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Sprint’s Nexus S 4G being offered for free with contract

July 27, 2011 | by Charles West

Samsung Nexus S, Sprint


It seems like this day would come eventually. It isn’t out of the norm for Android to drop prices of respectable super-phones in an effort to make them more affordable. Sprint, ahead of AT&T’s recently released Nexus S, is selling their version for free with a 2-year contract from Best Buy with Amazon selling it for just $0.01. This is not bad at all for a phone that’s expected to receive the latest and greatest updates. To say that the price mark impressive, is an understatement for a handset of such caliber.

Just two days ago, Sprint rolled out the 2.3.5 update for all its users. The update addressed the slow speeds the device has been plagued with on 4G WiMAX — which should not only make the device much faster, but also more stable. So pricing for this is undoubtably very aggressive and might prove to be the selling factor for some people when it comes to picking up the soon to arrive Samsung Galaxy S II.

Sprint’s Nexus S carries: 16GB Internal Memory, deeply-integrated Google Voice capability, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously, and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips.

All in all, this is a pretty good deal if you don’t mind being in a two-year contract with a phone that is a few months old. Good thing about this phone is, if you were to jump into this phone for a new contract at least you’ll have the security of new updates along with NFC capabilities. Nexus S phones are some of the few phones that carry NFC chips — which will be huge in the upcoming years when it comes to shopping without your wallet.

Sprint customers, are you willing to extend your contract two more years for a free Nexus S 4G? If not, why? As always, leave your wonderful insight in our comment section below.

Source: Phone Arena