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T-Mobile cuts its price on the 16GB Nexus 5

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T-Mobile cuts its price on the 16GB Nexus 5
When the Nexus 5 first launched, T-Mobile offered the 16GB model for $450, paid out over two years after an initial down payment of $41.99. That worked out to monthly installments of $17 for each of those 24 months. But the nation's fourth largest carrier has just waved its magical price cutting wand and took $54 off the price.

The new deal from T-Mobile requires no down payment, and 24 monthly installments of $16.50. Math might not have been our best subject, but we can tell you that it works out to a price of $396. While that is still $47 more expensive than the price of the 16GB Nexus 5 purchased directly from Google using the Google Play Store, it does allow you to pay for the phone over 2 years instead of paying all at once.

If you're flush with cash, you might want to head over to the Google Play Store where the 16GB Nexus 5 is priced at $349 and the 32GB model is $399.

T-Mobile has cut $54 off the price of a 16GB Nexus 5

T-Mobile has cut $54 off the price of a 16GB Nexus 5


source: T-Mobile via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:08

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 182; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Looks like knowledge is buying power.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:20

2. Fuego84 (Posts: 263; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Who in the world wants to settle for 16gb nexus5 when a 32gb nexus 5 is available. T Mobile, stupid mistake is not offering the 32gb version.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:24 7

3. iParkos (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Someone like me who keeps almost nothing on my phone. It's not like 32 GB would hold anywhere near an entire music collection.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 22:34 2

12. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Same here.. the phone with 8,16 or 32 GB is the same for me because I keep nothing on it.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:27 1

4. md227a (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Phonearena, dont forget that in the play store you still have to pay shipping and taxes which brings the 16GB model to $38x depending where you are. So the differance is less then you are making it out to be. Another thing to consider is that you are able to get the phone same day in the T mobile store vs waiting for the device to ship.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:46 1

8. k1ng617 (Posts: 242; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


You have to pay tax at tmob too and on the larger amount in fact.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:30

5. Cha7520 (Posts: 209; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Why the hell would someone buy this from T-Mobile for $450 for this when you can buy the $399 32GB version on the google store and buy the $6.99 Tmobile 4G sim card from Straight Talk and use Tmobiles network paying $45 for unlimited everything?

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:32

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10373; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cuz they want to?

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:48

11. Cha7520 (Posts: 209; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


And waste money? LOL

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 20:46

7. Commentator (Posts: 2327; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


As far as I can tell if you bring your own phone you'll be ineligible for T-Mobile's insurance/JUMP! plans.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:23

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)


IF you start a new plan, yes. If you already have insurance and you buy your devices off contract (like I do, thanks CL!) then you'd keep it.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 21:26 1

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7683; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because StraightTalk throttles data after 2.5GB? I have fully unlimited and rather pay the extra $25 for unlimited data. Those who only need 2.5GB should definitely sign up for SS.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 22:43

13. DnB925Art (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Also add no roaming on Straight Talk. At least with a regular T-Mobile plan, you get roaming.

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