Nexus 9 LTE now available on T-Mobile


The Nexus 9 LTE is now available on T-Mobile through the carrier’s Underground website, just one week after we heard that its launch had been postponed. Prices start at just under $600 if you want to pay upfront, or you can get it for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $24.99. Meanwhile, Google Play still says the device is “coming soon.”

Earlier this month, an internal memo was distributed to T-Mobile staff to inform them that the Nexus 9 LTE had been postponed, and a new launch date was not given. We had anticipated a lengthy wait for the device, but just over a week later, T-Mobile has become the first and only U.S. carrier to offer it.

You can either pay $599.76 for the device to get it contract free, or pay nothing upfront and $24.99 a month for the next 24 months. Pay $10 a month extra and T-Mobile will match the data you get on your existing Simple Choice voice plan — up to 5GB a month — for your Nexus 9 — plus 200MB of free data every month for as long as you have the device.

Aside from its added 4G connection, the Nexus 9 LTE is identical to the original models, with a 8.9-inch Quad HD display, NVIDIA’s latest Tegra K1 processor, 3GB of RAM, and front-facing stereo speakers. And because it’s a Nexus device, you get Android 5.0 Lollipop the way Google intended it — without third-party tweaks.

You’ll need to act fast if you want to bag a Nexus 9 LTE soon, though. Supplies are expected to be limited, so you could be in for a lengthy wait if you don’t order early.