No surprises here. Pretty much all Canadian carriers them will get the Nexus 5 in the near future. According to Mobile Syrup – TELUS, Videotron, Fido, Rogers, Virgin, WIND, Koodo, Virgin and Bell will start accepting orders for the latest Google phone in the next few days, possibly as soon as November 8th.
The weird part, however, is that the carriers will ask no less than $500 for the contract-free unit, which is $150 more than Google’s asking price.
The first batch of Nexus 5 units quickly sold out and the chances are there will be problems on the supply side in the days and weeks to come. So, do Canadian carriers bet you’re willing to pay a $150 premium for the Nexus 5? There are no doubts in my mind Nexus 5 is an awesome device, but what these guys want is ridiculous. I say wait for it to get back to the Google Play Store.
As for the on-contract price, we’re hearing that the Nexus 5 will be available for around $150 with a two-year customer agreement.