Google's Travel-Friendly Pixel 3 Available for $300 Off
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The Google Pixel 3 is one of the best Android devices available, especially for travel. The Pixel 3 might even sway an iPhone user to ditch their Apple mobile device.
Ahead of the new Pixel 4's release, Google is offering its Pixel 3 for $300 less than usual. Google's latest generation Pixel 3 is now on sale starting at just $499 plus tax, while the larger Pixel 3 XL is on sale for $599 plus tax. The phones usually start at $799 and $899 respectively and come unlocked, allowing users to pick their preferred carrier. The Pixel sale runs through September 28, 2019.
The Pixel 3 works with Google Fi, Google's mobile service. Google Fi is widely considered to be one of the best mobile carriers for travel. Google Fi starts at $20 per month for unlimited talk and text with data starting at $10 per gigabyte. What makes Google Fi especially appealing for travelers is the lack of roaming fees. When you use your Pixel 3 on Google Fi, you won't pay additional fees to use your mobile data in over 200 countries.
If like many travelers, you like to capture photos during your trip, the Pixel 3 is widely considered the best smartphone for photography. TPG's own Zach Honig used his Pixel 3 to capture stunning low-light images for a tour of United's Boeing 787-10 cabin.
While Google Fi offers its own protection plans, there are numerous credit cards that also allow you to protect your device should you damage or misplace your Pixel 3. When you use a credit card that offers mobile device protection to pay for your monthly phone bill, the device protection will kick in. Here are a few top credit cards that offer mobile device protection for situations such as the following:
- iPhone XS water damage on the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card
- LG Nexus 5X motherboard failure on the Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Apple Watch cracked screen on The Platinum Card® from American Express
Google is set to unveil the tech giant's new flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4, sometime this fall.
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