Itching to get your hands on the Google Pixel 2? Well, you can test one out all you want, thanks to Verizon.
While the new phone by Google is slated to roll out on Oct. 19, the Big Red is giving fans a chance to tinker with Pixel 2 demo units in its stores early on Oct. 12.
Verizon Exclusive Pixel 2 Deal
As everyone knows, Verizon inked an exclusive contract with the Mountain View company to distribute Pixel phones in the United States, and the case is the same with the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
That means the carrier has an advantage when it comes to these phones, and one perk of sorts it got out of the deal is the opportunity to showcase the handsets in its brick-and-mortar stores a couple of days ahead of their official release date.
More than that, a Verizon spokesperson also said that most of Google's smart accessories will be there too, giving testers a chance to try them out and see if it's for them.
Now it's unclear whether every Verizon store will have Pixel 2 demo units, but it's safe to assume that most of them will carry them. At any rate, it would be best to contact the branch in your area beforehand to ask if they do have them so you won't waste a trip.
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Verizon's Pixel 2: The Story So Far
The Pixel 2 is already available for preorder from Verizon, and the 64 GB Pixel 2 will cost $27.08 per month with a two-year installment plan, while the 128 GB variant will be at $31.24 per month. Meanwhile, the 64 GB Pixel 2 XL will hold you back by $35.42 per month, and the 128 GB version by $39.58 per month.
The carrier also has an offer that lets you save up to $300 (applied to your account over 24 months) when you purchase the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on device payment and turn in an eligible smartphone.
To make the deal even sweeter, Verizon is going to give you a Google Home Mini for free too, which will ship out after about two to four weeks of activation.
It's worth mentioning that T-Mobile arguably has a better Pixel 2 deal that will let you shave half the price off the 64 GB model, though. Interestingly enough, it looks like it's meant to undercut the Big Red's offer.