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Nexus 5 to launch on Sprint November 8th priced at $150 on contract; T-Mobile also will get the device

Nexus 5 to launch on Sprint November 8th priced at $150 on contract; T-Mobile also will get the device
Now that the Nexus 5 is official, it is time to start checking out the places where you might make the actual purchase. Sprint will be launching the handset on November 8th at a price of $150 on contract for the 16GB variant. Pre-orders begin tomorrow. A software update down the road will make the Nexus 5 compatible with the tri-band LTE connectivity of Sprint Spark.

T-Mobile has also announced that it will be carrying the Nexus 5 at "an affordable price". The nation's fourth largest carrier wouldn't give a precise launch date and would only confirm that the phone will be available in the coming weeks. The Nexus 5 will also be available for those signed up to the carrier's early upgrade program, T-Mobile JUMP!

As we've already told you this afternoon, don't look for the Nexus 5 on Verizon, because it won't be coming to Big Red.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:08 4

1. DaHarder (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Given that the Nexus 5 starts at only US 349.00, it seems a bit silly to buy it one on any kind of 'contract'/payment plan.

To Each Their Own.

Regardless... The Nexus 5 looks like a serious contender for the Best Smartphone Title.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:29 1

4. valapsp (Posts: 473; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:52 1

8. JunitoNH (Posts: 865; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


agree, if you buy a Nexus, it does not make any sense to get it through a carrier. Why not just get the real thing? LG G2 or/and S4. Now, if you buy an unlocked, you mainly have two choices, T-Mobile and AT&T. T-Mobile sux, so now your stuck again, with AT&T. Mainly, the advantage is having stock Android.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 17:46

15. nnjerzy (Posts: 78; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


u suck

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:19

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3325; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think the best phone title is already taken

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:21

3. Shatter (Posts: 1996; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Apple fanboys trying to start flame wars as usual.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:31 2

5. DaHarder (Posts: 154; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Well... You might want to reconsider doing any 'thinking' in the future as it's clearly not your forte.

Nexus 5 has the look, the build, the ergonomics, the display size/resolution, the features, and the OS capabilities to easily overtake whatever micro-sized 'thing' you might be storing in those silly 'Hipster' skinny jeans of yours.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:38

6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


For a device so low priced without contract, I wouldn't be paying $150 on contract for this device. $99, maybe, $49 definitely.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 14:52 1

7. AdamLeonard (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


The question is whether the phone is tri-band with support for Sprint's new "Spark" tech that uses 800, 1900, and 2500 MHz

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:02

9. Xavier1415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Now that the Nexus 5 is official, it is time to start checking out the places where you might make the actual purchase. Sprint will be launching the handset on November 8th at a price of $150 on contract for the 16GB variant. Pre-orders begin tomorrow. A software update down the road will make the Nexus 5 compatible with the tri-band LTE connectivity of Sprint Spark.

Yes it will be Spark compatible!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:17

11. SellPhones82 (Posts: 488; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Wonder if that same software update will come to the N5s that were purchased from the Play Store? Really won't change where I get it from since I already ordered via the Play Store.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:25

13. AdamLeonard (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


I wasn't sure because when you look at the specs on the Google Play page, it doesn't list 800MHz.

Network
2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:46

18. lsutigers (Posts: 710; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


If you read the article it clearly states the Nexus 5 will receive a software update to enable the Sprint Spark service.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 06:04

20. AdamLeonard (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


Wow - if that was there originally, i completely missed it. There was a flood of about 20 N5 posts that all came out in a 10 minute span yesterday and I must not have read them closely enough.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:14

10. kevin_wsy (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Yeah it should be ~

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:24

12. TheRequiem (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Yeah, Nexus 5 with Sprint Spark! Count me in!!

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 15:57

14. Bridgep0rt (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


So My question is.. Can I buy one, off contract for sprint for 349.00?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:08

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6249; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm still curious how does Sprint offer NEXUS 5 when it doesn't use a SIM CARD

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:15

17. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


Same way they offered the previous Nexus?

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 18:47

19. lsutigers (Posts: 710; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


All new Sprint LTE phones have SIM cards bro. Same with VZW.

posted on 01 Nov 2013, 10:27

21. HnT8906 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


plzzzzzzzzz can anyone tell me when it ll be available in india..????

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