Summary:T-Mobile continues its aggressive march on competing carriers by launching the first cellular Google Nexus 9 and offering low cost unlimited data, voice, and text business plans.
(Image: T-Mobile) Google launched the WiFi-only model of the Nexus 9, see my full review, in early November and this week T-Mobile announced they have the first LTE version available now for $599.76.
The LTE Google Nexus 9, made by HTC, may be coming to other carriers eventually, but T-Mobile is the only place to buy one at this time. This model of the Nexus 9 is the same as the WiFi version with the addition of LTE support. That means it has an 8.9 inch display, front-facing stereo speakers, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.
The HTC Nexus 9 can be purchased at T-Mobile's Underground site for $0 down and $24.99/month for 24 months. T-Mobile lets you add the Nexus 9 to your account for $10 per month that matches your Simple Choice data plan. You can also choose to get 200MB of data free. If you are not a T-Mobile customer and just want to buy blocks of data, prices range from $20 to $70 per month with data allowances from 1GB to 11GB per month, repectively.
T-Mobile also announced new low-cost unlimited everything business and family plans this week. You can sign up for two business lines with unlimited 4G LTE data, voice calls, and text for just $100. Additional employees are $40 for the same level of coverage, up to as many lines as you need for your business.
T-Mobile also announced a new small business plan for those who don't need unlimited data. Businesses can sign up for four lines for $100 with 2.5GB of data per line. These plan options are available now for a limited time. T-Mobile states that there is no expiration date of the plan once you sign up so get on the plan you need now before it's too late.