By Joe Paonessa Sep 25, 2017
Google has launched a new trade in program for those interested in picking up a Pixel device. The trade in program will offer customers who own select devices up to
$388 (updated 9/28/17) $410 for their old phone.
The 32 GB Pixel which is out of stock normally sells for $649 or $27.04/month with device financing, while the 128 GB variant goes for $749, or $31.21/month with financing.
The 32 GB Pixel XL sells for $769 or $32.04/month with financing while the 128 GB is $869 or $36.21/month with financing.
If you've got the right phone to trade in, you can get a new Pixel for about $264. Of course, if you are considering a trade in, you'll probably want to wait until next week when Google announces its next generation of Pixel devices at which point you can trade in your old Pixel for a new one.
Devices Eligible For Trade In
Google will accept the following devices for trade in:
- Nexus 6: $35-$80
- Nexus 5X: $82.50-$115
- Nexus 6P: $113-165
- Google Pixel XL $162-$410
- Google Pixel $150-$360
- LG G6: $35.20-230
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5: $61-150
- Samsung Galaxy S7: $52-$150
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: $40.40-$175
- Samsung Galaxy S8: $59.60-$305
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: $66-$345
- iPhone 6: $35-$143
- iPhone 7 Plus: $68-$388
- iPhone SE: $30-$143
Google is offering a range of prices for each device depending on which carrier version you have and what condition the device is in.
In order to get the maximum amount of $388 for a trade in, you must have a 256 GB iPhone 7 Plus Verizon variant in pristine condition. If you've got a cracked screen you can still trade in your device, and in the case of the 256 GB iPhone 7 Plus Verizon variant, you could get $201.50 for it.
Although the trade in value offered for each device may not be the best deal around, it's nice to see a non carrier offer a trade in program for a high end unlocked device that also has device financing available. That way you have the option to purchase a device on an installment plan without feeling locked into a carrier and what may not be the cheapest cell phone plan around for your needs.
Joe is the founder of BestMVNO.com. He started BestMVNO in 2013, because like many of you, he was unhappy with the high price he was paying his wireless provider for cell phone service. After researching how to cut costs on his phone bill, he came across the terms 'MVNO' and 'prepaid wireless', and learned there was a way he could keep using his favorite network without having to pay a premium price for it. Since then, through BestMVNO.com, Joe has been sharing his research about MVNOs and prepaid wireless so that others can learn how to save money on their own phone bills. Joe's current provider is T-Mobile Prepaid. For inquiries Contact JP