When Google first introduced their new flagship phone at the end of last week, they told us to expect retail availability of the Nexus 5 at outlets like Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack. As of this morning, they can check off three as the phone is now available with Sprint service at Best Buy, Amazon, and Sprint.com. The thing is, unless you are interested in overpaying for the phone or signing a contract, you should probably consider taking your chances with Google Play inventory and ship times.
Remember, part of the beauty of a Nexus phone is that you have the opportunity to buy a phone without a contract at an insanely low price and choose your own service. If you pick-up the Nexus 5 from any of the retailers listed below, you are going to pay $499 to get it without a contract, with is $150 more than Google is selling it for. If you go the contract route, which defeats the purpose of the phone, you will be anywhere from $49.99 to $149.99 up front. You tell me if that makes any sense.
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