This phone will function as a backup phone in the event that I can not use my Primary Phone. This could be due to a fault with the Primary Phone, or for some reason I need to call myself. Since this phone only has 500 minutes, I couldn’t transfer my T-Mobile Line to this service because of the lack of minutes. With that being said, here are the specs.

  • CPU: Google Tenser G2
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Display: 6.1 in (154.9 mm)
  • Modem: Unknown
  • Wireless Capabilities: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Google Cast GNSS
  • Camera: 64MP + 13MP, 13MP front
  • OS: Android 13
  • Battery: 4385mAh
  • 1 nano-SIM (used), 1 eSIM

The Google Pixel 7a is a budget phone with some guarantee of a reliable update path. As with the primary phone, the phone will remain in service until it no longer works, or until it no longer receives updates from Google. I am expecting this to be 2027 – 2028.


I have Life Wireless as my cellular provider for this phone. This is a free, and therefore no additional cost to me. This is because I qualify for Lifeline, and the program is designed to provide service for low income households. As mentioned, I get 500 minutes. I also get 4.5GB of data, and unlimited SMS, but have a limit of 25 MMS. With this in mind, I will not disclose this phone number.

I also have all of my[International] numbers on this phone with the use of a SIP client. This essentially allows me to leave my home, and leave the [International] phone numbers back home without leaving my Primary phone home. All incoming calls on my [International] numbers are free to me. Making or receiving calls on my cellular line will use up the minutes I have available.