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

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.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidAuthority

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



5. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 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?

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31801; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Cuz they want to?

11. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

And waste money? LOL

7. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

4. md227a

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

8. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

2. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 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.

3. iParkos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

12. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Looks like knowledge is buying power.

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