Today T-Mobile has made things official for availability and pricing on Google’s recently launched Nexus 5. Arriving for online orders Nov. 14 and in stores on Nov. 20, T-Mobile will be offering the 16GB Nexus 5 for $41.99 down with its usual monthly payments of $17. That brings the total cost of the device on T-Mobile up to $450, around $50 more than Google charges for the 32GB model and $100 more than the 16GB model on Google Play. That’s not unusual, however. Google has long subsidized the cost of its Nexus devices sold through Google Play.
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The device has been going for slightly more than through Google just about everywhere (between $400 and $500), and today Sprint officially started offering the 16GB model for $149 on the usual two-year contract.
Unfortunately you won’t be able to grab the Nexus 5 from Google and take advantage of T-Mobile’s $30 unlimited Web/text 100min pre-paid plan. The carrier confirmed that’s only available for devices purchased at Wal-Mart and activated at T-Mobile.com.
T-Mobile also started accepting preorders for the LTE variant of Google’s new Nexus 7 today. It’s available for $384 or $0 down and $16/month for 24 months.
Full press release below:
At the top of most everyone’s holiday wish list this year are cutting-edge consumer electronics, and a shining example – Google Nexus 5 – launches online at www.T-Mobile.com on Nov. 14 and in T-Mobile retail stores and select dealers Nov. 20.
T-Mobile makes it easy and affordable to get the hottest Android smartphone in time for the holidays with an upfront cost of only $41.99 down and 24 equal monthly device payments of $17 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan. T-Mobile offers Nexus 5 customers an unprecedented wireless experience by freeing them from annual service contracts, overage worries, ridiculous upgrade restrictions and complicated plans while on a speedy nationwide 4G LTEnetwork. Consumers can sign up for more information on Nexus 5 athttps://explore.t-mobile.com/google-nexus-5.
Powered by the latest and most advanced Android™ 4.4 OS, Nexus 5 is built to deliver a pure Android experience with a stunning, lightweight design, powerful 2.26GHz quad-core processor and LTE capabilities to keep people connected and multitasking while on the go. The vibrant 5-inch full HD display and advanced 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization deliver crisp and more true-to-life colors for all mobile entertainment, gaming, photo and video activities.