10-27-2013 09:25 PM
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  1. FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    I heard from a T-Mobile employee that the 16 GB N5 will be available for $0 down with the trade-in of an N4.

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    10-25-2013 11:05 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I heard from a T-Mobile employee that the 16 GB N5 will be available for $0 down with the trade-in of an N4.

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    Not necessarily free. Probably have to pay sales tax and such.
    10-25-2013 11:21 PM
  3. iMattGreat's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if that requires you to sign a contract.

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    10-25-2013 11:39 PM
  4. gone down south's Avatar
    I heard from a T-Mobile employee that the 16 GB N5 will be available for $0 down with the trade-in of an N4.

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    Highly doubtful..... But I'd be there on day 1 at 9am if it was true

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    10-26-2013 12:54 AM
  5. JRDroid's Avatar
    I heard from a T-Mobile employee that the 16 GB N5 will be available for $0 down with the trade-in of an N4.

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    You still pay for the phone. T-Mobile just has you do it month to month instead of up front.

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    10-26-2013 03:03 AM
  6. FreakyLocz14's Avatar
    I wouldn't be surprised if that requires you to sign a contract.

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    T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore.

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    10-26-2013 04:52 AM
  7. Mac58's Avatar
    T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore.

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    Technically they aren't 'contracts' but you go ahead and stop paying for phone after you sign agreement with them and see if it doesn't screw with your credit
    10-26-2013 06:47 AM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    "Ain't a damn thing in this life that's free."
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    10-26-2013 08:43 AM
  9. swebb's Avatar
    I heard from a T-Mobile employee that the 16 GB N5 will be available for $0 down with the trade-in of an N4.
    The key words here are "$0 down". You will have to pay something on an installment plan. Say you end up paying $15 a month for 24 months. That's $360. Plus you are giving them your N4 which would get at least $200 on eBay. So your paying effectively $560 for a device you can buy outright for $350.

    I just don't believe you will get the N5 at the cheapest net price anywhere but the play store.
    10-26-2013 08:44 AM
  10. JRDroid's Avatar
    T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore.

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    Yes they do, its just more transparent. You aren't unde a SERVICE contract but you are still on a contract to pay for your device. If you weren't under contract to pay for the device, they couldn't make you pay off your remaining balance when you choose to leave their service.
    10-26-2013 02:33 PM
  11. Euan Tan's Avatar
    Plus Tmobile would put the Nexus 5's price WAYY higher than the play store since it isn't subsidized like how the Nexus 4 goes... 427 dollars for N4?... with building Credit its $199's down and 9 dollars for 24 months... .when u can buy it for like 250 almost anywhere (except the playstore now) ? o_o wut.

    Sell the Nexus 4 for like 200-250 Add 100-150 and u got yourself a Nexus 5. Contract-free
    10-26-2013 02:36 PM
  12. 21stNow's Avatar
    Highly doubtful..... But I'd be there on day 1 at 9am if it was true

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    It's probably true considering that it is a trade-in offer. Plus, T-Mobile does $0 "specials" quite often now.

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    10-26-2013 05:13 PM
  13. 21stNow's Avatar
    Technically they aren't 'contracts' but you go ahead and stop paying for phone after you sign agreement with them and see if it doesn't screw with your credit
    Especially with the Nexus 5, buy it from the Play Store and you won't have any agreement or contract.

    Since you can pay off the phone at any time, even a financed phone still isn't the same as a service contract.

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    10-26-2013 05:16 PM
  14. grayzweb's Avatar
    Technically they aren't 'contracts' but you go ahead and stop paying for phone after you sign agreement with them and see if it doesn't screw with your credit
    That's because you financed the phone from them. - you bought it for full retail price on credit and just making monthly payments. Would be just the same thing as putting it on a credit card with 0% interest for 24 months.

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    10-26-2013 06:42 PM
  15. JRDroid's Avatar
    Technically they aren't 'contracts' but you go ahead and stop paying for phone after you sign agreement with them and see if it doesn't screw with your credit
    Technically, they are contracts, just not service contracts. Financing, payment plans, whatever you want to call them, they are all financial contracts. That agreement you sign promising to pay them $9 a month for 24 months for your phone is a contract.
    10-26-2013 08:25 PM
  16. gone down south's Avatar
    Technically, they are contracts, just not service contracts. Financing, payment plans, whatever you want to call them, they are all financial contracts. That agreement you sign promising to pay them $9 a month for 24 months for your phone is a contract.
    But you can pay off the balance any time and walk away free and clear.

    A service contract will have a penalty clause that kicks in if you try to terminate early.



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    10-26-2013 09:14 PM
  17. grayzweb's Avatar
    Technically, they are contracts, just not service contracts. Financing, payment plans, whatever you want to call them, they are all financial contracts. That agreement you sign promising to pay them $9 a month for 24 months for your phone is a contract.
    Actually it's just debt. You bought the phone for full price & you owe the money no matter what. Pay it off slowly, quickly, however you want, but that is all it is. They just break it down into 24 payments for you. If you stop using T-mobile the balance is due. Very simple.

    Whatever you put down comes off balance. $0 down means you owe more. Not that it's free.
    10-26-2013 09:41 PM
  18. JRDroid's Avatar
    But you can pay off the balance any time and walk away free and clear.

    A service contract will have a penalty clause that kicks in if you try to terminate early.



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    Both of those are you buying out of a contract.

    Actually it's just debt. You bought the phone for full price & you owe the money no matter what. Pay it off slowly, quickly, however you want, but that is all it is. They just break it down into 24 payments for you. If you stop using T-mobile the balance is due. Very simple.
    Without a contract there is no debt. With a service contract, you have a pro-rated early termination fee that lets you buy out of your contract. Essentially you are paying off part of your contract each month so your ETF goes down. With T-Mobile's "Device Payment Plans" you pay off part of your device (which you are UNDER CONTRACT to make pay off) so your cost to leave goes down every month. You guys can drink all the magenta Kool-Aid you want, its a contract.
    Definition of contract from Dictionary.com:
    contract [n., adj., and usually for v. 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; otherwise v. kuhn-trakt] Show IPA
    noun
    1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified.
    2. an agreement enforceable by law.
    3. the written form of such an agreement.

    T-Mobile's payment plans meet all three of those definitions.
    10-26-2013 11:40 PM
  19. gone down south's Avatar
    Yes, but the point I'd that T-Mobile says "here's a loan to buy the phone, pay it off whenever you want, but feel free to stop doing business with us at any time."

    Everyone else says "you must sign a 2 year commitment with a harsh penalty clause to work with us."

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    10-27-2013 01:26 AM
  20. UJ95x's Avatar
    Yes they do, its just more transparent. You aren't unde a SERVICE contract but you are still on a contract to pay for your device. If you weren't under contract to pay for the device, they couldn't make you pay off your remaining balance when you choose to leave their service.
    If you but it up front or finish paying it off early, you aren't on ANY kind of contract
    10-27-2013 03:32 AM
  21. tdizzel's Avatar
    If the N5 was free off contract I would consider getting it. I probably wouldn't end up getting it, but I would consider it.
    10-27-2013 04:42 PM
  22. UJ95x's Avatar
    If the N5 was free off contract I would consider getting it. I probably wouldn't end up getting it, but I would consider it.
    Free off contract means they're literally giving it away. Why wouldn't you get it?

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    10-27-2013 05:47 PM
  23. anon(5857193)'s Avatar
    Guys... Yes, T-Mobile's payment plans are a contract. However, it's a contract for a specified dollar amount instead of a length of time.
    10-27-2013 06:17 PM
  24. UJ95x's Avatar
    Guys... Yes, T-Mobile's payment plans are a contract. However, it's a contract for a specified dollar amount instead of a length of time.
    When people say "No contracts" they mean in the traditional sense or as you're saying it, amount of time. With T-Mo it's just until you pay it off, or if you bought it outright it's non-existent
    10-27-2013 06:36 PM
  25. JRDroid's Avatar
    If you but it up front or finish paying it off early, you aren't on ANY kind of contract
    Same with any other carrier. If you buy your phone for full price your not on contract. If you pay what remains of your ETF (the cost to buy out of your contract) you can switch to prepaid and be off contract. There is nothing wrong with T-Mobiles plans, I'm actually a fan. I just think it is disingenuous to claim that they are no contact plans when they are encouraging you to buy phones on a payment plan.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-27-2013 08:56 PM
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