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Google Nexus 5 denied by Verizon, AT&T

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 Oct 2013 11:37 User comments (2)

Google Nexus 5 denied by Verizon, AT&T Alongside its announcement of the Nexus 5 today, Google also revealed that the device would be available through T-Mobile and Sprint, marking the first time a Nexus has been available on more than one carrier at launch.
There had been some reports stating that AT&T would also be carrying the device, but Google clarified by saying that the phone works on its network, but the carrier will not sell the device. Verizon also opted out of the device.

In the past, carrier support has been uneven, to say the least. The original G1 was a T-Mobile exclusive, Google's Nexus One worked on GSM carriers, its Nexus S was a Sprint exclusive (an unlocked version worked on T-Mobile) and the recent Nexus 4 was available unlocked or through T-Mobile only.

The new device works on nearly all bands, for 2G, 3G and 4G, making it a truly universal device. Sprint and T-Mobile will sell the phone in stores, and it is available through the Google Play store online.

Google's new flagship starts at $349 for a 16GB model.

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2 user comments

11.11.2013 12:32

The only reason why I see that Verizon and AT&T won't carry it is because the full price doesn't justify them carrying even if LTE netwoek runs on them because in order to absorb the cost of the phone ($399 for 32GB version I believe), they would have to sell it subsidized for damn near free or at free because their would be no profit margin to take in, which is just being greedy imo. T-Mobile and Sprint while not as many subscribers as their bigger brothers, play it smart because they would rather take the full price of the phone upfront and get consumers in their store.

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23.11.2013 18:12

I will say is more about control & greed. Vzn. & AT&T don't want a lose unlock phone around eating their over priced garbage.

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