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    Ok so here's my situation: I'm ready to order the phone now (6-7 weeks to ship). I would like some opinions on whether I should do this or not. If not, how long should I wait? Do you think it's even worth it at this point and should I just go with another phone and sign a contract?

    UPDATE: Ordered, received confirmation!
    UPDATE 2: Got email from Google today saying it has already shipped. Ordered SIM kit, super excited!
    Last edited by wc123; 12-12-2012 at 04:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wc123 View Post
    Ok so here's my situation: I'm ready to order the phone now (6-7 weeks to ship). I would like some opinions on whether I should do this or not. If not, how long should I wait? Do you think it's even worth it at this point and should I just go with another phone and sign a contract?
    First of all personally i dont like signing contracts so if you ask me it's better to buy a phone, any phone and not sign a contract. The huge advantage that the N4 has regarding this is the low price.

    Now about the shipping time, 6-7 weeks is almost 2 months which is a very long time in which i believe there will be stock available without the wait.
    In my point of view there are several reasons for the long wait now:
    1. Google did not prepare correctly to the demand OR want to make a buzz around the phone.
    2. This is before the holidays so a lot of people buy the phone as a gift due to the relatively low price.

    In the next couple of weeks more and more people will receive the phone and i believe that part of them ordered it to resell it so that will put some stock on the market. I know few people that bought the device from craigslist for example.


    If you ask me (and of course i may be wrong) in a couple of weeks time (3-4 maybe) the phone will be available in Google Play store with only few days shipping time.
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    Get in the cue man. If a few weeks pass and you have a change of heart you can always cancel the order. Unfortunately, with this Nexus 4, its best to order while you can or face being locked out completely. But make sure this is absolutely the phone you want, otherwise it might not be worth the wait. The only thing for sure is that the next Nexus will be out in a year, so unless you want to wait a year, get in the cue.
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    order now. end of story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wc123 View Post
    Ok so here's my situation: I'm ready to order the phone now (6-7 weeks to ship). I would like some opinions on whether I should do this or not. If not, how long should I wait? Do you think it's even worth it at this point and should I just go with another phone and sign a contract?

    EDIT: Ordered, received confirmation!
    You should be patient and do the 6-7 weeks. You can buy it on ebay for 500 or so or you can go to verizon. I'm pretty sure their stock is up but it's 200 with a contract which probably isn't worth it in the long run. If you want it before christmas, ebay.
    Order now though like you said, you can cancel whenever
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    Seems also like a lot of people are receiving their phones early. I ordered with a 2-3 week shipping estimate, got it in a week and a half
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    Seems also like a lot of people are receiving their phones early. I ordered with a 2-3 week shipping estimate, got it in a week and a half
    It might be because Google is stupid and gave people that ordered on the 4th on the 7th....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    It might be because Google is stupid and gave people that ordered on the 4th on the 7th....
    Yeah I think they acknowledged the screw-up, that only happened for a slim window of orders. I ordered on the 27th though and got it yesterday, actually arrived a day before the original estimated ship date
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    Congrats on ordering the phone. Welcome to the "when am I getting the damn phone" club
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    Yeah I think they acknowledged the screw-up, that only happened for a slim window of orders. I ordered on the 27th though and got it yesterday, actually arrived a day before the original estimated ship date
    Yeah, your instance might actually be GOOGLE HAS BEEN SMART AND INCREASED PRODUCTION but it's not that big of a change! I'm not sure when mine would arrived (hesitated on the 27th and bought on the 29th with 4-5 weeks) but I hope soon! I'm obsessing over this phone, mostly since I sold my ipod and now i don't have a mobile device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Yeah, your instance might actually be GOOGLE HAS BEEN SMART AND INCREASED PRODUCTION but it's not that big of a change! I'm not sure when mine would arrived (hesitated on the 27th and bought on the 29th with 4-5 weeks) but I hope soon! I'm obsessing over this phone, mostly since I sold my ipod and now i don't have a mobile device.
    I think that right now the thing that bugs me the most is the lack of communication with customers! I'm guessing they receive A LOT of phone calls and emails everyday asking lots of different questions regarding shipping, stock and what not.
    How about giving a nice statement that will cover most questions?! This will stop most people from keep asking and your customer service will go up a bit. After all there are a lot of upset people that are just not sure what's going on with the reservation or with the funds on the credit card!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V-Tech View Post
    I think that right now the thing that bugs me the most is the lack of communication with customers! I'm guessing they receive A LOT of phone calls and emails everyday asking lots of different questions regarding shipping, stock and what not.
    How about giving a nice statement that will cover most questions?! This will stop most people from keep asking and your customer service will go up a bit. After all there are a lot of upset people that are just not sure what's going on with the reservation or with the funds on the credit card!
    Not sure what you mean, I mean they tell us the time frame it's going to arrive but the thing I didn't like is when they were going to put the Nexus 4 back in stock :/. We can all agree they ed up a lot.... They also didn't put a lot of information in the front. I would've ordered on the 27th when the shipping was 1-2 but I didn't know I could cancel the order :/.
    Well we don't get charged on the credit card, if you check it just says Pending order or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Not sure what you mean, I mean they tell us the time frame it's going to arrive but the thing I didn't like is when they were going to put the Nexus 4 back in stock :/. We can all agree they ed up a lot.... They also didn't put a lot of information in the front. I would've ordered on the 27th when the shipping was 1-2 but I didn't know I could cancel the order :/.
    Well we don't get charged on the credit card, if you check it just says Pending order or something
    What i mean is simple, look at the forum and see how many people called Google to ask them about shipping time and about stock. If when i purchased the phone they would told me that it's a pre-order than i would know that i dont order from existing stock and shipping will happen when stock will be available. Instead when i made the order i received an email telling me that shipping will be between 1-2 weeks. Now we are 8 days waiting and we can all understand that if the device was not shipped after 8 days it means that they dont have the stock, because there is no reason for them to have stock and just sit on it instead of sending it to people.

    As i said before, communication is important, why not let people know what's going on and where we stand?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Yeah, your instance might actually be GOOGLE HAS BEEN SMART AND INCREASED PRODUCTION but it's not that big of a change! I'm not sure when mine would arrived (hesitated on the 27th and bought on the 29th with 4-5 weeks) but I hope soon! I'm obsessing over this phone, mostly since I sold my ipod and now i don't have a mobile device.
    I hope you're as happy with yours as I am with mine. I am so glad I was patient and ordered through Google instead of letting scalpers take me for a bunch of money. I came from an iPhone 4 and after a day of learning the phone I am in love now. At first I wasn't entirely sold as it didn't seem as "intuitive" and easy to use as my iPhone, but I put "intuitive" in quotes is because the iPhone is so easy to use because it's a very simple phone. There are more buttons and way more stuff you could do with this one, overall I'm extremely satisfied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    I hope you're as happy with yours as I am with mine. I am so glad I was patient and ordered through Google instead of letting scalpers take me for a bunch of money. I came from an iPhone 4 and after a day of learning the phone I am in love now. At first I wasn't entirely sold as it didn't seem as "intuitive" and easy to use as my iPhone, but I put "intuitive" in quotes is because the iPhone is so easy to use because it's a very simple phone. There are more buttons and way more stuff you could do with this one, overall I'm extremely satisfied!
    Well I'm using my own money (even though I'm 16) so i'm savaging the best deals for a media player that can play games and access the internet. Nexus 4 was the best deal and the best bang for my buck. I mean Nexus 4 > iPhone 5 (debatable but it's around that) and the iPhone is almost twice as good as the iPod touch 5G on benchmark scores. 50 more bucks for a Nexus 4 where I can store up to 60 GB of music on google play? I'm in! Hardware is also amazing and I've fallen in love with how android looks now. I'll get used to an android soon enough though I was a bit confused on how it operates
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    Well if you get hung up on something we can help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    Well I'm using my own money (even though I'm 16) so i'm savaging the best deals for a media player that can play games and access the internet. Nexus 4 was the best deal and the best bang for my buck. I mean Nexus 4 > iPhone 5 (debatable but it's around that) and the iPhone is almost twice as good as the iPod touch 5G on benchmark scores. 50 more bucks for a Nexus 4 where I can store up to 60 GB of music on google play? I'm in! Hardware is also amazing and I've fallen in love with how android looks now. I'll get used to an android soon enough though I was a bit confused on how it operates
    Well keep in mind that the 60 gigs will only be accessible on Wifi. Why not just use it as a phone too, don't you need a phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    Well keep in mind that the 60 gigs will only be accessible on Wifi. Why not just use it as a phone too, don't you need a phone?
    I got a kyocera brio (really cheap not smart phone) and I share it with a family plan. Adding a smartphone would increase the family phone by a LOT. Not worth it, the phone is nice because I can use a phone app easily and I go many places with wifi. My house, school, friend's house all got wifi. I'm still storing about 7GB of music on the nexus 4 too so I got about another 7GB left for apps, videos, games and all the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    I got a kyocera brio (really cheap not smart phone) and I share it with a family plan. Adding a smartphone would increase the family phone by a LOT. Not worth it, the phone is nice because I can use a phone app easily and I go many places with wifi. My house, school, friend's house all got wifi. I'm still storing about 7GB of music on the nexus 4 too so I got about another 7GB left for apps, videos, games and all the rest.
    I think a standard data package is $30 a month. I don't know if you work, just something to consider though
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    Quote Originally Posted by FYourProblems View Post
    I think a standard data package is $30 a month. I don't know if you work, just something to consider though
    huh, a lot cheaper than I thought. Well having it just in a family plan is easier.
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    I got in the queue this morning to give it a try:

    Order Date: Dec 11, 2011 12:10:16 PM EST
    Shipping Status: 5-6 weeks
    Quantity: 1
    Items: Nexus 4 (16 GB)
    My Location: Washington DC

    My plan - if it does not get delivered before I leave for vacation, I either cancel my order (if I am allowed to using Google Wallet) or not accept the delivery (and have my money refunded in ~2 weeks time). Fingers crossed.
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    Maybe they are doing long waits as a safety net from the sell out again + it will deter people and people getting furious.
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    Wc123,

    I hope you have the same success as I have.

    Ordered 1:05 A.M. Tuesday 12/11/12
    UPS says :On Vehicle(damn, they don't call them "package cars" anymore?) for Delivery Today, Wednesday 12/12/12

    Quote Originally Posted by wc123 View Post
    Ok so here's my situation: I'm ready to order the phone now (6-7 weeks to ship). I would like some opinions on whether I should do this or not. If not, how long should I wait? Do you think it's even worth it at this point and should I just go with another phone and sign a contract?

    EDIT: Ordered, received confirmation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Sz View Post
    Wc123,

    I hope you have the same success as I have.

    Ordered 1:05 A.M. Tuesday 12/11/12
    UPS says :On Vehicle(damn, they don't call them "package cars" anymore?) for Delivery Today, Wednesday 12/12/12
    Thats insane! Ship it the next day?!

    You actually got an email with tracking number and everything?
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    If I'm not hallucinating, it was shipped the SAME day:
    Location Date Local Time Activity
    Lynnfield, MA, United States 12/12/2012 6:42 A.M. Out For Delivery
    12/12/2012 5:40 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Windsor Locks, CT, United States 12/12/2012 3:00 A.M. Departure Scan
    Windsor Locks, CT, United States 12/11/2012 6:13 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Louisville, KY, United States 12/11/2012 4:14 P.M. Departure Scan
    12/11/2012 12:57 P.M. Origin Scan


    EDIT:

    Delivered On:
    Wednesday, 12/12/2012 at 10:57 A.M.

    Left At:
    Receiver

    I guess I should go pick it up. I use a former MBE store.
    Last edited by Tom_Sz; 12-12-2012 at 10:15 AM.
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