Sprint Offering Nexus S 4G for 50% Off

The Goolge Nexus S is available in the U.S. via T-Mobile, but it sadly only supports 3G. Sprint aimed to fix that by offering the Nexus S 4G, which runs on their WiMax 4G network. It was officially launched in May for $199.99 with 2 -yr contract. Well, if you didn’t buy it because you were waiting for a price drop, then today is your lucky day. Sprint is now offering the Nexus S 4G for only $99.99 with a two-year contract. Most third party retailers, such as Best Buy, offer these phones at a low price, but this one is directly from the carrier. 

Just to refresh your memory, the Nexus S 4G is running Gingerbread (2.3.4), with a 4-inch curved display that’s packing a 480 x 800 resolution. The device is also has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor under the hood, along with 16GB of internal storage, a 5MP camera, and a VGA front-facing camera for video chatting and such.

So, are you planning to grab one from Sprint now or you are waiting for the next Google device? Why do you think Sprint cut the price of the Nexus S 4G in half? Tell us in the comments below or on our Facebook Wall!

Source: UV

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5 Comments

  1. mieses
    July 15, 03:04 Reply

    because Sprint is abandoning their WiMax network and building out LTE?

    • Anonymous
      July 15, 07:18 Reply

      They will make use of both networks, in addition to 3G.

      • mieses
        July 15, 18:27 Reply

        That is technically correct but it’s misdirection. You are implying that this phone connects to both LTE and WiMAX. Is that correct?

        It is true that the Sprint network will include WiMax, LTE, 3G, etc.   The problem is that the Nexus S 4G will NOT be able to connect to the Sprint LTE antennas.  So you will not see any benefit from Sprint building out a new LTE network. At the same time you will be stuck with the current coverage of the WiMAX network which Sprint will most likely stop developing.  (At least this is my understanding. Correct me if I’m wrong)

        • Anonymous
          July 15, 19:06 Reply

          I’d rather use only LTE on the 800MHz spectrum than WiMax at 2500MHz. It
          barely can penetrate a building and that sucks. If I can get Super Fast (or
          decent) LTE speeds just chilling in my bed, then I’m good. They can keep
          WiMax and shop cards to businesses. And I understand your point, but when
          those “switching to LTE” talks were going on with Sprint/Clearwire, they
          said their networks just needed a simple software upgrade. Not sure if this
          is still the same with LightSquared though.

          Given the frequency of the WiMax network, I’d assume My NS4G wouldn’t be
          able to use the new LTE network, and that’s cool. I am in Baltimore, and
          hope this is one of the early test sites again later this year so I can get
          that Nexus 3/Prime with the new LTE! We’ll have to see though. I hope that
          it’s much better on the battery as well so I do not have to turn it off.
          *Wishful Thinking*

      • mieses
        July 15, 18:27 Reply

        That is technically correct but it’s misdirection. You are implying that this phone connects to both LTE and WiMAX. Is that correct?

        It is true that the Sprint network will include WiMax, LTE, 3G, etc.   The problem is that the Nexus S 4G will NOT be able to connect to the Sprint LTE antennas.  So you will not see any benefit from Sprint building out a new LTE network. At the same time you will be stuck with the current coverage of the WiMAX network which Sprint will most likely stop developing.  (At least this is my understanding. Correct me if I’m wrong)

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