Even though buyers already knew AT&T will be one of the U.S. mobile operators to carry the Nexus 6, the company was quiet about Nexus 6 launch plans until Tuesday, when it finally announced availability details for Google’s latest Nexus-branded smartphone.
“The Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop is the first Nexus device to join AT&T’s leading device portfolio,” AT&T’s senior vice president for Mobile Devices Jeff Bradley said. “The power of the nation’s most reliable network, covering more than 300 million Americans, paired with the collective innovation from Google and Motorola make this device a winning combination for AT&T customers.”
The Nexus 6 will be available for preorder from AT&T beginning on November 12th, with prices starting at $249.99 with a two-year agreement. The full price of the handset is $682.99 with the carrier.
AT&T will also let buyers purchase a Nexus 6 with one of its Next plans for $0 down and monthly payments as follows: $22.77 per month with Next 24, $28.46 per month with Next 18 and $34.15 per month with Next 12.
It’s not clear whether both the 32GB and 64GB versions will be available in AT&T stores beginning Wednesday, but the carrier did say the phone will only be available in Midnight Blue.
Also, buyers who activate a new line of service with AT&T Next can get $50 off on the Moto 360, Moto Hint or Moto Silver II when buying the Nexus 6 smartphone.
The Nexus 6 is said to be launching with T-Mobile stores on November 12th as well. Furthermore, a Sprint employee revealed only a certain Nexus 6 version will be available for purchase from that carrier.
UPDATE: Sprint has announced Nexus 6 launch details as well now. The phone will be available in stores and online beginning November 14th, and it will be $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $29 on Sprint’s Easy Pay plan. Full retail is $696.