Now you can purchase the Pixel 4A from Google for simply $9 monthly over 24 months as a part of the brand new Google Fi cellphone subscription program. That month-to-month value means you’d pay simply simply $216 for the cellphone, a considerable financial savings over its $349 upfront worth. After you’ve made all 24 funds, you personal the cellphone.
You may as well elect so as to add in a $6 monthly system safety plan, that means your month-to-month subscription value is $15. That safety plan covers as much as two incidents of unintentional harm and one loss or theft declare in a yr. (Loss and theft substitute isn’t out there to New York state residents, nonetheless.) At $15 monthly over 24 months, you’d pay $360 for the Pixel 4A over the course of the subscription, which is barely $11 greater than the cellphone’s typical $349 upfront value.
However should you have been hoping you possibly can join this subscription, not get a safety plan, after which repay the system in full to save lots of greater than $100 on a Pixel 4A, that’s not an possibility — you lose the low cost on the cellphone should you pre-pay your remaining stability forward of time, in response to Google’s phrases for the subscription.
And regardless of falling below the Google Fi branding, the subscription doesn’t embrace a Google Fi cellphone plan, that means it’s important to purchase a Google Fi Versatile or Limitless plan individually to make calls or use wi-fi information. For those who’re already a Google Fi subscriber, although, the cellphone subscription value will probably be added to your month-to-month Fi invoice, in response to Google’s phrases.
Proper now, the one cellphone you should buy by the subscription is the Pixel 4A; you possibly can’t purchase the brand new Pixel 5 or Pixel 4A 5G (which don’t even come out within the US till subsequent week). However my colleague Dieter Bohn discovered that the Pixel 4A has a very good digicam, good battery life, and good software program, so relying on what you want, it might be an incredible possibility to think about — particularly with this new subscription plan.