Google Fi is now providing a brand new method to purchase telephones: a subscription plan. As an alternative of shopping for a tool outright, now you can join a two-year contract, tack a couple of bucks onto your month-to-month invoice, and get a cellphone to go along with your service plan.
You could have one whole gadget to select from, the Pixel 4a (not the Pixel 5?). The fundamental contract is $9 a month for 2 years ($216 whole), which is able to get you a Pixel 4a (MSRP $349) that’s “yours to maintain” on the finish of the plan. From there, Google imagines you may maintain paying the subscription price and choose up a brand new gadget, with the corporate proposing that you simply “improve to a brand new Pixel after 2 years.”
There’s additionally an non-obligatory “gadget safety plan” for one more $6 a month that Google says will “defend towards unintentional harm, loss or theft (besides in NY), and out-of-warranty mechanical breakdown.” That $6 a month will not truly get your cellphone repaired if one thing occurs, nonetheless—there are deductibles on prime of that. For the Pixel 4a, Google says it is an additional $49 for a display alternative, $79 for a mechanical breakdown, and $99 for a theft alternative. Google is primarily pitching that you simply choose up the service plan with the cellphone, which works out to $15 a month for 2 years, a complete of ($360).
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