Sprint follows suit by selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for free

Sprint follows suit by selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for free
Although it’s hard to imagine it sometimes, especially when it was the talk of the town a little over 6 months ago, it’s not uncommon to find the Samsung Galaxy Nexus priced for free with a contract. In fact, Best Buy recently brought its price to the oh-so lovable price point of free with a 2-year contract.

Interestingly enough, Sprint is following accordingly by bringing its version to the same price. Taking a quick peek at Sprint’s web site today, we find the memorable Samsung Galaxy Nexus selling for free to those looking to start a new line of service with the carrier. Obviously, there might be some people soured by the new revelation, especially if they bought the handset not too long ago, but nevertheless, that’s simply the name of the game in the wireless industry.

Still regarded as a relevant device in this day and age, the only thing now that prospective owners might be looking forward to, is the expansion of Sprint’s 4G LTE network. Since it’s one of the main highlights with the smartphone, it’d be great to see the network being aggressively pushed out. Hey, at least the price tag of being free is a gift of its own.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster!

source: Sprint

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22 Comments

1. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

If the Galaxy Nexus was a world phone Id def buy it. The next Nexus needs to be a world phone. For that to happen it needs to be made by Motorola (they hold the best patents for world phones) Id pay good money for a Motorola Nexus

6. guyver192

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

The GSM Nexus Is a world phone. I may not run on cdma but it does have a Pentaband GSM radio. works with just about every GSM Network around the world.

2. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Excellent deal on an excellent phone. Love my Nexus and the only thing that will get it out of my hands is the next one. (please verizon continue getting the nexus's)

3. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

the Nexus One?? umm the Nexus One was cool back 3 years ago. CyanogenMod is discontinuing support and Google discontinued support after Gingerbread. You should get out some time... theres a Lot better phones out there now

5. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

I think Malaki was saying the only thing that will get his current Nexus out of his hands is "THE NEXT ONE" "Love my Nexus and the only thing that will get it out of my hands is the next one. "

7. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

tlsmithsr is right. I meant that only the next nexus phone to come out could get my attention. Although I do remember the original nexus one and how bad I wanted it. To bad verizon never got it, all we got was the incredible. (still a great phone and I got it anyway but you know what I mean)

18. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

mabad, lol when I saw the 9 thumbsdown i thought "clearly I made a mistake" I owned the Nexus one was great for its time. When it came out there was no iPhone 4 so it definately was the original "iphone killer" And YES the NEXT ONE will no doubt be a beast!

4. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Heyyy that "anonymous" tipster was me :(

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Nice. :) I tipped them on the Best Buy deal. Next time maybe tell them explicitly you'd like credit. they may assume by default that you want to remain anonymous.

8. Dec0der

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 11, 2011

This is a win-win, for consumers and carriers. Carriers are scrambling to move their inventories of GNex devices as Judge Koh strikes down any chance Samsung had at defending itself in court. It's clear which way she wants this ruled on, and if the ban is reinstated the carriers will be left holding the bag. Why not give it away now and thin your inventory down to negligible levels while picking up new 2-year contracts.

9. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

When is the GSII going to be free?

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'd say within a month or so. They already are BOGO And LOL at the troll thumbing everyone down

12. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

BOGO, OK sound like a plan for the family. Thanks, thumbing down troll, you S.U.C.K.!!!

19. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I think it was eclipse. hes the only one with no thumbsdown ;)

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nope wasn't me :)

13. mahony

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

The Galaxy SII for sprint has been 1 cent for months now on amazon wireless.

14. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

For new customers only

15. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Sorry I ment SGIII not II, LOL!

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Oh lol well in that case i redact my previous statement :P The Sprint GNEX came out in April soooo my guess is around November

11. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I bet the next Gnex is on the horizon for us. Sprint does this when they are ready to launch a new device.

16. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I always pay full retail for my phones on launch day because I'm crazy like Mel Gibson.

22. BDW2008

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

i work at sprint and this phone doe not even sell especially with the godly spec and ridiculously great s3 i have mine on my free employee line im considering getting another one on my personal line which is att and an iphone 4s cuz this phone has shown me that android is by far superior to ios and this is coming from a loyal apple fan for years

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