Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Hits T-Mobile’s Retail Stores Today!

November 20, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Last week, the Google Nexus 5 hit T-Mobile’s website for those looking to purchase it. Now it’s finally in their stores. So you can drive down to your local T-Mobile and pick up a shiny new Nexus 5. But it’s not just the Nexus 5 that’s available from T-Mobile beginning today. So is the Google Nexus 7 LTE. The price for both models will be slightly more at T-Mobile, if you’re looking to pay full price, compared to Google Play. But they aren’t as bad as they could have been.

The Google Nexus 5 has a full retail price of $449.99 from T-Mobile. But if you’re looking to add JUMP to your plan, you’ll have to do a down payment and pay monthly on the device. So the down payment is $41.99, you’ll also have to pay $10 for the SIM starter kit. It’ll be $17/month payments for the next two years. That means you’d be paying $87/month for your Nexus 5 on unlimited everything. That means no throttling as well. That’s still cheaper than a lot of the other carriers around. This is for the 16GB Nexus 5, which is selling from Google Play for $350.

As far as the Google Nexus 7 LTE goes, it has a retail price of $384 from T-Mobile. Or you can pay $0/down and 24 monthly payments of $16. It’s still a bit expensive, compared to the Play Store which has the Nexus 7 LTE for about $349.

Not bad pricing from T-Mobile, but you’d still be better off grabbing both from Google Play. But then, if you’re like me, you’re not patient enough to do that. So it’s nice to have the choice of running down to your nearest T-Mobile store and grabbing a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7. Remember the Nexus 5 is sold at both Sprint and T-Mobile stores, but it will probably never come to AT&T stores, unfortunately. Probably has to do with the fact that Google won’t let them lock the bootloader, but that’s just speculation on my part.