don’t need because no one uses that much data it would be like $90 more per month or so after $5 bill credits for auto-pay, no thanks! Very disappointed in Google for not letting TMo sell this phone and do a payment plan because the payment plan through Google has 29% interest I think.

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          So don’t do it. Nobody is making you do it. You can still buy the Pixel and bring to T-Mo. Just keep your plan. What’s the problem?

        • Ty Christensen

          Problem is it’s too damn expensive to drop $700 after tax all at once, $800 with the protection plan and only for the 32GB, payments on Google have interest which drives the price up even more. That’s the problem here.

        • Dummy Up Meathead

          I get that, but again, that’s your choice. Your hand is not being forced in any way.

        • marque2

          Put it on a credit card then. Same thing.

        • Allen Alberto Enriquez

          I agree Google should have to just let easier for T-Mobile to buy this pixel! It’s frustrating it looks very cool!

        • noh1bvisas

          even IF tmo sold it, i bet they would force you to upgrade from your plan.

        • marque2

          My kids use about 4 gigs of data a month. Data usage depends what you use your phone for. I don’t watch many videos on my phone. My kids watch all their TV on the phone, so they tend to use more data.

        • John Doe

          The payment plan through Google has a 0% interest rate on the devices they sell lmao

          Where did you get that percentage?

          “This purchase (and all other items purchased in the same sales transaction) qualifies for a 24 month equal pay financing offer with 0% APR. 24 monthly payments required. No interest will be charged on the total promotional purchase (including shipping and handling and taxes) and equal monthly payments are required equal to the total promotional purchase (including shipping and handling and taxes) divided by 24 until paid in full.”

          Non-promotional purchases have a 29.99% interest rate.

          “If you have other balances on your account, this monthly payment will be added to the monthly payment applicable to those balances. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Standard purchase APR is 29.99%. Minimum interest charge is $2.00. APR is accurate as of 10/04/16.”

    • lomsha

      Google’s choice

  • Benny

    This promotion indicates that T-Mobile One plan is way too expensive.

    • noh1bvisas

      if you know a better plan, post it

      • kev2684

        Every T-Mobile Simple Choice plan they’re phasing out

        • noh1bvisas

          phasing out being the operative word, there

      • Benny

        tmo’s simple choice plan is still available for all.

        • noh1bvisas

          but for how long?

        • Benny

          If only few people choose One plan, tmo will have to keep simple choice plan for long.

        • Acdc1a

          It’s making up 80% of new adds. Few people choosing One is not going to be the reason Simple Choice sticks around. T-Mobile’s history of allowing people to keep grandfathered plans is what will keep Simple Choice around.

      • AussieB

        Most cell phone customers use 2 gigabytes or less of data. If that’s you, there are plenty of other plans that are cheaper. From Project Fi to Straight Talk & many in between. I haven’t paid over $45 for cell service ever. Was on ST for 4 years & now on Fi. Not everyone needs unlimited data

        • marque2

          TM is really good with family plans. I pay about $32 each for 4 phones. (The older 6gig plan though). You can always get together with buddies or parents and add lines together to get the family plan. I put my wife, kid, and mother on the plan. You don’t have to live together (the mother is 500 miles away)

        • noh1bvisas

          ST is a secndary carrier, like metro PCS. works for some. you can’t compare them since they are not the same thing.

  • kev2684

    LMAO a way to convert people from older cheaper plans to the more expensive One Plan…

    • noh1bvisas

      it’s a business.

      • kev2684

        When you side with customers, start solving pain points only to back track a few years later when you get customers on your side and still pretend you’re the same person is a VERY carrier move to me. I’m salty about this whole T-Mobile One thing.

        • Acdc1a

          Only because you’re grandfathered into a better (for you) plan. I migrated to One for a couple of very important reasons, most importantly I was adding another voice line and wanted a tablet line as well. 5 lines for $160 is insanely good by anyone’s standards.

        • Allen Alberto Enriquez

          Question if I may have you notice any difference since you started the “one”?
          I am curious because it says it streams at Pretty much high resolution quality I am assuming something like 2k and up to 4k.

        • Acdc1a

          It’s no different than using BingeOn. If you’re only running video it runs 720p despite being promised only 480p. The only thing I miss is full speed tethering. Even so, most things I do on the web that are not video related work just fine.

        • Allen Alberto Enriquez

          Wow that’s a waste, then if I convert to that plan the tethering speed I am glad I didn’t go that route.

        • Acdc1a

          512k isn’t that bad for as little as I use it.

        • Allen Alberto Enriquez

          Oh my that’s barely enough for emails. I use it to make my car a Wi-Fi hot spot on the go. It would be nice to have internet in car it’s just a little pricy for just 2 gb of 4g LTE 39.99 through Ford I understand it’s a luxury however for me it’s a life support I wish FCC had this reduce cost for the internet for those that make under $1,400 a month they did good to implement internet as a cost of living and that homeinternet is now part of discounted through Lifeline kinda deal. Its good price from 5 to 10 bucks a month 1 terabyte of allowance at speeds from 3, 6,9,12 MBPS for now it’s just for Californians as far as I know.

  • Toasted_Cracker

    I wish tmobile would offer a jump type plan on any unlocked phone. They could just credit your account for the price of the phone then people could make payments like a regular Jump plan. That’s what I was hoping for with this announcement.

  • Joshua Johnston

    Interestingly, I was just told be @TMobile on Twitter that this offer is even good for existing subscribers. Actually a little tempting now.

    • NapoPeb

      Is it really tempting? You will be paid $13 a month for 24 months as a credit to your bill. That is not even 3 cups of coffee a month, or a couple of beers.

      It’s a con. T-Mobile is locking you in for 2 years on their most expensive (and worst!) tariff all for a paltry credit each month.

      Weren’t T-Mobile supposed to be the UNcarrier? This is a pure carrier move the likes of which the big two have been doing for years.

      • MadJoe

        How is it a con? It’s them offering Pixel buyers a better choice than Verizon to get a discount. If anything, it’s a public service.

        • NapoPeb

          Giving a minuscule discount over 24 months for 2 years of overpriced service is a con. As for ‘public service’…please!

        • noh1bvisas

          it’s an incentive to get customers, not a con.

        • MadJoe

          Oh, so you’d rather be nickle and dimed while being overcharged by Verizon with your full price Pixel? Ok. You go be you, then.

          Point is, since you have to be led to it, people are going to buy the Pixel because it’s what they want (I don’t want one, nor do I have one, this isn’t about me (or you)), and Verizon is the only place in town with an official version for their network which might lead some people to think Verizon is the only network they can use it on. But with this offer, T-Mobile is giving Pixel buyers a choice and a discount for choosing them.

          So I ask again: How is that a con?

        • NapoPeb

          What part of only making the discount available only to those on their TMobile One plan don’t you understand?

          The con is the hook into two years of TMobile service in return for a paltry $13 a month for 24 months. If this was an upfront credit, I could just about support it, but the current offer? Forget it. $13 a month is pocket change.

        • MadJoe

          So let’s go over it one more time, in a different way I guess. There is no “hook”, since you are not obligated to stay with T-Mobile. You didn’t buy the device from them, so you have no contract to pay it back to them over any amount of time, and the One plan doesn’t have a contract. However, you may receive a bill credit each month, for up to 24 months, IF you choose the One plan with a qualifying Pixel phone you brought somewhere else. Now let’s pretend you don’t want to stay with T-Mobile after, say, 8 months. Well, you call up T-Mobile and cancel. Absolutely no obligation to T-Mobile after you’ve paid your last bill.

          One last time: How is this a con?

      • Croq

        Man, you need to change grocery/liquor stores if you only get 2 beers for $13. Or buy cheaper beer. ;-)

        • NapoPeb

          Beer is very expensive here in London.

    • GersonT1000

      When the rep says “good for existing subscribers”, does he mean “good for existing One plan subscribers”, or can people with other plans get it?

      • Panzer

        You’ll need to change your plan to get it.

  • Jason Caprio

    My Pixel XL will be used on Verizon. I’ve had it with inconsistent coverage and performance. No thanks, John Legere!

    • JDraleigh

      …why are you on a t-mobile forum then? All your posts are just talking poorly about the company.

      • Jason Caprio

        Because I am soon to be ex-T-Mobile customer. I’ve had the service for nearly 3 years and the last 1.5 years I’ve been having slow speeds in certain areas and multiple complaints never got anything solved. Not to mention abysmal coverage during my travels outside metro areas.

        • JDraleigh

          I mean I understand that it does not work well for you and you’re switching to another carrier that will hopefully work better for you. Each of the carriers have their strengths and weaknesses. I just don’t see the point of looking at T-Mobile forums and blogs complaining if you’re moving over. I used to be a Sprint customer and was not happy but I no longer read their stuff because it doesn’t matter anymore.

        • MadJoe

          I think by him coming here to complain is better than just leaving without a word because I feel like it means he’s not happy about having to switch. At least that’s how I see it. People who are so done with T-Mobile they’re happy to leave don’t usually come here to complain. It’s those people who really wanted to stay with T-Mobile and for whatever reason just couldn’t. He’s more likely to return when he finally realizes Verizon is just too expensive, and too happy to nickle and dime him for the slightly better coverage he’s going to experience.

        • Jason Caprio

          Very well said. I had much faith in T-Mobile until I started traveling around the country and having issues with my service. Just yesterday I was in Philadelphia, PA downtown in center city. I was trying to load a webpage, and took forever. Speed tested 0.7MBit/sec. I could move to another tower and get 70MBit/sec. I am so sick of my service being randomly unusable and I’ve been extremely patient and hopeful for over a year that things would get better. I would recommend T-Mobile to all my friends/family in early 2015. Now I say, you get what you pay for. Unreliable service with spotty coverage/speed. If T-Mobile were to top root metrics at some point and best Verizon’s coverage/speed/reliability, I’d return.

        • Omar Cardenas

          I have tmobile personal phone ,work phone is verizon. Here in los angeles tmobile works better. A lot better. Faster data,up to 80 while verizon xlte tops out at 50 .Better call quality. On Volte and Even when i have hspa Voice quality is better. 2 years ago the 8 hour trip to san fransisco tmobile was mostly edge . Took that trip last month was suprised tmobile is mostly all lte . Same on the way to vegas and arizona . Tmobile here has improved alot btw im using an Lg g5 and my work phone is an verizon s7. So im happy here with tmobile. It works great . Also deep in building i now have signal on band 12 were as 2 years ago i had nothing.

        • marque2

          LA is pretty good. San Diego County is sketch in spots, like parts of Oceanside, But overall, not worth paying Verizon prices to leave Tm

        • Purge

          Thanks for sharing your Millennial Generation ideas.

          FYI : No one cares.

          Go to Verizon. Pay more. Be happy!

          The End!

        • Acdc1a

          Seems odd that the majority of users here don’t share your experience.

      • Dummy Up Meathead

        Because Jason is probably paid to come on a post negative stuff. My coverage is awesome, I get great d/l speeds for the most part (right now about 40-50 mbps down) and so-so u/l speeds.

    • Drink deeply of your Verizon Joy!

  • The fact that you have to get on the tmobile one plan is a no go for me. First I have to deal with the note 7 problem. Which I still have because I am on the fence between the pixel xl (backordered) and the LG v20 which comes out tomorrow.

    • noh1bvisas

      i got my v20 last night. i’m pleased with it so far.

  • wondercoolguy

    I went back and forth with tmobile twitter about it. 13yr customer with the loyalty unlimited no throttle. ” So I have to downgrade my service to get the bill credit for pixel” TMO response, “yes”

    • gmo8492

      Well at least they’re honest.

      • noh1bvisas

        that’s all you can ask. i have a grandfathered plan, and it’s a good (not great) deal. i realize they want to get rid of these older plans. it’s a business.

    • noh1bvisas

      resistance is futile. you will be assimilated.

  • Joemail

    KISS MY ARSE TMO if you think im getting on this plan

  • Paul Garrison

    HAHAHA, no…

  • ssjchaseutley

    I want to keep my plan but get a Pixel and trade in my SG7. Wonder if thats possible?

    • noh1bvisas

      not on tmo. V will take trade-ins.

  • David Square

    No thanks. Did the math and the plan would be about $20+/month then I pay now. I use the Pixel credit and then its still more for less. I currently have the 2 line $100 unlimited plan + $5 international promo for all my lines.

    • Nobody Special

      i also have 2 lines unlimited but my international promo is $10 for all lines…. i had no clue there was a $5 Promotional Plan…. i missed it :(

    • Nobody Special

      I just looked it up.. you bought the $5 promotional international plan to call landlines in 70 countries world wide…

      there was also the $10 promotional international to call landlines in 70 countries worldwide plus the ability to text and call mobile lines in other countries too. I chose the $10 plan instead.

  • Fabian

    Since the plans are subsidizing. They should give people with unlocked phones or paid of phones, bill credits just like this one.

    • marque2

      Tmobile doesn’t have subsidized plans

    • lomsha

      There’s no such thing on tmo anymore.

  • My New Orderz

    #LMAO @ $13.55/mo.

    • noh1bvisas

      why? it’s better than a kick in the head.

    • lomsha

      Yea, over 24 months lol, that’s insignificant. If it was all at once or a gift card.

      • noh1bvisas

        if tmo were selling the phone, that would be a valid point.

  • vplaza

    While this isn’t for me, it does seem like it throws a monkey wrench into LG’s deal that hopes to get the V20 into more people’s hands. On the surface, $325 for a brand new Pixel (after all the credits) looks better than $569 for a V20 (after the $200 rebate).

    But again, it requires the One plan, so not really an option for existing customers.

    • noh1bvisas

      there’s NO comparing the pixel to the V20. different classes of phones. the pixel XL isn’t even a real challenge considering you can get the V20 for 569 right now.

      • vplaza

        If size was the only measure, then yes, not a good comparison. But both are flagship phones, running Nougat, with exceptional cameras, while the Pixel has an AMOLED screen. For those who are looking for those features and not just focused on the size, the two phones are options.

        • noh1bvisas

          tiny screen, flare-gate on the camera, plus the pixel is butt fugly. no sd card or removable battery on the pixel.

          what feature does the pixel have that the v20 doesn’t? assistant?

          amoled vs QHD is really a preference.

        • vplaza

          To name a few things that might be important to other people: AMOLED screen, timely Android updates, splash and dust resistance.

          Everyone has their own set of criteria for selecting phones. People in the market for the latest flagship phones have these two to choose from.

        • noh1bvisas

          still, they are in 2 different classes. the v20 is a phablet. the pixel is not.

        • vplaza

          Yes, as I mentioned above, if size was the only criteria, it’s not a good comparison.

        • noh1bvisas

          still, they are in 2 different classes. the v20 is a phablet. the pixel is not.

          comparing apples to oranges is pointless.

        • vplaza

          Suffice to say, you’re focusing on comparing two phones directly, where I was saying that for people who are in the market for a current flagship phone (phablet or otherwise), both the V20 and Pixel are options. They represent the best of what’s available today.

          Unless you’re saying that a person has to limit their options to one category of phone, so don’t even bother considering the V20 and the Pixel together?

        • noh1bvisas

          comparing apples to oranges is pointless. you’re the one that started it, based on price.

        • vplaza

          We’ll just have to agree to disagree. I’m looking for a new phone and I’m not limiting myself to one type of phone, so I am comparing apples to oranges to see which one I like better.

          And I’m pretty sure there are many who are willing to look at the bananas and kiwis that are out there too so they know they’ve made the right choice.

        • noh1bvisas

          i agree you’re comparing apples to oranges, based on price, your original argument. at this point you’re trolling.

          if you had wanted to compare the pixel XL to the V20, we could do that. at least they are the same class of phone.

        • vplaza

          You’ve totally missed my point. Have fun with your V20. If people want to consider phablets against other phones, I guess they’re trolls.

        • mreveryphone

          That guy or gal is an idiot! If you don’t agree with him or her it will start to downplay whatever you say and act like you’re stupid… I think it makes money by the post… Don’t waste your time…

        • vplaza

          Yes, you’re right, I have a feeling I was the one who got trolled there. Should have known better. The first reply should have been an indication of where he was going to take it. So much for trying to have an intelligent conversation.

          Oh well.

        • mreveryphone

          Exactly.. I already had my run in with that troll… Learned my lesson…

        • vplaza

          You know, while Disqus isn’t perfect, it has one very redeeming feature….Block User. Done.

        • noh1bvisas

          you’re still wrong even if you block me.

        • mreveryphone

          NICE!!

        • noh1bvisas

          you’re the one comparing apples to oranges based on price.

        • JMccovery

          I’m gonna let you in on a secret: most people compare phones on price, and usually when you have a price-based comparison, you end up comparing apples and oranges.

          Shocking isn’t it?

          I’m at a store, apples and oranges are 99¢, but bananas are $1.49, clearly the banana is superior, with all that potassium goodness, but I’m only looking to spend 99¢ (no tax on produce in this scenario), so guess what I have to choose from?

        • noh1bvisas

          still flying with your note7?

        • JMccovery

          Seeing as though I never bought one, I’d say pretty well.

          I’m amazed you didn’t respond with “apples and oranges”.

        • tmoguy

          actually – amoled is a type of display while QHD is the resolution of said display. like the other guy said, LG cannot put out a phone that stands the test of time. they all seem to crash right after the warranty goes out. v10 was the last LG I will ever use, and I’m not the only one who thinks the same.
          source: store employee / phone geek

        • noh1bvisas

          cannot put out a phone that stands the test of time? My g3,is 2.5 years old with no problems.

        • Omar Cardenas

          Thats dumb i had my g3 more than 2 years and still works perfect i dont use it anymore since im using a G5 which i had since DAY one and STILL works perfect . I never had bootloop with any of my lg phones . Before i got the g5 i had a samsung s7 edge returned it cuz it would get really hot even without using it .Switched it for the g5 and couldnt be happier it dont over heat and battery last longer.

      • George Salcedo

        LG hasn’t proven itself to stand the test of time hardware and software wise.

        • noh1bvisas

          i used my g3 2.5 years without a problem before upgrading. pixel has NO track record as a brand. the pixel already having issues with the camera (flare-gate) and bluetooth.

        • Acdc1a

          I had the G2 with the battery that lasted FOREVER for 2 years without any issue whatsoever. Right now I’m trying my luck on a refurbished G4 and have put my Moto G4 in reserve for now.

        • George Salcedo

          Don’t get me wrong I really like where LG is going but the G4 boot loop and the G5 being an epic failure hasn’t convinced me to purchase an LG over a pure Google experience.

    • PiCASSiMO

      These are not apples to apples comparisons:

      Pixel = 5.0″ display with 32GB at $650
      Pixel = 5.0″ display with 12GB at $750
      Pixel XL = 5.5″ display with 32GB at $770
      V20 = 5.7″ display with 64GB and microSD at $770
      Pixel XL = 5.5″ display with 128GB at $870

      The fact that people need to go to a different plan also throws everything out of the water. With me, I will have to pay additional $6.50/month for the 4-lines initially for the 24-months and then $20 there after.

      So I’ll be spending more each month and much more after. Not a good deal.

      • noh1bvisas

        not a good deal for you, or anyone with a grandfathered plan (i have one, too).

        i’ve be arguing the apples to oranges with them. they don’t get it.

  • mreveryphone

    The only this deal would really benefit anyone is if you could put the towards your bill and take the credits that way. That way you could ensure that the credits are coming off the phone directly and not indirectly…

    • noh1bvisas

      that’s what tmo is doing. it’s credit on your bill.

      • mreveryphone

        Yep! Actually on a flight now with it and 3 others! We live on the edge!

        • My New Orderz

          OMG…fire…fire!

    • keepitreal25

      i’ve never understood this line of thinking, you are getting the money back anyway you look at it, what difference does it make if it makes your bill less for 2 years , you are still saving the 325.

      • mreveryphone

        Yeah… Some people think differently… It happens…

  • JMF_mobile

    If it didn’t require switching to TMO 1 plan it would be very tempting, but as it is – not.

    • FILA

      Already on a old unlimited plan, and I got my new Pixel earlier this week. Im not changing plans, so this sucks for me/us

  • J.J.

    anyone tech saavy enough to know what a pixel is and buy it unlocked should be smart enough to know the one plan is a downgrade for a power user.

    • noh1bvisas

      depends on your plan and what you are paying.

      they would also know how much more expensive V is for data.

      • J.J.

        yup. most power users are on older unlimited plans and it would be a disaster to switch to 1

        • noh1bvisas

          not a disaster, lol, but it will cost them more. i don’t expect my older plan to last forever. one can hope.

        • qpinto

          thats the problem I have at the moment. One of the few that use over 20GB of data a month easily and im not even trying to see how high I can go

        • J.J.

          Same here i hover around 25 not even trying

        • keepitreal25

          how would it be a disaster because of the 480p? the only diff would be the hotspot, but you can pay extra for unlimited 4g hotspot of which no grandfathered plans have currently? unless it will cost you more money or the hotspot is important, I don’t understand it being quite a disaster .everyone is subject to the prioritization policy as far as this 22gb everyone keeps mentioning, regardless if it’s tmo one or grandfathered.

        • J.J.

          480p on a uhd screen plus i would be paying more than i am and hotspot is important

  • Lord chanka

    Tmobile one plan sucks, pixel is meh. 13$ a month credit for 2 years/ while stuck with 480p & 3g hotspot? No thank you lol

    • Acdc1a

      Not stuck with anything. Pony up the extra $25.

    • noh1bvisas

      guest login = troll.

      hotspot is 4g, but per the plan is NOT unlimited 4g hotspot.

      480p video streaming is free. how can you complain about that? maybe you think they should be paying YOU?

      if you turn off “binge on”, you can tether/stream netflix, etc. at full resolution BUT it does count against your plan.

      • qpinto

        Pixel is decent but it doesn’t scream buy me buy me buy me! But that’s just my opinion. Then again I had an HTC 10 and loved it, but recently traded it for an iPhone 7 as I liked the build quality more and how thin it was. I am a fan of all technology.

        480 video streaming is the suck. Tmobile One plan is as good incomparison to other plans they offered in the past. I’m grandfathered into an unlimited everything plan with 10GB tethering plan, which works wonderfully. I keep Binge On off and enjoy all the high speed data with high resolution videos.

        Its a great deal for those on the plan and to get the Google Pixel users onto Tmobiles network without being afraid of buying a phone outright. Most people dont know you can finance the phone via Google (Symphony Bank) and make installments like you would on Jump, EIP, At&t next, Verizon Edge, and so on.

      • SirStephenH

        T-Mobile One (the plan you’re forced onto for this deal) doesn’t have Binge-On. You have to buy day passes to get video above 480p.

        • noh1bvisas

          ONE has unlimited 480p streaming video. are they calling it something else now?

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Horrible news

  • PiCASSiMO

    Got the 10GB/month on 4-lines for $120.
    Moving to the One would be $140, or extra $20, or $6.45 after credit.
    But I won’t be able to go back to the 10GB/month after 24-months.

    I’ll stick with my recently purchased V20 that will cost me net $570 after the $200 credit. Would have considered the Pixel XL 128GB if it wasn’t so expensive at $869 ($299 more than the V20 would cost). And the 32GB version is a joke, with about 23GB left for my pictures, videos, and MP3s.

    • noh1bvisas

      i’m liking my v20. can’t beat the price. The $200 trade-in promo is no longer on tmo’s website. Apparently it was pre-orders only. The earbud offer is still listed.

      • Gina

        I’m hoping for a good holiday deal then.

        • noh1bvisas

          anything can happen, but the phone was only released today.

    • SirStephenH

      Don’t forget apps. Those suckers can take up a ton of space. A “premium” phone with less than 64GB is laughable and one of the many mistakes Google made this time around. Also 4k with 32GB? Forget about it.

      • noh1bvisas

        especially since there is no SD expansion

      • PiCASSiMO

        No doubt. Another reason why I’m going to enjoy my V20 with a 64 + 64GB setup.

        I think the 128GB Pixel would have been good purchase if the price was around $550 directly from Google.

        • Jose

          Or even the $649 price from last year’s 128gb 6p

      • jvolzer

        But you only have to store the 4k video for a short amount of time. Then it can be uploaded to Google photos and deleted off the device.

  • Jose Campos

    I have the Simple Choice UNLIMITED Plan! The TMO One plan is horrible.

    • Rob

      How do you figure? Unless you’re on a promo, the same 95 dollars a month gets you more than the original plan. Of course the 70 dollar plan is limited in comparison but if you go head to head with One Plus which costs the same, you get more for the same price…

      • Critic4U

        The Simple Choice Unlimited Plan was 2 Lines $100 and $40 for every line after that. The plan came with a 7GB hotspot included for every line and unlimited calling and texting to Canada,USA and Mexico, all with 4G LTE uncapped, meaning you don’t have to deal with the 22GB limit they give everyone else.

        That’s how he figures. however that’s only if he is talking about the plan I have.

        • Rob

          The promo plans expire in 2017, yours included. That’s pricing through 1/1/17. Those were always promo plans by the way, it’s not something they introduced to sell ONE.

        • Critic4U

          Any proof you can share with us would be appreciated, it would be nice to find out from John Legere why he would go back on his public commercials and videos stating you can keep you plan literally “Of course, current T-Mobile customers keep the plans they have, or they can choose to sign up with T-Mobile ONE. It’s their call”. I’m not saying your wrong just want to see if you have something I can talk to him about.

        • keepitreal25

          critic is right they are grandfathered in the 2 for 100 truly unlimited plan with the 40 dollar add a line fee, the only thing that ends 1/1/17 were the customers who were getting free unlimited data upgrades for a limited time, not people already signed up and paying for unlimited.

    • As of today, the Google Pixel discount is now offered to Simple Choice Unlimited subscribers as well as T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus subscribers!

  • Dan

    When will they force everyone on the 1 plan?

    • noh1bvisas

      i have had simple choice for years. last year when i was upgraded i received a text saying it would end 1/1/17.

      i don’t like to spread rumors, so take that to mean what you will.

      • Critic4U

        Which simple choice plan are you referring to? There is a bunch of plans with those two words in the front of it.

        • noh1bvisas

          i just logged in to my account it says only “simple choice”. i’ve had the plan for at least 3 years. maybe 4? supposed to be a 2gb plan but i’ve been upgraded to unlimited at least 2 years. one other thing on my account says i can go up to 26g before being throttled and 6g tethering. i did a speed test on tethering the other day and i was getting 24mb/sec.

        • Critic4U

          Gotcha, that’s weird that it would tell you your plan is ending, I would just get clarification on chat and make sure you save the chat window so you have evidence that if they tell you it will stay and to not worry about it. Every time I talk to customer service I save the interactions so that I have proof if they try and screw me over.

      • keepitreal25

        Well all that was the free unlimited data promotion, that’s why your account displays that amount of data Vs the 2gb you pay for, that is completely separate from your rate plan being changed in January, just means you will go back to your 2gb data bucket on 1/1/17.

    • SirStephenH

      Never. With T-Mobile when you sign up for a plan, you keep it.

  • SirStephenH

    Maybe they should have tried to carry it in the first place…?

    • noh1bvisas

      i’m sure they did

      • SirStephenH

        They should put their try hard pants on next time.

        • noh1bvisas

          how do you know they didn’t?

  • Joe

    Like always current costumers that don’t want to switch plans get the shaft.

    • noh1bvisas

      of course. it’s a business.

    • lomsha

      Their goal is to make people switch so yea.

    • DDLAR

      There’s no shaft. You’ve already got a deal in your old plan. If you want the new perks you have to get the new plan. It’s totally up to you what you choose.
      BTW, that’s exactly what I did. I had 5 lines with the old unlimited ($20/month per line) plan. I just switched to the new plan to get this promo and save a few dollars per month.

  • mike

    If you bought the phone you should look at Google project fi. Way cheaper – like $20 month unlimited call and text. Trick is to use WiFi first which is easier than you think. If no reliable WiFi it jumps to the sprint or T-Mobile network for calling and text. Data is $10 per gb. but if you in WiFi at work and home no big deal. I often use less than 1gb. A month.

    • lomsha

      Unfortunately for a lot of people wifi is scarce outside their home so fi is not a viable option.

  • According to Android Headlines, T-Mobile has now extended this offer to Simple Choice Unlimited users as well as T-Mobile ONE and ONE Plus users, starting today.