Google Fi now offers a new way to buy phones: Subscription plan. Instead of buying a device outright, you can now sign up for a two-year contract, charge a few dollars on your monthly bill, and get a phone that matches your service plan.
You have a whole device to choose from, Pixel 4a phone (Not the Pixel 5?). The base contract is $ 9 a month for two years ($ 216 total), which is what will get you Pixels 4A (MSRP $ 349) which is “YOURS TO KEEP” at the end of the plan. From there, Google imagines you will continue to pay the subscription fee and get a new device, as the company proposes to “upgrade to a new Pixel after two years.”
There’s also an optional “Device Protection Plan” for another $ 6 a month that Google says it willProtection against Accidental damage, loss or theft (except New York), and mechanical breakdown is out of warranty. “Your phone won’t actually be fixed if something happens at $ 6 per month, but there are discounts on top of that. For Pixel 4a, Google says It’s an additional $ 49 for a screen replacement, $ 79 for a mechanical breakdown, and $ 99 for a theft replacement. Google is mainly seeking to choose the service plan with the phone, which comes to $ 15 a month for two years, for a total ($ 360).