Nexus 5 now available through Sprint and Best Buy

New Sprint subscribers can shave $100 off the regular price if they port over an existing number.

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Sprint customers who've been waiting for the Nexus 5 can now buy the new phone.

As of Friday, the 16GB Nexus 5 is available through both Sprint and Best Buy. Sprint seems to have the better deal, selling the phone for just $50. But that price is a special online offer good only for new Sprint customers who bring over an existing phone number. The phone sells for $150 for existing customers eligible for an upgrade.

Best Buy is selling the 16GB Nexus 5 for $150 for both new and current Sprint subscribers.

Both prices require the usual two-year agreement. Buyers can order the phone online and either have it shipped directly or pick it up at their local Sprint or Best Buy store.

Those of you who prefer the unlocked version of the Nexus 5 can order it through Google Play at a cost of $349 for the 16GB model and $399 for the 32GB version. But don't expect it anytime soon. Google currently shows a wait time of three to four weeks for the 16GB black and white flavors and the 32GB black model, and it shows a wait time about two weeks for the 32GB white version.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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