Woaaah! This AT&T deal gives you the Google Pixel 8a for only $2.99 per month — how can they afford this?

A customized Google Pixel 8a lock screen with a large, cartoony clock
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AT&T deals have been really growing on me lately, namely because the Big Three carrier keeps dropping offers that give you dirt cheap (or even free) devices without requiring a trade-in. As someone who writes about deals every day, that's music to my ears. Case in point: you can buy the brand new Google Pixel 8a for a mere $2.99 per month when you add a qualifying data plan to your AT&T wireless account. As if that wasn't good enough, if you add an additional service line for a smartwatch, you can get the Google Pixel Watch 2 for 100% free. I don't know how AT&T does it, but I'm certainly not complaining. 

Google Pixel 8a 128GB: $519.99$2.99/month with eligible line — plus a FREE Pixel Watch 2 with qualifying line at AT&T

Google Pixel 8a 128GB: $519.99 $2.99/month with eligible line — plus a FREE Pixel Watch 2 with qualifying line at AT&T

The Google Pixel 8a has only been out for a few weeks, but we've already been impressed by the midrange device's powerful camera tech and flagship-level performance. Purchase and activate the Pixel 8a with a qualifying data plan at AT&T and the carrier will give you the phone for only $2.99/month for 36 months. That's over $400 in savings, no trade-in required!

To make the deal even sweeter, AT&T will also give you a free Google Pixel Watch 2 when you bundle the watch with your new smartphone. All you need to do is add an additional service line. 

Recommended if: you're an AT&T customer or ready to switch; you want flagship-quality camera technology and fancy AI features for cheap. 

❌Skip this deal if: you're happy with your current phone plan or can afford to buy the Pixel 8a unlocked; you're looking for a trade-in deal. 

Of course, like most carrier deals, there's a lot of fine print to consider before hopping on board. Like I mentioned above, you'll need to sign up for one of AT&T's qualifying unlimited plans to get the huge discount on the Pixel 8a. These start at $75.99 for one line, although it's worth noting that you can stack discounts (like for multiple lines, AARP members, students, and more) without losing eligibility. Additionally, both new and existing AT&T customers can receive the savings, which is a pretty rare incentive when it comes to mainstream carrier deals. 

All things said and done, if you can meet the fairly flexible eligibility requirements, you'll end up with a sweet midrange device that boasts a gorgeous 120Hz display, loads of software support, and some of the best camera tech found on any Android phone to date — all for the price of a cup of coffee every month. And that's before you even consider the free Google Pixel Watch 2 that you'll get when you add another service line (starting at $10.99 per month).

AT&T deals like this don't come around very often, so if you're interested in the new Google Pixel 8a and ready to make a change to your wireless service, don't miss this opportunity. 

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.