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Yesterday got a nexus 5 didn't have $350 on hand and needed a phone asap. The rep said that their nexus is locked to T-Mobile and can be unlocked after phone is paid off...not that it matters I don't travel and don't swap carriers just curious

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It's carrier unlocked already.
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Yesterday got a nexus 5 didn't have $350 on hand and needed a phone asap. The rep said that their nexus is locked to T-Mobile and can be unlocked after phone is paid off...not that it matters I don't travel and don't swap carriers just curious

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That's shocking because I could of sworn all Nexus 5's are carrier unlocked. I highly doubt that is true. A lot of the reps just read script. Most don't have the knowledge to answer more difficult questions.

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It's carrier unlocked already.
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That's shocking because I could of sworn all Nexus 5's are carrier unlocked. I highly doubt that is true. A lot of the reps just read script. Most don't have the knowledge to answer more difficult questions.

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That's what I thought even though in my case it doesn't matter I don't like the idea of locked phones. You shouldn't have to lock customers to keep them. Let your service keep customers

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Yesterday got a nexus 5 didn't have $350 on hand and needed a phone asap. The rep said that their nexus is locked to T-Mobile and can be unlocked after phone is paid off...not that it matters I don't travel and don't swap carriers just curious

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He lied. All N5s are carrier unlocked. That being said, since you're making installment payments, you'll be responsible for balance should you decide to change carriers, much like an ETF.
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