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Nexus 5 Canada carriers release and price tipped

Under: LG, Mobile Phones
By:Gary | November 4th, 2013

After months of leaks and sightings the LG Nexus 5 was officially announced by Google a few days ago with the device quickly proving to be extremely popular among fans of the Android platform, and now the Nexus 5 release for carriers in Canada along with a price is being tipped.

While many consumers that want to pick up the Nexus 5 will go via Google Play to get the handset without a lengthy contract, but for others that don’t have that amount of cash to layout in one go a carrier subsidized route is taken.

We have already heard how US carrier Sprint is set to offer the device even before Google had officially announced the Nexus 5, and now it is being reported that the majority of carriers in Canada will be offering customers the chance of getting the device with a contract.

The likes of Bell, Fido, TELUS, Virgin, WIND, Koodo, and Videotron are all tipped to stock the device with pre-orders beginning on Bell and Virgin tipped to start as soon as November 8th. It is being suggested that the price for the contract free version of the handset will cost a whooping $500 which is $150 more than Google will sell you the smartphone.

While those that want the device with a contract are expected to pay around $150 as long as a two year contract is agreed to.

Will you be getting the Nexus 5 via a carrier?

Nexus 5 Canada carriers release and price tipped

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  • Cory Crete

    Not at that stupid cost. 30% mark-up, when you can just, as this article states, back order it from Google directly for cheaper, than pay month-month wherever.

    But this is the kind of bs mark-up to be expected when consumers pushed for 2 year contracts only anyhow, believing they would get the same treatment as US carriers. How did that work out for you Canada?

    • Daniel Gainor

      Whats the problem with a contract? You pay the bill monthly either way a the same price. Its not like switching carriers all the time has any benefit. Enjoy paying 350, while I pay $100.

      • Cory Crete

        I haven’t upgraded my cell for that very reason. I still have a first generation Galaxy that does every thing I need it too. I don’t need the latest and greatest phone every year. I glad you enjoy paying out rip off prices each generation of phones come out: doesn’t mean I have too. To each their own right?

        • 1usrname

          I have a cup and string. Cost me nothing, I ate the soup and found the string.

          It does almost nothing, but that’s just what I paid for it

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