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Google Fi: Trade-In Cracked Galaxy S21, Get 128GB Pixel 7 + 60-Days of Service (Req.)

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Google Fi offers New & Existing Customers: $417.50 Trade-In Credit for a Cracked Samsung Galaxy S21 Smartphone towards the purchase of Google Pixel 7 / 7 Pro Smartphone when you port-in a number (new customers only) and Pay for 60 Days of Fi Service (starting $20/month, see plans). Shipping is free.

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Eligible devices (to receive the full $417.50 trade-in value for your cracked Galaxy S21):
  • Google Pixel 7 from $399 ($200 off)
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro from $599 ($300 off)
    • You must activate your Pixel device & port-in your number (necessary for new customers only) within 30 days of receiving your order shipment confirmation email and remain active on Fi for a minimum of 60 consecutive days of paid service (from $20/month) or you will be charged the $200 (Pixel 7) / $300 (Pixel 7 Pro) promotional discount provided via this offer. See complete terms here ($200 off Pixel 7) and here ($300 off Pixel 7 Pro).

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    • Offer valid through December 4, 2022 while supplies last.
    • This deal on the Pixel 7 w/ cracked S21 trade-in is $399 off (91% savings) the total price of $439 (128GB Pixel 7 at $399 promotional price + 2-months of service at $20/month).
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In short, if you have a Samsung S21 with cracked screen, you can get a Pixel 7 close to free. Cracked S21 needs to power up.

Google Fi is offering $200 off on Pixel 7 ($399) and $300 off on Pixel 7 Pro ($599).

Trading in value for cracked Samsung S21 is $417.5. Essentially, Pixel 7 becomes almost free after trade in. This is very good trade in value for cracked phone. Non-cracked S21 trade in is $480, not bad, but bestbuy offers $600 towards S22 on non-cracked S21. If you pay $400 + tax for device, you get $400 refund back to your cc, $17.5 will be fi credit for future service fee.

60 days of service is required for $200/$300 instant discount. New customer is required to port in a number. However, there is work around, see below. Cheapest plan is $20 per month. You can find a referral code to get the first month for free. So 2 months of service costs $20, without referral, will be $40.

If device is activated by a physical sim, the sim can't be used in any other phones. Put it in a drawer. The phone is fully unlocked and can use other sims.


Detailed steps:

0. If you are exiting customer, go to 5.
1. If you are new customer to Fi, go to 2.
2. Check your phone compatibility at https://fi.google.com/compatibility. If not compatible, you need to sign up as new customer and port in your number, then go to 5. If you have a compatible phone, go to 3.
3. If you have pixel, iphone, sammy with esim, sign up Fi with esim, activate service, choose I need a new number, go to 5. If your phone doesn't have esim, go to 4.
4. Purchase a Fi sim from bestbuy, target, amazon. Sign up Fi and activate service. Choose I need a new number. Go to 5.
5. In your Fi account, click order device, choose pixel 7 (other phone also works), choose trade in cracked S21, place order.
6. Once the phone arrives, activate pixel 7 with esim or physical sim. Disable data. Remove the physical sim, put it in drawer. Insert your own sim in pixel 7. New phone can be used on any carrier on day 1.
7. Wait for a separate empty trade in box in mail with return label in it, send back trade in phone, video the whole process, wait for trade in refund, which can be quite long.
8. Keep Fi service for 60 consecutive days to fulfill the phone instant discount.
9. After 60 days, you can do whatever with your Fi account.

Sim or esim attaches to the fi account, don't use other phone on this fi account. In case you accidentally activate fi on a different phone, it won't forfeit the discount. It only resets the 60 day clock. You will get a warning email from fi. All you need to do is to re-activate fi on the new phone, keep the sim in the phone or drawer. The 60 day count down will restart. Again, you can use other sim in the new phone from day one.

https://fi.google.com [google.com]
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SociableWeather980 asked this question on 11-30-2022 at 12:52 PM
11-30-2022 at 12:52 PM
I'm wondering the same ..I have a cracked and blacklisted s21 ultra
11-30-2022 at 04:35 PM
cracked is a question, but black listed prob wont be accepted.
11-30-2022 at 09:47 PM
Blacklisted is never accepted in any trade-in.
ScottoDono asked this question on 11-30-2022 at 12:52 PM
11-30-2022 at 02:15 PM
I would assume the Pixel 7 since it was just released.

Swappa agrees:
Pixel 7
Mint condition 128GB go for $440-$580
S22
Mint condition 128GB go for $397-$489

And be aware you will have to list it for mint (or open box)
You will have to open the box to activate it in order to apply for the google promo
12-08-2022 at 03:55 PM
There's discord cashout groups that buys Google Fi phones. Resell is pretty good on the flip 4. I like the first one better as payouts are much faster, but the second one isn't bad either. I've used both and they're both pretty legit

https://discord.gg/respectcashout

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This is a very specific guide
I own both apple ( 12/13) and pixel ( 6a &7) . I think pixel 7 is a good phone . It's bulkier, it will be very difficult to navigate on phone if your are in apple eco-systems for long; yes ,Pixel has scope for improvement(but so do iPhones too). But it's a 'cheap toy ' , I am not very sure why you stated that.
I know you're lying because I have the 7 pro and it feels just as good as my s22 ultra.

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This is a very specific guide
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In short, if you have a Samsung S21 with cracked screen, you can get a Pixel 7 close to free. Cracked S21 needs to power up.

Google Fi is offering $200 off on Pixel 7 ($399) and $300 off on Pixel 7 Pro ($599).

Trading in value for Samsung S21 is $417.5. Essentially, Pixel 7 becomes almost free after trade in depending on how much tax you pay. This is very good trade in value for cracked phone. Non-cracked S21 trade in is $480, not bad, but bestbuy offers $600 towards S22 on non-cracked S21.

60 days of service is required for $200/$300 instant discount. New customer is required to port in a number. However, there is work around, see below. Cheapest plan is $20 per month. You can find a referral code to get the first month for free. So 2 months of service costs $20, without referral, will be $40.

If device is activated by a physical sim, the sim can't be used in any other phones. Put it in a drawer. The phone is fully unlocked and can use other sims.


Detailed steps:

0. If you are exiting customer, go to 5.
1. If you are new customer to Fi, go to 2.
2. Check your phone compatibility at https://fi.google.com/compatibility. If not compatible, you need to sign up as new customer and port in your number, then go to 5. If you have a compatible phone, go to 3.
3. If you have pixel, iphone, sammy with esim, sign up Fi with esim, activate service, choose I need a new number, go to 5. If your phone doesn't have esim, go to 4.
4. Purchase a Fi sim from bestbuy, target, amazon. Sign up Fi and activate service. Choose I need a new number. Go to 5.
5. In your Fi account, click order device, choose pixel 7 (other phone also works), choose trade in cracked S21, place order.
6. Once the phone arrives, activate pixel 7 with esim or physical sim. Disable data. Remove the physical sim, put it in drawer. Insert your own sim in pixel 7. New phone can be used on any carrier on day 1.
7. Wait for trade in box, send trade in phone, video the whole process, wait for trade in refund, which can be quite long.
8. Keep Fi service for 60 days to fulfill the phone instant discount.
9. After 60 days, you can do whatever with your Fi account.

https://fi.google.com [google.com]
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1. You said there's work around for port in a number. How? (bought a number from eBay?)

2. for eSIM after I activate can I put the Fi eSIM in another phone?

3. For trade in box, do Google have to send it or can email and print the packing slip?
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I have the line open for the fold4 1000 off. Still have 70 days left of jail time. Can i use the same line of the fold4 for this deal or it will mess with my 1000 off? If it does, do i open a new line and activate this pixel line? Just want the make sure i get the details before i bite.

I have the free unlimited service until 2023... so maybe depending on billing cycle i will have 1 month free for this new line also. So i will probably be paying only 1 month service for the extra line?
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Thanks OP!

1. You said there's work around for port in a number. How? (bought a number from eBay?)

2. for eSIM after I activate can I put the Fi eSIM in another phone?

3. For trade in box, do Google have to send it or can email and print the packing slip?
The work around is to become an existing customer. Sign up first, then order new phone.
Sim or esim attaches to the fi account, don't use other phone on this fi account.
You will get an empty box to send back trade in device.
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I have the line open for the fold4 1000 off. Still have 70 days left of jail time. Can i use the same line of the fold4 for this deal or it will mess with my 1000 off? If it does, do i open a new line and activate this pixel line? Just want the make sure i get the details before i bite.

I have the free unlimited service until 2023... so maybe depending on billing cycle i will have 1 month free for this new line also. So i will probably be paying only 1 month service for the extra line?
I wouldn't risk $1000.
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Why are they offering so much for the S21? More than S21+ and even the S22 and S22+
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anyone know in california does google store charge pre-trade-in sales tax and won't refund difference after trade-in? heared a lot of story on reddit about this.
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anyone know in california does google store charge pre-trade-in sales tax and won't refund difference after trade-in? heared a lot of story on reddit about this.
Tax is on the price of phone after promo. Trade in value doesnt affect tax. If everything goes through, u will get ur quoted trade in back to orginal payment.
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did you mean you can buy a Fi sim from elsewhere (not from FI) and still get Fi's new phone deal if you are a new customer? can you still use someone's referral if you buy sim from bestbuy, amazon and activate Google Fi as a new customer?
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Tax is on the price of phone after promo. Trade in value doesnt affect tax. If everything goes through, u will get ur quoted trade in back to orginal payment.
that google store really sucks , i did trade in on best buy and always had sales tax charged on after trade in price.
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pixel 7 and pro are seriously the most cheap feeling phone ive ever touched. its like a cheap toy. and literaly every single display model ive seen had very weird display disturbance when starting the camera.

they will try harder to move these junk only to be used as trade in devices soon
I own both apple ( 12/13) and pixel ( 6a &7) . I think pixel 7 is a good phone . It's bulkier, it will be very difficult to navigate on phone if your are in apple eco-systems for long; yes ,Pixel has scope for improvement(but so do iPhones too). But it's a 'cheap toy ' , I am not very sure why you stated that.
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What is the cheapest source to get Samsung s21 for trading..
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