Google Pixel 3 might come to T-Mobile, ending Verizon exclusivity

Joanna Estrada
April 16, 2019

Starting with the first Pixel in 2016 and continuing with the Pixel 3 series a year ago, Google's smartphones have been sold exclusively on Verizon (and Google Fi if you want to count that) in the United States. Following that report, Android Police's own sources independently confirmed to them that T-Mobile will not only sell the Pixel 3 but the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as well. No other details are given, so it's unclear when the launch might happen, but there is said to be some evidence that T-Mo is gearing up to sell the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

If true, this could give the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL a broader life beyond Verizon customers or those who have bought it unlocked. Specifically, Google may have struck a deal with T-Mobile to offer the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the carrier's stores, giving consumers one more option when it comes to obtaining one. That suggests T-Mobile could have more Pixel phones in the future. Of course, that's wouldn't be a complete surprise since both phones are already compatible with T-Mobile's network, so the only issue was the Verizon exclusivity.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER