Nexus 6 shipment finally arrived at T-Mo stores over the weekend

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Last weekend (8th/9th November), T-Mobile was supposed to receive a large Nexus 6 shipment from Motorola to its retail stores across the U.S. Admittedly, the list of stores getting them wasn’t the longest, as early supply appears very constrained. However, the number of stores that actually received any was very small. Most didn’t even get their on-display demo units when they were supposed to. Thankfully, it appears the shipment arrived this past Saturday, November 15th.

One of our sources confirmed that the Nexus 6 demo unit arrived at his store just two days ago, ready to put on display for the November 19 launch.

To add to this information, a growing thread on XDA-Developers contains a post by user Qbancelli who managed to grab a picture of the device on show at the Court St. store in Brooklyn on Saturday, November 15th. Perhaps more interestingly, another member named suzook claims that they were able to buy one. No physical confirmation was given, however.

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As far as we know, the device isn’t on sale until November 19th. We have another two days until the Nexus 6 is officially available to purchase from T-Mobile. That said, there’s no harm in checking in at your local store to see if they have them in yet, or – at the very least – getting your hands on the demo model.

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  • Adrayven

    another square pants block of black screen.. yay… umm.. yeaaahh… excitement contained.

    • TechHog

      I can’t tell if you’re complaining about the size or how similar phones look these days.

      • Bklynman

        The only phones that have different look are some of the LG’s,The Sony’s.
        None of these phones today have really different look to them. That’s why I am hoping Lg bring’s out a new G Flex 2,have not read anything about them doing so.

        • skywalkr2

          Yeah… I was waiting for G Flex 2, but couldn’t hold out and got G3 instead. Couldn’t be happier. So far (to me) light years better than the Note 3 I replaced. Although the screen/resolution is a bit hard to get used to.

        • Bklynman

          G 3,in your opinion is better phone than the note 3? Not putting u down or anything,just like to know which area,the G3, is better. Thanks,because I have the original jump. Plan to use my 1st one in Dec or January. I was planning to down grade to the ZTE,ZMax. Read nothing but good reviews about it both on CNET and the reviews of people who got the phone on The mobile. Thanks.

        • skywalkr2

          To me – yes. Faster, less bloatware, better skin. Removal of junk I dont need like Spen. Plus the battery life on the G3 for me is amazing. My note 3 when screen was off would still drain battery and I could never fix this even with factory reset. The G3 in my case is almost in stasis when screen is off. So with my use case it works well. However I cannot say if its great for someone that uses their phone constantly.

        • Bklynman

          Thanks for your input. I don’t have any kind of problems with my Note 3. Once it is fully charge,since I don’t use it to play games or watch movies on it,watch youtube video on it here and there,the charge could last me day and a half. But then I don’t update my phones at all because all the problems it,seem to cause some people. Just say no to updates,for your devices people.

    • comsen

      You know the screen turns on, right?

  • thepanttherlady

    Store I frequent when buying from T-Mobile confirmed Saturday that they had stock.

    • sushimane

      Which phone do you prefer z3 or nexus I’m stuck between both. I just like the front facing speakers. The z3 has that updated 20.7mp and waterproof or the nexus 6,qhd,water resistance, turbo charge. I like the z3 because its the closest to stock android with a little twist.

      • thepanttherlady

        I’m going for the Nexus 6 this time around. I like the larger screen, turbo charge and the over all look of the phone. Just wish T-Mobile was carrying it in white. :/

        With that being said, I’d have gone with the Z3 if there was a big enough difference between it and the Z2.

        • TechHog

          Why not just buy the White from Google Play or Motorola? Several from Motorola’s store have arrived or will be arriving today.

        • thepanttherlady

          I did consider it but have been buying my phones in full from the UK for over a year now and decided this time around I’m going to take advantage of the $0 down, 0% interest and use EIP. I’ve also had some positive things happen for me in the last couple of weeks so I’m taking my “fun” money and using it to invest in some things that will be beneficial for me long term. Win/win for me! =D

        • Rico Giomanti Pelle

          Congrats. Any chance the panttherlady is a single lady? Just curious.

        • jonathan3579

          That’s not even relevant.

        • Rico Giomanti Pelle

          You are irrelevant. Its a simple harmless question troll. No foul no harm.

        • jonathan3579

          You’re not worth it. I don’t want to muck up this post any more than you already have. Do everyone a favor and keep on topic please.

        • jonafat383lbs

          Quit being a playa hater and let Rico get his internet pimp swag on JEEZ Do you have any decency?

        • MtoM

          Any chance Rico’s a single stud?

        • jonathan3579

          Oh man, don’t even mention that. I’m extremely peeved that my preorder on Oct. 29 from Google hasn’t shipped yet. At this rate, I’m just gonna buy from T-Mobile on Wednesday and cancel my Google Play order. (Not until I manage to buy it, of course.)

        • skywalkr2

          I am on Jump… so that’s why I wont be getting the non-TMO one.

        • skywalkr2

          I plan to keep my white G3 until I can get a white Nexus 6.

        • Philly Jim

          I purchased a G3 a few months ago, and I have to be honest add much as I Love the form factor and design love the screen, but I’m a little disappointed in it’s performance, kind of ppb the fence as to weather I should Jump to the Nexus 6.

        • skywalkr2

          Try changing away from Dalvik. That supposedly helps performance. I did it right out of the box.

        • Philly Jim

          Thank’s for the suggestion i’ll give it a shot , but to be honest I’m thinking about ,jumping , on T Mobile to a nexus 6 , i’ll have to pay an extra 150 , to bring the balance down to half but , I don’t know the performance on the LG G3 , just doesn’t seem up to par with phones with similar chipset’s , again thank’s for taking the time to try and help……

        • skywalkr2

          Nexus will be faster because it has a faster processor and has Vanilla O/S. Just note that LG G3 will be updated to Android L soon as well (although not Vanilla).

        • sushimane

          Thanks much appreciated I might do the same. The nexus 6 is just as good as the z3 but better. The only reason the z3 look so much better was the waterproof but water resistance is just as good.

        • Peter Smith

          Let me ask ya. I have a nexus 5 and I luv stock android but the on screen buttons bother me on some apps as they are not updated to take advantage of full screen. Thus I always thought about Samsung phones but hate UI. Oh and water proof is a huge plus for me.

          So Z3 or Nexus 6 and deal with on screen buttons or just deal with samsung UI and full pretty screen?

        • thepanttherlady

          Honestly, the last Samsung I had was the Note 2 and I can’t stand the physical button.

          If water proof is a big deal for you, I say go for the Z3. I have the Z2 and really enjoy it.

        • KlausWillSeeYouNow

          My Z2 is still going strong, too. I felt compelled to report because I ordered mine at Clove per your recommendation, and we received them at just about the same time. :-)

          I love this thing. Does your battery seem to drain any faster as of late? I think it just might be my imagination; or I’m using it more.

        • Stone Cold

          Thought you were rocking the One plus one?

        • thepanttherlady

          I was but sold it a couple weeks after having it. :)

        • Stone Cold

          Ahh

        • thepanttherlady

          I’ve actually had 3. Sold one for $850 at the very beginning, gave one to my sister and sold the last one for cost.

        • Stone Cold

          Too hard to keep track lol.

        • skittle

          I like the white too but the midnight blue might be fine. You will love the fast charging. My Note 4 has it and it really is a treat.

        • Android_God

          Lots to love about pure Android versus say the Note 4. My wife’s Nexus 5 seems much more snappy and things like voice to text and google now work soooo much better with stock. I’m strongly considering getting the Nexus 6 and selling my Note 4.

        • Android_God

          Geez the one thing is that I can pick up the Note 4 with one hand and slide down the notification pane very easily. Hopefully the same is true of the Nexus 6.

    • Android_God

      The one by me has it as well but says can’t sell until the 19th. It’s a corp. store.

  • D_Wall__

    Cant Wait till i can Jump in Jan for this..

  • Orion

    Tmobile stores around my area only had huge Nexus 6 posters up….no demos. What a tease lol. I can’t wait for wed/Thurs to get this beast.

    • thepanttherlady

      Mine will sell it to me as soon as it’s in the system. =D

      • Orion

        I was going to go the google play route but we know how that ended up. My store will order me the 64 GB option…..hopefully.

      • bob90210

        I bought one because it’s cool but the huge poster is not as useful as the phone itself.

  • MarkieE

    Not sure if I’m yet ready to upgrade from my Nexus 5 to Nexus 6. The down points for me have been that HUGE 6-inch size and the price, it’s no longer considered in “Nexus-price” range. Agreed, given the specifications of the phone it commands that price tag. But 6-inch is too big for me anyways so I’m considering getting the Moto X(2014), cheaper and customized to my liking.

    • xealo

      If you can, try to get your hands on the Oneplus One. That phone, IMO, is better then the Nexus 6. The only thing the 6 has going for it is the QHD display and Android L. Other then that, the One has it beat in battery life, smaller size, and of course the price. Performance should be basically the same.

      • TheVorlon

        ” The only thing the 6 has going for it is….”

        OS 6, 7, 8 etc. No need to wonder when or if the manufacturer will provide an android update.

        • xealo

          I don’t get what your trying to say here.

        • xealo

          *you’re

      • aaron bowersock

        OPO is a great phone for sure, but as mentioned before the N6 offers vanilla Android with fastest updates. OPO is known to be buggy, does not have OIS camera hardware, no wireless charging, lower quality screen.

        It’s an excellent phone at an even better price, but not technically “better” than Nexus 6.

      • I currently own the OnePlus One, only thing I hate is that it’s missing both bands 2 and 12 for LTE which means it won’t work with 700MHz, so no in building penetration.

    • dtam

      there’s really no phone that is significantly better than the Nexus 5 in it’s category. might as well keep the nexus 5 and wait another generation before upgrading

      • Android_God

        I needed a bigger screen but I can see what you mean. My wife’s Nexus 5 seems more snappy versus my Note 4. This is why I am considering selling the Note 4 and getting the Nexus 6. I’m a bit concerned though about the size and thickness.
        Oh geez I think I just set myself up there but oh well.

        • Peter Smith

          Yep, is that what she said lol.

    • aaron bowersock

      I read a review that focused on the size, and in the article the reviewer explained there was a little bit of shell shock at the size. It’s definitely not a “one-handed” phone, (which throws some people off), but after awhile it became natural. He wrote about how much more efficient he felt while doing anything on the phone. From display, keyboard, processing… it all was kinda a flawless experience.

      • Android_God

        I think a lot has to do with how much better Lolipop is versus a skin. My wife’s Nexus 5 seems much more snappy versus my Note 4.

        • aaron bowersock

          Good point, there. Actually- I just upgraded to Lollipop on my Nexus 4. It’s been pretty sweet change so far! (Due to some hardware problems, I’ll still be getting Nexus 6 tonight.)

  • Philly Jim

    I’m not getting my hopes up last Wednesday took to much hair off my head, I want the 64GB anyway which I believe you have to order, we’ll see, sold my Nexus 5 last Tuesday in preparation for the six, now I’m seriously regretting that move, guess we’ll c Wednesday.

  • Qbancelli

    That was me.

    And yes I was offered the phone to buy. But I had already bought mine from Motorola.

    • jonathan3579

      Uh huh… And you said you were driving home with one in that thread and now you’re claiming you didn’t buy one because you ordered through Motorola. Which is it?

      • Cam Bunton

        I believe it was a different forum member who claimed to have bought one. Not Q.

      • Android_God

        What are you, the phucking internet police?

        • Guest

          As a matter fact yes

  • Chris

    I called yesterday (Sunday) and they said they didn’t even get their shipping notice yet…like they didn’t even know when phones were going to be shipped.

    • Chimphappyhour

      Which I suspect means you’re talking to a store that is clueless to the fact that they aren’t getting any. I’ve run into two stores like that already.

      • skywalkr2

        My store here was certain 3 days before last weeks delay that they were one of the few stores getting them. Even though that store wasn’t on the excel at all.

        • Chimphappyhour

          I’m checking stores today and a lot are still hoping to see something pop through today as far as a shipping statement. I’d say that if they don’t have them in hand, they aren’t getting them for launch.

  • sushimane

    So does anybody know what color T-Mobile would be carrying?

    • jonathan3579

      They’ll only be carrying the blue version. 32GB will be available in-store and 64GB will be available exclusively online.

      • sushimane

        Awe OK I guess I’ll get a white skin to cover the midnight blue

  • tomnewtn

    It’s going to be another epic moment by moment thread as folks try to purchase one online. Stock up on popcorn and beverage of choice.

  • Rob

    64GB is online only?

    Anyone have experience with JUMP through the mail? Do they just send you one of those padded envelopes like if for a warranty exchange and you pray they don’t find anything wrong with the device or that it doesn’t get lost or broken, etc?

    My M8 is both rooted and S-OFF so I can set it back to out of the box retail without them having a clue, its just the shipping the M8 back that worries me which is why I like to go to the store.

    • Scott Benfield

      Yep they are pretty shitty with shipping. Both my iphone 6 and Z3 came in a thin white padded envelope. both had damaged corners.

      • Orion

        Wow that’s unacceptable. You spend so much on these phones and they are careless with the shipping? This is why I like buying my phones face to face. I want the 64 GB though.

      • skywalkr2

        The replacement phones are shipped in a box that keeps them safe.

        • Rob

          So they aren’t shipped in a retail box at all? Because I’ll get the 32GB from the store if that’s the case. That makes no sense they don’t send the new phone in retail packaging, I was talking about the return envelope itself. My M8 is a durable phone so I’m not necessarily worried about it getting broken in the mail but it’s still a possibility with those cheap return envelopes but if I’m not even going to get a retail box with my new phone well… Forget that.

        • skywalkr2

          I don’t know about new phones, but I can’t imagine them not being in the retail box.

  • bigg_bump

    The local Tmo here in SOCAL I frequent received 5 32GB Midnight Blue on 11/20, they also had a display model…I purchased the supposed last one on Saturday night…VERY NICE!!!

    • Chris Deleon

      11/20? May I ask which store? I have been trying to get one as well and no store has been willing to even reserve one for me for tomorrow.

  • bruce_leer0y

    Local store had a demo out in atlanta

  • JJ

    any word on if the delay to november 19th will be a nation wide launch? living in colordo, it wasnt on the list in the initial round. will they have enough to spread around?

  • Eric H.

    1. Does anyone know if ALL of the T-Mobile stores will have the Nexus 6 on Wednesday, or if it will be that “limited list” of stores, the ones in the big market that sometimes get certain phones first. I know IF last week they would have been sold, they were using that list but now, a week later, I would think ALL stores will sell it. But now I have a doubt because even a manager didn’t know.
    2. When will they sell the White Nexus 6?
    Thank You

    • schweddyballs

      Blue only for the T-Mobile release. If you want white get of from google directly.

    • Chimphappyhour

      It’s looking like limited stores…. very, very limited stores. I haven’t found any stock in KC yet.

  • amarcelino88

    I was able to scoop mine up Monday at a local T-Mobile. They only had 3 in the initial shipment that came in that same day. No demo unit too. I got lucky since the phone is not on their system for upgrades or jump yet. I came in to do an exchange and was able to get it that way. Buddy of mine by tried to use jump but it was a no go since it’s not listed yet.

    • thepanttherlady

      Excellent! Hoping to get mine tonight. :)

      • skittle

        Great :)

      • Orion

        Lucky you. I actually found one store that has them on stock but can’t sell them until tomorrow. Can the store order the 64 GB for customers if they choose that option?

  • TheRealKingSen

    Called a few stores in Metro Detroit this morning and they had no clue if they were getting the nexus 6.

    • Chimphappyhour

      Which means they probably aren’t. I’ve been working with the understanding that if the store doesn’t have them as of today, they aren’t getting any since they need to have them at open tomo.

  • Manny

    I’m sorry but I have to ask, does anyone know the down payment on this thing? I’ve read a few places saying $0 down and others reporting it $199 down. I would like to know beforehand what I should expect, thanks for help in advance!

    • thepanttherlady

      Depends on your credit class. You can call Customer Care or log into your online T-Mobile account. I’m not sure the online account will show the Nexus 6 yet or not but you should be able to view a phone with a similar cost to get the approximate down payment required.

    • tomnewtn

      My down payment was 0. I had to pay taxes only.

  • John Doe

    just called a bunch of stores in NYC and they told me they have yet to receive their shipment for tomorrow. smh how do u mess up shipment so damn bad. One store i called said they would have 20 or so and they weren’t willing to hold it for me :(

    • Chimphappyhour

      Damn! Just came here looking to see what the story is with these. Called A LOT of stores here in KC with no luck finding any that’ll even have stock. Not a good sign when just one store in NYC will have stock.

  • Christn

    Does anyone know exactly when the 64GB version will go on sale Wednesday? Midnight EST?

    Thanks

    • tomnewtn

      Guess so. I was able to order that one at 130 am.

  • USCmed

    Hmmmm, in a store and they may sell me the device. If they do then what was the point of the week delay?

    • GazaIan

      They didn’t receive them by Tuesday of last week.

    • Robin Canela

      T-Mobile pushed back the sale date to the 19th as they didn’t receive the shipment from Motorola.

  • Donald Briese

    No store in the metro phoenix area that I called knows anything about it. I’m bummed…

  • Dwaine

    Only demo units today in Dayton, Ohio area stores. Called all I could find…

  • Joshua Lance

    Where is the phone? Not letting me jump. Looks like it’s not available at 12am EST….

  • Mel

    Phones will go on sale at 12 PST at least that’s what Twitter said.

    • Joshua Lance

      Thanks. Couldn’t find that tidbit of info.

      • Darwinski

        It is on sale now.. Just ordered one. Very easy and smooth ordering process.

        • Joshua Lance

          Were you jumping?

        • Darwinski

          no..

        • Hilah Martin

          Is yours on back order like mine?

        • chuckp

          you won’t see it before Xmas!!!!!

  • Mel

    I was able to order my phone online at 12:40 CST, even though they said 12 PST.

    • Joshua Lance

      That’s weird. Still won’t work for me.

      • Darwinski

        are you logged in and following a correct link? multiple links to get to where you are going?

  • Nick saide

    I ordered at 12am EST on the dot… Used jump. No issues.

  • tomnewtn

    I was also able to order and at about 130 PT

  • tomnewtn

    Well well, after I signed my EIP and completed everything, AND received the confirmation email from TMO, the site went down. Funny how things go when you’re not even trying. I just remembered about this all of a sudden and gave it a go.

  • Rmobile3

    Called my t-mobile store and they said they did not get any in, which was on the list to receive the nexus 6 phone. Is online order only?

    • Robin Canela

      It is not online only, several stores in my area (Northern VA) have Nexus 6 in stock.

      • chuckp

        I’m calling BS… if that were the case I’d driven up there to get one!

    • Donald Briese

      Its online only for like 93% of the country, not a single Tmobile store in AZ has one to sell and I bought nexus 4 and 5 on launch day… Heck even ooold T-Mobile MDA (HTC Wizard) on launch day almost 10 years ago!!

      • Carlos Loyd

        Yep no nexus 6 in Arizona. I had two store managers tell me another week at best.

        • Donald Briese

          Had it overnight, next best thing..

        • chuckp

          yes, but have you received it yet????

        • Donald Briese

          Yes, I did receive it the very next day!

        • Donald Briese

          Had it overnight, next best thing..

  • Hilah Martin

    I order it on Nov. 19th through T-Mobile and it is on back order. What is going on. Why didnn’t they say it is pre-order only and give a release date?

  • Carlos Loyd

    I spoke with 4 different t mobile stores in Arizona and they said you can order online or in the store, but expect delivery in January. Some thing is wrong with this picture. One store tried to sale me a iPhone 6 plus.

  • chuckp

    As of today still no Nexus 6 at any Charlotte, NC stores… Apparently they never got any any… ever! None! (except the display models). told me they could order it for me, but no est. ship dates….

  • robertkoa

    Lol. I am looking forward to calling people from really thick buildings and tunnels and Bank Vaults when I get 700 LTE showing on my phone…
    Actually I listened to Internet Radio all the way down the elevator and in the Parking Garage of a big Hotel in Miami last week on Metro/Tmo Network and my phone was on H+ on 1700 Mhz 3G band during this.