While many Nexus fans have been waiting for the opportunity to give Google their money, and still more are waiting weeks for their orders to ship, T-Mobile has decided to be the first major retailer to give any kind of decent discount on the device – that’s quite gutsy, given the current inventory restraints. Even so, T-Mobile is offering both the 32GB and 64GB Nexus 6 in midnight blue for $48 off. Essentially, this means you can get the 32GB model tax free in most places (the discount will cover all or the majority of most people’s sales taxes), or the 64GB version for basically the same price the 32GB normally sells for.
For customers who choose to pay up front, the 32GB is $601.92, and the 64GB is $651.84. Alternately, customers can put $0 down and pay these off with 24 monthly installments of either $25.08 or $27.16.
As of publication, T-Mobile estimates that the 64GB should ship within 5 days of purchase. There is no such warning for the 32GB, which means that T-Mobile thinks its inventory should be sufficient.
T-Mobile is offering similar deals on other Android handsets, and is even offering iPhones with “free storage upgrades,” i.e. a 64GB iPhone for the price of a 32GB version. (On a side note, this is essentially the same thing that the carrier is doing with the Nexus 6.)
Personally, this savings was enough for me to cancel my unshipped existing order, and place a new order for the lower price. T-Mobile customer care wasn’t willing to just give me the price adjustment, but your mileage may vary.[T-Mobile]