Buy a Pixel 2 XL from Google, get $200 back and a free 18W USB-C charger

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T-Mobile has never officially sold Google’s Pixel phones, but T-Mo has encouraged its customers to bring their Pixels onto its network in the past with special offers. T-Mobile’s #BYOPixel offer for the Pixel 2 is no longer being offered, but Google is now running a deal of its own.

The Google Store is now offering $200 back when you buy a Pixel 2 XL with Google Store Financing. With this financing, you’ll pay for the Pixel 2 XL over 24 monthly installments. The $200 statement credit will appear on your account within two billing periods.

The Pixel 2 XL is priced at $849 for the 64GB model and $949 for the 128GB version. Google is currently selling the device in Just Black and Black & White color options.

Also of note is that the Pixel 2 XL is sold unlocked. It includes support for LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66 and it’s been confirmed to support T-Mobile LTE Advanced technologies like 4×4 MIMO, 3x carrier aggregation, and 256 QAM.

The fact that you can’t buy it from T-Mobile may turn some people off of the Pixel 2 XL, but if you don’t mind that, then the Pixel 2 XL is worth considering if you’re in the market for a new Android phone. Not only does it have a high-end spec list, but becaue it’s a Pixel phone from Google, you’ll get software updates much faster than most other Android users. Google has said that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are guaranteed to get Android version updates and security updates through October 2020.

In addition to this $200 back offer, Google is giving an 18W USB-C power adapter to anyone who buys a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Simply add both a Pixel phone and the power adapter to your cart and the cost of the power adapter will be deducted from your total.

Both of these offers run through March 31.

Source: Google Pixel 2 XL, Google 18W USB-C power adapter

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  • Sayahh

    Is it waterproof?

    • Jason Caprio

      Yep. IP67 rated. I’ve had my Google Pixel 2 XL since release (Late Oct. 2017) and I absolutely LOVE it. The best phone I’ve ever had. Beyond amazing camera, blazing fast performance, ridiculously long battery life, NO BLOATWARE, and always latest Android updates!!!!

  • Dominimmiv

    Advantage: No carrier bloat and speedy updates.
    Disadvantage: No band 71, almost 6 months old.

    Where my $ went to: Samsung

    • Philip

      You cant do video to another T-mobile video user with this.

    • Ver

      I’m bothered by the no band 71 and the no SD slot. I could live with the latter.

    • Ver

      This is so close. I think I like the camera better on the Pixel 2 rather than the s9

      • Kareem J. Lanier

        I’ve heard this but can’t be proven. although you will find tons of Youtube videos (google) showing the camera is better and many others showing it’s overrated.

        • Ver

          What bothers me about the s9 is in the pictures I examined it appeared to be to over sharpened and a lot of blown highlights. If you look closely you will see little halos from the sharpening process. If there was a way to control this… If you wanted to blow one of these pictures up for print it would be quite obvious.

  • B Brad

    Anyone got this to work? They were sold out of the chargers when I looked. The loan process seemed unusually long, 3-4 days with email 1-2 weeks without. They warn that late fees can e as high as $28 which seems pretty extreme for a $40 ish payment.

  • bkat11

    Depends on what you use your phone for…very nice camera, very plain Jane user interface with zero features beyond plain Android. Kinda plays catchup when it comes to bugs and it took a few releases to activate all the features but yeah timely monthly security updates but as far as OS releases not as far ahead as made to believe. I loved the phone but it wasn’t to my taste

  • The One

    They must have more inventory this year than last year. The original Pixel never went on sale until the new one was announced – even then, it was only discounted by $50. This is a much better promotion. Does it also apply to the smaller Pixel 2? I missed the T-Mobile promotion by 1 day – which would have saved me $325 and ended up paying full price for this phone, and now, it’s $200 less?!? Darn, my timing sucks.

    • Jan VanDerziel

      Yes but you may have never gotten you promotion from T-Mobile. They are notorious for finding ways to not give it to you. I would advise not buying a phone from T-Mobile

      • The One

        That doesn’t deter me – I’ve been a customer for years and never had any issues getting my promos or credits applied in a timely manner. But regardless, this phone isn’t sold by T-Mobile. I would’ve bought it directly from google and used it on T-mobile for the credit. I just hate that I paid full price for a phone that has had such great sales before and after I purchased it. #FAIL

        • Jan VanDerziel

          It took me 6 months to get half the money they owed me on 2 phones and many hours on the phone. The customer service gives you a name and number but you can’t reconnect to same person . And if you get mad enough to quit you have to pay off your device in full like any other carrier with a contact contract. Also tried to switch plans to save, ended up paying more

      • DILAW IDDAHLA

        I agree with you, but that’s why you record the phone calls and never give up. They tried to give me the run around on a promotion i qualified for but instead of 8 weeks it too like 16 weeks. I was calling almost every other day until i got it. Even when they finally gave it to me, the supervisor made it sound like she will just give me a credit of $450. Until today if i ever call for an issue where they overcharge me, they tell me “looks like we once gave you a large credit.” I have had multiple bad experiences with T-Mobile with trade in which one too 8 months before i got the trade in value and not processing the promotions on time. But i always call and speak to at least 3 agents to check if i qualify for a promotion and record the conversations

    • DILAW IDDAHLA

      You know this discount Google is offering for 3 reasons. #1) Samsung just came out with the S9, #2) the pixel 2xl had a bad launch such as the multiple issues with the screen. #2 caused#3 which is lots of returns which caused large inventory. The pixel 2 xl to some is a failure for Google. Great phone, but the partnership with LG was a mistake

  • Ty Christensen

    This is a good deal, last month they had a targeted deal for 20% off for current/previous Nexus owners. It’s about time we start to see some deals on the Pixel 2 XL, they were so stingy on the original Pixel as far as deals go it was ridiculous.

  • SirStephenH

    $100 for a simple increase in storage from 64Gb to 128Gb is ridiculous. It’s just Google either, they’re all guilty.

    • Kareem J. Lanier

      I just don’t trust Google.

  • Mike Thaler

    TM customers buying new phones should only get ones that have all of TM bands. My guess next Pixel will have them.

    • yochanan

      It does. It has the same bands as every T-Mobile phone sold right now except for the very few new ones that launched with Band 71 support.

      • Mike Thaler

        I know the LG V30 and I’m sure the S9 have Band 71. A year from now 71 will be extremely important for TM –both to expand new coverage and improve present coverage. Since Google’s Project Fi uses TM as its primary carrier (Sprint is secondary) — it would seem to me the Project Fi phones would all, soon, carry all of TM’s bands.

  • vrm

    Not a big fan of Google devices- battery hogs. I experienced severe battery drainage even after turning off background data and notifications on every app possible (except the phone and SMS app). Google wants to continue spying even after I power off the device.

    I used to think that Google devices would have better s/w support- sure they do and they support Google’s agenda not mine. I get excellent battery life with Xperia devices and Motorola is also very good. They also offer great s/w support- I still get updates for my 3 year old Xperia model !