Google will sell you a $349 Pixel 4A for $216 over two years

You can now 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 substantial financial savings over its $349 upfront value. After you’ve made all 24 funds, you personal the cellphone.

You may also elect so as to add in a $6 monthly machine safety plan, which means your month-to-month subscription value is $15. That safety plan covers as much as two incidents of unintentional injury and one loss or theft declare in a 12 months. (Loss and theft substitute isn’t obtainable 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 simply $11 greater than the cellphone’s typical $349 upfront value.

But if you had been hoping you may join for this subscription, not get a safety plan, after which repay the machine in full to save lots of greater than $100 on a Pixel 4A, that’s not an choice — you lose the low cost on the cellphone if you pre-pay your remaining stability 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 cellphone plan, which means you have to purchase a Google Fi Flexible or Unlimited plan individually to make calls or use wi-fi knowledge. If you’re already a Google Fi subscriber, although, the cellphone subscription value will be added to your month-to-month Fi invoice, in response to Google’s phrases.

Right now, the one cellphone you should buy by way of the subscription is the Pixel 4A; you can’t purchase the brand new Pixel 5 or Pixel 4A 5G (which don’t even come out within the US till subsequent week). But my colleague Dieter Bohn discovered that the Pixel 4A has a good digital camera, good battery life, and good software program, so relying on what you want, it may very well be a nice choice to think about — particularly with this new subscription plan.

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