Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL are now available from T-Mobile

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Right on schedule, Google’s Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL have launched at T-Mobile.

T-Mo is selling the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in Just Black and Clearly White color options, while the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available in Just Black. All four phones are equipped with 64GB of built-in storage.

Pricing for the Pixel 3a is set at $0 down and $16.67 per month for 24 months ($399.99 full retail price), while the larger Pixel 3a XL will set buyers back $0 down and $20 per month for 24 months ($479.99 FRP). The Pixel 3 is priced at $79.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($799.99 FRP) and the Pixel 3 XL is $179.99 down and $30 per month for 24 months ($899.99 FRP).

The Pixel phones will not be available through JUMP! On Demand at this time.

T-Mobile is offering up to $400 off any of the four new Pixels when you buy on EIP and trade-in an existing device. That means you could get the Pixel 3a for free if you’ve got a qualifying trade-in. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the discount is doled out via monthly bill credits.

Here are the devices eligible for trade-in with this deal:

  • $400 trade-ins: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30/30+ and V40, LG G7 ThinQ, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6T
  • $200 trade-ins: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy S7 series, Galaxy Note 5, LG V20, LG G6, OnePlus 6
  • $100 trade-ins: iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, Galaxy S4 series, Galaxy S5 series, Galaxy Note 4, LG G4 and G5, LG V10, OnePlus 5 and 5T

T-Mo says that this trade-in deal will be available for a limited time, but there’s no announced end date right now.

For details on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL’s specs, you can check out our post from earlier today. Now that Google’s Pixel phones are officially available from T-Mobile and there’s a deal on them, are you going to buy one? If you do, let us know which model you’re picking!

Sources: T-Mobile Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

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  • vinnie

    Full coverage of all bands? I know the Verizon version missed a few

    • MisterListerSir

      LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71

      Looks like they’re all there.

      • SirStephenH

        Only need 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, and 71 but damn it’s beautiful to see such band support in a phone.

  • steveb944

    Just picked up a 3a at Best Buy for the $100 gift card.
    My mom is going to try to trade in her OG Pixel XL for 3a XL for $80.
    I may trade in my LG V20 for a 3a XL for $280. I just really want to see what OnePlus releases and what offers they give.

    To wait for OnePlus or not to wait, that is the question.

    • PiCASSiMO

      On a similar boat. My wife has a V20 that she’s not happy with and I have a 5T that I was thinking of passing down to her. So if we can get $200 for the V20… she would be happy with either the 3a or 3aXL, or just my 5T.

      Sadly… I didn’t think that my 5T is worth only $100.

      • steveb944

        My sister was considering upgrading, but they’re giving nothing for OnePlus devices.

        Hopefully next week we’re better off for the 7/ 7 Plus.

      • Acdc1a

        $200 for a V20? Get the 3a for half price. I wouldn’t have to think about getting$200 off.

      • Android_God

        $200 for the v20 is a fantastic deal!

  • David

    Picked mine up last night at BB also…looks good,looking forward to diving into this week!

    • MisterListerSir

      a or axl?

      How’s the performance so far? What device did you come from?

      • David E

        Got 3a,came from XR..not bad performance for mid range phone

      • Acdc1a

        I bought the 3a. Performance is great. The XL is REALLY tall. I actually went in for the XL and left with the regular model instead.

        • MisterListerSir

          Cool. I’ll have to take a look at both.

          Thanks!

  • THXULTRA

    Sucks the pixel 3 and pixel 3xl aren’t on JOD. JOD was great when it launched but T-Mobile keeps taking away from the program. Used to be no money down now requires a down payment. With this deal better off going to google and getting one unlocked so if you get tired of T-Mobile you can take it to another provider.

    • MisterListerSir

      …unless you have a device you can use to get it for free with bill credits. :)

      (My family is getting two of them basically for free from Tmo.)

      • THXULTRA

        Ya I wanted a pixel 3xl but thinking I will just get a 3a xl from google. I have a old iphone 6 plus sitting around that I can trade in to google and get a pretty good trade in price for. Will still be a couple of hundred but not too bad. Can keep my iphone xs max then also I guess but no need for 2 phones either…

        • MisterListerSir

          Not bad.

          Daughters are basically swapping an OG Pixel and an S8 straight up at TMo for the 3a, shouldn’t cost a dime. (if i can talk them out of their silly upgrade fee…)

          I’ll probably buy my aXL outright.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          Well, you still have to pay the taxes and the sim card fee especially if you are doing it at the corporate store. Corporate stores never waive the SIM card fees in my area.

        • MisterListerSir

          Don’t need a sim card and have no issue with paying the taxes.

          It’s the “upgrade support charge” I hope to get around. :)

        • THXULTRA

          Upgrade Support charge is a complete racket. You get out of that if you buy direct from google also.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I am with you on that and I never needed any of the sim kits, but the corporate store always forces them on their customers. I remember one time speaking to the store manager and I told him that I have over 4 brand new sim cards that I have never used and he insisted that to sell me the phone (new phone was seeing $600) I have to buy the sim kits. When I told him that I won’t pay not take it, he wouldn’t sell me the phone. This is a corporate store too and I have been to 3 corporate store and they all have the same policy. Whether you want the sim or not, you will pay for it. It ends up being$26 I believe

        • MisterListerSir

          That sucks. The store I use exclusively is a corporate store, but they have never tried to pull that kind of crap with me. They’ve almost always let the fee slide as well.

          …I should probably mention I have a family of 5 and we get new phones/devices like we’re addicted to ’em and we’ve been on T-mobile since before the un-carrier shtick; so they really, really like us.

        • DILAW IDDAHLA

          I have been with T-Mobile for almost 15 years back when it was VoiceStream I think it was called. I know the 3 corporate stores all are under the same region manager and I believe it’s their region management that enforce this stupid requirement. The best offer I have gotten was when 1 of the store managers told me “pay for it, then call T-Mobile to give you a credit to your account for the same amount you paid for the sim kit”. I think it’s just a way to generate money. The sim kit probably costs T-Mobile no more than $1

        • Acdc1a

          Call ahead of time and they’ll throw you a $20 credit. Not ideal, but I’m batting 1000 doing it.

  • Moodkilla8

    I just spoke to a tmobile rep and I was told the pixel 3 and 3xl is on JOD 79.99 for the 3 and 179.99 for the 3xl

  • DILAW IDDAHLA

    I am not sure if trading in my Pixel XL for a 3a (tax and sim card fee will come out to around $50). My pixel XL was purchased last year and it was brand new. Mine Pixel XL is in mint condition.
    I heard mixed reviews on the 3a and 3a XL on their performance and build quality. I am not sure if it’s a smart move to trade my Pixel XL for a 3a/3a XL. What do you guys think?

    • It’ll get updates for longer, but it’s not much different otherwise.

      • Ty Christensen

        I’m in the same boat. My Pixel 5″ was purchased brand new in Jan 2018 and is in mint condition. It’s running fine except for GPS issues lately. The Pixel 3a is better than the OG Pixel but doesn’t have free unlimited original quality Google Photos like the other Pixels. If you have an OG Pixel it’s probably worth the upgrade to a 3a in my opinion especially with this TMo deal since I have no intentions of leaving TMo in the next two years or probably ever but if you have a Pixel 2 or OP5 or OP6 or 6T then it’s not worth it. I’ve read that the Snap 670 is better than the Snap 821 on the OG Pixel but it’s not better or the same as an 835 on the Pixel 2. 3a isn’t using Corning Gorilla Glass either but these are the sacrifices for the price point.

    • JohnnySocko

      I’m in the same situation too! I bought my wife a BNIB (brand-new-in-box) Pixel XL on eBay last year, and I’m debating whether to take advantage of this deal. Her phone works flawlessly, so I don’t know if we “need” to spend $80 on an upgrade to the 3a XL. On the other hand…only $80 for a brand-new Pixel!

      Last year I also bought my daughter a used Pixel, in decent condition but not BNIB. This decision is somewhat easier…I can do a one-for-one trade on that used phone and walk out with a brand-new Pixel 3a with a warranty.

      Only thing I don’t like about the 3a series is the front being black instead of white. Nitpicky I know, but I really like how the white hides smudges (especially the way my daughter treats her phone, lol).

      • Acdc1a

        Full support of all current bands is reason enough to get the 3a XL. That said, you may find the 3a has a large enough screen for you and get a FREE Pixel.

        • SirStephenH

          The 3a and 3a XL don’t support 4×4 MIMO, 256 QAM, License Assisted Access, and carrier aggregation though, making data speeds quite a bit slower than the 3, 3 XL, and most other medium to high end phones made within the last couple of years.

    • SirStephenH

      The 3a models will be slower than your existing Pixel, both in processing and data speeds. You’d also be downgrading to a 1080p screen.

  • I’m waiting for the 4. For now, my 2 XL is fine.

    • Jason Caprio

      Same here. My Pixel 2 XL is running like a champ. Still amazing performance, battery life, and the camera keeps getting better! I’m hoping the 4 XL has no notch or cut-out hole.

      • Acdc1a

        The 3a XL has no ugly notch so I’m guessing that will be the design language going forward. I took advantage of the $100 trade-in from a very old iPhone 5s that’s been in my drawer for years. So far I’m impressed by the 3a. The XL as far too tall for my taste.

  • Alex Pilaia

    Who in their right mind would trade in an excellent 1+6 (SnapDragon 845, 8GB RAM, Android Pie) for $200, and have to shell out an additional $200 for the Pixel 3a (SnapDragon 670, 4GB RAM, Android Pie)???? This makes absolutely NO SENSE Tmobile!! You should be giving me a Pixel 3a and an additional $200 to trade in my 1+6. Not that I would ever chose the Pixel 3a for a 1+6.

    • Acdc1a

      My very old iPhone 5s for $100? I didn’t have to think too hard.

      • Alex Pilaia

        Well, I would give up any iphone for any $$ to jump to a Pixel, let alone a lower end Pixel.. :)

        • SirStephenH

          I would give up any iPhone for any $$ to jump to an Android.

  • dave

    Just buy a pixel from e bay for $50.00 trade it in for a pixel3a to t mobile sounds like a deal to me?

  • Android_God

    $400 for an lgv30 is outstanding. I believe the normal trade-in amount is like $90.

    I was giving this some serious consideration and then the reality hit me that the pixel XL would still cost me $899!!!

    Then I saw reviews of the phone indicating it has a lot of bugs, a butt ugly chin, and a gigantic notch.

    I then laughed wholeheartedly for 5 minutes realizing that I avoided being a complete sucker in purchasing this from T-Mobile!

    • pda96

      Hehe. Who the hell would pay full price for a Pixel 3/XL anyway? It’s starting to get a bit long on the tooth. Smart move on your part.

    • Acdc1a

      You could always take a free 3a or seriously discounted 3a XL. Not as much processor but at least it’s not an LG…

      • Status

        Doesn’t LG manufacture the Pixel line? It’s possible that I’m incorrect, though.

        • Acdc1a

          Nope, Foxconn

        • Alex Pilaia

          They Used to. But since Google Purchased HTC, they now make their own hardware…

    • Alex Pilaia

      YUPP.. If you are looking for a new phone, give the 1+6 or 1+6T a shot. MUCH cheaper, and you will not be disappointed…

  • JJ

    Pixel 3xl at $900 With all the issues that it’s having that google has admitted and is still working to fix? You are better off with an s10e or s10. Or just wait to see what kind of deals they will do on the exclusive oneplus 7 coming through tmobile.

    • SirStephenH

      If you offer an alternate choice then you offer an equivalent or as close as you can get. All Samsung phones are polar opposites of Pixels and not in a good way.

  • beachtrax

    Seems Google has an iPhone trade in plus you also get $100 card to Google online store. $200 for iPhone SE is the least.

  • 250kisnotrich

    Are the tmobile pixels unlocked?

    • MisterListerSir

      Nope.

  • SirStephenH

    Eh. I’ll hold out another year or so for a phone with 5G sub-6GHz support.

  • nathan118

    I have 2 OG Pixels lying around. $400 for each sounds AMAZING. Have to do this in store?