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T-Mobile keeps the Nexus 4 deals rolling in with $50 sale

You won’t see a better deal for T-Mobile’s Nexus 4 than the “free” price tag they slapped on it this past weekend, but don’t fret if you happened to miss that particular sale — there’s still a very lucrative offer for anyone who doesn’t mind signing a new two-year contract. The device can be had for just $50 following instant discounts and a $50 mail-in rebate.

You’ll be paying $100 up front, but if you’re patient enough to wait for that rebate you’ll be better off in the long run. T-Mobile’s Nexus 4 is pretty much identical to the Play Store version in every category except price. Google subsidizes the cost of the Nexus 4 itself, of course, so you could get it from them for just $300-350 without signing a two-year contract.

It might save you a lot of money to go that route in the long run, but if you don’t think you’ll be leaving T-Mobile within the next couple of years then getting those extra savings from T-Mobile up-front might be worth it. T-Mobile’s service gets cheaper if you bring your own phone, though, so you’ll have to consider the long-term savings, as well. Do all the math you need to do to figure out which solution is right for you, and get to it at T-Mobile’s site or the Google Play Store.

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Continue reading on the Nexus 4 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Philip

    Google subsidized the N4 phone? Are you sure?

    • Shawn_Locke

      Yes, he’s sure.

      • Andy_in_Indy

        I thought he was Quentyn Kennemer.

        • Shawn_Locke

          He is Quentyn and Quentyn is sure.

  • No_Nickname90

    No!! I hate rebates. You see they’re a little backwards. You can still end up in debt if you’re not careful. Here’s why, you have to make sure you have the cash flow to wait on a rebate. I learned this in Accounting Class.

    You have to make sure you have the money to spend $100. If you budget spending $50, you’ll be $50 in debt until your rebate comes. You may end up having to sell the phone.

    Rebates always throw my budget off. Be careful when you all try to budget the phone in. Seeing as I have a part-time job this is something I have to pay attention to. I ended up using more credit then I expected because of deals like these.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      If waiting on $50 makes or breaks your budget, then you really shouldn’t be buying this phone anyway. Stick with a feature phone on prepaid Tracfone or something… (seriously)

      • Shawn_Locke

        I was thinking the same thing. Go with something more in line with your budget.

        • No_Nickname90

          It was just an example, people. Oh my gosh…
          I think Ima need to start adding headlines to my posts. -_-

          And here’s an example as to why I hate rebates…

      • 9Johnnyn9ne9

        ^^^^speaking the truth

      • AndroidiMac

        Yeah, yeah, funny guys. But he’s telling the truth. A large portion of people screw up rebates and the carriers keep the difference. That’s the whole reason they offer them in the first place instead of just discounting the phone. I’m a financial advisor and I always tell my clients to avoid this sort of thing. Buying the Nexus outright makes more cents (pun intended).

      • No_Nickname90

        Yes, you’re right. Which is why at this current time I wouldn’t buy this phone. Give it a few months and I’d be able to hold off on $50. But give it a few more months and I’m sure the S4 will be state side. =.D

        I’m fixing my car. You know? Those normal college woes where everything seems to go wrong at the same time. >=.[

      • No_Nickname90

        Huh? I’m not saying that $50 breaks my budget, I’m saying rebates do. That’s why I hate them. No matter how small they may be.

        What I REALLY mean is when I’m at home doing the math, the price tag shows the after-rebate price. So I use that to calculate things. Well that’s wrong. I should be calculating the before rebate price. So it throws off my budget and I assume I have more money than I do. This has happened way to often. This is why I always make sure I have %50 more than the product because something stupid always happens.

        Working part-time and I have $300 after bills every month. Yes I’m sure everyone here makes that in 2 days but I’m more than sure I can budget $50. But it’s OK, I just got more hours. =.D

        And I REFUSE to use a Tracfone. =.P

  • Jonathan DeJesus

    I wouldn’t want one for $0 off contract. :-P

    • AndroidiMac

      Have a cookie.

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    Go to best buy if you don’t want to wait for the rebate….Not sure if they sell T Mobile anymore though….Fry’s is also matching online and other store prices now if that is an option for you..