Now you can purchase the Pixel 4A from Google for simply $9 per 30 days over 24 months as a part of the brand new Google Fi cellphone subscription program. That month-to-month price 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 can too elect so as to add in a $6 per 30 days machine safety plan, that means your month-to-month subscription price is $15. That safety plan covers as much as two incidents of unintentional injury and one loss or theft declare in a yr. (Loss and theft alternative isn’t obtainable to New York state residents, nonetheless.) At $15 per 30 days 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 price.
However should you had been hoping you can join this subscription, not get a safety plan, after which repay the machine in full to avoid wasting greater than $100 on a Pixel 4A, that’s not an choice — you lose the low cost on the cellphone should you pre-pay your remaining steadiness forward of time, in response to Google’s phrases for the subscription.
And regardless of falling underneath the Google Fi branding, the subscription doesn’t embrace a Google Fi mobile phone plan, that means you need to purchase a Google Fi Versatile or Limitless plan individually to make calls or use wi-fi knowledge. If you happen to’re already a Google Fi subscriber, although, the cellphone subscription price shall be added to your month-to-month Fi invoice, in response to Google’s phrases.
Proper now, the one cellphone you should buy by way of the subscription is the Pixel 4A; you may’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 digital camera, good battery life, and good software program, so relying on what you want, it might be a fantastic choice to contemplate — particularly with this new subscription plan.