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This will come as little surprise to just about anyone, but picking up a Nexus smartphone through your wireless carrier of choice is going to cost you more money than if you bought it from Google directly. The LG Nexus 5X started shipping from the Google Store about a week ago and it looks like Telus will start offering the new smartphone to its customers starting on November 10. That’s next Tuesday, before you swing around to look at your Dilbert wall calendar.

As it turns out, ordering (and pre-ordering) the Nexus 5X from Google is beneficial not only because you get to enjoy the phone sooner, but it’s also cheaper… at least if you decide to opt out of a two-year contract and choose to buy the phone outright. While Google is selling the 16GB model for $499 Canadian, Telus is going to list it at $630 outright.

To add just a little more sting, the only color option you’ll have is the carbon black from Telus. The white and aqua blue won’t be sold by the Canadian carrier, nor will the larger 32GB variant. It’s unclear whether the other carriers will also follow suit or if any of them will get the carrier exclusive on the other colors too. The good news is, if you do decide to take the two-year contract, the Nexus 5X can be had for just $150 through Telus.

And presumably, that’s what Telus would prefer for you to do anyway. If you buy a Nexus phone outright, you could ditch them tomorrow.


Via Mobilesyrup

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