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Google’s Pixel has now been officially announced, so it’s no wonder that many are clamoring to know where they can get the search giant’s specced out device. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to snag this phone from every major carrier in the US, but even if you’re not on Verizon, Google has made it clear that they will make financing options available.

Here’s the rundown on where you can pick up the Google Pixel.

Google Store

First and most obviously, you can snag your Pixel or Pixel XL straight from the source. Going to the Google Store may just be your best option because standard shipping is free, and it’s not too expensive to upgrade to faster shipping if you’re especially anxious to get your hands on the world’s first “Made by Google” smartphone. You don’t have to pay the entire cost outright, as Google offers 24-month financing ($27 per month). Additional warranty options are also available ($99 for two year’s full coverage).

If you’re buying unlocked from the Google Store, here are your pricing options:

  • Pixel (32GB) in Very Silver, Quite Black or Really Blue: $649 or $27.04/month for 24 months with Google Store Financing
  • Pixel (128GB) in Very Silver or Quite Black: $749 or $31.21/month for 24 months with Google Store Financing
  • Pixel XL (32GB) in Very Silver, Quite Black or Really Blue: $769 or $32.04/month for 24 months with Google Store Financing
  • Pixel XL (128GB) in Very Silver or Quite Black: $869 or $36.21/month for 24 months with Google Store Financing

Project Fi

If you’re already a Project Fi customer and you’re interested in grabbing a Pixel, there are some extra perks waiting for you. Just log into your account and pre-order the device from the member portal. What’s great is that you can pick up a free Google Daydream headset (valued at $80) on the house. Not bad!

Unfortunately, purchasing the Pixel through Project Fi means you won’t be able to snag the “Pure Blue” variant. The only available options are black and silver.

Best Buy

Best Buy is the official third-party retailer for the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL. We don’t have many details about when this option will be available, however, but it’s anticipated that both the Verizon and unlocked variants of the phone will be available. Which brings us to your final option:

Verizon

Yes, Big Red is the exclusive carrier of the Pixel in the US, so if you’re on a different carrier, you’ll have to spring for an unlocked device from one of these other vendors. If you’re already on Verizon, then you should expect to be able to pick up the device either through their website or by visiting a brick and mortar location.

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