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Deals can’t get any better than free smartphones. Especially so when they’re brand new smartphones.

Google recently unveiled the Pixel 8a, and if you weren’t willing to spend a lot of money on the regular 8-series smartphones, this phone might be what you’re looking for. It’s almost identical to its bigger siblings as far as hardware goes, while cutting on other corners such as the camera, the screen, and the battery.

It’s a mid-range phone, but probably one of the better mid-range phones your money can buy. Or, if you want to get it through T-Mobile, it can even be free. It can’t get better than this.

T-Mobile announced that the Google Pixel 8a, Google’s latest mid-range phone, would be available through the carrier starting May 14th through both physical T-Mobile stores and online. What’s interesting here, however, is that customers can take advantage of several offers, including receiving the Pixel 8a free under specific conditions.

To receive the Google Pixel 8a free, you can either add a line to most T-Mobile plans, or trade-in an eligible device on Go5G, Magenta, or ONE. Business customers can also receive the device for free with a device trade-in on the Business Unlimited Select plan. It’s worth noting, that plans as far back as the ONE plan are eligible.

There are a list of eligible trade devices at different values, shown below. Interestingly enough, some of the values of the eligible devices are under $100 on the used market, making this a fantastic deal for some.

$500 off

  • Samsung Galaxy: S9, S9+, S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, Note9, Note10, Note10+, Note10 Lite, Note20, Note 20 Ultra S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, S21FE, S22, S22+, S22 Ultra, S23, S23+, S23 Ultra, S23 FE, Z Fold2, Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Z Flip4, Z Fold4, Z Flip5, Z Fold5
  • Apple iPhone: 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro,13 Pro Max, 14, 14 Plus 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro
  • OnePlus: 10 Pro 5G, 9 Pro 5G
  • Google Pixel: 8, 8 Pro, 7, 7 Pro, Fold
  • Moto: razr+ 2023

$250 off

  • Samsung Galaxy: S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 edge, S7 active, S7 edge duo, S8, S8+, S8 Active, A32, A32 5G, A51, A51 5G, A52, A52 5G, A53 5G, A54 5G, A70, A71, A71 5G, A21, A23, A14 5G, A15 5G, Z Fold, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, Note8
  • Apple iPhone: 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, SE 2nd Gen, X, XR, XS, XS Max, SE (3rd Gen)
  • OnePlus: 7T, 7T Pro, 7T Pro McLaren, 8T, 8T+ 5G, 85G, 8 Pro 5G, 9 5G, 10T 5G
  • Google Pixel: 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5a 5G, 5, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7a
  • LG: Wing, Velvet, V50 ThinQ, V60 ThinQ
  • Moto: razr 4G, razr 5G, Moto Edge, Edge 20 Lite, Edge 20 Fusion, Edge 2021, Edge 5G 2022, Razr 40

The Pixel 8a leverages T-Mobile’s 5G network with standalone four-carrier aggregation for faster speeds. It also offers the latest Google AI features, including tools for photo and video editing, along with productivity and safety enhancements. As we alluded to before, it’s basically the same thing as the Pixel 8, but cutting just the right corners to make it more affordable.

Make sure to check out the offer now on T-Mobile’s website.

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