Everyone is talking about Google’s Nexus One. Most people are saying that an unlocked phone for $529 just won’t fly here in America. We like our phones with a ridiculous amortization attached through 2 year contracts so we feel like we’re getting a deal. Sure we end up paying far more than the phone is worth - but we don’t pay it all at once. That’s the American way - defer. Now if you tell a company like Verizon that you don’t want their discount phones for new contracts they will say fine.. but you won’t save any cash. In fact you’ll pay more for unlocked phones plus an overpriced contract. However for those fortunate few who have escaped the new-every-2-until-your-dead plan there are other options - like a Google Nexus One for $49. If you’ve not had enough of my Verizon bashing, please read on.
My carrier is T-Mobile. However because I already enjoyed a 1500 minute family plan, we were not eligible for Google’s discount (interestingly this is not offered by T-Mobile - Google loses out on that cash. I suspect its a friendly scratch back for T-Mobile being the first to offer an Android device). But as I have mentioned twice now, I only paid $49 and bought directly from Google. How? Fortunately you can get a huge discount with any T-Mobile plan.
So go ahead and save yer’ money for the next big development in mobile phones. Find this article