Here’s where you can buy the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google, Best Buy, and B&H are giving $100 gift cards to Google Pixel 3a buyers

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Google’s newest phone brings the camera prowess of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to a more acceptable price. It’s called the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and while the new phones may compromise on build materials and internal components a little, it still has what everyone loves about the Pixel range: Supersmart camera tech, Google Assistant, and a range of other clever software features.

You may be wondering where you can get the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL for yourself. Thankfully, there are a range of options. You can buy the phone unlocked and use it on your preferred carrier, or you can get it straight from your carrier, which might mean good deals and payment plans.

Here’s everything you need to know about buying the Google Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL.

Unlocked

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The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are available unlocked straight from Google, and that’s good news for those that simply want to own their phone outright. The device is relatively affordable too — you will pay $399 for the standard Google Pixel 3a, or a slightly more expensive $479 for the Google Pixel 3a XL. The phones can be bought directly from the Google online store — and if you buy them from Google, you’ll get a $100 gift card to the Google Store. You have to be signed in to your Google account when you make the purchase to get the gift card, which will expire on August 31, 2019.

Google isn’t the only one offering $100 gift cards to customers. For example, if you buy from B&H Photo, you’ll get a $100 gift card to the B&H Photo store, and if you buy from Best Buy, you’ll get a $100 gift card to Best Buy. The offers end on May 18.

Carriers

Unlike previous Google Pixel phones, the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL are both available from a number of carriers. In fact, there’s really only one major carrier that the Pixel will not be available on — AT&T (but it will work on the network). Here’s everything we know about carrier availability of the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

AT&T

As mentioned, AT&T is the only major carrier that’s not offering the Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL. That said, you can buy the phone unlocked and use it on AT&T — so if you’re on AT&T and want the device, that’s what you’ll have to do.

Sprint

Sprint will be offering the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both online and in stores, with availability beginning on May 8. Pricing for the phones on Sprint can be found below.

  • Google Pixel 3a: $31.07 per month, including $11.07 per month for the phone itself on a Sprint Flex lease, and $20 per month for Sprint’s Unlimited Basic plan.
  • Google Pixel 3a XL: $34.40 per month, including $14.40 per month for the phone itself on a Sprint Flex lease, and $20 per month for Sprint’s Unlimited Basic plan.

T-Mobile

T-Mobile is offering the the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL starting at 9 p.m. PT. The phones will be available both online and in-store. Pricing for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL on T-Mobile is as follows.

  • Google Pixel 3a: $400, or $16.67 per month for 24 months.
  • Google Pixel 3a XL: $480, or $20 per month for 24 months.

Verizon

Verizon is offering the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both online and in stores. Pricing for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL can be found below.

Verizon also has a deal going for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL — for a limited time, you’ll get $100 off a new Pixel 3a if you add a new line or switch to Verizon.

US Cellular

US Cellular is offering the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL online, and the phones are both now available. Pricing for the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL can be found below.

  • Google Pixel 3a: $400, or $13.30 per month for 30 months.
  • Google Pixel 3a XL: $480, or $15.96 per month for 30 months.

Visible

Visible will be offering the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL online, but the phones won’t be available from Visible until June. Pricing for the phones is as follows.

  • Google Pixel 3a: $408, or $17 per month for 24 months.
  • Google Pixel 3a XL: $480, or $20 per month for 24 months.

Visible has also said that it will be sharing more information about deals and savings on the Pixel 3a closer to the release date.

Updated on May 7, 2019: Google, Best Buy, and B&H are offering $100 gift cards to customers.

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