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    Default Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Hi all,

    I am completely new to this Gogle LG Nexus 4 phone and was planning to buy one online today. Got some basic questions about this phone.

    I'm currently a T-Mobile customer in USA. Still in contract until 2014. I have value plan with T-Mobile.

    Questions:

    1) Is there any difference in buying the Nexus 4 phone from Google Play store Versus buying directly from T-Mobile online/store ?

    2) When I buy the nexus 4 online from google play store, will it ask if I need an unlocked phone or a locked phone ?

    3) Does the Nexus 4 work for all GSM carriers across the world, if I travel outside USA ?


    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Welcome to the AC forums

    1. No difference
    2. No, it's unlocked only
    3. Yes worldwide GSM device
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Price wise will there be any difference. Buying from google play store Versus Tmobile online/store ?
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vijrtk View Post
    Price wise will there be any difference. Buying from google play store Versus Tmobile online/store ?
    Yes, Tmobile only sells the 16GB version for $499. In the play store you can choose from either 8GB or 16GB for $299 and $349.
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    Yes Google Play is $299/349 (8 and 16gb) whereas T-Mobile only has the 16gb and it's $499
    You can try to order from GP today starting 3pm est
    That's your best bet
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Is there a limit as how many we can order in google play store ?
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vijrtk View Post
    Is there a limit as how many we can order in google play store ?
    5 was the max last go around. I just want one. So order your five at 3:05pm please.
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    I called T Mobile and they tell me they only sell contracted phones. True?
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    They should be selling them off contract as well

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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by valpd View Post
    I called T Mobile and they tell me they only sell contracted phones. True?
    You should be able to buy them off contract as well.
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    The T Mobile website doesn't show the $499 deal. Can I buy one in store?
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Correct you have to go to a store for it..

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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Yes you can, I bought one the first day they were available without a contract or even a Tmobile phone #.
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    How can I check local T Mobile inventory
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by valpd View Post
    How can I check local T Mobile inventory
    I would like to know this also!!!! Besides calling stores what other options do we have????
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    None of the T Mobiles around me sell the $499 model. I wonder how long it takes to arrive if I order the 16gb online?
    Last edited by valpd; 11-27-2012 at 05:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valpd View Post
    I called T Mobile and they tell me they only sell contracted phones. True?
    Yes, but...once you buy an on-contract phone from T-Mobile for $200, you can then pay them $200 more to unlock the phone and let you out of your contract (i think you still owe them 1 month of service).
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Yes, but...once you buy an on-contract phone from T-Mobile for $200, you can then pay them $200 more to unlock the phone and let you out of your contract (i think you still owe them 1 month of service).
    I would rather buy an unlocked phone right away vs dealing with T Mobile and their unlocking wait times/procedures.
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    Default Re: Buying Nexus 4 from Google Play store Vs. Buying from Tmobile or retail store ?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenlantern5 View Post
    I would like to know this also!!!! Besides calling stores what other options do we have????
    That's it, if you want to get an unlocked version from T-Mobile you have to call individual stores.

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