Have you got a case of the Nexus 4 blues? Unfortunately, it’s still out of stock in the Play Store. We know from a recent interview that LG is citing underestimated demand as the reason for the phone’s seemingly endless unavailability. That’s something Google CEO Larry Page says the company is working on. But if you want a Nexus 4 right now in the States, there is another option, as long as you’re willing to sign a contract with a carrier.
The Nexus 4 is back in stock online, through T-Mobile, after being sold out for weeks. It's now been several hours, but the Add To Cart button is still there - a refreshing development considering recent shortages. Artem spotted the phone on T-Mo's site and was able to put it in his shopping cart but experienced an error message and had to clear his cookies or use an incognito window. I tried it out myself and didn’t have the same problem. I selected a dummy plan and was able to get all the way to the secure checkout page with the phone in my cart.
Now, if you’re willing to bite the bullet on a two-year contract with T-Mobile, you’re not getting a bad deal. In addition to the regular contract subsidy, there’s a $50 mail-in rebate and free shipping, so the phone can be in your hands for $199.99. Through the end of the month, you can also save $35 on activation fees.
If all goes according to plan, the Nexus 4 should be hitting T-Mobile’s brick-and-mortar stores soon. Until that happens, there’s no telling how long the device might be in stock online, so if you’re considering a purchase, acting quickly is the safest bet.
Source: Nexus 4 at T-Mobile