1. vijrtk's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 10:52 AM
  2. map1978's Avatar
    Welcome to the AC forums

    1. No difference
    2. No, it's unlocked only
    3. Yes worldwide GSM device
    11-27-2012 10:58 AM
  3. vijrtk's Avatar
    Price wise will there be any difference. Buying from google play store Versus Tmobile online/store ?
    11-27-2012 11:08 AM
  4. rclifton's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 11:19 AM
  5. map1978's Avatar
    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
    11-27-2012 11:20 AM
  6. vijrtk's Avatar
    Is there a limit as how many we can order in google play store ?
    11-27-2012 12:01 PM
  7. bilago's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 12:03 PM
  8. valpd's Avatar
    I called T Mobile and they tell me they only sell contracted phones. True?
    11-27-2012 02:35 PM
  9. piizzadude's Avatar
    They should be selling them off contract as well

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    11-27-2012 02:39 PM
  10. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 02:50 PM
  11. valpd's Avatar
    The T Mobile website doesn't show the $499 deal. Can I buy one in store?
    11-27-2012 03:26 PM
  12. piizzadude's Avatar
    Correct you have to go to a store for it..

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    11-27-2012 04:03 PM
  13. rclifton's Avatar
    Yes you can, I bought one the first day they were available without a contract or even a Tmobile phone #.
    11-27-2012 04:09 PM
  14. valpd's Avatar
    How can I check local T Mobile inventory
    11-27-2012 04:11 PM
  15. greenlantern5's Avatar
    How can I check local T Mobile inventory
    I would like to know this also!!!! Besides calling stores what other options do we have????
    11-27-2012 04:24 PM
  16. valpd's Avatar
    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?
    11-27-2012 04:56 PM
  17. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    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).
    11-27-2012 05:03 PM
  18. valpd's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 05:16 PM
  19. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    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.
    11-27-2012 06:04 PM

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