Existing T-Mobile customers won't get the $179 price for the Nexus One

It turns out that if you're an existing T-Mobile customer interested in buying the new Nexus One, you won't be able to get it for $179 with a contract. Instead, you'll have to pay either $279 or $379.

Nexus One sign-up page

If you're a T-Mobile customer and tried to buy a Nexus One today, you might be surprised that you don't qualify for the $180 contract price that was mentioned in today's press announcement. This is apparently the case even if you're out of contract with T-Mobile and just want to renew your plan. Here is the plan breakdown, according to Google:

  • Nexus One without service: $529
  • Nexus One with new, two-year T-Mobile U.S. service plan for new customers only: $179
  • Nexus One with new, two-year T-Mobile U.S. service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are adding data plans: $279
  • Nexus One with new, two-year T-Mobile U.S. service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are upgrading their data plans: $379

So what happens if you're an existing customer and you want to get the special $179 price? Well, you'll just have to cancel and reapply all over again. Which, I think you'll agree, is pretty darn silly.

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