Today, Google opened pre-orders for its latest mid-range phone, the Pixel 6a, which comes complete with the power of Tensor. Here’s where you can pre-order the Pixel 6a in the US, besides the Google Store, and where you can get the best deals.
Where to pre-order the Pixel 6a
With the Pixel 6a, Google has managed to take the AI prowess of its flagship Pixel 6 and put it into an even more affordable package at $449, which is sure to attract a lot of customers. The traditional place to pre-order a new Pixel phone is through the Google Store, which even offers 10% off store credit to high-level Google One subscribers. But it’s always a good idea to shop around to see what deals are available and which might make the best sense for your budget.
Google Pixel 6a is unlocked
Where buying a $1000+ flagship phone may not be feasible for many, buying an unlocked Pixel 6a for $449 is easier and gives you the freedom to switch carriers at will. For those who don’t care about mmWave 5G, it will also be cheaper to buy an unlocked model, as some carriers only offer the mmWave variant of the Pixel 6a for $499 – $50 extra.
Conveniently, the Pixel 6a is available for pre-order from a decent handful of retailers in the US. Some retailers, like Best Buy, are also offering customers a free set of Pixel Buds A-Series with the purchase of the Pixel 6a.
- Amazon – Free Pixel Buds A-Series
- Best Buy — Free Pixel Buds A-Series, pre-orders open soon
- Target — No offer announced
Verizon Wireless Google Pixel 6a prices, pre-order benefits
The folks at Verizon are welcoming the Pixel 6a — with full support for Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network — and the Pixel Buds Pro with open arms and steep discounts. New customers who sign up for one of Verizon’s 5G Unlimited plans can get the Pixel 6a for free, in the form of 36 months of advertising credit. Meanwhile, existing customers can take $100 off the price of the Pixel 6a, used over the same 36-month period.
Additionally, any Verizon customer who buys a Pixel 6a is entitled to a $100 discount on the Pixel Buds Pro, effectively making them half price. Likewise, the carrier is offering up to 40% off Pixel 6a accessories when you buy multiples.
AT&T Google Pixel 6a prices, pre-order benefits
While AT&T was a little late to the game, launching pre-orders a few hours after other carriers, they still have a competitive offering for both new and existing customers. With no trade-in required, you can pre-order the Pixel 6a from AT&T for just $2 per month, applied as a bill credit over 36 months. Meanwhile, AT&T Business customers can get the new Pixel for just $0.99 with a two-year contract.
T-Mobile Google Pixel 6a prices, pre-order benefits
The Google Pixel 6a is also available for pre-order through T-Mobile, with the carrier offering it for free on a new line (over 24 months of bill credit). Or you can take as much as $300 off the phone (also via bill) with qualifying trade-ins. On top of that, T-Mobile has an exclusive deal with Google One, which offers 500GB of storage for $5/month or 2TB plus unlimited Google Photos for $15/month.
Google Pixel 6a prices, pre-order benefits with other carriers
Beyond the big three, there are a few other carriers that offer the Pixel 6a to their customers, often including financing options built into your phone bill.
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