home : hot deals & information involving: Google Wednesday, November 25, 2020
- Google Nest Hub Max & $45 Kohl's Cash for $179
Google Nest Hub Max, the smart speaker with 10" screen, is on sale for $179 at Google for the holiday season.
Kohl's is selling it for the same price, and they will give $45 Kohl's Cash with purchase.
The Kohl's Cash applies toward another Kohl's purchase made between November 28 and December 9, and expires if not used.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
- Pixel 4a 5G Phone for $299 or $349
The Google Pixel 4a 5G Phone is available for $299 when activating Google Fi mobile phone service while purchasing the phone.
Existing Google Fi customers can get the phone for $349.
$20/mo for the first phone, $15/mo for each additional phone.
Plus $10/mo per GB data used.
Data is free (unlimited) after using a certain amount (6GB for 1 phone, 10GB for 2 phones, etc.)
Text messages are free
International phone, text, and data usage is free in most countries.
So you can keep your existing phone, number, and SIM card no matter what country you travel to.
Our Google Fi monthly bill normally ranges from $45 to $60 (after taxes) for 2 phones, since we mostly use wifi and little cellular data.
During a month while we travel by car or air, our bill spikes up to over $75, with sometimes reaching the $145 maximum (after taxes) for 2 phones.
This is because 2 lines have a maximum bill of $135 (plus a few dollars in taxes) when exceeding a 10GB threshold, and the threshold is different depending on how many phones are on the plan.
So, Google Fi can be cheaper than competitors' plans when using little or no cellular data and saves the cost of international fees or switching SIM cards when traveling outside of North America.
However if you use a lot of cellular data and stay within the US, other "unlimited" plans offered by T-Mobile and Sprint could be a cheaper option.
Friday, October 16, 2020
- Free Chromecast With New YouTube TV Subscription
Get a free Google TV 4K HDR Streaming Media Player when you sign-up for YouTube TV.
After your first month's payment of $65, they will ship your device.
YouTube TV works like cable TV, but streams over the Internet.
It costs $65/mo and includes 85 channels, including (most) local channels, NFL Network, MLB Network, Comedy Central, and Discovery Channel.
It's best feature is unlimited DVR for up to 6 accounts per household.
You can literally set as many shows, series, movies, and sports that you want to record.
Recordings are kept for 9 months, and must be watched while connected to the Internet.
Beware that YouTube TV is a different product than YouTube Premium.
Premium costs $12/mo and gives ad-free music and YouTube, while YouTube TV gives live TV channels, live sports, and on-demand TV shows.