"Nexus 5" Here You Come?!?!?!

You've read the rumors, I've read the rumors...CDMA enabled for Sprint network!  I already sent Ting a G+ callout indicating they better be staffing up because they are going to be getting slammed!  I for one will definitely be adding a new device to my account!!

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  • Does anyone know if Sprint will proxy/filter the firmware updates, or whether they'll come directly from Google?

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  • Anyone else surprised they only offered a 16 GB version and there is no 32 GB one, at least there is none shown on the playstore.  Also, on the playstore:  

    We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.

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  • I see a 32 gb version on the Store.  The only one out of stock is black/16, and it says it will ship by November 8th.

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  • I just called Ting up about this. I was told they simply don't know yet if Sprint will let the device be brought over and that they should know in a week or so hopefully.

     

    So the answer to this remains... maybe?

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  • Ok so here is the Sprint press release ( http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/sprint-to-launch-nexus-5-by-lg-smartphone-on-nov-8-14999-with-sprint-unlimited-data-guarantee-for-life.htm).

    Long story short, pre-orders 11/1, availability 11/8, on contract 149.99 (16GB) after MIR / 199.99? (32GB) after MIR, $18.75 a month one-up, and the product page is down but ( http://www.sprint.com/nexus5).

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  • I'm sure considering Ting's customer base that seems to be more technical than most providers they will do what they can to get it available.

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  • we're bombarding them with questions, I find this funny and hope they don't find it to annoying. It would be great if there was a way to convert the enthusiasm into action, but the best we can do is hope. I ordered one and am hoping that the answer will be addressed within the two week return window google allows for devices. I'd hate to return this device!

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  • I bought one too.  15 day return privilege - please make it work!

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  • Daniel, I have a suspicion they were ready for the bombardment :) Just hope they get a good answer!

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  • Are you guys buying on faith or have a pretty good reason to suspect we will be able to use them in the near future? I could order one but don't exactly have a spare 400 bucks I want to get rid of if I won't be able to use it fairly soon.

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  • I got one too...  hoping :)

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  • I am bought one because I assume that if it does not work out I will be able to 1) return it for little to no loss, or 2) sell it on ebay/amazon/glyde/swappa for little to no loss.

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  • I'd wait on an order if you can't spare it.. This single SKU unlocked Play Store launch changes everything for Sprint.. We've got to see how they handle this themselves first, none-the-less an MVNO operating on their network. I'm hopeful for you guys that ordered already and I'm hopeful Ting will be allowed to seize this moment.

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  • Wesley- Pure faith, I have no reason to suspect it will work but one can always hope can't they?

    the return policy is 14 or 15 days from google, "for any reason". 

    the device doesn't ship until 11/5, so if there's a definitive NO that comes out shortly I can cancel before it even ships.

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  • J L thanks for being a voice of reason... I was about to push the button!

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  • At the moment there is no confirmation about this phone being brought to Ting. I would recommend not buying this phone if you intend it for use on Ting until there is a confirmation for BYOD eligibility. This will be verified on the Device Update blog if/when we do know what it going on with it.

    I apologize for the inconvenience here but please bear with us.

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  • Watch Sprint pull the same no BYOD nonsense they did with the GS4 and HTC One... why Sprint?

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  • Already bought it, but I still have a t-mobile line.  If you guys can't activate it I'll either use it there or return it.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that you can activate it.

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  • Man this thing is a big 4 buster.  A reasonably priced unlocked phone that you can move between any carrier except maybe Sprint MNVO's and Verizon (who would bring an unlocked phone to Verizon anyway?)  You can basically go with whoever gives you the best deal that month.  It's about time.  This is a big win for consumers.

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  • So if you're a Sprint customer, and you buy one of these from Google, they won't activate it?

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  • If this is any indication (apparently straight from the horse's mouth), Sprint is allowing Google Play devices to be brought to their network. Would this mean that you could bring it to Ting as well, or does it literally have to be BOUGHT from Sprint (or could you work around it by activating on a Sprint no-contract plan, canceling, and then porting to ting?). Exciting stuff! Article:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5051668/nexus-5-sprint-release-date-november-8-t-mobile-coming-weeks

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  • I would definitely like to see this phone come to Ting.

    I would buy one.

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  • Bryan, I almost did the same thing, but Ting explicitly said that BYOD isn't available for a device until it's been available from sprint for 12 months.  Granted, this is a little different since one could technically purchase this device from google play and activate it on sprint, tmo or ATT.  For that reason, I almost bought one to use on Red Pocket or Aio (ATT MVNOs).  I'd much rather stick with Ting, so I'm waiting.

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  • @Joey Triska: It comes down to what Ting can negotiate/what Sprint will allow for their MVNO's.

    In regards to your master plan, we'd need specific timelines but I was thinking of the same thing.. I've got some lines with Sprint still. I was thinking, worse case ESN swap with N5 on active line, once recognized by Sprint swap back to old device, and attempt to register N5 on Ting. I'm sure there are some timeouts or artificial blocks but I'm a betting man!

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  • How refreshing it would be if Ting (and Sprint) became essentially "unlocked" CDMA...

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  • I really hope things get figured out quick because I would love to finally upgrade my Optimus S to something current.

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  • It looks like the phone will be sold by carriers, and through the play store. I'm making a wild guess here that since Ting gets the good phones, just a little bit later that maybe they will be able to sell the phone. If that is the case I would happily buy it from Ting directly. But of course that's me dreaming things up that likely make no sense.

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  • So it looks like Sprint will sell the 16 gb Nexus 5 for a ridiculous $449 off contract.  Still not a bad price for that phone, but about $100 more than buying from google play.  The google play nexus 5 can and will be activated on sprint for those who want to buy it there.  See the link.

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5051668/nexus-5-sprint-release-date-november-8-t-mobile-coming-weeks

    My guess is that sprint will allow this one to be tingified since it comes unlocked from google. Sprint has allowed Ting to sell most all the new phones at the full price, so I think, hope actually that they will let us activate an unlocked cdma phone purchased from google play at full price that they are activating. If I am forced to pay $449 for it to be activated I will consider going GSM with this one.  But I don't think that is going to happen!

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  • I'm still not willing to bet the price of shipping $9.99 twice on it.  I'm waiting for ting to give the go ahead.  Hopefully this isn't like the N4 where you couldn't get it for months unless you paid the carrier (T-Mobile) a marked up price.  For now it still looks like the 32 gig ships in about a week, 16 gig sold out for now.

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