John Legere, Chief Executive Officer, explains via T-Mobile’s website: “(Verizon) claims the Pixel is ‘exclusive’ – just like they claim to have a better network. I’m here to tell you it’s all B.S.!” Customers are free to bring their device from whatever company they bought it from, including Verizon, although the carrier recommends customers buy their devices from the Google Store. The deal is triggered when new customers activate a new line of voice service, or existing customers add a line of voice service on most plans. Once this has been established, the customer needs to visit T-Mobile’s online Pixel 2 redemption website, and from here, the company will rebate ‘up to 50%’ of the value of the recommended retail price of the entry-level Pixel 2 with 64GB of onboard storage. 50% of the Pixel 2 equates to $325, but T-Mobile’s website is clear to explain that this amount is not guaranteed.
Customers with devices on back order still qualify for T-Mobile’s offer, providing that the handset was ordered during the promotional offer period. This will be a limited time deal, but T-Mobile has not said when the offer will expire. As such, if you are buying the Google Pixel 2 and have been considering joining the T-Mobile carrier, you should certainly act sooner rather than later. Customers have thirty days to use the redemption website from the day the program begins.
As well as T-Mobile’s jab at Verizon’s network, the carrier also explains that Google’s new Pixel 2 family of devices supports some of the latest LTE network enhancements, including three carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. These technologies are designed to accelerate the connection speed, and not all smartphones, devices or carriers offer the technology. Furthermore, the Google Pixel 2 supports T-Mobile’s 700MHz spectrum and native Wi-Fi Calling, should customers need this.