Verizon gets U.S. carrier exclusive for Pixel 3, but T-Mobile says it is the fastest for your Pixels

Verizon gets U.S. carrier exclusive for Pixel 3, but T-Mobile says it is the fastest for your Pixels
Thanks to T-Mobile, we can now tell you that Verizon will once again have the U.S. carrier exclusive on the latest Pixel handsets. These will be the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both expected to be unveiled tomorrow morning. T-Mobile let the cat out of the bag by disseminating a press release today, imploring those buying a new Pixel from Verizon to bring it over to T-Mobile for a better Pixel experience.

T-Mobile is taking advantage of a recent Speedtest.net survey showing that not only does it have the fastest 4G LTE network in the states, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both run fastest on T-Mobile. The nation's third largest carrier has been deploying the 600MHz low-frequency spectrum it paid $7.9 billion for during last year's FCC auction. These airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher-frequency spectrum.


T-Mobile says that after you buy your new Pixel tomorrow from Verizon or Google, bring it to T-Mobile or Metro by T-Mobile to receive Un-carrier benefits like Netflix on Us for families, T-Mobile Tuesdays, and more. For more information about bringing over your own phone to T-Mobile, click on this link.


source: T-Mobile

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Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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14 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

Carrier exclusivity with Verizon + ugliest design ever on a smartphone (Pixel 3XL) confirms DOA status for the Pixel 3/3XL.

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Not really news Verizon has had the carrier exclusive on the Pixel its entire existence

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m aware of that. I just thought Google would have been smarter this time around.

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

From what I gather Verizon has been a very good partner for them. So why change whats working.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22520; Member since: May 28, 2014

What works for Verizon isn't necessarily what's in the best interest of the consumer.

2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I'll never buy a pixel. Bring back nexus

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Literally the e act same thing,just different name

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Literally the e act same thing,just different name

3. chbanks512

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

Why in God's name is Google doing a carrier exclusive???..... WTH???

5. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

You can still buy unlocked.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1268; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Cool, I'll buy from Verizon and after 3 months port to t-mobile and they will pay my phone off.:)

6. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Why the hell is Google still doing carrier exclusives?

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2276; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Ok TMobile...if you say so...

12. thxultra

Posts: 473; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I can't believe google would do a carrier exclusive. I wonder how many sales they lose because of this. Unless the phone is ground breaking no one is going to switch carriers for a certain phone anymore.

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