| || |
Nexus 4 TMobile vs. Google Play?
So I wanna get the new white Nexus 4. I wanna get it with TMobile. But I'm wondering something.
I can get the 16GB white Nexus 4 from the Google Play Store for $350 and it comes with a free bumper. I also wanna get the wireless charger from them, which would bring it to $410.
Or, I can get the 16GB white Nexus 4 from TMobile for $408, and it comes with a free wireless charger. I don't know if it's the same $50 Google wireless charger, but hey, a wireless charger is a wireless charger (I only want it 'cause it's "cool"). But, I'd probably get a bumper or some kind of case too, because of the N4's fragile glass back, which would bring my TMobile purchase to around $432.
So my question is, if I bought the Google Play Store's Nexus 4 and not the TMobile.com one, wouldn't I just be able to get my phone from Google, go to my local TMobile store, and have them activate my new service on there?
I know that potentially $22 (or $82 if I don't get the wireless charger) isn't that much, but, my current plan with TMobile is only $30 a month, and I'd like to keep that, which I think I can, if I just get my service moved over to the Google Play Store phone (and perhaps talk the TMobile guys into keeping the same plan ) But I think if I buy the TMobile one directly from TMobile.com, I'd have to activate a new plan on there, thus getting rid of my $30 plan and bumping it up to $70.
Edit: I'm worried that because I bought the Google Play Store variant, and not the TMobile retail variant (although they're exactly the same), that TMobile won't put service on it, because I didn't but it from them. But according to the thread below, it seems that'll be fine.
I've already looked at this thread, but it doesn't contain anything on the free wireless charger included.
Nexus 4 Purchase Tmobile vs. Google play
So, in short, it seems Google Play N4 will work if I bring it to TMobile and I can try to get them to keep my $30 plan on. Do you guys think the free wireless charger is worth it, or should I just buy the N4 and the WC from the Play Store? And do you think they'll be able to keep my $30 plan on the N4 if I buy it from Play?