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Sprint to begin sales of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices

Tim Yu
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 12:00 PM PDT

For weeks, rumors have been circulating that Verizon's carrier exclusivity deal to sell Google Pixel devices was ending and other carriers, such as Sprint, will offer them in addition to direct sales from Google. S4GRU has been able to attain information that this is indeed correct and that Sprint will soon be selling Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL devices. [Google has has announced that Sprint, in addition to other carriers, are selling the device. Source.] 

Sprint's internal systems have been updated with the devices information and retail stores are receiving shipping information notifying them of the imminent arrival of the Pixel devices. 

Pricing

1. Pixel 3: $799
2. Pixel 3 XL: $929
3. Pixel 3a: $399
4. Pixel 3a XL: $479

Modem Specifications

Pixel 3

GSM 850 / 1900
WCDMA Bands: 2 / 4 / 5
CDMA Band Class:  0 / 1 / 10
LTE Bands: 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 38 / 41 / 48 / 66 / 71 

Carrier Aggregation Combinations
2xCA B41
2xCA B25
3xCA B41
4xCA B41
B25 + B26
B25 + B41

Pixel 3 XL

GSM 850 / 1900
WCDMA Bands: 2 / 4 / 5
CDMA Band Class:  0 / 1 / 10
LTE Bands: 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 38 / 41 / 48 / 66 / 71 

Carrier Aggregation Combinations
2xCA B41
2xCA B25
3xCA B41
4xCA B41
B25 + B26
B25 + B41

Pixel 3a

GSM 850 / 1900
WCDMA Bands: 2 / 4 / 5
CDMA Band Class:  0 / 1 / 10
LTE Bands: 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 38 / 41 / 48 / 66 / 71 

Carrier Aggregation Combinations
2xCA 41
3xCA 41
2xCA B25
B25 + B26
2xCA B25 + B26   
B25 + B41
B26 + B41

Pixel 3a XL

GSM 850 / 1900
WCDMA Bands: 2 / 4 / 5
CDMA Band Class:  0 / 1 / 10
LTE Bands: 2 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 38 / 41 / 48 / 66 / 71 

Carrier Aggregation Combinations
2xCA 41
3xCA 41
2xCA B25
B25 + B26
2xCA B25 + B26   
B25+ B41
B26 +B41

In addition, Sprint has also recently enabled Pixel 3's eSIM support which is likely to be also true with the Pixel 3a devices when it launches. This means there is no need to seek out the correct SIM card for the device to activate it, though a physical sim card is still an alternate option and the S4GRU SIM Card spreadsheet has been updated to include the 3a and 3a XL devices. 

Pixel ESIM activation guide

1. Connect device to WiFi
2. Go to Settings, Network & internet, Mobile network, Advanced, Carrier. Alternatively search "carrier" in settings
3. Tap "Add Carrier"
4. Login to Sprint Account and select device to receive one time activation code to continue. Select line to activate Pixel on.

5. Pixel should now be activated. 

** If ESIM capable Pixel  is already activated on line with a SIM card, you may have to activate another Sprint device in its place before you can undergo the ESIM activation steps **
Credit to ingenium for the ESIM guide


Pixel 3 G013A, Pixel 3 XL G013C, Pixel 3a G020A, Pixel 3a XL G020G

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I don't understand why Both B25 carriers are not aggregated with B26 and or 41? Makes no since. Only Sprint does this. Other 3 do 2 B2 carriers with other bands all the time 

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No carrier aggregation for band 13 in the case of Puerto Rico. What about ca with Tmobile bands..if the merger.....

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Just got and activated a Pixel 3 for one of our family plan lines. Super easy with the ESIM!

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On 5/11/2019 at 12:20 PM, Robert7 said:

No carrier aggregation for band 13 in the case of Puerto Rico. What about ca with Tmobile bands..if the merger.....

Devices including the pixel support B66+13 and B2+13 since vzw uses 13 in the US so T-Mobile will likely do that. Sprint could broadcast non G block spectrum as B2 then do 2+13. Why no 25+13 or 13+41 idk.

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4 hours ago, Tengen31 said:

Devices including the pixel support B66+13 and B2+13 since vzw uses 13 in the US so T-Mobile will likely do that. Sprint could broadcast non G block spectrum as B2 then do 2+13. Why no 25+13 or 13+41 idk.

Easily answered. There is no 3GPP standard for for such combinations. 

 

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18 hours ago, lilotimz said:

Easily answered. There is no 3GPP standard for for such combinations. 

 

Can't that be changed tho?

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I just ordered an unlocked 3a XL from Google (trading in an old iPhone and wanted $100 Google Store credit) and when I try activate it with eSIM, when I have to log into my Sprint account, do I do that on the Pixel itself or on a computer? I really don't want to mess this up. I have an older plan, the EPRP and am always cautious when I get a new phone. Thanks for any help.

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9 hours ago, patchs said:

I just ordered an unlocked 3a XL from Google (trading in an old iPhone and wanted $100 Google Store credit) and when I try activate it with eSIM, when I have to log into my Sprint account, do I do that on the Pixel itself or on a computer? I really don't want to mess this up. I have an older plan, the EPRP and am always cautious when I get a new phone. Thanks for any help.

Forgot to mention, I'm swapping phones, going from an unlocked Moto X4 which has a SIM card to the Pixel 3a XL. 

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5 hours ago, patchs said:

Forgot to mention, I'm swapping phones, going from an unlocked Moto X4 which has a SIM card to the Pixel 3a XL. 

Just follow the prompts on your Pixel 3a when you select the eSIM option in Sim Manager. 

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On 5/16/2019 at 12:49 AM, patchs said:

I just ordered an unlocked 3a XL from Google (trading in an old iPhone and wanted $100 Google Store credit) and when I try activate it with eSIM, when I have to log into my Sprint account, do I do that on the Pixel itself or on a computer? I really don't want to mess this up. I have an older plan, the EPRP and am always cautious when I get a new phone. Thanks for any help.

Does your unlocked 3a support Sprint wifi calling? Thanks for any info regarding this.

 

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2 hours ago, bholden said:

Does your unlocked 3a support Sprint wifi calling? Thanks for any info regarding this.

 

I don't know yet. 

The eSIM set up was very easy and I was relieved it worked. Never had to use my PC to do anything. Thanks again for the help.

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6 hours ago, bholden said:

Does your unlocked 3a support Sprint wifi calling? Thanks for any info regarding this.

 

Yes, it does. Under mobile network settings, you can enable it.

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On 5/17/2019 at 10:31 AM, bholden said:

Does your unlocked 3a support Sprint wifi calling? Thanks for any info regarding this.

 

Yup. I enabled it under settings.

Hopefully VoLTE follows soon, but with the merger pending, I just hope things keep momentum for service features and investment.

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