T-Mobile CEO John Legere teases that he’s got ‘BIG news’ about Google Pixel

googlepixelsilvertmo When the Google Pixel and Pixel XL debuted, T-Mobile touted that both devices work great on its network. Now it looks like T-Mo has more news to share about the Pixels. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has taken to Twitter to tease that he’s got “BIG news” about T-Mobile and the Google Pixel. The news will be revealed today, but Legere teased that the Pixel “works great” on T-Mobile.

It’s unclear what T-Mobile might have planned for this Pixel news. It’d be surprising if T-Mo actually began offering the Pixels directly since Google’s ads tout the phones as being “Only on Verizon”, and that “exclusivity” hasn’t even been in effect for a month. When one person asked about T-Mobile carrying the Pixel, T-Mo responded by saying “We won’t be selling it directly but you can get it from Google and bring it to the magenta network.”

Perhaps some sort of monthly bill credit or other offer for consumers that buy a Pixel from Google and bring it to T-Mobile? We’ll have to wait and see, and thankfully, we won’t have to wait long.

What do you think T-Mobile and John Legere’s “BIG news” about the Pixel could be?

Source: @JohnLegere

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  • Hurlamania

    He said at the Q3 call he would work on possible working with Google for financing

    • lomsha

      Would be great.

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  • Arnold Shoon

    So my pixel XL just arrived but am very very curious to see what’s this about!!!

  • PC_Tool

    Hopefully Google will not allow exclusivity next year. Too late this year – just bought the V20. Done buying phones for a bit.

  • Max

    I wonder if advanced messaging will work on the Pixel XL. I got mine 2 days ago and it doesn’t have the option.

    • Kevin R

      I’m other sure if they’ll be able to. Does it run straight up Android from Google or is it T-Mobile branded? I did see that Google is working on RCS for Google messenger which might bring advanced messaging features to more phones and allow cross network RCS

      • Max

        it’s pure Android from Google. Not T-Mobile branded

        • Kevin R

          Okay, it probably won’t have advanced messaging through T-Mobile, but I could be wrong. I’m pretty sure they add it through their carrier branded software.

  • TheRealKingSen

    John Legere ‏@JohnLegere
    1/ @Verizon says the Pixel is “exclusive” to them. #NewsFlash: NOT TRUE. Don’t let them fool you!

    • Chad D

      Yea, a friend asked if I jailbroke mine since I was using it on tmo. It borders on false advertising.

  • Gotdatools

    Unfortunately it just a bill credit of 50 percent…if you bring it to Tmobile and you sign up for the new Tmobile one plan.

    Fark. I wanted to buy one on T-Mobile.

    • Panzer

      Incredibly disappointing.

      • Gotdatools

        Yes. I may buy and take advantage but the V20 now looks better to me with the 200 bill credit and the b&o headphones

  • tranceformer978

    Just saw John’s tweets. It’s just bill credits when you bring your own Pixel.

  • TheRealKingSen

    Meh. Was hoping it would come to tmobile. Not some bullshit bill credit

  • lomsha

    New customers only or existing too?

    • Panzer

      It looks like existing as long as you have or get the new T-Mobile One plan.

      • lomsha

        Interesting, but would prefer cold hard cash instead of a credit lol.

  • Panzer

    John Legere we need to reign in what you’re calling “BIG news”. So up to $13 per month bill credit and assuming this applies to the Pixel XL as well.

  • Philip

    This phone looks like a iphone. LOL!

  • Bradley Karas

    Meh…I’ll keep the V20 on my legacy truly unlimited plan with JOD. If I want that phone i’ll just buy it or finance thru google

  • Notpoliticalyet

    Nexus 6P is still great. There is no difference in speed.