Buy the Pixel 6a for just $199

Ahead of the release of Google’s latest A-series Pixel smartphone, I shared my thoughts on how and why the Pixel 6a could very well shake up the budget smartphone market. In that post, I pointed out that it really all comes down to price. We knew Google’s Tensor-powered mid-range phone would deliver most of what we love about Pixels and you’d still get all the goodness of the AI-powered camera experience.

While I was crossing my fingers that the new Pixel 6a would cost just under $400, I’m not naive and wasn’t surprised when the latest phone in the Pixel family launched at the very affordable price of $449. $ ($499 for Verizon and AT&T due to added mmWave). Either way, the Google Pixel 6a is a solid device with a great price tag and it’s perfect for those who want a Google-centric smartphone with a great camera without the flagship price tag. Check out Robby’s hands-on to see why the Pixel 6a is a great phone for those looking for the Google experience on a budget.

Now, buying the Pixel 6a comes with some trade-offs. You only get a 60Hz display, it doesn’t have wireless charging, and…well, those are really the big omissions when you’re picking up the Pixel 6a over its more premium siblings. I would say that the average consumer might not even notice the 60Hz display, so it’s not a big deal when we’re talking about budget devices. Wireless charging is also a nicety you’d only really expect when you’re buying a high-end device, not a phone well under $500.

All that to say the Pixel 6a is well worth the $449 MSRP but guess what? You can throw that price out the window because right now you’re buying Google’s latest budget smartphone for just $199 and it doesn’t require trading in another device. To get this deal, you’ll need to visit or your local Best Buy store. Don’t worry, this promotion applies to all four major carriers plus Google Fi. Your price will depend on the carrier you are with and whether you are upgrading or adding a line or not. Either way, the maximum you’re going to pay is $299.

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So what’s the problem here? Really, there is no catch. You just need to pay for your new Pixel 6a and activate it immediately through your current carrier or activate a new account with one of the available carriers. For example, an existing T-Mobile customer like me can add the Pixel 6a to my cart and by adding a new line to my current account, I’ll get the phone for $199. If I wanted to upgrade a current line, the price would be $299. Best Buy will walk you through the process of logging into your carrier account and boom, you’re about to score a killer Pixel phone for $300 or less.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on a new Pixel device but can’t bring yourself to spend more than $600, this is the deal you’ve been waiting for. Now, there are still great deals through most carriers that will get you some serious savings on the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, but this Pixel 6a discount is undeniably as good as the phone itself. Check it out at Best Buy and grab yours before this deal is over.

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