You don’t have to wait for Black Friday 2017 bargains to grab a new smartphone for cheap. Those who have been considering to buy the Google’s Pixel 2 or XL 2 may now do it 50 percent cheaper at Verizon. Sounds great, doesn’t it? There’s one detail though. In order to get the rebate, you need to trade in your existing smartphone. The rule here is pretty simple the more valuable your handset is, the more money you may save on this deal.
Verizon has just announced a new trade-in offer on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL allowing you to get the phones for a half price.
Released this fall both Pixel 2 phones are surely one of the most powerful devices currently available on the market. They are praised for their advanced display and stunningly sharp optics. But, as usual with high-end devices, such quality has to come at the cost of a premium pricing.
Verizon’s new trade in promo
If the price was the main reason for your postponing the purchase decision, this could be a game changer as Verizon announced an offer which may catch your attention. The Big Red allows its customers to purchase the Pixel 2 or its XL sibling along for a half price. How to benefit from the deal? You need to trade in your existing smartphone, but it has to be on the list of the promo qualified devices.
The list of phones you may exchange for a rebate is long and includes mostly top brands. You need to know that the amount of the discount depends on the phone’s model you want to trade in. The fresher and more advanced it is, the higher rebate you will get.
For example, phones like the Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, LG G6, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z2 Force, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7, or the Galaxy S7 Edge allow its users to get a 50 percent discount. Meanwhile, in exchange for the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, LG V20, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or the Galaxy Note 5 you may be granted with a 35 percent discount. And if you willing to trade in your Apple iPhone SE, HTC One M9, LG G4, LG V10, Moto Z Play, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge or the Galaxy S5, you may decrease the Pixel 2 or XL 2 pricing by 25 percent.
How does the deal work in practice?
No matter how tempting the rebates may look like at first sight, note that it’s simply one of those semi-sneaky deals available only if you trade in an equally valuable phone. Plus, you won’t get the rebate in a form of a prepaid credit card, instead the 50% discount will be spread over 24 months to make you stick with the carrier for long. It’s a typical sale policy. Since the days of a traditional 2-year contracts are over, carriers try to keep their subscribers loyal to their services in a more veiled way tempting them with a 2-year device payment contract.
In practice it means that if, for example, you trade in a Moto Z2 Force for the 128GB Pixel 2, you will be subject to a 50 percent discount, reducing the phone’s pricing to $325. But the $324.99 rebate you will receive will be divided into 24 even payments, each worth $13.54.
In other words, the Verizon’s latest deal is only good for those who are bored with their iPhone 7 or the Galaxy S8 and simply want a new gadget they want to get busy with.