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General Opinion about Nexus 5 availability through carriers?

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  1. nitramus

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    I am debating if I should get the LG G2 or the Nexus5.
    What will make me choose is the price and carrier availability.
    What do you think? When the Nexus 5 will be released, will it also be available through carriers also we will have to wait for some time like they did with the Nexus 4 (in Canada at least)?

    Thanks
     

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    Well the rumor is that it's headed to all carriers,in the US that is and is rumor for release next month.
     
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    It's not coming to Verizon, I can say that will almost absolute confidence if D820 is in fact the Nexus 5.

    As for Canadian carriers, I don't know enough about how they do business to make any sort of accurate guess.
     
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    The chances are good that it will be on AT&T?
     
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    AT&T may not sell it in their stores or on their website, but buying the unlocked version on Google play will just require popping in a sim card from either AT&T or T-mobile.
     
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    So lets say I'm a VZW customer who is looking to change, and I like the concept of the Nexus product line. Could I sign up for ATT, get a device with a sim card, then buy the nexus 5, swap sim cards, and put the device I bought from ATT on eBay, and ride off into the sunset?
     
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    Hypothetically yes, but you may not even need to buy the first device. You may be able to just buy the nexus 5 when it comes out, then go to a store and pick up your sim. If you're the only one on your plan is much cheaper to go prepaid than postpaid. The at&t go phone 60 dollar plan has unlimited minutes and texts with 2gb of data with no extra fees or taxes other than sales tax.
     
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    Hmm ok. Thanks.
     
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    Will the Nexus 5 be only available from the play store or you can by it from the carriers?
     
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    It's tough to tell. I would imagine that some carrier might offer it, it's been that way for a couple of iterations now. Though I wouldn't expect all of them to. It's such a steal on Google Play to buy full retail and avoid pesky contracts and inflated postpaid rates though.
     
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    It's 2013. You no longer need to buy phones through carriers.
     
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    For people who does not always have the money going through the carriers could be the best option. But it also depends on the price google sets this new phone.
     
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    I'm not sure of what the Google Play Price of the Nexus 4 was, but the 8GB was $300 and 16GB was $350 in the states. In comparison, the Galaxy Note III is 300 subsidized by the carriers here. I would expect the Nexus 5 to be somewhere around that same price point.
     
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    Nexus 5 work on a CDMA network? ...
     
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    If the FCC report is correct, it seems to support Sprint's network in terms of hardware. Whether or not it becomes available is another question entirely.
     
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    It better. I've got a pile of money ready to throw at them :D
     
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    I'm on Verizon; I give it a 0.1% chance of landing on there. :(
     
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    I beg to differ!

    Leaked VZW Nexus 5 image!
    [​IMG]
     
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    lol good one
     
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    I still can't tell which carrier that phone belongs to... ;)

    My family is moving to T-Mobile when the contract with VZW ends in December. All of us no longer stray far enough from metropolitan area to take the advantage of VZW's network.
     
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    Yep, I'm looking to do the same, but in Jan. Luckily a neighbor of mine is getting the Nexus5 on AT&T and I'll be able to see how the device is and how the radio performs wrt the LTE signal in my neighborhood and at work before I decide to ditch my unlimited data to move to a 6G shared AT&T plan.
     
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    I really hope this next Nexus has a better battery, and here's hope that it comes to Sprint.
     
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    With the newer phones it seems they're doing more with less. Meaning the processors work way better and use less juice. The S4 has a 2200 or 2400 mAh battery, and will last all day, where my GNex would only last 4 hours on 2100
     
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    Will this phone be better on T Mobile or Metro PCS?
     
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    Its going to depend on the quality of both networks in your area.
     
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