Not only were the Pixel 4
and 4 XL possibly the most leaked Android phones in history, but to top it all off, one third-party retailer jumped the gun and kicked off US pre-orders
shortly before Google actually unveiled its latest high-enders
As it turns out, though, it may have not been particularly wise to purchase the Pixel 4
or Pixel 4 XL
early from B&H Photo Video, as the retailer just one-upped its own introductory deal. Starting today, October 25, and until November 7, you can get both a free $100 e-gift card and $100 Fi credit with either of the two aforementioned stock Android-running handsets in your paint job and storage variant of choice.
Initially, B&H offered the same $100 digital coupon alongside a complimentary Mint Mobile starter pack with Pixel
4/4 XL pre-orders, which was itself a pretty decent launch promotion. But this second one is significantly better, at least for those willing to try out the Google Fi
wireless service. To qualify for the $100 credit, you must be an entirely new Fi customer without any prior experience whatsoever activating phones on the Google-owned MVNO combining Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular's networks for top-notch nationwide coverage.
You'll also need to activate your brand spanking new handset on a full service mobile plan by November 21, with your complimentary credit automatically applied to your subsequent monthly bill or bills after completing all the necessary steps. In case you're wondering, this is the exact same gift you'll be receiving if you buy the Pixel 4 or 4 XL directly from Google Fi, but let's not forget the $100 e-gift card B&H Photo Video is adding to the deal.
We could argue this is an even better, more straightforward special offer than what you can get at Best Buy right now
. Or pretty much anywhere else
, for that reason. The only minor inconvenience is most Pixel 4 and 4 XL versions are currently listed as shipping in "end of Oct 2019." Of course, November 1 is next week, so you may not have to wait very long to receive your Clearly White, Just Black, or even Oh So Orange device powered by a vanilla Android 10 user experience. Prices still start at $799 for the baby Pixel 4 and $899 as far as the jumbo-sized model is concerned.