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2012-11-27_11h03_27

The Nexus 4 has been in-and-out of stock like a California burger joint, but today it's back—as long as you don't mind getting it from T-Mobile. The subsidized hardware with a two-year contract is available again from everyone's fourth-favorite carrier. If you want one without a contract, though, that's still an option. It will just run you $500.

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Of course, there's no knowing how long this will last. We'll update this post if the device well dries up, but if you really want one before the holidays, ordering sooner would be better than later. Get a move on.

Source: T-Mobile

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

    Was it always $500 from T-mobile, or did the price increase this time around?

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

      Always

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

    Got an email from Google saying it would be in stock at 12pm pst

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1312291338 Tim Miller

    Is T-Mobile paying you for this? Just two or three posts ago you already put up that it'll be available on the play store - at a significantly lower price. Why is this written up as if T-Mobile is the only place on the planet back in stock today?...

    • efan

      some people are on t-mobile and would like this phone....

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        And they could get it for considerably cheaper from the play store and put a t-mobile SIM in it.

        • efan

          not if they are going to use an upgrade and just wanna stay with t-mobile. it's just other option. some people will wanna take it. no big deal.

          • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

            But they would likely have to be uninformed, even if they wanted to remain with t-mobile. Because the "upgrade discount" basically is $100, and then they price a "$300 subsidy" into the price of the plan and then some.

            They could go to the play store, get the phone without a contract, and then go back to t-mobile and run one of the BYOP plans for less. Hell, they could get a t-mobile SIM on Straight Talk.

          • efan

            never said it was smart. just said it was an option. some people even bought the 500 dollar one cuz playstore was out. some people be cray.

          • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

            Some people are on family plans. They could be paying $35 per month per person with 1000 minutes, rather than only 100 minutes on the monthly deals. For those people, this is a better deal.

      • http://twitter.com/Abi0lvera Abi Olvera

        It's the same to buy it off contract to T-Mobile and Google Play. Off contract menas it's not tied to anyone, so you can use it with T-Mobile or anyone else.

        • efan

          right, but if are ok with using it on t-mobile and renewing your contract you can get it a hundred dollars cheaper. some people will chose this option. i'm not saying anyone should. i wouldnt. but some will want to.

    • marcusmaximus04

      Google will start *taking orders* again today. From the sound of it, T-mob actually has them.

  • Michael Cowan

    Doesn't look like you can get to it if you are upgrading.

  • http://twitter.com/Abi0lvera Abi Olvera

    Don't mislead people. This is available on Google Play for just $299 off contract. Don't buy from T-Mobile...

    • http://twitter.com/Xeratun Xeratun

      There is nothing misleading here. All of the information is accurate and they already had a post about Play Store having it back in stock as well.

    • efan

      reporting on a thing is not misleading them. if they said this was the only place to get one and to go right now to get it then that's misleading.

  • FrillArtist

    Who in their right mind would buy this from T-Mobile ON CONTRACT when you can get it for the same price OFF CONTRACT from Google and still use it on T-Mobile if you wish?

    • kenjab

      Two situations I can think of: 1) You need/prefer an unlimited data plan, which is not available in an off-contract plan. 2) Currently in a T-Mobile family plan and would end up paying the same or more monthly if you took out a line from the contract and started a non-contract plan.

      In these cases you'd save $150 getting it from T-Mobile (they only have 16GB version, so $200 vs. $350). Getting the unlocked version pays off if you save at least $10/month going with a non-contract plan...and that's true in many cases, but not always.

  • http://twitter.com/cj1171 Chris Jansen

    So how long do you get before you need to activate? My brother wants this for christmas and he's on our family plan, but I'm concerned T-Mo might have a period where you have to activate the new phone otherwise they charge you the full price?

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      Typically to get the price it has to be activated at sale, or at least the plan is setup at sale.

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      Typically to get the price it has to be activated at sale, or at least the plan is setup at sale.

  • Cuvis

    It's also going to be available on Google Play in about an hour. Don't take T-Mobile's deal; you'll regret it.

    • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

      Unless you are upgrading on a family plan. For those people, it is a better deal to get it from T-mobile directly.

  • Ben

    Tried buying this as an upgrade through the T-Mobile site and it failed with an error message. I called customer service twice and was also unable to place an order there. Despite what the site says, they said they don't have any in stock.

  • jimmysmalia

    out of stock

  • kenjab

    Back in stock again at T-Mobile, but now the subsidized price is $400!! Ridiculous.