Nexus 6 for any carrier – is it real or is it marketing?

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When Google introduced the Nexus 6 one of the features that was noteworthy was that the device came loaded with the chips necessary to support any of wireless network technologies used by all of the major U.S. carriers. In theory, this means any given Nexus 6 can be used on any of these networks instead of consumers having to purchase a unit built specifically for any given carrier. Unfortunately, it looks like the carriers are still creating some roadblocks to this concept becoming a reality.
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Sprint bringing in steep discounts for Black Friday

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On Black Friday, prices everywhere are slashed and companies are doing their best to be competitive. Carriers in the United States are launching deals to bring in new customers and capture existing ones. Sprint announced what is to come on Black Friday, but the actual promotion starts on Thanksgiving Day.

Here is a list of what Sprint will be doing for Black Friday:

  • Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for 11.66 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Lease. This saves customers more than $200 as the $20 monthly fee has been reduced by an $8.34 Black Friday service credit.
  • Samsung Galaxy S 5 or Galaxy S 5 Sport for $18 per month for twenty-four months with Sprint Easy Pay. Customers put $0 down and just pay the monthly fee.
  • Sprint Family Share Pack with up to ten lines and 20GB of shared data for $100 per month through 2015. There is also the Sprint Unlimited Plan that has not caps for $60.
  • Buy any JBL or Harman Kardon product to get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio for $99. Or buy three accessories and get the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio at the $99 price.
  • $140 off JBL Synchros Slate Headphones
  • $100 off Harman Kardon SOHO II NC ear buds

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Sprint Galaxy S 5 get KitKat 4.4.4 updates

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Both the AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Sprint Galaxy S 5 are getting updates. Unfortunately no Lollipop love just yet, but they are the latest version of Android KitKat, which is 4.4.4. They should hopefully squash a few bugs while you wait for the bigger Lollipop update.

The AT&T Note 3 gets Kids Mode, Side Sync 3.0, Safety Assistance, Camera enhancement, and Knox 2.0, while the Sprint GS5 gets international WiFi calling, HD voice icon, and Google security patches.


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Sprint already dropping price of Nexus 6, issuing refunds for those that already bought one

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The Nexus 6 was going for $299 on contract, but in quick fashion, they have dropped the price down to $249. They even dropped the off contract price down by the same amount, bringing it to $648.

Even better news….those that bought the device from 11/14 to 11/18 will get a refund as a credit on their bill. Nothing like finding out that you’re about to receive some money.


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Sprint adds more value to its Family Share Pack Plans

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The holidays are coming and it is easily the busiest time for carriers. There are promotional offers to be found everywhere to encourage new lines and upgrades. On November 14, Sprint will be adding value to its Family Share Pack Plans. The plans, which come in $80 (12GB) and $90 (16GB) price points, will lower the cost of a line to $15 per month. This is down from $25. Families will definitely rejoice over that. Furthermore, a tablet will cost $10 per month. Sprint is leaving some money in your pocket with the hope that it will be spent on new devices.

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Nexus 6 from Sprint to go on sale on November 14th

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Sprint has announced the Nexus 6 will be available for sale through Sprint retail outlets starting this Friday, November 14th. The device will be available in Sprint Stores, on the web, through Sprint Business Sales, and through Telesales. According to Sprint, well-qualified buyers can get the Nexus with no money down and 24 monthly payments of $29 through their Sprint Easy Pay program, yielding a suggested retail price of $696. As part of their announcement, Sprint highlights their Family Share Pack of shared-data plans as well as their $60 Unlimited Plan. The Nexus 6 will be the first device on the Sprint network running Android Lollipop.

If you are a Sprint customer, or considering becoming one, you can check out the Nexus 6 pre-registration page at www.sprint.com/nexus6.

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Want the Nexus 6 from Sprint? Carrier only offering one configuration

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The Nexus 6 in all of its color and storage options is available from Google Play. No matter what carrier you have, Google Play’s Nexus 6 will be supported with an appropriate SIM card. Carriers in the United States, though, will be selling the device themselves. Prospective buyers just won’t see the same amount of configurations on a carrier-by-carrier basis. Sprint clarified today that it would only offer the Midnight Blue model with 32GB of storage. Want 16GB? Or do you want Cloud White? You cannot have either one if purchasing through Sprint.

So, again, the Play Store will offer exactly what you want because carriers decide to make odd choices.

Source: /r/Sprint