The Nexus 5 ended up getting backordered pretty quickly when it hit the Google Play Store last week, and now new orders of the device may not ship for another four to five weeks. There’s some good news today for folks that don’t feel like waiting that long for a piece of Nexus 5-flavored KitKat, though, as T-Mobile has announced that it’ll begin selling the N5 online on November 14 and in its stores on November 20. T-Mo’s pricing for the Nexus 5 will be set at a down payment of $41.99 and 24 monthly installments of $17, which adds up to a total of $449.99.
Google is currently selling the 16GB Nexus 5 for $349.99 without a commitment, meaning that T-Mobile (and others) are charging a bit of a premium for the new Nexus smartphone. That’s kind of a bummer, because buyers are getting the exact same Nexus 5 no matter where they buy it from. But on the flip side, Sprint and T-Mobile are making it easier for customers that can’t afford the full retail Nexus 5 price to pick a unit up by selling it with a contract or with monthly payments. Plus, these retailers are providing another place to pick up a Nexus 5 for those folks that are impatient and willing to shell out an extra $100 to get a piece of Google and LG’s latest collaboration as soon as possible.
If you’re planning to pick up a Nexus 5 in the future, where do you plan to buy it from?