1. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Anyone have any experience buying phones at T-Mobile on launch day and know if they allow you to buy off contract/pay full retail? Also, do they normally do preorders?
    10-30-2012 06:50 PM
  2. Woosh's Avatar
    Anyone have any experience buying phones at T-Mobile on launch day and know if they allow you to buy off contract/pay full retail? Also, do they normally do preorders?
    Its been a while since I have done this. Back when they have the Even More and Even More Plus plans, but they should allow you to buy it at full retail. Problem is full retail for T-Mobile likely won't be the same as full retail from the Google play store. They want ppl to sign contracts.
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    10-30-2012 06:56 PM
  3. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Well the indication right now is that if you buy full price off contract from T-Mobile they're gonna stick you with a full unsubsidized price of about $499. Not worth it when you can buy it from the Play Store for $349 and have it shipped in 2 days.

    This is very surprising as I would've thought T-Mobile would have about the same price, $349, or slightly higher, but not this high. Just a blatant ripoff to try and get people onto contracts, but in reality just pushing the savvy users to buy from the Play Store.
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    10-30-2012 06:58 PM
  4. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Where did you see the price of $499 listed?
    10-30-2012 07:37 PM
  5. Woosh's Avatar
    Where did you see the price of $499 listed?
    That might just be a guess? What I saw was $199 and $20 a month for 20 which is a complete rip off. The only way I can imagine them doing that is to offer a mail in rebate on the $199. Would prob be the best, most profitable way for them to do it.
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    10-30-2012 07:39 PM
  6. DirkBelig's Avatar
    I don't want to wait two days and pay for shipping. I'd rather walk into a T-Mo store, whack $350 on the counter and leave with a phone. Will I be able to do that?
    10-30-2012 07:58 PM
  7. Woosh's Avatar
    I don't want to wait two days and pay for shipping. I'd rather walk into a T-Mo store, whack $350 on the counter and leave with a phone. Will I be able to do that?
    Nobody knows, but my guess is no. Gonna have to wait till they release more info.

    Edit - Ok I found more info on where that $499 price tag came from. According to the below article, its $199 and $15 a month instead of $20 a month for the Nexus. Slightly decent since all their main smartphones are $20 a month. But that still comes out to a fairly large price tag.

    http://www.tmonews.com/2012/10/edito...s-4-isnt-cool/

    The full details are as follows:

    $199.99 down payment, and 20 payments of $15
    $499.99 is the full retail price
    Also, the $199 on Classic is after a $50 MIR.
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    10-30-2012 08:02 PM
  8. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I don't want to wait two days and pay for shipping. I'd rather walk into a T-Mo store, whack $350 on the counter and leave with a phone. Will I be able to do that?
    No, from what i believe but even if they let you do it the price seems incredibly higher than the play store price.
    10-30-2012 08:04 PM
  9. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    Where did you see the price of $499 listed?
    TMonews.com (well respected T-Mobile site) is saying the Value Plan sale price is $199 + $15/mo for 20 months -- $499 off contract.
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    10-30-2012 08:19 PM
  10. emoeskaite's Avatar
    TMonews.com (well respected T-Mobile site) is saying the Value Plan sale price is $199 + $15/mo for 20 months -- $499 off contract.
    $499.... they prey on unawarness of people... $149 for extra preinstalled crapware and a Tmo's logo....

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    10-30-2012 09:30 PM
  11. ragnarokx's Avatar
    $499.... they prey on unawarness of people... $149 for extra preinstalled crapware and Tmo's logo....

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    There software will be identical to the Play Store Nexus 4. You're only paying for the middle man if that is really the price.
    10-30-2012 09:34 PM
  12. bunique4life05's Avatar
    There software will be identical to the Play Store Nexus 4. You're only paying for the middle man if that is really the price.
    Well the middle man can have my middle finger since I am nice he can have both.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    10-30-2012 09:41 PM
  13. Andrew Martonik's Avatar
    $499.... they prey on unawarness of people... $149 for extra preinstalled crapware and a Tmo's logo....

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    It actually won't have any branding or software.
    10-30-2012 10:57 PM

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