Google's regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL are on sale at a cool $300 discount with installment plans

Google's regular Pixel 3 and 3 XL are on sale at a cool $300 discount with installment plans
As great a value the mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL are offering for folks on tight budgets (with or without trade-ins, monthly installments, or upfront carrier activation), it's pretty obvious the higher-end Pixel 3 and 3 XL still have their fair share of fans among so-called Android purists.

Then again, it's getting increasingly harder to justify the purchase of the two more powerful models at list prices of $799 and $899 respectively when the lower-end phones come with the same phenomenal rear-facing camera, stock Android experience, and even an added headphone jack, fetching as little as $399 and $479 in 5.6 and 6-inch sizes.

Interestingly, while the "regular" Pixel 3 duo has been discounted fairly often before the 3a and 3a XL saw daylight, no new deals cropped up after the worst kept secrets in the mobile tech industry's history were finally confirmed and officially detailed. But now Best Buy is shaving a cool $300 off the two's regular prices with monthly installment plans and new lines of Sprint service or new accounts altogether.

Sprint is one of the carriers that only recently started selling the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, joining forces with T-Mobile to expand the appeal and reach of two previously Verizon-exclusive devices. Instead of paying $33.30 a month, new Sprint customers and those looking to add a line to an existing account can cough up just $20.80 a month for two years at the time of this writing and receive the Snapdragon 845-powered Pixel 3 with a 5.5-inch no-notch screen. 

That amounts to a grand total of around 500 bucks, while the notched 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL is available for $26.21 a month (down from $38.71), roughly equating to $630 after 24 payments. The discounts are offered in the form of $12.50 monthly bill credits, which technically means you still need to pay the usual installments before getting quite a bit of money back in the long run.

Check out the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL deals here


 

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3 Comments

1. tokuzumi

Posts: 1794; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Whenever I see these "huge discounts on Pixel", I know I can't take advantage of it since I'm on a prepaid carrier. But I save a dump truck full of money by not paying for a contract style plan, so I'm not worried.

3. tntwit

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

We are testing out prepaid on one line to see if we can move away from Big Red's "generous" pricing plans. I am finding out that you can save on the service, but pay more for the phones with prepaid, or save on the phones but pay more for service and be locked in for 2 years (even though its "no contract") with the bill credits. Overall, it still seems cheaper in the long run to separate the phone from the service by going prepaid and buying the phone unlocked somewhere else.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 772; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Not bad!

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