Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a disappear from T-Mobile’s online store


T-Mobile began selling Google Pixel phones last year, adding devices like the Pixel 3a and 3a XL as well as the Pixel 4 and 4 XL to its roster. Recently, though, the phones have been mysteriously disappearing from T-Mobile’s shelves.

The Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a have gone missing from T-Mobile’s online store, following the disappearance of the Pixel 4 XL a couple of months ago. As noted by the folks at 9to5Google, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a are no longer listed in Phones section of T-Mo’s site and Google has been pulled from the list of brands that you can use to filter the devices.

Trying a direct link to Google’s brand doesn’t yield any results and a link to any one of the Pixel phones will redirect you to the main Phones section of T-Mobile’s online store.

Interestingly, Sprint still has several Pixel phones available in its online store. Those include the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and the Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

T-Mobile said in a statement to 9to5Google that it’s still carrying Pixel phones but due to limited inventory, it’s only stocking the phones in physical stores and leaving online sales to Sprint. Meanwhile, sources tell 9to5 that T-Mobile retail stores can’t order Pixel products and that carrier stores are removing Pixel displays beginning next week. Google has said that there’s been no change to its relationship with T-Mobile.

It’s kind of strange to see Google’s Pixel phones disappear from T-Mobile. Google is expected to launch its new Pixel 4a soon and so T-Mo might pull the Pixel 3a to make room for the 4a, but the Pixel 4 is still Google’s flagship and the Pixel 5 isn’t likely to launch until later this year so it’s strange to see it disappear as well.

We did see the OnePlus 7 Pro get pulled from T-Mobile’s online store and then return months later (though it’s now gone again), so it’s possible that these Pixel phones could return at some point. For now, though, if you’re in the market for a Pixel phone you can buy an unlocked model direct from Google.

Via: 9to5Google
Source: T-Mobile

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  • steveb944

    Hopefully it’s due to 4a releasing.

    • marque2

      Google phones of the previous generation go into really tight supply about two months before the new release. Really no point in having a display when the phone can’t be sold.

      • steveb944

        Online display tho?

        • marque2

          Well again, why would you have a picture of a phone just to have a customer click through to “out of stock, This phone is not available at this time, please check again in the future.” That would totally irritate customers – bring about more service calls with customers asking when they are coming in.

          TMobile immediately takes all phones down online when they are not available – unless it is a preorder.

    • JG

      The 4a’s pending release could affect the previous gen 3a, sure… But the 4? They’re different classes, mid-range vs flagship. The 4 is the current gen until October when the 5 comes out.

  • pda96

    Not much interest in Pixel phones from consumers. And rightfully so. Expensive, low quality, and poorly spec’d. What did Google expect?

    • Brandon Robinson

      You forgot to add ugly

      • g2a5b0e

        I literally LOL’d at this comment.

    • dcmanryan

      The Pixel camera has always been the main selling point and is always the best or in the top 3 since realese. No camera in the 3a price point could even touch it and the 3a camera beat every 2018 and most 2019 flagship phones. There’s also the pure Android that you get with Pixel that no other phone can offer. I will take a Pixel any day over a Samsung and their horrendous UI.

      • UniBroW

        Meh, I’m not going to say the Pixel camera is bad by any means but compared to my XS (my kiddos got the 3a) it doesn’t perform nearly as well when I use Neuralcam. Video isn’t even comparable, I wish these “tech reviewers” did more than regurgitate numbers and dive a little deeper.

  • Mike Thaler

    The Pixel 3 was discontinued by Google in 3/20. Don’t know about 3a. Got my 3aXL about 10 months ago

  • Brandon Robinson

    our definitions of top and good are far different

    • Juan Carlos

      What I mentioned is false?

      • Brandon Robinson

        above average camera, poor screen, average battery, outdated audio technology, poor speakers, timely updates (debatable if this a desirable quality) ..again this is just how i rate it, and how you rate it is different than me

  • Brandon Robinson

    i didn’t say it was garbage, just said its not top or good, I have the s20 right now, its a good phone but waayy too expensive, i kinda just bought it because i needed a new phone and could, plus they threw in the new buds for free which i also needed. If I was looking for a phone in this range i would have to go for the galaxy A series because screen quality is my number one aspect that i need in a phone, camera is not all that important as long as its suitable, i would also try and find last years flagships heavily discounted before i bought a midrange phone. I am not a Samsung fanboy,
    I actually cant stand bixby and was looking to get away from samsung when i tried the reg pixel 3

    • Juan Carlos

      Well that’s your opinion, the truth is that line A of the pixels meets 3 minimum requirements, good camera, good battery and good software for the mid-range, said by several youtubers ✌️

  • fyah

    It’s back on T-Mobile

  • the martian ambassador

    The OnePlus 7 Pro is back again at T-Mobile (after disappearing for a couple of weeks) now in both Mirror Grey and Nebula Blue colors !