Deal Alert: Nexus S Free For One Day Only At Best Buy, Upgrades Included!

If you’ve been wanting to pick up a Nexus S for the longest time tomorrow might be the best day for you to pick one up. Head into Best Buy tomorrow and pick it up for free for both new customers and eligible upgrades. The Nexus S is still one of the best Android handsets on the market and with Vanilla Android on board you are guaranteed to get first dibs on new Android updates. This deal is one day only so don’t pass it up when it begins tonight at 11PM tonight Central Time and runs through tomorrow evening till 11:50PM Central time.

 

Full Press Release:

One-Day Exclusive Offer: Best Buy Mobile Offers All Versions of Nexus S from Google for Free on Aug. 3

Available on AT&T, Sprint and T Mobile at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and online. Offer runs from Aug. 2 at 11 p.m. CST to Aug. 3 at 11:59 p.m. CST

MINNEAPOLIS, August 2, 2011 – Best Buy Mobile today revealed an exclusive one-day sale on Nexus S from Google phones valid on all carriers who support the device - AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Customers can receive a free Nexus S phone, either as a new phone or an upgrade purchase, with two-year activation at all Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, and online at BestBuy.com/Mobile.

Nexus S is a pure Google experience phone and runs Android 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available, and will be offered free starting tonight at 11:00 p.m. CST, through  Aug. 3, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

In addition to the most smartphones under one roof, including all three versions of Nexus S, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device.

About Best Buy Mobile

Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 206 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Buy Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visitwww.bestbuy.com/mobile or www.bestbuymobile.com.

About Best Buy
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees – 180,000 strong – are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Nice one! Too small for me though. Lately I’m about the larger screened phones – waiting for the one!

  • Anonymous

    Nice one! Too small for me though. Lately I’m about the larger screened phones – waiting for the one!

  • Bryce DeBruce

    how do I know if My Best Buy is participating?

    • Anonymous

      Go there and ask? 

      lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

    Too bad the Best Buy where I stay doesn’t carry T-Mobile phones :( Or do they have to? …….. CAN I GET IT FROM BEST BUY MOBILE!? Wait, they don’t carry T-Mobile phones either…CAN I STILL GET IT?! =O

    • http://twitter.com/iDiotGear Rob Daman

      you could probably buy it online

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        That’s what I did =] I still don’t understand why I had to choose a Smartphone Data Plan when I have one with the Sidekick 4G…unless there’s a difference.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

    Too bad the Best Buy where I stay doesn’t carry T-Mobile phones :( Or do they have to? …….. CAN I GET IT FROM BEST BUY MOBILE!? Wait, they don’t carry T-Mobile phones either…CAN I STILL GET IT?! =O

  • Anonymous

    This makes me wanna sign another contract. Hmm…

  • Anonymous

    What is the fine print?  Can we use the cheapest voice and data plans to qualify?

    • Brandon Dean

      I think you have to have the $20 data plan or higher. But seriously, who wants the $10 200mb data plan with a FRIGGEN NEXUS S?

      • Anonymous

        People that have Wi-Fi or don’t surf the web too much while on the move?

      • Anonymous

        People that have Wi-Fi or don’t surf the web too much while on the move?

        • Brandon Dean

          200mb just seems cramped. I barely ever opened a browser, and just from occasional streaming of content racked up 2gb. Having to stay near a hotspot to use the features of your phone kind of defeats the point of having a high end phone that has access to a variety of network enabled services.

          But whatev’s. I was grandfathered in when the plan were 10gb.

        • Anonymous

          Too much background syncing, app downloads, constant updating of social network apps, etc, attribute to this as well. Turning that off while you’re on the go (where you probably have much time to constantly check that new status update or pic upload), would save data.

        • OKDave

          Just how much time do you spend on that phone, for Heaven’s sake? I have Gmail, Facebook, weather updates, use Google Maps, web browsing, auto app updating, even the occasional YouTube video, and in the last two years I do well to hit 400MB in a *month*.

  • Anonymous

    What is the fine print?  Can we use the cheapest voice and data plans to qualify?

  • Anonymous

    What is the fine print?  Can we use the cheapest voice and data plans to qualify?

  • MK Terra

    It looks like BB’s website omits the $10/mo 200MB data plan.  WTF?  And I mean in general, not just for this deal (which hasn’t quite started yet).

    • Brandon Dean

      Who seriously would want the 200mb plan with a Nexus S? Why would anyone do that to themselves? Unless they are people who are normally feature phone users, which makes me wonder why dont they just stick with feature phones in that case. I can easily rip through 200mb in a couple of days, without trying very hard.

      • Anonymous

        People who are upgrading to smartphone and have Wi-Fi at their house?

        Don’t assume people are all like you. Obviously, everyone is different, and thus, have different needs. I think its great T-Mobile has different data plans. Not everyone needs 5 GBs of data, I would manage fine with one. Some people, like yourself, use more, and in result get charged more. 

        I’m sure your first phone wasn’t a smartphone, so saying “they should just stick with feature phones” is ridiculous.

      • Anonymous

        People who are upgrading to smartphone and have Wi-Fi at their house?

        Don’t assume people are all like you. Obviously, everyone is different, and thus, have different needs. I think its great T-Mobile has different data plans. Not everyone needs 5 GBs of data, I would manage fine with one. Some people, like yourself, use more, and in result get charged more. 

        I’m sure your first phone wasn’t a smartphone, so saying “they should just stick with feature phones” is ridiculous.

        • Brandon Dean

          I have Wifi in my place, as well as the place I normally spend most of the day in, but 200 seems extremely slim for ALL THE TIME between those two places. Unless I am a hamster than only goes back and forth between the two, it just seems unrealistic for anyone with a higher end smartphone to go with the 200mb plan. Especially in the age of Pandora, Spotify, Google Music, Youtube, Netflix, and other streaming services. 

          I am not assuming everyone is like me. My first phone wasn’t a smartphone, but when I did get one, even minor usage can easily approach 200mb in a month. 200mb is for someone who essentially never streams anything on the network. And what I was getting at, is that if you are someone who is interested in the Nexus S (and likely to be into what the latest and greatest android versions can do), 200mb doesnt cut it.

          I can see somebody with a Gravity smart, or the low end optimus phones going with 200mb, but a Nexus phone. Imagine an iPhone on a 200mb plan. It just seems like one is buying a ferrari, but only allowing onself to drive it to get groceries around the corner.

        • Anonymous

          But you’re forgetting that 200 MBs are at 3G/4G speeds. After that, unlimited EDGE. But I haven’t had a problem using Opera Mobile while on EDGE. Yes, EDGE is slow, but with Wi-Fi usually at home, and office/school, its not that important unless you’re CONSTANTLY on the web, Facebook, Twitter, which then there wouldn’t be a point to you being away from Wi-Fi.

          Since it wasn’t, why would you say that people with feature phones should stick to feature phones?

        • Anonymous

          All people using on iphones on Tmo get edge only speeds and thus probably only pay for the 200mb plan.  They seem to be doing ok.  

        • Anonymous

          All people using on iphones on Tmo get edge only speeds and thus probably only pay for the 200mb plan.  They seem to be doing ok.  

        • Anonymous

          All people using on iphones on Tmo get edge only speeds and thus probably only pay for the 200mb plan.  They seem to be doing ok.  

      • MK Terra

        People who already have wifi in the places they spend the most time.

      • Jason Birzer

        When you can’t get a feature phone with the features you want?

        My wife liked having a camera phone, but her Moto Zine just died.  T-mo’s replacement was a Nokia Nuron, which really isn’t much of a replacement.  Best we could do was upgrade her to a Samsung Galaxy S 4G.

    • Brandon Dean

      Who seriously would want the 200mb plan with a Nexus S? Why would anyone do that to themselves? Unless they are people who are normally feature phone users, which makes me wonder why dont they just stick with feature phones in that case. I can easily rip through 200mb in a couple of days, without trying very hard.

    • Brandon Dean

      Who seriously would want the 200mb plan with a Nexus S? Why would anyone do that to themselves? Unless they are people who are normally feature phone users, which makes me wonder why dont they just stick with feature phones in that case. I can easily rip through 200mb in a couple of days, without trying very hard.

  • MK Terra

    It looks like BB’s website omits the $10/mo 200MB data plan.  WTF?  And I mean in general, not just for this deal (which hasn’t quite started yet).

  • MK Terra

    It looks like BB’s website omits the $10/mo 200MB data plan.  WTF?  And I mean in general, not just for this deal (which hasn’t quite started yet).

  • Nick Mcghee

    Called my local bb and they have been running the deal for the last two weeks and are running it until at least saturday…

    • http://twitter.com/michaelpasquini Michael Pasquini

      Not on the T-Mobile version of the Nexus S…Sprint – yes, AT&T, maybe…how do I know this?  I have been visiting BBs website everyday for a couple of weeks to see if the price was changing with the release of other Nexii…

  • Nick Mcghee

    Called my local bb and they have been running the deal for the last two weeks and are running it until at least saturday…

  • Yancy

    Difinatly going to join my T-Mobile phone family along with my G2x and Dell Streak.. :)

  • http://twitter.com/erickbernal27 Erick Bernal

    If I Bought This Less Than 30 Days Ago, Can I Get A Price Adjustment?

    • Anonymous

      Obviously, no.

      If you buy a car from Ford at say, $23,999, and they lower the price next week to $18,999, are they going to give you the difference? 

      Or a TV from say Vizio, and then its at half price next week, are they going to give you the difference? No.

      • McChilligan

        actually he might be able to. i was able to get the price difference off a product at best buy when the price dropped 3 weeks after my purchase.

        so i say give it a shot and head over to best buy and see if you can get your money back!

        • Anonymous

          For devices on contracts, never seen it happen. 

          Also depends if they bought it at Best Buy, which they didn’t state.

        • McChilligan

          I still say give it a shot. Doesn’t hurt to ask right? You sound so negative..

        • McChilligan

          I still say give it a shot. Doesn’t hurt to ask right? You sound so negative..

        • McChilligan

          I still say give it a shot. Doesn’t hurt to ask right? You sound so negative..

        • McChilligan

          I still say give it a shot. Doesn’t hurt to ask right? You sound so negative..

      • JustMike

        But it never hurts to ask nicely.. the worst they can do is say “no.”  Frys/Outpost.com gave me $100 back when my TV price dropped a week after I ordered it.  Even Apple famously offered store credit when they dropped iPhone prices – http://www.apple.com/hotnews/openiphoneletter/

        Since this is a one-day offer, I wouldn’t count on it though..

    • http://twitter.com/erickbernal27 Erick Bernal

      To Anyone Still Wondering, I Was Able To Get A Price Adjustment, Wasn’t Very Hard, But It Took Patience

    • http://twitter.com/erickbernal27 Erick Bernal

      To Anyone Still Wondering, I Was Able To Get A Price Adjustment, Wasn’t Very Hard, But It Took Patience

  • Kj

    Can this be purchased with T-Mobiles new value plans? Since its free….might be able to sign on with $59.99 unlimited talk, text and 2gb of web….

  • Rob Lopes

    Tempting, but I’ll pass up this great deal – The HTC build quality of the Nexus One with the touch of CyanogenMOD with Android 2.3.5 is by far the best Android phone out there (IMO). Add in the classy home dock and car dock, which I use daily, it can’t be reckoned with.

    Its built solid and has a proven track record (because of CM). 4G  42mbps would be nice…. Holding out for Nexus 3. If you can’t wait, the TMO HTC Sensation is an excellent phone.

    I don’t understand why they don’t each have a standard docking system with soft contacts for HTC, LG, Sammy or MOT. One shoe per manufacture should fit all of their devices if engineered properly.

  • Rob Lopes

    Tempting, but I’ll pass up this great deal – The HTC build quality of the Nexus One with the touch of CyanogenMOD with Android 2.3.5 is by far the best Android phone out there (IMO). Add in the classy home dock and car dock, which I use daily, it can’t be reckoned with.

    Its built solid and has a proven track record (because of CM). 4G  42mbps would be nice…. Holding out for Nexus 3. If you can’t wait, the TMO HTC Sensation is an excellent phone.

    I don’t understand why they don’t each have a standard docking system with soft contacts for HTC, LG, Sammy or MOT. One shoe per manufacture should fit all of their devices if engineered properly.

    • Anonymous

      Because carriers want their phones to stand out. So when a person sees that phone, they’ll be tempted to switch, usually after their contract is up.

      Take the Sprint’s Evo line for example. If all HTC phones looked exactly like the Evo line does, then the “Evo” name would just be a name. Nothing significant. Same if all of Motorola’s Droid series phones looked the same, there would be no incentive to buy another if it looks just like the one you have now. Granted as long as the current one it works and has good specs.

  • Rob Lopes

    Tempting, but I’ll pass up this great deal – The HTC build quality of the Nexus One with the touch of CyanogenMOD with Android 2.3.5 is by far the best Android phone out there (IMO). Add in the classy home dock and car dock, which I use daily, it can’t be reckoned with.

    Its built solid and has a proven track record (because of CM). 4G  42mbps would be nice…. Holding out for Nexus 3. If you can’t wait, the TMO HTC Sensation is an excellent phone.

    I don’t understand why they don’t each have a standard docking system with soft contacts for HTC, LG, Sammy or MOT. One shoe per manufacture should fit all of their devices if engineered properly.

  • Rob Lopes

    Tempting, but I’ll pass up this great deal – The HTC build quality of the Nexus One with the touch of CyanogenMOD with Android 2.3.5 is by far the best Android phone out there (IMO). Add in the classy home dock and car dock, which I use daily, it can’t be reckoned with.

    Its built solid and has a proven track record (because of CM). 4G  42mbps would be nice…. Holding out for Nexus 3. If you can’t wait, the TMO HTC Sensation is an excellent phone.

    I don’t understand why they don’t each have a standard docking system with soft contacts for HTC, LG, Sammy or MOT. One shoe per manufacture should fit all of their devices if engineered properly.

  • Fish

    This is almost a good reason to jump ship from T-Mo and pick up the 4g version of my phone.

    But xgiving is around the corner and Android 4 is expected to hit the market on the Nexus Prime.

    Supposedly it’s going to be an HTC built, Super Amoled, 1.2 or 1.5 dual core, 1GB RAM, 4g phone. Anyone heard anything about a Nexus Tablet?

    • Anonymous

      The next nexus will be made by samsung

    • Anonymous

      The next nexus will be made by samsung

  • http://www.frontsidebus.net David – Front Side Bus

    Great deal

  • http://www.frontsidebus.net David – Front Side Bus

    Great deal

  • http://www.frontsidebus.net David – Front Side Bus

    Great deal

  • Sknair007

    I just got off the phone with my Best Buy agent and got the deal….

    when I was going through the upgrade process it still mentioning about the Even More plan which already been discontinued and told this to the agent….

    Thanks for everyone who send this info…I was looking for a free phone…

  • Sknair007

    I just got off the phone with my Best Buy agent and got the deal….

    when I was going through the upgrade process it still mentioning about the Even More plan which already been discontinued and told this to the agent….

    Thanks for everyone who send this info…I was looking for a free phone…

  • samuel

    no value plans?

  • Richardthegrape

    Ordered mine at midnight! Excited, this is will be my replacement for my mt4g. I’ll miss the speeds, but that won’t make much of a difference. I need a new phone. My mt4g has seen better days!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

      Right? 4G is cool and all but, A FREE NEXUS S?!! Why not, 3G is just as good to me. I can get rid of the Sidekick 4G. I won’t miss it….except for the keyboard of course lol.

  • Dnyyanks62

    I need some help with this. I almost never change phones.  I’ve had a grand total of 3 in my life.  

    I have a MyTouch3G that is pretty much done at this point.

    If I get this phone and sign the 2-year contract, I can still pick up the Nexus Prime or Samsung Galaxy S2 when they are released, right?  It’s sad I do not know this.  

  • Dnyyanks62

    I need some help with this. I almost never change phones.  I’ve had a grand total of 3 in my life.  

    I have a MyTouch3G that is pretty much done at this point.

    If I get this phone and sign the 2-year contract, I can still pick up the Nexus Prime or Samsung Galaxy S2 when they are released, right?  It’s sad I do not know this.  

  • Dnyyanks62

    I need some help with this. I almost never change phones.  I’ve had a grand total of 3 in my life.  

    I have a MyTouch3G that is pretty much done at this point.

    If I get this phone and sign the 2-year contract, I can still pick up the Nexus Prime or Samsung Galaxy S2 when they are released, right?  It’s sad I do not know this.  

    • JustMike

      You’ll have to pay full price for the next phone ($500+) if you’ve just signed a new contract – discounts don’t start until your contract is about a year old.  You could always sell the Nexus S on eBay though to subsidize the next one..

  • Dnyyanks62

    I need some help with this. I almost never change phones.  I’ve had a grand total of 3 in my life.  

    I have a MyTouch3G that is pretty much done at this point.

    If I get this phone and sign the 2-year contract, I can still pick up the Nexus Prime or Samsung Galaxy S2 when they are released, right?  It’s sad I do not know this.  

  • Dnyyanks62

    I need some help with this. I almost never change phones.  I’ve had a grand total of 3 in my life.  

    I have a MyTouch3G that is pretty much done at this point.

    If I get this phone and sign the 2-year contract, I can still pick up the Nexus Prime or Samsung Galaxy S2 when they are released, right?  It’s sad I do not know this.  

  • Bastianmardia

    is it comes with a wifi

  • Bastianmardia

    is it comes with a wifi

  • Clint

    I need to know one piece of vital information (for me) does this have wifi calling? I’ve tried looking with no real direct yes or no answer. Thanks my TmoNews peeps!

  • Clint

    I need to know one piece of vital information (for me) does this have wifi calling? I’ve tried looking with no real direct yes or no answer. Thanks my TmoNews peeps!

  • Havoktek

    DAMN,out of my frustration in waiting for the SGS II, I sucked up that LG G2x instead of waiting!!!
    This would have been a nice replacement for the Vibrant! damn!

  • Havoktek

    DAMN,out of my frustration in waiting for the SGS II, I sucked up that LG G2x instead of waiting!!!
    This would have been a nice replacement for the Vibrant! damn!

  • Stephen

    Just realize a lot of third party vendors that offer discounted phone prices for upgrades will not let you upgrade if you have an older grandfathered in plan.  They will only let you upgrade if you choose one of the  current Tmobile plans.  I don’t know if thats the case with Best Buy, but Ive found it to be the case with every other site Ive tried or contacted from Amazon to Wirefly to Letstalk to even Radio Shack.  It’s basically a lose/lose for an existing customer – you don’t get the new customer price deals but yet you are forced to sign up for the new customer plan.  Just double check that before you upgrade.

    • http://twitter.com/michaelpasquini Michael Pasquini

      So true, ran into this all over the place – but they have to be able to make back the subsidy they are offering on the phone, hence the plan change.  Best Buy did allow you to keep your old plan, but they forced you to choose a new data plan (only). 

      I called and set it up with T-Mo before placing the order with BB and made sure that even though I was migrating over to a new data plan, I could still get the old one back…talked to three different T-Mo reps on three diff calls and they all said the same thing – to call back and ask to be put back on the other data plan.  One of the reps even noted the convo in my account records.

      Now for the waiting game as the phone is officially backordered several weeks…yikes.

  • Lee Espinoza

    The just sold out! :(

  • Mark

    Eh.  My local BB doesn’t have T-Mobile.  Oh well.

  • Mark

    Eh.  My local BB doesn’t have T-Mobile.  Oh well.

  • http://twitter.com/michaelpasquini Michael Pasquini

    Ha, it wasn’t sold out on-line, I just place my order – but it is backordered and may not ship till the 30th.  I really hope they are able to fill orders sooner than that.  I leave for a job out of state on the 29th…

  • Oce

    I was so going to get this deal until I realized it does not have an expansion slot.  16 gigs is just not enough for me.  Besides, I have the Vibrant and the Nexus S is just not enough of an upgrade for me.

  • Oce

    I was so going to get this deal until I realized it does not have an expansion slot.  16 gigs is just not enough for me.  Besides, I have the Vibrant and the Nexus S is just not enough of an upgrade for me.

  • GQ187

    awesooommmee you came into the store i work at HIGHFIVE!