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Press Release -- November 1st, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Yes, It’s True! Google Pixel Works on the Sprint Network Too!

Don’t believe the hype – Pixel is not exclusive to Verizon’s network so why pay more? Switch to Sprint and save 50 percent off most current competitor rate plans or choose the best unlimited rate plan among U.S. carriers

There seems to be a lot of buzz lately about which U.S. carriers can support the hot, new Google Pixel smartphone. Let’s be clear. Pixel and Pixel XL, the first smartphones designed and marketed exclusively by Google, have been available for activation on the Sprint Network since they debuted.

Don’t get fooled into thinking Pixel only operates on Verizon’s network. Sprint has tested and certified Google Pixel on the Sprint Network – it works great! Best of all, customers who switch to Sprint can save 50 percent off most current competitor rate plans and T-Mobile doesn’t have the best rate plan pricing if you are looking for two lines with unlimited data.

Here are the easy steps to use Pixel on the Sprint Network:

  1. Buy your unlocked Google Pixel at an authorized retailer or the Google Store.
  2. Buy a SIM kit online at or visit a Sprint store near you.
  3. Choose any Sprint rate plan and activate your device by bringing it with the SIM kit to a Sprint store near you or call 1-866-275-1411.

\It’s that simple. You can activate Google Pixel and lots of other unlocked devices on the Sprint Network including iPhones, iPads, Nexus devices and more. . Bring your own device and take advantage of a variety of amazing Sprint offers including 50 percent off most competitor plans and the best price for unlimited data plans. Go to to learn more.

Switch to Sprint and Save
Customers can switch to Sprint’s super-fast LTE Plus Network and save 50% off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile standard rate plans.1 Customers who switch get 50% off most current competitor rate plan prices, with AutoPay, and enjoy savings until Dec. 31, 2018. And Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line via a Visa Prepaid Card after phone trade-in and online registration2.

Sprint offers the best price for unlimited as Unlimited Freedom is the only plan that gives customers two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for $100 a month. Unlimited Freedom is simple and straightforward with no access charges or hidden fees. A family of four can get Unlimited Freedom for just $40 per month per line. Unlimited Freedom includes unlimited mobile optimized streaming videos, gaming and music, and unlimited 4G LTE data for most everything else.3 For those customers who prefer even higher resolution streaming, Unlimited Freedom Premium delivers up to HD-quality streaming experience for video, music and gaming. Customers can select premium resolution streaming on Unlimited Freedom Premium for $80 a month for one line or $140 a month for two lines.

The Sprint LTE Plus Network, which combines a rich tri-band spectrum portfolio with LTE Advanced features such as carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming, is available in 250 markets across the country. Sprint’s network reliability now beats T-Mobile’s and performs within 1 percent of AT&T and Verizon according to Sprint’s analysis of the latest drive test data from Nielsen.4 In addition, according to J.D. Power, a leader in independent industry benchmark studies, Sprint “ranked second for wireless network quality performance in five out of six geographic regions of the U.S.”, which includes the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic (tie), Southeast, Southwest, West regions, in its 2016 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study – Volume 2.

1 Discount applies to base monthly service plan only. Savings with $5/mo/line AutoPay discount applied within 2 invoices. Discount does not include competitor promotional or sale price. Carriers’ features differ. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover, and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. International features differ. Applies to Verizon Plan 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 30, 40, and 50GBs; AT&T Mobile Share Advantage 1, 3, 6, 10, 16, 25, 30, 40, and 50GBs; and T-Mobile Simple Choice 2, 6 and 10GBs rate plans. Excludes unlimited data rate plans. Savings until 12/31/18; after pay full amount. Other monthly charges apply. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject to new-line, up to $30/line activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card.
2 Via a Visa Prepaid Card (less phone trade-in credit provided) after online registration and new phone activation.
3 All while on the Sprint network. Mobile optimized: video streams at up to 480p+ resolution, music at up to 500kbps, streaming cloud gaming at up to 2mbps. Premium resolution: video streams at up to 1080p+, music at up to 1.5mbps, gaming streams at up to 8mbps. Data deprioritization applies during times of congestion. Reqs ebill.  Prices shown are with $5/mo/line AutoPay discount. Other monthly charges apply.
4 Average network reliability (voice & data) based on Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen drive test data in the top 106 metro markets.

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