T-Mobile launching Pixel 4 switcher and trade-in deals


The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will officially be available from T-Mobile on day one, and to celebrate, T-Mo is launching a couple of deals on Google’s new phones.

First up, T-Mobile is offering a free Pixel 4 or up to $800 off a Pixel 4 XL. To get this deal you’ll need to switch to T-Mobile, trade in an older Pixel phone, and buy a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL on an Equipment Installment Plan. You’ll then get 24 monthly credits of $33.34 each to cover the cost of your new Pixel.

Here are the Pixel devices that qualify for this trade-in deal:

Pixel 4 “On Us”

  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Up to $500 off a Pixel 4

  • Pixel, Pixel XL

If you’re not able to switch to T-Mobile, you can still get up to $300 off a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL via trade-in credit and rebate when you trade in an eligible device and buy a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL on EIP. The devices that are eligible for this trade-in deal include:

Up to $300 off

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, OnePlus 6T, Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note 9

Up to $200 off

  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, LG V40, LG G7, LG Q7, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy S7 series, Galaxy Note 8

T-Mobile will be selling the 64GB Pixel 4 in Just Black and Clearly White color options for $0 down and $33.34 per month for 24 months, or $799.99 full retail. The 64GB Pixel 4 XL will also be available in Just Black and Clearly White, and it’ll cost $99.99 down and $33.34 per month for 24 months, or $899.99 full retail. JUMP! On Demand customers will pay $0 down and $35.45 per month for 18 months for the Pixel 4, while the Pixel 4 XL will be $99.99 down and $34.45 per month for 18 months.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be available for pre-order from T-Mobile’s online store starting at 9:00 pm PT tonight, October 15th. They’ll launch online and in stores on October 24th.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • joelfreak

    So if you have a Pixel XL, you are out of luck if you are a current customer?!

    • RealLifeJasonBourne

      Looks like. Their deals for the 3a/aXL were much better – though not necessarily sustainable.

  • LockesKidney

    Why is one plus 6t worth $100 less than a 6

    • PiCASSiMO

      Saw that too… I think it’s a typo.

    • Alex Wagner

      Got those numbers from T-Mobile, but yeah, those two should probably be swapped.

    • Alex Pilaia

      Love my 1+6… dont see any reason to trade in for a $599 Pixel. :)

    • JJ

      More resale value because of headphone jack.

    • tendoboy1984

      Misprint most likely.


    Wished I can get something for my wife’s V20. Should have jumped on the Pixel 3a bandwagon earlier this year. Now it will be back-up phone when I pass down my OnePlus 5T to her and pick-up something else.

    Sad to see a 2-year old king (Samsung Galaxy Note 8) that cost $930 when released in September 2017, now is worth $200 in a trade. Compared that to a four (4) year old iPhone 6s that cost $650 at launch.

    • Bklynman

      Well the N8,was lil behind anyway. Unless I miss it,it only came with 64 gigs,if there was one with 128,I didn’t see it. If you do quick serach on ebay,they go for anywhere from about $250-300.

  • Praisedeath

    I had to reach out to our offline team to find the answers to this.
    Every release of a new device is a little different and I see that JOD is not being offered as part of this preorder unfortunately.
    I know that is not what you were hoping for but by the time the device is actually released we might have that option. ^DavidBradford

    From T-Mobile support on facebook

    Preorder starts at midnight (eastern time) with T-Mobile

  • Max

    Awful “deals” for current customers….

  • JJ

    Pixel 3a gets no love…

    • Andrew Singleton


  • Des

    Are the rumors true of a pixel 4 5g? if so, why not wait?!?!?!

  • Mike91270

    I have an LG V30…no discount for me via T-Mo….Might look at switching to Xfinity Mobile. 3 people here at work have it and are quite satisfied with service and monthly billing.

    • It’s fantastic. I been selling the crap out of it. So excited we will be selling this phone too

  • pda96

    $300 for a Note 9? I don’t think so. Pass. Bring on the 4a XL.

    • Bklynman

      I am with you,why would anyone trade in N9,with 128 gigs,for a phone with 64? Of if you have N9 with the 256 gigs,who would do that?

  • alfonzso

    What about Oh So Orange? :(

  • Praisedeath

    My name is Adrian and it’s nice to meet you. The Pixel does look awesome and we would love to see you with one. I do have some good news for you. This is fresh off of the presses. The Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL are eligible for JUMP! On Demand beginning October 16. Orders placed on October 15 will not be eligible. So if you want to reach out to us sometime tomorrow we should have that showing in our system and we can get you some pricing. DoesDoes that sound good? ^AdrianAlbright

  • JohnnySocko

    Wow — so if you switch and trade in a Pixel XL, you’ll get $500. If you’re a current customer with a Pixel XL, you get…nothing? (You lose! Good day sir!)

    I so regret missing-out on that trade-in deal for the Pixel 3a. My daughter has an old Pixel, and I tried really hard to convince her to trade it in for a 3a, but she just said, “Nah, I like my phone.” Cut to a few months later, and now it’s giving her problems (degrading battery). Sigh…

    • What’s even worse is how much better Verizon’s deals for their existing customers is. Whereas T-Mobile is giving $200-$300 on a very limited selection of phones, Verizon is giving a full $450 on a much bigger selection of phones, including the original Pixel XL. So frustrating.

  • Carlos Martinez

    I don’t see the 200 off with pixel 2 xl or LG g7 trade , am I missing something.

  • L M

    64GB = $899.99 for the XL???!! ARE YOU KIDDING?? The iPhone 11 is a way better buy. So disappointing… I was willing to give Google a chance but at these prices there is absolutely no chance I’m buying. Ridiculous.

    • tendoboy1984

      An even better buy is Galaxy S10E for $750 with 128GB storage. The iPhone 11 starts at $700 with 64GB storage and is $750 with 128GB storage

    • alfonzso

      You get $100 off at Amazon. But yeah, I agree they’re a bit overpriced. Apple has the better hardware, but I do prefer Google’s ecosystem. If you are concerned about price, look at the mid-range Android phones from Nokia, Samsung, Huawei, etc.

  • dcmanryan

    Looks like I’ll just wait until April again and hopefully but the XL 128gb for half off again. Best deal of the year by far.

  • Vinny

    T-Mobile is only offering the Pixel in 64gb option, Forget About It T-Mobile. That is Pathetic.

    • Peter Smith

      I was just ranting about this. I mean c’mon. apps nowadays just take up too much space. I also download videos and audio tracks frequently. I like this phone but I just don’t know if the storage is enough for me. 128gb would have passed

      • alfonzso

        I’ve used smartphones since the SonyEricsson P800 and I have yet to pass 45GB in storage.

        • Vinny

          Maybe so, Try to sell that device when or if you’re ready to update. Everyone will be looking for the 128 version. Even AT&T has the 128 version available. The worst part of this is T-Mobile was the first Carrier to sell the very first Google Phone. Now Google is playing games.

        • alfonzso

          Google cares about data, services, AI…..not advancing hardware.

          I always sell my phones when I upgrade, and have never had any problems selling my <=64GB versions.

        • That may be true for selling a phone directly, but have you noticed that the carrier trade-in deals don’t differentiate on storage? The lower storage, and therefore originally less expensive, phones get the same amount on trade. So if he’s trading in the phone and doesn’t need the storage, he may actually come out ahead by having bought the lower storage phone.

        • Kent108

          Absolutely irrelevant.

          Next you’re going to argue that it’s OK for a $300K Ferrari to max out at 45 mph because you drive like a half-blind grandmother.

        • alfonzso

          Not irrelevant at all….and I’m pretty sure Google has data to back their decision. Just like how Apple omitted manual controls in their camera app. That said though, we all have different needs/wants. And the top speed is not the reason I’d buy a Ferrari.

        • Kent108

          Not just irrelevant, but rude: somebody talks about their requirements in a phone, and your response is to imply that they’re somehow at fault because you don’t have the same requirements.

          Google has priced the Pixel 4s as competitors to flagship phones, so the fact that the phone — at least in one respect — lacks flagship-level specs is absolutely a valid criticism even if you don’t use it. Nor does it matter that Google surely has its reasons. It doesn’t matter whether you drive fast or not: there is something fundamentally WRONG with a $300K Ferrari that maxes out at 45 mph, and there is something fundamentally wrong with a flagship phone in 2019 that only has 64GB.

  • tendoboy1984

    An even better buy is Galaxy S10E for $750 with 128GB storage. The iPhone 11 starts at $700 with 64GB storage and is $750 with 128GB storage.

  • tendoboy1984

    And people say iPhones and Galaxy are overpriced? At least they offer high end phones with 128GB storage for $750.