The Nexus One now carries AT&T 3G bands and is officially available via Google’s Nexus One page for $529 as unlocked only. The 3G AT&T Nexus One passed through the FCC a while ago, and the availability comes with no real announcement, just an update to the sales page. You cannot purchase the Nexus One with AT&T 3G subsidized, but that might change, who knows, as of right now, it’s only available unlocked at the $529 price tag. Get it while it’s hot.
While the lack of a subsidized AT&T Nexus One might disappoint some people, it’s a start. Because AT&T does not offer different plans for customers who own versus subsidize their phones, the cost per month is the same for those dishing out the $530 up front as those who purchase, say an iPhone, subsidized at $200. This will make the case for a Nexus One a little difficult for some. AT&T Rates: 450 Minutes and Unlimited Date $70/Month with Unlimited Text $90.
This is one step further into the process of offering the Nexus One to all carriers, and with the CDMA version recently getting through the FCC, things are getting interesting. However, it’s still a long step to a single device that covers all US cell markets. However, I see some Craigslist swaps happening soon. “My T-Mobile N1 for your AT&T N1″ and vice versa are the headlines appearing in my mind.
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