Google’s flagship Nexus 6 smartphone will be available for pre-order through multiple wireless carriers in the US starting November 12. Here’s everything you need to know to be one of the first to get your hands on the Lollipop-powered phablet.
AT&T will offer the Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue for $682.99 with no annual commitment, $249.99 with a two-year service agreement or through its Next plan starting November 12 online and in AT&T retail stores. Expect to pay $22.77 per month with Next 24, $28.46 each month through Next 18 or $34.15 monthly with Next 12. All Next plans require $0 down at the time of purchase (only pay tax).
The company didn’t reveal whether or not they’re offering the 32GB or 64GB model although I suspect it’ll be the lesser of the two. What’s more, it’s unclear exactly when AT&T plans to actually release the phone.
Sprint, meanwhile, will begin offering the Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue on November 14 at its retail stores and online (not a pre-order). Qualified customers can get the Nexus 6 through Sprint Easy Pay for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $29 which comes out to a total of $696. Off-contract pricing hasn’t been explicitly stated as of writing but $696 seems like a solid assumption.
Much like AT&T, capacity was absent in the press release which means 32GB is probably a safe bet.
T-Mobile was the first carrier to announce availability of the Nexus 6, doing so on the same day the phone was unveiled. For those needing a refresher, it'll will join T-Mobile’s lineup on November 12 for $0 down and $27.08 per month for 24 months through their Equipment installment Plan.
Current scuttlebutt suggests the phone may be hard to come by through T-Mobile due to supply constraints and may only be offered at its top-tier retail locations.
Verizon and U.S. Cellular will both carry the Nexus 6 at some point but neither has offered up any specific details as of writing.
Google’s latest flagship smartphone went up for pre-order through Google Play late last month, selling out within minutes. It has surfaced a time or two since then but again, stock was quickly slurped up. Those still wishing to try their luck through Google’s online store are encouraged to check back each Wednesday as additional inventory is added on hump day.