Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL now official, T-Mobile to offer Bring Your Own Pixel deal

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The new Google Pixel phones are official.

Google today introduced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at an event in San Francisco. The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED 16:9 display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a larger 6-inch 2880×1440 pOLED 18:9 screen. One other notable difference between the two phones is battery size, with the Pixel 2 packing a 2700mAh battery and the Pixel 2 XL coming equipped with a 3520mAh battery.

Most of the spec lists for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the same. They’ve both got a 12.2-megapixel rear camera with OIS, PDAF, EIS, and an f/1.8 aperture; an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture; 4GB of RAM; front-facing speakers; and the Snapdragon 835 processor. They’ll both be offered in 64GB and 128GB variants.

Other hardware specs for the new Pixel 2 phones is IP67 water and dust resistance and a USB Type-C port. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack, but Google has said that there will be an adapter included.

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When it comes to wireless connectivity, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will support LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/40/41/66. Both phones also support network features like 3x Carrier Aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM for downloads, and 64 QAM for uploads.

Both phones also feature Active Edge, which will let you launch Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of your phone to launch Google Assistant. They’ll also include a preview of Google Lens, a feature that’ll let you point your camera at something in the world and get more info about it, like the artist of a painting or the email address off a flyer.

Another software feature of Google’s new Pixel include an Always On Display with Now Playing, which can identify the music that’s playing around you without you having to ask. Google has slightly tweaked the home page of the Pixel 2, moving the search bar to the bottom of the display where it’s easier to reach and putting an At A Glance widget at the top to show your upcoming appointments and more.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will come with Android 8.0 Oreo and are guaranteed three years of OS and security updates.

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The Pixel 2 will be priced at $649 for the 64GB model and $749 for the 128GB version. Pricing for the Pixel 2 XL starts at $849 for the 64GB version and goes up to $949 for the 128GB model. For a limited time, customers that buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL will get a free Google Home Mini.

Google says that it’s partnering with Verizon to sell the Pixel 2 phones in the U.S., but both models will also be sold through the Google Store and Project Fi.

Like it did with the original Pixel phones, T-Mobile will be running a special offer for customers that bring a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to its network. For a limited time, new customers can bring one of the new Pixels to T-Mobile, sign up for a voice line, and get $325 back in the form of a MasterCard card.

Existing customers are eligible for this promo, too. T-Mobile One and Simple Choice Unlimited customers can take advantage by adding a line and bringing a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to T-Mobile.

So, what do you think of Google’s new flagship smartphones? Will you be buying one to bring to T-Mo?

Sources: Google, T-Mobile

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  • Mike Menard

    If you did the original Pixel deal from T-Mobile, can you still do this new deal if you buy the Pixel 2?

  • Rob

    949 dollar 256GB iPhone 8 Plus vs 949 dollar 128GB Pixel 2 XL. Hmmm. I think I’ll be keeping my iPhone and my U11. Google is insane if they think they can command Apple prices.

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      Everyone is commanding apple prices. For the most part it’s a new trend.

    • S Dot

      Unlimited storage for media with a Pixel so most people won’t need all that extra storage

    • g2a5b0e

      In reality most people don’t even use 64GB of storage, so the lack of storage at the same price wouldn’t make a difference to the majority. That being said, I agree that they are overpriced.

  • Zach Mauch

    So once again you have to be unliimited?

  • Ѕροη†αηεους Μιхх ♪♫

    I don’t understand how T-mobile let google phones become exclusive to Verizon twice. I mean, yeah I can shove a Tmo sim into it and have it work, but why is Tmo not officially carrying this phone? T-Mobile is the birthplace of the Android phone, and the google phone as far as carriers go. If I was Legere, this would be a thing that mattered to me. TBH, I Would want to be THE google phone carrier.

    • Lana Affonso

      I second all of this!!!!

    • izick

      I’m fairly certain it is so that Google gets cheaper advertising. Google makes money on ads, but HATES to spend money on them. There was probably a really good deal cut for two-three years of “exclusivity.” Also, do you align your new “premium” smart phone with what MOST people consider to be the third tier carrier, or do you align it with the carrier that can put the phone in more stores and more shelves? i.e. I’m originally from West Virginia. Find me a T-Mobile store anywhere outside of the DC/Pittsburgh area of West Virginia. Problem is, you won’t. I also think most Verizon customers would see that a Pixel phone is available at (T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint) and think that it wouldn’t be operable with their network since VZW keeps such a closed eco-system. The other carrier’s customers pull in phones all the time.
      So I think there’s a number of reason the Verizon deal looked better to Google in the short term in terms of a partner to get their product on shelves and in customer’s hands. I may also smell a Project Fi partnership in the near future that may include VZW.

    • DDLAR

      I doubt that T-Mobile had much of a choice here. I do, however, question Google’s decision to make it a Verizon exclusive. It seems to me that these days phone manufactures give up a lot when the offer exclusive deals to carriers. It makes sense for phones that don’t get a lot of press or when manufactures don’t expect a large market for the product in question. However, I don’t think any of that applies here. Perhaps, Google does not think the have enough production capacity to keep up with demand if they sell through all carriers?

    • john smith

      when i saw that it was verizon exclusive, i threw up. i love the google phones, but i won’t spend a dime on this phone. knowing how verizon is (past verizon customer), anything connected to them reeks of greed and anti-customer-oriented atmosphere. i think it was a poor choice for google to continue its partnership with verizon, and given this exclusivity deal, i question a truly “unlocked” phone on any network other than verizon’s. i read somewhere that while the pixel does support 3xCA, it does not work well (or maybe at all) on tmo.

  • lastxit

    “Hey existing customers, we didn’t forget about you – just keep adding those lines!” Mmmhmm…

    • pda96

      Don’t cry. Wait until they merge with Sprint. Then everyone will be getting the shaft.

    • yardie

      im sure theyll change that to include everyone
      we just need to bitch at tmobile

  • F4LL0U7

    You seriously have to add a line to take advantage of this deal?

  • Jason Caprio

    This phone has everything that my original Pixel XL was lacking so I just went nuts after watching the live video and ordered a 128GB Pixel 2 XL Black!

    Dual front speakers, water resistance, Optical Image Stabilization, ridiculous camera rating and features, Snapdragon 835, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM, no more chin!

    Ordered it straight from the Google Store. I’m DEFINITELY going to be keeping this phone for 2+ years. I did not see Band 71 listed on the specs so that might deter T-Mobile customers. However by the time Band 71 is fully rolled out, people will want a newer phone anyway.

    • DDLAR

      I’m curious as to why people like the dual front speakers? I care about sound quality, but, surely there can’t be any real stereo effect when the speakers are 5 inches apart.

      Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s a great phone. In fact, I’ve ordered one for my wife. I just don’t understand the benefit of this feature.

      • Jason Caprio

        My girlfriend’s Nexus 6P has dual front speakers and the stereo effect plus loudness of 2 speakers makes watching videos a lot more pleasant!

      • Scott Morey

        I’d rather have a quad dac and headphone jack but that’s what is great about Android,choices

      • The One

        It makes a huge difference. I had a Sony with front facing speakers and watching YouTube videos felt more immersive than other phones. Using my company’s iPhone requires me to cup my hand near the speaker to get anything close to the same immersion. Plus it sounds like the voice is only coming from one side which just doesn’t sound right.

  • They_Call_Me_Bruce

    Pretty cool that they didn’t go the bill credits route this time. I might actually consider it now.

  • Pig_Vomit

    No Band 71? The V30 passed FCC without listing it, but it has it. XL 2 tech specs page does not list 71. It would be nice to reach out to T-Mobile and get an official word on whether Pixel 2 has Band 71.

    • Bobby Wright

      I tried reaching out to TMO, customer service says nope, not compatible.

  • Lana Affonso

    I was hoping to jump my V20 to the pixel 2xl. I really want the Pixel 2xl but why would pay for two phones? I still have 16 months left on the payment plan on my V20.

  • francob911 .

    Is this official no Band 71 (600mhz) on the new Pixels phones?

    • francob911 .

      Really odd since the bigger brother is made by LG and the V30 does have Band 71

    • Bobby Wright

      was wondering the same thing. On the line with TMO now to verify.

      Edit: Nope, not compatible with band 71…shit.

      • topkill

        Neither phone does? Not even the XL which is made by LG? It was supposedly on the FCC specs for the XL. DAMN!
        Well, no Pixel for me.

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    All good until the lack of b71…damn

  • npaladin2000

    So existing customers only get the love if they add a line? No, I’m not losing my 2/$100 promo.

    • Chris Sweeney

      Yes because why should the Carrier pay you to get a new phone if they are not getting anything from it? Lol

      • Bklynman

        I don’t blame people people complaining about adding another line,are they telling people coming from another carrier you have have 2 lines to get this deal?No only current customer has have add another line to get this deal. When all tmo has to do carry the phone,but they choose not too,just like have choose only to carry the silver V30 for some odd reason. No one is saying Tmo should pay for people new phones.

        • DDLAR

          Really? Why should T-Mobile just give you $325? If you didn’t add a line you could literally buy nothing from T-Mobile, call them up and ask for $325. Not a bad deal from a company that already has very competitive prices and policies. I don’t see any reasonable basis for a complaint. In fact, as I’ve said elsewhere, I think this is a fantastic deal from T-Mobile. I’ve already ordered the phone for my wife. I’ll add the extra line and cancel it when I get the MasterCard.

        • Bklynman

          Then they should tell everyone they have have 2 lines,everyone not just their customers,but everyone.

        • Bklynman

          I see what you are you saying now,it is ok for Tmo to give people free $325. from another carrier,but if you are are customer already to get this deal you have have put another line on your account,but it is ok for people coming from big red,you don’t need to have 2 lines,you still get the $325 for free,right. Ok.

      • S Dot

        When they created the cheaper 2 for $100 what did they get from it Chris? If I was already paying them more and did NOT have to add a line to get the deal or add extra services…….tell me why they allowed that and how it would be different…I’ll wait

  • S Dot

    Adding a line is a bunch of malarky…there should be a separate deal for current customers who already have multiple lines

    • Chris Sweeney

      Right they should pay for your new phone. Get out of here. Lol

      • S Dot

        So…are they paying for my new phone or providing an incentive to stay rather than going to a competitor (i.e. Verizon)? Don’t they do that all the time in various ways?

      • Vic DiCarlo

        who said anything about just paying for your phone… they gave me $325 last year simply for bringing it over… I assume its because they want your business (long term) and also to stick it to vzw

    • DDLAR

      It’s a bit of a hassle. Usually with these deals,T-Mobile let’s you cancel the line as soon as you receive the MasterCard. That is, you have to go through the hassle of adding and cancelling the additional line and paying up to $60 (assuming $20/month for 3 months). But, it’s worth it to get the $325 they’re offering.

      • DDLAR

        I forgot to add that I feel we really shouldn’t blame T-Mobile for this. After all, if you didn’t have to add a line they would be you $325 for nothing! So I can’t feel put out that I have a little bit of hassle and an expenditure of up to $60. In fact, I feel quite grateful.

        • jrmckins

          $20 per line? What plan are you on?

        • DDLAR

          I didn’t look it up. That’s what I thought it cost per additional line. Perhaps, it’s more (or less now)?

        • jrmckins

          No idea. I have 5 lines (unlimited everything) and pay $150 (includes tax and junk fees)

  • Brian

    Could you get away with adding a line, then cancelling the line after you received the $325 prepaid MasterCard?

    • Bklynman

      When I almost pull the trigger on bogo for the note 8,I ask them when can I cancel the 2nd line,they told me about 6 wks, or until i get the card. No i didn’t get the note 8,when I found out all the free gifts were for pre-order only,I think i will wait and see which phone come out with Oreo.

      • krym73

        The gifts were not only for pre order. You had until the 24th of Sept to purchase. Phone was released on the 15th

        • Bklynman

          Really? I was told different both by Tmobile on the phone,and by Samsung too,they both me told the free gifts were only for pre-orders,why would they tell me that? Not saying you are lieing or anything just going by what I was told 2 different reps.

        • krym73

          Yes, sorry to hear younwere given wrong information but pre order wasnt necessary but you did have to purchase it before the 24th. I personally did the BOGO and bought one with pre order and one without, got the gift for both and their site stated it too.

        • Bklynman

          I did call before the 9/24,oh well. Was hoping they would have bogo with V30,I will wait,and see what they do for black friday week,and cyber monday,the big box stores,what newegg has.

  • Ty Christensen

    I’m OK with the addling a line part so they get something out of us but to have to be on TMo One or a Simple Choice unlimited plan, that part sucks! We have a grandfathered plan so to switch to unlimited would mean a huge increase in our monthly bill. This is a better deal than last year because last year you got the $325 in 24 monthly bill credits so that’s cool they give you a prepaid mastercard that way you just cancel the line once the mastercard comes.

  • Roberto Jaimes

    Random question, but does anyone know if I need a different sim to enable the 700 band? I had an iPhone 6 prior and I don’t see a difference in coverage at all, and speeds are still slow even with full bare

    • themask128

      The iPhone 6 does not support band 12 (700mhz). Only the iPhone 6s and above as well as the iPhone SE support band 12 (700mhz). If you are using an iPhone 6 or older it will not support 700mhz on T-mobile.

      • Roberto Jaimes

        Oops, I forgot to mention I own the IPhone 8 plus now. But still don’t notice a difference in reception

        • yankeesusa

          You will only notice the difference if you are in area that has band 12. It’s mostly for indoors. On android there is an app called LTE discovery that shows the band you are on. Maybe try looking for similar app on iphone.

  • lomsha

    Work on being partner instead.

  • Joe

    Hey google remember last year’s commercial you made where you made fun of the lack of headphone jack in the iphone? What happened to the headphone jack in the pixel 2? Like seriously what the fuck is wrong with all these companies following the stupidity that apple does. Coppy what is good from apple like the user experience, fluidity, and good build quality from apple, not the rest of the anti consumer money hungry things they do.

    Thank you LG and Samsung for not following this stupidity and I hope next year you guys won’t get the erg to remove the jack.

  • Chris Smith

    No other Simple Choice plans for the deal and no 600mhz makes this a no go for me. Nice phone, but I am still enjoying my V20 a ton.

  • Vic DiCarlo

    I did this last year- bought the phone through verizon- paid it off in 2 installments and tmo still gave me credit for simply bringing the phone over. I didnt have to get another line or anything… has that changed for this year?

  • Vic DiCarlo

    Since this phone uses the eSIM techonology, and we cant simply swap out sim cards, do you guys know how we activate it esp if we purchase through VZW? Does Tmo have that capability at this time?

    I hesitate to even ask the tmo store employees as they rarely even know what I’m talking about lol

    • DDLAR

      Since T-Mobile is advertising a rebate for the phone I assume they support it somehow. However, to learn the activation process, we’ll have to wait for the first owners to report on all the “fun” they have trying to activate it.

      • Ty Christensen

        Nothing to activate…pop in your TMo SIM card and you’re done! If you’re new to TMo then call customer care and say “activations” and within a few min they’ll activate it.

    • NexusFan

      eSIM is for Project Fi only at the moment. Other carriers still use the normal SIM. Phone has both.

    • Scott Morey

      Hey Vic, Since LG is making the Pixel XL2 I’m hoping that the V30 camera is close to this one. I know some people want that stock android and software which is good but I’m more for the features

    • yankeesusa

      It has both a regular sim and an esim. The esim only works on project fi.

  • There’s no point in getting this especially since the upcoming V30 has better specs, includes a headphone jack and has removable storage.

    • Vic DiCarlo

      This phone is all about software, not specs. Ive owned a pixel xl and g6 and it doesn’t compare to pixel. For some its all about user experience, and seamless software/hardware integration. Oh, and the Pixel 2 camera blows all competition out of the water.

      • Scott Morey

        How can the Pixel 2 camera blow everything out of the water? The LG V30 will probably be better and so will the iPhone X

        • Vic DiCarlo

          pixel xl camera was the best from last year and xl 2 just scored highest for camera phone for 2017. As a photography enthusiast i can attest to the pixels superior camera- i had the g 6 as well and while the wide lens is cool its only good for a specific kind of shot.

          Again software and pure android are the main selling points here.

        • UralBas

          The V30 has better audio. Pixel 2 / 2 XL have the best cameras. Google AI is the difference.

          IPhone X is just playing catch up. All its bells and whistles have been available on Android for many years, including face unlock. The only difference is that iPhone X may work under dark conditions due to infrared light all over your face, which can have effects later on in life.

          Now try this on any iPhone. Ask it to start the stop watch app. This works on Android 7 and above. Android 8 brings you StarTreks computer on your phone, that is the difference with iOS. It exceeds Alexa and all its capabilities.

          IOS has Siri, which is only a gimmick at best. You can install Alexa on an iPhone, though it does not offer the same integration and experience found on a Pixel 2.

          IPhones do have some nifty apps, but the power AI provides, far out weighs these cool apps. Since 2014 iOS has started to look outdated and behind the curve. This year, it looks ancient.

      • The V30 will have almost a vanilla Android experience as well. But, what do I know, it’s going to be my first Android device coming from a Windows Phone.

        • nycplayboy78

          JESUS CHRIST!!! Coming from a Windows Phone o.O

        • JKLauderdale

          Welcome, I just switched over too. Do yourself a favor, get used to using the default launcher. Do NOT try using any of the WinOS launchers, they just don’t compare to what remains my fav OS. Also, if you’ve been using Groove for your media player you can expect trouble when importing your playlists…

          It’s not a painless transition but at least I have access to the apps I need for work now :/

  • izzybrexx

    I wish I could finance this through tmo

  • Romdude

    If only these were available on the jump on demand but why the heck did they take out the headphone jack. There better be an adaptor. No expandable memory but it does have stereo speakers and better camera. Choices, choices.

    • sgtguthrie

      It comes with the adapter.

    • krym73

      Better camera compared to what?

      • Medion

        At the moment, every smartphone. iPhone 8 Plus has better zoom and bokeh, as well as 4k60 and 1080p240 video, but the Pixel wins in virtually every other aspect.

      • Romdude

        Compared to everybody, it has the highest rated camera per dxo.

        • krym73

          We have yet to see extensive camera reviews comparing the cameras. Dxo ratings can’t be trusted any longer.

        • Romdude

          I guess we’ll find out soon when more reviews come out, but the fact that last year’s pixel’s camera ranked highest means they aren’t just blowing smoke.

    • Steve Wood

      There’s an adapter in the box. But remember, that means you CANNOT charge your phone while listening to wired headphones.

      • Ty Christensen

        I’m sure there is or there will be an adapter with a 3.5mm and a USB Type-C that then go into a USB Type-C so you can charge and listen to wired headphones, Belkin just released one like this for the iPhone.

        UPDATE: This one is quite steep from the play store but there are cheaper ones on Amazon:

        https://store.google.com/product/moshi_usb_c_headphone_adapter_charger

        • saimin

          Which one on Amazon will work with this phone?

      • PCFreckle

        There are adapters coming which provide a headphone jack and a charging port.

  • topkill

    Can someone clarify if the Pixel 2 XL support band 71? I’ve seen reports that the Pixel 2 will NOT but that the XL 2 WILL support it, but I can’t find anything about that today.

    Sigh.

    • Medion

      Neither support band 71. The official spec sheet tops out at band 66.

      • topkill

        Thank you. I guess that puts me out of their market for another year. Too bad.

        • Medion

          I thought about that, but then I saw just how much Google is giving for trade in for the 1-year-old Pixel (~$350).

          So, I decided to get the $749 Pixel 2. $115 trade-in for my Nexus 5x, and $325 coming from T-Mobile means I paid $309 + tax. I then trade this in next year for ~$350 towards the band-71 version, and it’s close to a wash.

          It won’t come out perfectly, but it’s not paying much for a 1-year rental.

        • topkill

          Thanks for the idea. An interesting scenario. Will the T-Mobile version be “stock” or will they flood it with their usual “add-ons” that bog the phone down?
          The reason I like a Nexus/Pixel is because I can’t stand a slow phone from bloatware. :)

        • Medion

          There is no T-Mobile version. You buy the phone direct from Google and take it to T-Mobile, and they give you a $325 gift card after several weeks.

        • topkill

          Sweet!
          I’ll do that in a heartbeat. Thanks for the tip.

      • Tim Smith

        2 xl will

        • Medion

          That was a rumor prior to launch. It has since been confirmed that neither support Band 71.

        • yankeesusa

          That is incorrect. It does not have band for new 600 on tmobile.

  • g2a5b0e

    I find it interesting that at the unveiling of the Pixel devices today, Mario Queiroz, VP & GM for Google called out Apple by saying, “we don’t set aside better features for the larger device”. If that’s true, how can you justify the $200 premium the Pixel 2 XL carries over the Pixel 2 when the iPhone Plus is only $100 more than the iPhone? I also haven’t forgotten their previous jabs at Apple for removing the headphone jack as well. Google seems to be becoming more & more out of touch with reality…at least when it comes to their phones anyway.

    • Spencer Walker

      Xl 2 is more of a iPhone x competitor to be fair

      • g2a5b0e

        I don’t necessarily agree with that, but if it helps you to justify a $200 premium for “no better features”, then go for it.

        • Steve Wood

          The Pixel 2 XL has a better screen than the Pixel 2…so that means you have to spend more money to get the better screen. So they’re contradicting themselves here big time.

        • g2a5b0e

          It does, but you can’t necessarily call that a feature either. As far as I know, there are no Quad HD+ 5″ screens in existence, so it may not have been possible to do that for the Pixel 2. In either event, a slightly bigger & better screen along with a bigger battery (which should be a given) doesn’t justify $200 extra. At least the iPhone Plus has extra features over the iPhone for $100 more.

        • Steve Wood

          I’m a long time Nexus user, gave up once the Pixel came out and switched to iPhone. I have the 7 plus right now. I’m considering getting the 2 XL but waiting to see availability when it actually comes out.

          I don’t see the reason for the price hike either.

        • Spencer Walker

          Tmobile is offering 325 off the pixel xl 2 for new customers just throwing that out there

        • Spencer Walker

          Yeah I see your point I just want a 6 inch device lol but tbh I’ll probably keep my nexus 6p for another year

  • krym73

    Because they realized if they charge you more, they’ll have more money to invest in marketing and thats what really sellls a phone even more than modest process.

  • Kevin

    Damn it Google, you just went full Apple again.
    Never go full Apple.

    • ceddy123

      YES THEY DID…AUGH. And my wife wants the Kinda Blue 5″…nope. Only for Verizon!

      • Elt31987

        Device works on all carriers.

    • The One

      …Or Eric Benet ;-)

  • Dark Ages

    Buying one while adding a line is a useless promotion.

  • Ho0n

    Just realized that current customers NEED to add a line to get the promo! Last year, they didn’t have to add a line to take advantage of the promo – back then.

  • 1ceTr0n

    Yeah…… I’ll be sticking with my new Note 8 instead, mkay?

  • donnybee

    Serious question – I have 3 free lines on my account. 2 were part of the Black Friday event last year (2 Lines on Us Event) and the 3rd was part of the following offer they had (can’t remember the name).

    If I add another line for this promo and cancel that line after I get the Mastercard, does it affect the free status of any of my 3 lines/void their promotion?

    • The One

      I am wondering the same thing…

      • Adam Zeldin

        Me too… All it says is “allow 8 weeks,” which makes me think if we wait 8 weeks, you can get the card and then cancel.

        • The One

          I spoke to a salesperson at the store and they confirmed you can cancel without penalty once you receive the gift card.

  • CJNewYork

    Well, Google did 1up the iPhone X by adding aptX/HD codecs, so it’ll sound way better using Bluetooth, especially if you use Bluetooth headphones that also use aptX. No reason this feature isn’t included on the iPX for $1000.

  • CJNewYork

    The Pixel 2 seems to be a very good phone and the pixs from that camera are excellent, but no upgradeable memory and no band 71 support makes it a hard sell when the V30 is such a well rounded phone. The only real advantage for the P2 is the camera and it’s only a slight one at that, from what I can see so far.
    As far as the no headphone jack thing…. that does suck, but it’s actually not that big of a deal because the P2, just like the V30, has aptX/HD codecs, which is at least CD quality for bluetooth. I have bluetooth headphones that works with aptX HD and music sounds really good. Apple really screwed up in this area. My year old V20 has tech that a $1000 iPhone doesn’t have. Really Apple?
    With that being said, there’s still nothing about the Pixel 2 sways me from the V30.

  • Panzer

    First Google lets me down by only selling through Verizon and themselves again and now T-mobile lets me down with this add a line BS. I guess at least it’s not bill credits.

    • Pak T

      So you are upset that when you bring a phone to T-Mobile that they don’t sell themselves that they are not going to just give you free money?

      Keep in mind that these sort of offers are *incentives*, which by definition are giving you something to encourage you to give them something in return, in this case signing up for another line.

      • Panzer

        Yes I’m vehemently upset that a phone I potentially might have bought is now slightly more difficult to buy. Or in the more likely scenario I’m just slightly disappointed that we’re not getting a deal as good as last years as the “incentive” is lesser than it previously was.

    • japonei

      That makes no sense. Why would T-mobile give you money for simply switching phones? I don’t expect Tmobile to give me money if I buy a phone off ebay or non US phone. Unless I’m switching carriers or adding a new line. Am I missing something? Fine print?

      • Panzer

        I take it you’re unfamiliar with the last Pixel/T-Mobile deal?

      • yardie

        You’re missing what they did last year. Go find out and come back please. Till then stfu

  • JG

    So we have to add a new line in order to take advantage of this… Does that make sense? Wouldn’t I have gotten all of the lines I needed when I set the account up in the first place?

    Last year, there was no need to add a new line, all you had to do was activate a Pixel on T-Mobile.

    • Billy_Boy2019

      I’m really glad you remember that from last year, you didn’t need to open a line to get a credit of $13.55 for 24 months! And, now you do, that’s crazy!

      T-Mobile is 100% changing right in front of our faces!

      I think John Legere has done a fantastic job with T-Mobile BUT just like all greats sooner or later you must stand down. Stand down while you’re on top!

      Give that hungrier leader with great ideas a shot! I’ll be available Aug 2019 when I’m retired

  • Brian Correll

    all i can say is bye bye tmobile and hello verizon .

    i can not afford one without the payment plan and google requires to stiff of credit requirements . until tmobile offers one on payments ill be switching all three of my accounts to verizon .

    • MCGTech

      Ditto. I was disappointed after waiting on the U-11 only to see it go to Sprint. I thought we were done with exclusive releases. I settled for the G6 with full coverage and figured on swapping it out when the Pixel 2 came.but noooo it’s going to Verizon.. What next? Can I get the U-11 if the Sprint merger goes through?

    • yankeesusa

      Your switching because you can’t do monthly payments? huh? There is always credit card or finance plan from google directly which is free on finance charges and it’s 24 months versus verizon’s 18 months.

    • bachatero

      I haven’t priced it out completely but you might be in a really good position to switch to Verizon to get the Pixel 2 and after 60 days switch back to Tmo bringing back your Pixel 2 through the carrier freedom program. Verizon might have port in special deals as well. Tmo doesn’t make it easy for existing customers but the Pixel 2 might be worth the trouble.

  • Bklynman

    This is for everyone who miss out on bogo on the Note8,just went on Tmo site,they still have the get buy 1,got 1 free offer 2 note 8,or Gal.8 or the Gal.8+. I don’t think the gifts are still being offer.

  • jetscreamer01

    Too bad it does not have the new band like the v30.

  • yardie

    They need to extend this to existing customers with one line tho. Wtf

  • Tim Smith

    So I have the jump on demand lease program, am I able to buy the Google pixel to XL on the Google Play store and use it as my upgrade for my jump on demand lease program??

    • Sniper1087

      nope it is purchased through google directly, so t-mobile is not leasing it to you and well the offer doesnt qualify either since is for an upgrade. you can however finance it through google directly.

  • Stephan Tchorbajian

    Awesome idea. However, it would be cool if T-Mobile could diversify itself from the pack by offering niche phones such as the newer Nokia, OnePlus, Sony, HTC, and Blackberry handsets. This would definitely allow them to diversify enough to carry a lineup that differentiates itself from Sprint, and Verizon. I personally love the newer LG and Samsung handsets but it gets boring when features like WiFi calling are only available on them and a few select iPhones.

  • Ty Christensen

    We have the max 10 lines so we can’t add anymore but they said my plan does qualify for this promo, we have simple choice 2.5GB per line, I’m surprised they said it qualifies and am skeptical but why couldn’t I just cancel a line and then open it again and tie it to the Pixel 2 and get the $325? Would that work?

    • Sniper1087

      no it would not work, and the problem is that it requires an unlimited data plan, so the 2.5GB of data wont qualify for the offer. not only that, cancelling a line would disqualified you from the offer regardless, thats why is mail in rebate, they check accounts to make sure lines were not previously canceled

  • jim hoch

    how do I get a pixel 2 without paying sales tax in CA and get a qualifying receipt?

    • thepanttherlady

      Go to (or have someone) purchase from a state without sales tax. Find an online retailer that doesn’t charge tax (Amazon “most of the time” doesn’t charge tax).

  • Mad Max

    I’m currently getting the discount for the Pixel XL from last year, i’m getting a new Pixel 2 XL and returning the original to Google for a credit. Will T-Mobile keep giving me the $13.55? it’s been only 12 months. I should have another 12 monthes left.

  • The One

    How did no one know that T-Mobile’s $325 back promotion ended on 11/2/17 – that seems like something TMOnews would’ve mentioned. I feel so robbed!