22
Nov
n4_4

Nexus 4's are a hot commodity at the moment, and it seems T-Mobile is feeling the heat. The carrier, who is the only operator partner for the Nexus 4 in the US, has sold out of handsets online, though your luck at brick and mortar stores might be better. This happened mere hours after Google added a link to T-Mobile's website on the Nexus 4 Play Store listing, which is likely being bombarded with more F5's than Reddit in the late afternoon.

ohnotmo

It's unknown just how much stock retail locations received, or how many phones T-Mobile as a whole got. Given just how quickly Google itself fell to demand (read: instantly), a tempting link from the Play Store listing probably quickly convinced some impatient buyers that a 2-year contract isn't that bad. We'll let you know if the situation changes.

T-Mobile

Thanks, Sam!

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    This nexus is both a fail and success. Still waiting to order mine :/

    • PhilNelwyn

      You mean the launch, right?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

        Of course! Lol. I'm getting one when available from Google play, hopefully its available in white soon.

  • John

    I much prefer the Samsung. Give http://www.howtodownloadforfree.com a look.

  • ChainsawCharlie

    I must be missing something vital here. Why would anyone want this?

    • Tri Nguyen

      Good hardware, cheap, and vanilla android experience, i can go on but u got the picture :). Did i mention it's cheap?

      • ChainsawCharlie

        Nothing wrong with the hardware. Just don't understand the T-Mobile part.

        • storm14k

          If its at the T-Mo price and with a contract I've got to wonder that myself.... unless they just can't wait for them to come back in stock.

        • TK

          I was tempted. I thought my order didn't go through on launch day because I kept getting errors and never received confirmation until it appeared on my doorstep. I've beet putting up with my 3 year old phone for the past couple months trying to hold out for the right phone, so I was desperate and debating the T-mobile contract.

    • PhilNelwyn

      For the subsidy.

      • Dileepan Mohanachandran

        I hope that was sarcastic

        • PhilNelwyn

          Why?

          • Dileepan Mohanachandran

            You meant a $150 subsidy?

          • PhilNelwyn

            $150 is almost half the Goggle's price...
            Do you think people have bought it for $500? I wouldn't.
            Like ChainsawCharlie, I see no other reason for someone to buy it from T-Mobile.

          • Robert Johnson

            Same reason why others bought them for $800–$1100 off eBay. Because there, they appeared to be available.

          • PhilNelwyn

            What?! $1100? You can't be serious, that's thrice the price...

          • Robert Johnson
          • PhilNelwyn

            Oh boy...

    • Christopher Ching

      If you're on T-Mobile already and have your contract upgrade saved up since you've been buying off-contract past Nexus generations for the last few years, it's still slightly cheaper than Google, and more importantly, available now, rather than in 3+ weeks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/larryjasonstorey Jason Storey

    Couldn't you but it from T-Mobile off contract?

    • Kathy Nemaric

      Yes, for $499 for the 16GB model, as opposed to $350 direct from Google (if you could get it).