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Jan
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We know, we know - the Nexus 4 is still awfully hard to come by. If you haven't already rushed to your nearest Best Buy, you might want to run over to WireFly, where T-Mobile's version of the N4 is just $149.99. That's $50 less than T-Mobile's retail price, and the lowest we've ever seen for the 8GB model. The deal is good both for new contracts and 2-year renewals. FedEx shipping is free.

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Of course, that contract means that this still isn't practical for those who want an unlocked model. If you're hoping to avoid signing on the dotted line, your best bet is still to wait out Google and LG's current supply issues. But if you're already on T-Mobile and intend to upgrade anyway, or you're willing to jump ship, it's a deal that can't be beaten at the moment. You will have to stomach a $35 T-Mobile activation charge, but you'll have that anywhere, and and at least this one's cheap and available.

Hurry up and jump on this one, Nexus fans. With the US supply of Nexus 4s continuing low, there's no telling how long Wirefly will be able to keep them in stock.

Wirefly - Nexus 4 for T-Mobile

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • db.

    thx fir the heads up Jer. Whats interesting is that the N4 is 3G, Does this save them anything?

    • http://www.thetechtemple.com/ The Tech Temple

      It's plenty fast on HSPA+ :-)

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

        Word. Lucky bastard of a coworker who got one of the early batch pulls 14mb/s down on his, which is on par with Verizon and blows away the joke lte Sprint has.

        • http://twitter.com/snookasnoo Idon’t Know

          I routinely get 20 to 25 on Verizon on my iPhone 5 and Note 2.

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

            Thats cool and all but LTE isnt everywhere. My buddy has LTE on his phone on V and the other coworker still gets HSPA+ more reliably. And, to be honest, if I am getting 14mb/s on my phone I dont care about the other 10. Its not like Im torrenting. I just cant stand slow ass CDMA.

  • Push The Hand

    Unless my math is wrong, this deal is absolutely worth the contract, especially if you don't want it on contract. T-Mobiles early cancellation fee on a contract is $200, plus the $150 you'll pay for the phone is pretty close to the original $300 the model retailed for last year. Endure your first month on contract and switch to a monthly 4g after on the same carrier (because let's face it, the nexus 4 is best enjoyed on T-Mobile anyway) and it sounds like you're a winner.

    This is just my first pass on the math, please correct me if I'm wrong.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      I don't see how T-Mobile is the preferred flavor for the Nexus 4. I'm sure you're referencing the HSPA+42 support vs AT&T's HPSA+21, but you kinda have to match that against AT&T's better coverage. It's more about what suits somebody best. Some people in Canada (and like 18 people on AT&T in the right area) are surely going to argue that the Nexus 4 is better on their networks because they can even get LTE.

      • heath

        i didn't know the n4 did LTE.when did that happen?

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          It "has" LTE in the way that the lactose intolerant "can" drink milk. It's something that can be done, but it doesn't work out very well...

          Most of the basic components are in there, but it's missing something (I think it was the signal amplifier). It only functions on a specific band, which is only used by a fairly small percentage of AT&T's LTE towers, and some Canadian towers. From what I've read, it also demolishes battery life to have it on. The coup de'gras, if you enable it, you will only be able to connect to LTE (not 3G/HSPA) until you disable it again.

          So, if you happen to be in one of the few areas with LTE, and that area happens to be on the one supported band, and you don't mind your battery life being cut to shreds...well, Google for instructions :) Try it out for novelty value and then turn it back off when you get sick of all of those drawbacks. I think it just required a dialing code or something like that.

          • heath

            passed on to friend who has one. he tried it and it did suck through the battery as well as get LTE who would have though...

  • IIvIIozzie

    Not a deal.Doing it this was requires you to be put into a contract that costs an additional $20 a month(Classic Plan) opposed to T-mobiles value plan for two years, regardless of which exact plan you pick. That cost difference will be a $480 bill in total difference. However, you save $200 on the phone with the discounts, So in total you'll end up paying $280 more now instead of waiting at the google play store and going with a value plan. The wait is worth it.

    • marcusmaximus04

      Unless, of course, you're already on a family plan and upgrading.

  • marcusmaximus04

    "That's $50 less than T-Mobile's retail price, and the lowest we've ever seen for the 8GB model."

    T-mobile's N4 is 16GB, not 8.

    EDIT: Reading through the wirefly page, this one is ALSO 16GB.

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