So is T-mobile going to get a real replacement to the Nexus One? The nexus devices are more developer friendly and don't have all the mfg stuff all over the place. I would like to replace my Nexus One but want to stay with a Nexus device.
You can purchase an unlocked Nexus S (~400 online) or unlocked Galaxy Nexus (~650 online) and you can use them with T-Mobile.
For the Nexus S, you are likely to want a T-Mobile 3G/4G compatible one, so perhaps here:
For the unlocked galaxy nexus, currently no rebates are available for T-Mobile. But there is 1 newer Nexus phone than the Nexus One for T-Mobile USA.
Hope this helps.
You can also get the Galaxy Nexus now in the Play Store.
Almost switched to Sprint to get a Galaxy Nexus. Didn't after I saw a friend's network speed benchmarks. Ordered my Galaxy Nexus from Google today.
Good deal. The Galaxy Nexus does pretty well on T-Mobile's 4G network. Come back and tell us how you like it when you get it.
Phone arrived today. Switchover process was amazingly slick. Put my SIM in, powered up, logged in, and about 3 minutes later I had all my apps, my home wifi setup, my contacts, calendars... pretty much everything but my call log. It even remembered things like my preferred date and time format. Calls and SMS just worked.
I've gone the "buy phone elsewhere, use on T-Mobile" route before, and last time I had to deal with stuff like SMS APNs and Internet DNS settings. None of that this time, so if anyone is concerned that it might be a pain to switch, don't be. My mother could do it.
I also got my first OS update. Yeah, ponder that, HTC phone buyers...
metamatic wrote: I also got my first OS update. Yeah, ponder that, HTC phone buyers...
Hey! I'm an HTC phone buyer...lay off us
Hey, so how did you get all your programs and settings up and running so fast?
I'm considering this phone but waiting to see when the Note comes out on TMo.
When I powered up the Nexus, it invited me to log in via my Google account. When I did so, it started restoring all my apps and settings. There was nothing else to do, no special migration application or hidden option. My old phone was running CyanogenMod with Android 2.3, so I assume this is a standard Android feature as long as you connect your phone to the Google hive mind.
Wow! Awesome that it's so easy. I was afraid because I use Titanium to backup now, but I'm not planning on rooting my new phone for a while...
Does the Galaxy Nexus run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network? Are there any other issues that you are facing?
The GSM Galaxy Nexus is pentaband, and includes the 1700MHz HSPA+ band for T-Mobile.
The automatic app backup/restore that I mentioned was something I turned on at some point, it's under Settings > Privacy Settings > Back Up My Data in Android 2.3. Make sure that's turned on for a while before switching phone and you should find everything restores automatically on the new device.
Called T-Mo to check about the handset protection insurance, and apparently that's still valid. The T-Mobile Mobile Security app set up successfully.
The only thing that doesn't work is WiFi calling. It seems that T-Mobile don't support that on non-T-Mobile handsets. However, SIP support is built in to Android 4, so I'll probably just get a free standard SIP account somewhere instead.
Thanks for the tip about backing up! Since I still have the Vibrant, I only have 2.2 but the option is the same.
So, can you use skype on the nexus?
Also, just to be totally clear, Tmo said that their insurance (the $6.99 per month, or whatever) still covers the unlocked nexus?
Do you find that the speed you're getting is better than 3g? I know it is advertised as running on Tmos HSPA+ but is that actually true?
Thanks in advance for all your help!
No idea if you can use Skype on the Nexus. I don't use Skype, as I refuse to use closed, proprietary networks with secret protocols.
T-Mo said the insurance still covers a Nexus, and the only way to get a GSM Nexus is unlocked.
I just got 3Mbps download speed, but that's in my house with 3G. If I see an H some time I'll give it a try.
I got my Galaxy Nexus a few days ago and have had MAJOR issues getting it to work on Tmobile. I popped in my old SIM card from my HTC G2 and it worked for about a day. I could make calls etc. Then it just stopped working altogether. I went to a tmobile store and they gave me a new SIM card. It didn't work either but works just fine in my G2. Tmobile support said the reseason i wasnt connecting to the network was because the IMEA was not updated, so they tried that and still nothing. This is really turning into a process and I don't know what to do to get this device working on the network.
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