Google has a repair service in the US that has in the past been able to fix broken gadgets that Google builds. One big missing piece to that repair program has been no support for repairing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.
That has now changed with Google officially adding those smartphones to its list of eligible devices for mail-in repairs. Before now, if a Pixel 3 device was broken the only resort was a third party repair facility. Those third-party services might still be better for some.
Being able to walk in and potentially get service right then rather than mailing a broken smartphone off is a better option for most. Google claims that repair work on devices will start 7-10 days after the device is shipped reports The Verge.
Starting a repair does require the IMEI number for your device. Service users can ship in their packaging or Google can send you a box to ship the device to them in. There is no indication of pricing; presumably, it depends on what’s broken.