When Nothing launched the phone (1) back in July last year, the US was one of the countries that didn’t get its hands on the device. According to the company itself, this is because the phone cannot work reliably on US networks. That’s about to change soon, however, as Huawei recently announced that it’s bringing the phone (1) to the U.S. through a beta program.
They are making it possible through this. Nothing, sonp, a new membership program for people in the US who want to test the Nothing Phone (1). “The phone (1) wasn’t originally released in the US but it’s poised to be an important market for us,” said nothing. “By giving our American audience access to the Nothing Beta membership, we can get to know them better and incorporate their input.”
The subscription will cost $299, which will entitle users to a Black Nothing phone (1) with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. They will also have the opportunity to claim a Community Black Dot, a non-fungible token (NFT) of a video of a black dot bouncing around inside a transparent cube. It gives NFT users exclusive access to Nothing’s Discord channels and early software and product releases.
After the beta program ends on June 30, 2023, users will still have the opportunity to keep their Nothing Phone (1). Nothing offers a 14-day return policy.
Nothing notes that not all US carriers will fully allow phones (1) to operate on their networks. For example, 5G, VoLTE, and VoWIFI won’t work on AT&T networks, while 5G and CDMA networks aren’t supported on Verizon. However, owners of the phone (1) will be able to use some 5G bands on T-Mobile.