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Are the sprint, tmobile nexus 5 locked to the networks or are they like the google play store versions
unlocked for any carrier?

Can I take my sprint nexus 5 and put in a ATT sim card?

same goes for the tmobile version.
 
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Are the sprint, tmobile nexus 5 locked to the networks or are they like the google play store versions
unlocked for any carrier?

Can I take my sprint nexus 5 and put in a ATT sim card?

same goes for the tmobile version.
The box for the one sold through Sprint says it has a sim software lock and can be used on the Sprint network only (I forget exact wording) but there have been plenty of reports of people swapping sims and it working just fine.
 
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I believe that TMOs policy is that any phone it sells is unlocked. The exception is that if you finance the phone through them, it will be locked until the phone is paid off.
 
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tmobiles nexus 5 is completely unlocked, whether you pay in full or payments. same with the nexus 4. at any moment you can insert a sim from another provider and itll work.
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Are the sprint, tmobile nexus 5 locked to the networks or are they like the google play store versions
unlocked for any carrier?

Can I take my sprint nexus 5 and put in a ATT sim card?

same goes for the tmobile version.
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The box for the one sold through Sprint says it has a sim software lock and can be used on the Sprint network only (I forget exact wording) but there have been plenty of reports of people swapping sims and it working just fine.
LG/Google sells the Nexus 5 as a factory device - regardless of branding, the device is unlocked and available to use. There isn't yet any kind of blocking or locking of the device in this nature.
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LG/Google sells the Nexus 5 as a factory device - regardless of branding, the device is unlocked and available to use. There isn't yet any kind of blocking or locking of the device in this nature.
How can you be sure about this? While it may be true in North America, it may not be true in other parts of the world. People have said the same thing about every Nexus phone since the Nexus One, but evidence has shown that there has been locked versions of every Nexus phone prior to the N5.

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How can you be sure about this? While it may be true in North America, it may not be true in other parts of the world. People have said the same thing about every Nexus phone since the Nexus One, but evidence has shown that there has been locked versions of every Nexus phone prior to the N5.

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Well all above carriers had been north american based carriers, that's what I was referring to. Clearly I can't be sure for every model of the device outside of the U.S.
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