In general, I don’t think much about smartphone payment plans. Unless you get a sweet deal from the carrier, they may not save you any money. And if you̵
All said, these payment plans I can worth it if you find the right deal. Here’s a quick look at Google’s latest offeringwhich I don’t really mind:
The new Google Fi subscription plan is not bad (for a slightly older phone)
If you’re looking for a new pixel, it’s worth considering a new installment payment offer from Google Pixel 4a. This mid-range Android smartphone may not surprise you with its features compared to, say, Pixel 5 or a competing smartphone like Samsung’s S20 FE, but Google’s offer is great if the 4a will serve as a decent upgrade to your older Android phone. (Don’t worry about the lack of 5G; you will be fine.)
Google’s offer reduces the regular price of the phone from $ 349 to $ 216. To secure the discount, you will need to switch to Google Fi-as-you-use-it Google Fi – a pretty good way to save a little money compared to a conventional subscription. operator – and pay the device in monthly installments of $ 9. (If you increase payments to $ 15 per month, Google’s subscription plan too throws device protectionminus all service fees you have to pay for repairs.)
In addition, Google will allow you to upgrade your phone in two years – probably as long as you continue to pay the same monthly fee to take advantage of everything the company has to offer at the moment. Otherwise, you can just keep your Pixel 4a and pay no more fees than the cost of Google Fi.
You still have to pay for Google Fi
Google Fi is charged separately in addition to your monthly phone payments and comes through one of two plans (prices are per line): Unlimited plan for $ 70 / mo for all the data, calls and texts you want, or a base of $ 20 plan, which charges you $ 10 for a gigabyte of data you use. On the plus side, Google charges the exact amount for what you actually used; you don’t buy a “piece” of data and then lose money if you don’t end up using it all month.
Honestly, I loved my time with Google Fi, especially in those months when I wasn’t a big data pig – like my whole pandemic life at home. I was looking to upgrade from the damn Android and to get away from paying my carrier a whole fortune for data, I would consider Google’s offer. I would really think if Google refused a deal for its Pixel 4a 5G or Pixel 5, but the Pixel 4a isn’t too worn out if you’re upgrading something ancient.