You can shell out $129 to give your Pixel 2 some added peace of mind, but should you?
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are two of the leanest and meanest Android flagships around. However, they're also some of the most expensive – especially if you opt for the larger XL flavor.
Google is offering a Preferred Care plan with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and for $129, you get accidental damage coverage, access to walk-in shops for screen repairs at participating locations, and priority access for 24/7 customer support.
One user added Preferred Care with their Pixel 2 without blinking an eye, but is now second-guessing the plan's value considering its somewhat high deductible and potentially worthless priority customer support.
PaulQ10-05-2017 01:38 AM“
I knee-jerk reaction added the $129 preferred care package as I feverishly threw together my order. Now, I see it has a $99 deductible and all of that expert and priority support is pretty useless to me as an advanced user. I have yet to seriously damage a phone. I do have that little concern that there may be a flaw in the phone but Google treats first year replacements the same for all,...Reply
Some users seem quite happy with Google's offering.
GTvert9010-05-2017 06:56 AM“
It's cheaper than insurance through Verizon. I bought it.Reply
ChuckG7310-05-2017 10:15 AM“
Ok my wife breaks phones like they are made from Toilet Paper. So I got insurance on her Nexus 6P, and after 8.0 issues creeped on her phone I called Google and since it was still under warranty they said we are sending her a Pixel XL. That one incident makes it worth it in my opinion. So yes I always get insurance.What is 129 dollars when you are buying a 900 dollar phoneReply
But others are of the mindset that that $129 can be better spent elsewhere.
mxmarcus10-05-2017 03:30 AM“
Not paying a red cent for care. Spend that money on good case & screen protectorReply
The final word is still up in the air, so we want to hear from you – do you think Google's Preferred Care is worth $129?