Nexus 6 now $100 off at T-Mobile

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T-Mobile’s Nexus 6 is now on sale at $100 off the usual retail price for both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the device. That means you can now grab the 32GB model for $549 and the 64GB one for $599. On EIP both storage options are available with $0 down payment. The 32GB model will set you back $22.91 per month over two years, while the 64GB is $24.99 per month on EIP.

This news comes not long after we found out that the device is very close to (finally) getting Wi-Fi calling support. So now you can get arguably the best experience of Android on a device that’s $100 cheaper and will soon be capable of making calls over Wi-Fi. What’s not to love?

Source: T-Mobile
Hat-tip: Android Central

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  • JLV90

    Good thing they don’t require a promo code, T-mobile sucks with those only being able to be used for new customers.

  • archerian

    Still $200 too much for a Nexus phone…

    • Orion

      How you figure? Its a phablet Nexus with high specs. Lol stop being cheap.

  • lion7718

    It’s good news, but for me the phone is a little too big. I’ll wait to see what the next Nexus looks like, rumor is it will be the size of the Nexus 5.

  • Deadeye37

    I’d be interested if there was a microSD slot. That has always been my issue with the Nexus phones. As much as I like using cloud storage for my stuff, that doesn’t help me when I’m on a road trip through the desert and mountains and the best connection I have is EDGE.

    Personally, I’m stoked because the Saygus V2 is finally being released next Friday! Vanilla Android & rooted already. However, I’m hoping that the WiFi calling that is released for Nexus 6 makes its way to the V2.

    • steveb944

      You should go for the LG G4 if you want expandable storage and WiFi calling out of the box.

      • Deadeye37

        The WiFi calling would be nice, but I hardly use it with my Samsung GS3. It comes in handy when I’m visiting my family in the boonies, though.

        However, the V2 has the G4 handily beat as far as expandable storage goes – 2 microSD slots that can handle 200 GB cards each (it comes with 64 GB built in). The G4 is tempting, but it’s not waterproof, which is one of the things I was looking for.

        • thepanttherlady

          Just checked out the V2 but the screen is too small for me. :'(

        • steveb944

          I prefer a reputable company, bigger screen, a guaranteed update (Saygus is still Kitkat I think), and a bit of the overall hardware/software instead of being able to store another ~100GB. To each his own tho.

          Does it support as many bands as the G4? (I haven’t read up on the G4 much since I found out they didn’t add front facing speakers) but make sure the V2 has full support.

          The V2 will be interesting, but they have yet to deliver a product. Reminds me of Oneplus, but with no backing. I hope it does well as we need the competition.

        • thepanttherlady

          While the speaker on the G4 is pretty loud I would have definitely liked front facing speakers. Why LG? LOL

        • Deadeye37

          The V2 has all the T-mobile bands and then some along with a fractal antenna, so the reception will be about 1/2 – 1 bar better than regular phones (supposedly). It ships on the 22nd, so I’m itching right now :).

          The funny thing is that they stopped their pre-orders last week in-lieu of some exciting news “soon”. Saygus said that they are also working on getting carrier certification from all 4 carriers and possibly in-store distribution. It would be awesome if that announcement was a retail deal with T-mo.

  • Irfan

    nexus 6 is too big , trust me 5 inch screen phones are the best practice , i say no for 4.7 no for 5.5 , yes to 5inch screen

    • Derek

      Agree. I personally prefer the 4.0-4.7 range myself. But a 6 inch screen? That’s like carrying my kindle fire tablet.

    • Philip

      I am at 5.7 for my Note 4 and its fine. I dont know at 5.9

    • thepanttherlady

      *for you

      I find the size of the Nexus 6 perfect, for me. I’m looking forward to the Sony Xperia Z4 Ultra which is rumored to be slightly larger than the N6.

      • protect yo net

        That’s because you use your phone as a replacement for a TV considering all the video streaming you engage in. I’d venture to guess you wouldn’t flinch at the idea of 12 inches. But yeah it’s a personal thing. For your mainstream user the phone has to be pocketable.

        • Fabian Cortez

          Just wow, lol.

          Still hanging on to that I see.

        • thepanttherlady

          And I play games as well as surf the web, read/send emails etc. and still prefer the larger size screen for it all. If the “mainstream user” preferred a smaller screen size the trend wouldn’t be getting larger. We’re not just a “niche” demographic anymore.

        • Derek

          Incorrect. The option to buy smaller phones is shrinking. Somewhere smaller phones got combined with older/slower/budget hardware. If flagship phones were available in smaller form factors then the larger phones wouldn’t be selling like hotcakes.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          since thats the only option indeed

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          i see more 5″ to 5.2″ phones than phablets around town and at work (I work with about 600 people across all offices). But yes personal preference

        • Orion

          Exactly! I love how people act like they know what’s best for everyone. Hilarious.

      • Stone Cold

        Right bigger phones aren’t for everyone. I remember a time where I hated big phones now. Love the size of the Z3 fits perfectly in my hand.

    • Aaron C

      Definitely wanted bigger than 5″ but my Nexus 6 is just a bit too large. I’ve pretty much gotten used to it though.

    • screen size is a totally personal issue as are most other issues with cell phones. There is no “perfect size” contrary to what apple wants fanbois to think. its like coming up with the one size fits all monitor screen size

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      5 is perfect for me. I can one hand use and fit in pocket

    • Stone Cold

      That works for your tastes. I am ok. With. 5.2, 5.5, or bigger It would be horrible since I have big hands to go under 5.2 or smaller.

  • pramarama

    Do we know if this is a permanent price drop or a promotion? I went on their web site and it says $550 is the retail price, so I assume this is permanent, meaning I can wait another month or two until my current EIP is a little closer to 50%.

    • Tony

      What happens if your current EIP reaches 50%? I’ve never used the program before. Is there some benefit to reaching 50%?

      • pramarama

        If you’re on the JUMP 2.0 program, that’s the requirement in order to be eligible to upgrade your phone. I’ve got a G2 I bought for $400, financing the whole $400. Divide that by 24 payments (2 years), and that’s $16.66/month. I have been paying my $16.66/month, and after June’s payment, the amount remaining that I owe on the phone will drop below $200. At that point, I can trade in my phone, T-Mobile will forgive the rest of the $200 I owe, and I can get a new phone.

        • Tony

          Interesting. That’s a pretty good deal especially if the street value of the device is less than $200 at that point (if it was more I suppose you could pay it off and sell it for profit at that point?). So there’s no hidden fees or taxes associated with the EIP/JUMP 2.0 programs that would make the grand total higher than buying the device outright?

        • pramarama

          You should read up on the JUMP program. I can give you a quick overview here. You pay $10/month for JUMP if you want to sign up (or if you don’t want to sign up and the sales rep signs you up anyway — that seems to happen a lot according to the internet). The $10/month includes device insurance. After you’ve paid half of your EIP down (typically after a year if you’re paying the minimum), you can trade in your phone, they pay off the remainder of your EIP, take your phone, and you buy a new phone from them. The phone has to be working, otherwise they charge you the insurance deductible. If you’re the type of person who takes really good care of their phone, and you have the patience to sell your phone on ebay, JUMP is not worth the price, as the phone plus the $10/month you’re saving is typically worth more than half of its original price after a year. I used to do that but I’m tired of going selling my old phones on ebay.

        • After your JUMP payments of $120, T-Mobile forgives a balance $80, actually. Arguably less than the G2 market value.

        • pramarama

          You’re absolutely right. When it comes to measuring the value of the JUMP program, you have to take into account how much T-Mobile is forgiving ($200 benefit to you) and the insurance benefit you get (?), versus how much you paid in monthly JUMP payments ($120) and the market value of the phone you’re surrendering (probably about $160). Without the insurance part, I’ll wind up losing about $80. Assuming I would have bought insurance ($8/month * 12 = $96), I come out slightly ahead. It’s debatable whether I would have bought insurance if I didn’t get JUMP, so it’s hard to put a dollar value on this. My time is also a factor. Putting up a listing, taking pictures, unrooting the phone and re-imaging the factory image to remove the ROM I had installed, answering questions, packaging the product, and mailing it.

          In my case, I’m going to be taking advantage of my trade-in a little early, so subtract two months of JUMP payments, too.

  • 21stNow

    Wow! I just went through a bunch of trouble getting one from VZW partially because it was $50 cheaper and now it is $50 cheaper from T-Mobile. Oh well, I win some and lose some.

    • TheVorlon

      If you wait a year, they’ll likely be a lot cheaper than that.

      • looked at the Nexus 6..way too much cash. 250 for ZTE max was more than enough. I get 5.8 screen and rock star battery life. Stuck at kit kat 4 but I get wifi calling built in and LTE band 12 700 mhz support soon. that will have to satisfy me until XDA types can unlock the boot loader

        • Ryanide

          It’s even better.
          At Walmart, T-Mobile’s Family Mobile ZTE ZMax is selling for $100, and works on T-mobile, saving you $152.

        • Bklynman

          Dam, too bad you can’t use jump at Walmart. Still don’t understand why Tmo has not done discount this phone yet. Since it came out,Tmo,has be selling it $252.00.
          Now a year later still $252.00. I don’t believe TMO,is reselling all there refurbish phones, they would have a lot more of them.

        • Aaron C

          I was tempted to go that route as well. The kit kat was what killed it for me. Nice phone though.

      • JLV90

        Nexus devices don’t seem to drop in price by much though. It’s like Apple people want the older models still the next year so they pay pretty good rates for them.

      • 21stNow

        I want to be ready for my Project Fi invitation. That’s the only reason that I bought the Nexus 6 in the first place. But, it has grown on me and I’m sad that I missed the first several months of this great device.

  • Derek

    Nexus phones are great to an extent. I would say the “receiving updates direct from google is about it.” Other, then that though, Pure android is actually quite boring. And the nexus hardware is mediocre compared to the LG’s or Samsungs. I would rather deal with a little bloat and have lots of nice hardware features.

    • Aaron C

      I will never buy another non-developer phone. Any time you have a software issue you’re at the mercy of the manufacturer. Not so with Nexus devices. Have an issue with the ROM or just want more features? A dev will have what you want – it will be in one of the 20 ROMs offered.

      This is why I Nexus.

  • Ordeith

    even at $100 off it still seems a rip off.

    • steveb944

      How is the best Android device a ripoff? Best screen size vs form factor, OS updates, and actual premium hardware to compete with any flagship.

      • You’re talking about the 5, but he meant the 6.

      • HeatFan786

        Best Android device? Please. The Note 4 blows it away.

        • steveb944

          Yup. I said Android.

          If you like Touchwiz, then yes the Note wins. I’m not a fan tho.

        • HeatFan786

          Note 4 wins w/ a custom rom or launcher.

        • imrf

          No it doesn’t. The Note phones are played out.

  • noelsito

    currently selling my pilates machine and lawnmower to finally afford this phone lol

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Such a great phone shame it was too big

    • skywalkr2

      Such a great phone… AWESOME it was the perfect size.

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        such a great phone but too big thanks

      • dontsh00tmesanta

        lol

  • TBN27

    I am thinking to buy one to try it out…

  • Tony

    How is the warranty/exchange policy when buying from T-mobile? I usually prefer to buy my Nexus devices straight from the Google Store because they have such an excellent warranty/exchange policy if you have any defects with the device (one year, and they pay for all the shipping).

    Also, if you got this phone from the Google Store and use a T-mobile SIM would you still get wifi-calling when the OTA update comes out?

    • Bradly Robberson

      Warranty exchange is great with tmobile, I have been with them for 10 years and have no problem with warranty and if you get thier insurance then the 1 year turn to as long as you have the device.

    • AussieB

      Check your credit card.. Many will extend warranties

  • The Nexus 5 never needed a discount to sell like hot cakes.

    • IceMan

      That’s because the Nexus 5 was already cheap. $399 for the 32GB option was unbeatable.

      • AussieB

        N6 too pricey

    • AussieB

      Cuz it was half the price. But its been glitch free since Lollipop introduction.. Major camera issues. Nexus Android Google support has been a joke.. They have driven me away from Android

  • Starzuft

    Ok, what is EIP?

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    Had it and took it back. Overheated like hell and the battery drainage was the worst!

    Haha!

    • skywalkr2

      Have it and do not have either of these issues.

      • thepanttherlady

        Neither did I.

  • HeatFan786

    How long will Google actually support the Nexus 6? Thing is oversized to say the least.

    • Brad

      Let’s put it this way… the nexus 4 is still supported…

  • Bradly Robberson

    Got the N6 2 weeks ago, called tmobile loyalty department and they credited me the $100

  • AussieB

    Phones are locked to Tmobile though even if you pay all up front or do you have to be on the service for a few months. I’d get it and take it to Straight Talk BYOP which is now offering 5gb of ATT LTE for only $45and mongers. Ive had do many troubles with Android, even Nexus, I think I’ll wait a few months & try an iPhone. At least hopefully support will be there.. But 5gb LTE for $45 is pretty unbeatable… They bumped it up from 3gb to. 5gb but not sure if it’s a limited time promotion or not

    • Aaron C

      Unfortunately, when I tried ATT’s Cricket, I saw lots of LTE at 1-2Mbps where I live and work. Network was not “data strong.”