PSA: Nexus 5, LTE Nexus 7 available in T-Mobile brick-and-mortar stores

by: Chris SmithNovember 20, 2013

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Google on Wednesday announced that the Nexus 5 and the LTE Nexus 7 (2013) are both available in T-Mobile retail stores, which should be good news especially to potential Nexus 5 buyers that have not been able to order theirs yet.

The Nexus 5 sells for $449.99 at T-Mobile, which is $100 more expensive than what Google is asking for it, but it can also be purchased with T-Mobile’s uncarrier pricing scheme: $41.99 up front fee followed by 24 monthly payments of $17 each.

T-Mobile only has the black 16GB model in stores, so buyers interested in either the 32GB version or the white Nexus 5 should still go to the Play Store. Speaking of Nexus 5 Play Store availability, don’t be surprised to hear that you’re still going to have to wait a few weeks for your Nexus 5 unit to ship, depending on the model you choose.

The LTE Nexus 7 (2013) has a starting price of $349 in the Google Play Store, but T-Mobile sells it for $384 up front, or for $0 up front followed by 24 monthly payments of $16 each. Unlike with the Nexus 5, the new Nexus 7 tablet is in stock and it will ship in 1-2 business days from the Play Store.

Will you buy your Nexus devices from T-Mobile retail stores? Or are you ordering them online from Google?

  • n11

    The N7 was supposed to get 4.4 last week, any info on that by chance?

    • bobprobert

      my N7 is running 4.4 right now

    • Tyrone

      Been running 4.4 on N7 for almost a month now.

  • Arturo Raygoza

    got mine on the 8th activated a prepaid at T-Mobile. I would have done a Installment plan thru tmo but their plans are horrible compared to their prepaid

    • Zaria

      The N7 was supposed to get 4.4 last week, any info on that by chance?

    • Tylerstravis

      I found the plan to be better than prepaid… what was the issue you ran into. Curious as I could do either.

      • Arturo Raygoza

        70 unlimited on either plan or prepaid except with plan they tack on fees and surcharges

  • PhoenixPath

    This might actually be what gets me a Nexus 7…

  • New phones are way too big

    Yep, got the Nexus 5 yesterday. I have been addicted to researching for my new phone for 2+ months now. I can’t say I’m 100% satisfied. Here are some things nobody has mentioned. First off, the black levels on the display are pretty weak. Secondly, the sharp corners of the frame are not comfortable. I don’t know why they wouldn’t have rounded or at least softened the edges. I also had a real hard time getting connected to my pc for file transfers. MTP didn’t work at all and PTP wouldn’t let me move files to the root folder. Very few have discussed how terrible the speaker is. You can hear a bit of tinny vibration and the speaker lacks the volume one would want for speaker phone calls. And the last thing I have to complain about is the crappy volume and power buttons. The buttons jiggle around so much I can hear them jangling around when I tap the display. How come nobody has mentioned that yet?

    • I find the angled frame perfectly comfortable. My speaker sounds fine. The display is an ips with are known to have lower contrast than say an amoled. I also have zero issue with the awesome ceramic power and volume buttons. With that said almost 2 weeks ago android police posted a produce review that touched on all your points. It seems to me that your research was lacking depth and now you’re experiencing buyers remorse. This phone is damaged near perfect.

    • allyson

      The N7 was supposed to get 4.4 last week, any info on that by chance?