1. javierlp's Avatar
    Don't know if someone can answer this but here we go.

    Do I have to be a Sprint customer (i'm ATT) to be sold an off-contract N5 @ Best Buy?

    Thanx.

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    01-06-2014 07:43 PM
  2. UJ95x's Avatar
    No, but I'd recommend buying it from the Play Store since it's $100 cheaper than at the store

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    01-06-2014 07:47 PM
  3. jj14x's Avatar
    For Off-contract, No.
    If you get an ignorant bestbuy sales rep, ask for the manager and hope that the manager knows better.
    01-06-2014 07:48 PM
  4. gidgiddonihah's Avatar
    Don't know if someone can answer this but here we go.

    Do I have to be a Sprint customer (i'm ATT) to be sold an off-contract N5 @ Best Buy?

    Thanx.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I would never buy from anywhere else other than the Play Store unless you are doing it under contract. Going through the Play Store will be 100$ cheaper (32GB there is less than the 16GB model at Best Buy) and you get Google's superior service. Don't think you get treated as well if you don't order from them, i.e. replacements are refurbished. You may even have to go through LG, but I am not sure. Could be totally off base so someone correct me if I am wrong.
    01-06-2014 09:06 PM
  5. Connorj2005's Avatar
    You can buy it off contract from Best Buy no matter what cell provider you have. I have even seen a good number of stories where people get Best Buy to price match the play store price. If you attempt that, make sure that you tell the employee that it is not a google.com search result but google's retail store. Best of luck.
    01-06-2014 09:08 PM
  6. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You can buy it off contract from Best Buy no matter what cell provider you have. I have even seen a good number of stories where people get Best Buy to price match the play store price. If you attempt that, make sure that you tell the employee that it is not a google.com search result but google's retail store. Best of luck.
    I have heard the same, including a price match off contract through Sprint. It doesn't hurt to ask. If you want the better price get it through Google.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-06-2014 11:02 PM
  7. hellomiggy's Avatar
    I bought my N5 from BestBuy.com and it was off-contract as well. Paid a little more than the Play store version. I think right away from opening the box and the initial setup. It took a while, because I think it was in "Sprint mode" when I put in my AT&T sim card, but I still get AT&T LTE and what not. It'll work, just go to the store and ask for the Price match to get a couple bucks back. (By Sprint Mode, I think the Antenna was set up for CDMA out of the gate. So when I put my sim in the phone it took about 2-4 minutes to change from CDMA to GSM. I could be wrong, I could've just had really bad reception at work).
    01-07-2014 11:48 AM
  8. sprof's Avatar
    Maybe bad reception. My T-Mobile SIM worked almost right away. Took a while to get back to Sprint though.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    01-07-2014 09:54 PM

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