Google’s latest phones are some of the best it’s ever made, and it sure does help that they’re all notably cheaper than the going rate for the last few years. The Pixel 4a 5G is the one you want if you’re looking for a big screen, and today Google is chopping a whopping $200 off of the price.
What’s the catch? You have to sign up for Google Fi in order to get that discount. And the full $200 discount is only for new subscribers—if you’re already a Google Fi customer, you only get $100 off. That’s still a fantastic deal, since the Pixel 4a 5G is already a good deal at its $499 retail price. And Fi is a very good way to get phone service, assuming you live in an urban area and you spend most of your time on Wi-Fi.
The deal’s full terms also say that you need to port in a phone number from another carrier within 30 days of starting your Google Fi plan—getting a new Google Fi number won’t qualify. And you need to stay subscribed to Google Fi for at least 90 days. If you quit before the 90 days, your credit card will be back-charged for the $200 discount, applied at checkout. Ditto for the $100 offer for existing Google Fi customers.
That’s a pretty swell deal, considering that most of these phone discounts require you to stay subscribed for a year or two. A monthly plan for the $299 charge ($12.46 a month for two years, no interest) is also available. Google says that this discount is only available while supplies last, so go get yourself a new phone.