Verizon gets U.S. carrier exclusive for Pixel 3, but T-Mobile says it is the fastest for your Pixels
by Alan Friedman / Oct 08, 2018, 7:30 PM
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.
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2915 mAh
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Carrier exclusivity with Verizon + ugliest design ever on a smartphone (Pixel 3XL) confirms DOA status for the Pixel 3/3XL.
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 7:40 PM 2
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Not really news Verizon has had the carrier exclusive on the Pixel its entire existence
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 11:10 PM 0
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I'll never buy a pixel. Bring back nexus
posted on Oct 08, 2018, 8:10 PM 1
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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.
posted on Oct 09, 2018, 7:33 AM 0
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