Buy Google Pixel 4 Or 4XL & Get 50% Back As Google Fi Credit

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Google has launched a new promotion offering 50% back in Fi credit when buying a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL. This is a great deal on a new Pixel phone, although it might be worth waiting until later this week to pull the trigger on this offer in case they drop the price for Black Friday.

Google Pixel 4

The Deal

Key Terms

  • You can qualify as either a new or existing Google Fi customer.
  • To qualify for the Fi credit, you need to :
    • Have active Fi service with the same email you used to purchase the phone.
    • Activate the purchased Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL within 30 days of the shipment confirmation email and remain active for 60 consecutive days (this can be done by you or anyone on your group plan).
  • Activate on a full service plan (i.e., data-only SIMs do not qualify).
  • Offer is valid Nov 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM PST through Dec 2, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST, or while supplies last.
  • For individual plans, limit one per person. For group plans, limit one per group plan member.
  • Offer is only available to U.S. residents 18 years or older, and requires Google Payments and Google Fi accounts.
  • Unless otherwise stated, this offer cannot be combined with other offers.
  • Fi credit is not transferable and is not valid for cash or cash equivalent.
  • If Google Fi determines that this offer is used in connection with abuse, misuse, or fraud, the Fi credit will be voided.  Account must be active and in good standing to receive credits.
  • Void where prohibited.

Quick Thoughts

Google ran an amazing deal for Black Friday last year where you got back 100% of the cost of a Pixel 3 in the form of select travel gift cards. Greg, Nick and I all took advantage of that deal, although I think I’m the only one of us still using a Pixel 3 on Fi. We had some dead spots in the mountains of West Virginia recently, but other than that I’ve been happy overall with the coverage we’ve had around the country this past year.

This new offer isn’t quite as good as last year’s. Well, it’s exactly half as good seeing as it’s 50% back rather than 100%, but 50% back as Fi credit is still a great deal if you were planning on buying a Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL and don’t need to pay in installments.

Having said that, bear in mind what happened last year. They offered something like 50% off the Pixel 3 which proved to be fairly popular, but then a day or two later they came out with the 100% back offer. It might therefore be best to wait a few days to see if this offer improves as it’s due to last until December 2, albeit with the caveat that it’s while supplies last. Alternatively, pay for the phone with one of the few cards that still offers price protection and make a claim if the price drops. I’ve never made a price protection claim and so I doubt they’d accept a claim where Google offers 100% back in Fi credit, but I’m sure one retailer or another will offer a cheaper price on the Pixel 4 or 4 XL on Black Friday.

One of the nice features of this offer is that it’s available to both new and existing users. If you’re new to Fi, you can get $20 when being referred. Here’s my wife’s referral code – I think she gets $20 off her bill if you use her referral.

h/t Doctor of Credit

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I purchased the Pixel 3XL last year and got the $1,000.00 credit. I just purchased the Pixel 4XL (128GB) in October. They will not give price protection so I am out of luck it appears. Been a FI customer for over a year ever since I bought my pixel 2.

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The bad thing is that you are basically locked to Google Fi for about a year or so. I really liked it when I travelled internationally, but I switched to Verizon prepaid ($35 for 6 GB, tethering allowed) and that service is so much better where I actually live. I would suggest knowing what kind of coverage T mobile and/or Sprint have in your area before buying because you could be locked in for a while.

Old number is with Google voice, so I can reactivate Fi for any future intl trips.

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There’s an offer for $200 off an unlocked Pixel 4 at store.google.com that does not have the Fi service requirement, but it doesn’t look like you can stack that with the fi.google.com offer, as they are different ordering systems.

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Hi Stephen,

By any chance do you have the copy of the terms and conditions you have attached here? I am trying to fight a dispute with google fi. The original terms and conditions they had on Nov 28 (and the Nov 24 snapshot of yours) did not have the first sentence as “Get 50% back in Fi credit with the purchase and activation of Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL from fi.google.com after your first 60 days of service.”. Instead it had it is mentioned above in this page. I bought the phone from google store (as it was running an offer) for my wife who you was already using fi service. But they are refusing to offer the credit as this was purchased by google store. Now, they are sending me links which has the condition “from fi.google.com” attached to it which I am sure they must have updated after I placed the order. I have no way of proving this to them. Trying to see if I can exactly show them what was there on their site on the given day. Tried archive.org crawler but it didn’t have the page archive. Incase you have any archive that could support my version of the story it will help me. I could save a few hundred bucks here. Would really appreciate any help/suggestion on this.

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