Grab T-Mobile’s Nexus 5 for $0 down (that’s $16.50 per month) [DEAL]

Nexus 5 front

T-Mobile’s Nexus 5 might be a bit more expensive than the one you can find in the Google Play Store, but it’s still a good option for those who aren’t interested in paying the full $350 bill for this device up front. The device has become even cheaper through Magenta, with the carrier now offering it for $0 down at an off-contract price of $396. That figures to be about $16.50 per month installments for 24 months with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice plans.

The carrier made waves in the wireless industry at CES last week with a big announcement — they would pay your ETF fee for up to 5 lines for leaving Verizon, Sprint or AT&T. That proposition comes with the commitment to trade your old smartphone in and buy a new one from T-Mobile, but it’s not a bad idea if you’re looking for a change and your contract situation is holding you back. The icing on the cake is that T-Mobile’s the most open and accepting carrier out there, so having the most open phone seems like a no-brainer.

The Nexus 5 was awarded numerous high marks in our testing, with the Snapdragon 800 chipset, 5-inch 1080p display and 2GB of RAM being quite the combo to run stock Android 4.4 KitKat. It being first in line for future Android upgrades definitely doesn’t hurt. If you don’t mind looking past the fact that you’re paying nearly $50 more than what you can get it for in the Google Play Store, you can head to T-Mobile’s site right here to get started.

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  • Joey

    Do you know till what date are they going to have that deal? ( does not looks like is a temporary deal on their site) I’m going to use my jump on friday and would be good to know if the deal is going to be up till then.

  • h4rr4r

    Does this get updates from google or T-Mobile?

    • Lalo Ponce

      From Google. I’ve had mine since November.

  • AGWednesday

    Just wanna be clear: I could buy this for $0 down from T-Mobile, pay it off early over the course of a few months (or whatever) and then use it on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or whatever non-Verizon network I want, right?

    I’d just be paying almost $50 extra in exchange for not having to pay for the phone at once? Everything else is the same?

    • Lalo Ponce

      Yes you’re completely right.. Not much to complain about there right.

    • meltedmoops999

      I just did this deal. It is $0 down but you have to pay taxes and shipping which is around $40. It’s not really $0 down but it is better than paying $50 down on top of $40.

  • Tony Lai

    Isn’t the T-Mobile version only 16GB?

    • meltedmoops999

      Yeah. The financing part is nice though.

  • meltedmoops999

    Had to get it! Only had my Nexus 4 for three and a half months but this was a decent deal. Thanks for the info!

  • Rajendra Gondhalekar

    $16.50 x 24 = $396
    $396 > $349
    Profit (for them)

  • Dan Callahan

    I have a better option!

    1)Obtain Credit Card
    2)Charge purchase of phone through google, to credit card (paying $399 for the 32gb storage, instead of $396 for the 16gb storage)
    3)Get phone paid off the same way you normally would through t-mobile’s financing, and have twice as much storage
    4)???????
    5)Profit!!!