Nexus 4 once again available from T-Mobile


If waiting for Google to restock their Play Store offerings has driven you to consider inning a two-year contract with T-Mobile, now is your chance to grab a Nexus 4. The notoriously hard to come by phone is once again available online from the carrier for $199 after a $50 rebate.

Customers also have the option to purchase the phone contract-free, but minus TMo’s subsidy can expect to pay a lot more than they would for the device direct from Google. Getting the device direct from Google, though, is the hard part.

T-Mobile has also started stocking the phone at retail stores across the country. Larger outlets should already have stock (if it hasn’t run out yet) while smaller branches should be starting to see units trickle in.

Google and LG have both expressed resolve in getting a handle on the stock issues plaguing the phone. LG is committed to churning out Nexus 4 handsets in order to meet high demand.

[via AndroidCommunity]

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  1. Looks like LG’s margins are so tight, they wanted to save a few cents with a plain back cover now.
    My guess is the profit is so small on these, it doesn’t make sense to focus on the 4 when there is better money to be made elsewhere…

    1. It’s gotta be true. They’re using the nexus 4 to get recognition and then delivering their other more profitable phones. Looks bad on Google and LG from my opinion. Lack of solid partnership.

      1. But when you see that you can get a high-end phone (when available of course) at this price, it’s hard to pay much more. My phone broke a couple of months ago and I have been waiting since for the nexus 4 to be available or to see what the mobile world congress is offering. In the mean time I am using my old HTC polaris.

        1. This is the what is so wrong w/the NEXUS4 program.One could call this a bait & switch from all appearances & be totally put off by LG/GOOGLE/ANDROID & look elsewhere for a smartphone.

          There is no reason production couldn’t be ramped up to meet demand. LG may still have a loyal customer base, but, I’m guessing that many more people have crossed LG off their list of future phone purchases.

      2. I don’t think there even is a partnership, Sammy and Google haven’t screwed up that bad and they have launched multiple Nexus devices. My opinion, stay the hell away from LG and their bullshit excuses.

    2. You are a silly nincumpoop.
      The back has and will always be super sparkly in the right light. This has been discussed and fake rumored and proven. Please go troll elsewhere.

    3. Yawn. The back is still sparkly, and it’s still the best Android phone going. Best selling Nexus phone at this point in its life, too. No wonder they can’t make enough.

    4. LOL @ glittergate

  2. LG can stick that ugly little runt of a device up their butt. At this point I would prefer to wait for something better, like, lets say anything NOT LG. It took about 2 months to get the Nexus 4 back in stock, LG and Google fucked up big time with the Nexus 4 launch and orders.

    1. And yet they’re still selling at a rate Google didn’t even dream possible. It’s looking like they sold over a million units on one day in December (staggered by country), and they almost have those orders fulfilled. Production continues to ramp up. I bet they’ll sell and ship well over a million in February.

      1. Where are you getting these numbers from?

        1. XDA, see the post below. That said, I messed up, saying a million twice. I meant to say 700,000 sold on one day in December (those shipped in December and January), and over a million to come million in February (that’s my projection based on production increase so far).

          1. I’ve seen the XDA numbers floating around the last week or so & was curious as to if you’d come across other sales figures, that’s all. No biggie.

    2. “ugly little runt?” Don’t let your prejudice towards blind you to the beauty which is the Nexus 4. Absolutely no one who has reviewed the device or bought the device has said it is anything less than elegant. You can slam the inventory issues all you want, but once you own the device, everything else becomes “why bother?”

  3. We should be getting a lot more Nexus 4 soon.

    according to XDA Developers users who poking the serial number, they have found that there have been over 752,000 Nexus 4 produced so far

    the thread is titled
    [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    from poking at the serial number, they have found the following

    October: 70,000 devices produced
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: 500,000+ is very likely

    752,000 – 70,000 – 90,000 – 210,000 = 382,000 so far in January. And the month has about 10 more days to go.

  4. Yea they effed, wouldn’t even recommend this device because of the terrible customer service

  5. They’re also in stock at the stores mine has 8

  6. If i would of known Google and LG would of screwed up this bad, i would of bought the GS3 when it came to U.S. in the summer. i just knew i was gonna get the Nexus 4 but boy was i wrong. Instead…copped the GS3 for $99 in december…will wait for nexus 5…..

  7. I’m glad it’s back. F*¢k those cockroaches on craigslist trying to sell the phone for $700. What a joke, stocked up phones like Kim Kardashian stocks black c*ck.

    1. Once you go Black you never go back- as many women say.

  8. So much sour grapes, so little time. Sorry folks, but the N4 is the BOSS phone. Once you use one for a week or so, the feel of the phone itself becomes addictive and ruins all other phones. Yes, Android 4.2.1 is super buttery, but what really gets me is the build quality. It takes a couple of days of regular use, but once you get used to swiping on it’s zero-gap curved screen side grip, you’ll hate using plastic phones with flat glass. Plus, when Key Lime Pie, Licorice, Milkshake etc comes out, you’ll be able to ignore all of the update whining.

  9. My local store has it for $129 after 50$ mir

  10. I thought OEM’s weren’t supposed to put logo on devices?

  11. Now Tmobile just needs to get some decent oem accessories.

  12. want this phone so bad but cant use it because of their horrible storage capacity….i need 32gb and up.

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