Nexus 5 Release Date Is Here: Device Available At Sprint, Amazon, Best Buy And Canadian Carriers, Starting At $50

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on November 08 2013 12:41 PM
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The Nexus 5 is now available at Sprint and many other carriers and retailers. Sprint

The Nexus 5 is now available at its first U.S. carrier, Sprint, a little more than a week after it was officially announced.

In its announcement, Sprint detailed that it would carry the Nexus 5 starting at $150 with a two-year contract, but customers can currently get the device for as low at $50. When purchasing the Nexus 5 directly from Sprint, buyers can use the carrier’s Web discount and mail-in rebate to get the price down to $50. Without a contract, the Nexus 5 directly from Sprint costs $449.99.

Retailers Amazon and Best Buy are also now offering the Sprint-powered Nexus 5. On Amazon, the Nexus 5 is selling for $50 with a two-year contract and $499.99 without a contract. At Best Buy, the Nexus 5 is selling for $149.99 with a two-year contract and $449.99 off-contract.

Radio Shack is also expected to carry the Nexus 5, but the device is not yet available there. Radio Shack is especially known for having special deals, discounts, and trade-in offers when introducing a new device.

The Nexus 5 is also being offered at the Google Play Store, unlocked; the 16GB model costs $349.99, while the 32GB model costs $399.99. Sprint has confirmed that its network will power both the 16GB and 32GB models even though it sells only the 16GB. Some customers had trouble activating their unlocked Nexus 5 handsets, especially the 32GB model, but now that the Nexus 5 is official on Sprint, users should have no trouble authenticating their devices.

The Nexus 5 has also been released on a number of Canadian carriers, including TELUS, Videotron, Rogers, Fido, Bell and Virgin. On TELUS the Nexus 5 is $99 with a two-year contract, and $500 off-contract. On Videotron the Nexus 5 is $49.95-$149.95 with a two-year contract, and $499.95 off-contract. On Rogers the Nexus 5 is $99.99 with a two-year contact, and $499.99 off-contract. On Fido the Nexus 5 is $200-$350 with a two-year contact, and $500 off-contract. On Bell the Nexus 5 is $99.95 with a two-year contact, and $499.95 off-contract. On Virgin the Nexus 5 is $99.99-$349.99 with a two-year contact, $499.99 off-contract.

In the U.S. T-Mobile still awaits its Nexus 5 release. A leaked document suggests T-Mobile will begin offering the Nexus 5 on Nov. 20; however, the carrier has not revealed any details. Custumers can currently sign up for more information.

Are you glad the Nexus 5 is now coming to many carriers and retailers? Which will you choose? Let us know in the comments below.

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