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The Pixel is the first smartphone that’s “Made by Google” and it appears to be performing very well ever since it was released a couple of months ago. Google is selling this handset unlocked and off-contract via the Play Store but it has made it exclusive to Verizon in the United States. There’s nothing stopping someone from buying it from Google and using it on T-Mobile. Magenta has been taking advantage of it and it appears that the carrier is going to bump it up a notch and starting displaying the Google Pixel in its retail stores.

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Google has given Verizon exclusivity on the Pixel which means no other carrier can sell it in its stores. However, since the handset works perfectly on T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network, Magenta is giving customers half off the Pixel’s price in the form of bill credits, all they need to do is activate the device on T-Mobile.

According to a new report, T-Mobile is going to start displaying the Google Pixel in its stores even though it won’t sell the device in the store or online. If a customer inquires about the phone, the salesperson would direct them to the Play Store or Best Buy where they can get the device unlocked and off-contract. The customer will also be informed about T-Mobile’s Pixel promotion and hopefully that would be enough to convince the customer that they need to bring their Pixel over to T-Mobile.

T-Mobile hasn’t officially announced that it’s going to do this but the report suggests that this might be made official in the near future.

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5"
  • 1920x1080
  • AMOLED
  • 441 PPI
12 MP
  • f/2 Aperture
2770 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
4GB RAM
  • MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • None
Price
~$199 - Amazon
Weight
143 g
Launched in
2016-10-01
Storage (GB)
  • 128
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