50% Off Pixel 2 Offer Stacks with T-Mobile’s 55+ Plan

I’ve not seen any deal site mention the fact that T-Mobile’s 50% off pixel 2 promo stacks with 55+ plan. In fact, a few of them go out of their way to list 55+ plan as ineligible for 50% off pixel 2 promo. It isn’t a surprise because even T-Mobile’s twitter gave me a runaround before confirming this deal. I also got a confirmation  from a T-Mobile store agent but even the said agent had to call in to confirm the deal.

What is 55+ plan?

It is T-Mobile’s cheap yet unlimited plan for a customer of age 55 or more. You may read more about it in my T-Mobile 55+ Plan is a BEAST! post.

What is 50% off pixel 2 promo?

Now bring your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to America’s best unlimited network, get a voice line, and we’ll give you back up to half the device cost! Limited-time offer. Via prepaid card worth 50% of Pixel 2 64GB MSRP.

https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/google-pixel-2-offer

The reality is that this 50% promo is simply a $325 off on any new pixel 2 device. In other words, after rebate pixel 2 64 GB (retail price $649 excluding tax) will cost $325  and pixel 2 XL 64 GB (retail price $849 excluding tax) will cost $525.

The above website does a good job of explaining steps to the promo but for the sake of completeness I’ll reiterate them anyway:

  1. Get a pixel 2: Buy an unlocked Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL at Google Play, Best Buy or Verizon. You must be the original device owner, so devices purchased from 3rd party sellers (eg: Craigslist or eBay) are not eligible.
  2. Buy a T-Mobile SIM and Plan: qualifying plans are T-Mobile One and Simple Choice Unlimited, and 55+
  3. Go to www.t-mobile.com/promotions and use code “17PIXEL2HALF” within 30 days of receiving the device
  4. Within 6-8 weeks, you’ll receive a prepaid MasterCard for $325

How did 50% off pixel promo stack with 55+ plan?

I recently switched over my existing T-Mobile plan to 55+ plan so my 1st line is obviously not going to qualify but my second line (which costs an additional $10 by the way) will qualify. The unfortunate thing of the matter is that most with 55+ plan probably already have two lines and the only way for them to add a new line is to get out of the 55+ plan.

Is this a good deal?

Yes but you’ve to qualify for it. The reality is that most who’re familiar with 55+ plan probably already have two lines in the plan and won’t qualify for the promo within 55+ plan.

Now, if you’re going to go through this, remember to buy Pixel with credit card that has a price protection (unfortunately not available on Amex) and extended warranty feature. I personally used Citi AT&T Access More card because

  • price rewind may come handy during black friday and holiday sales
  • +2 year extended warranty
  • 3x TYP won’t hurt

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