T-Mobile Nexus 4 now free for a limited time

February 23, 2013
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We have seen some Nexus 4 sales with T-Mobile in recent history. The carrier has dropped the handset to $200 and even $50 on a two-year agreement, however for this weekend -- the price has dropped even further. Simply put, T-Mobile currently has the Nexus 4 available for free. The catch is that the handset is free on a two-year agreement and after a mail-in rebate.

Granted, that is not really a catch per say as more often than not when buying a smartphone from a carrier you will be getting it on a two-year agreement. The catch here is that is may still be a better deal to buy the Nexus 4 outright from Google for $350. Of course, that is just our opinion, but those who don't mind signing the agreement and are comfortable with knowing that this will be with them for the next two years -- this may not be a bad deal.

Basically, T-Mobile is offering the Nexus 4 for free this weekend. Those interested in getting this deal will need to make the purchase online as it is a web-only offer. The price breaks down as follows; $549.00 with a $300 instant discount, $50 mail-in rebate and $199.99 web-only discount. In other words, while free -- you will still need to shell out $50 on the day of purchase.

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Otherwise, regardless of whether you end up getting this deal from T-Mobile or buy the Nexus 4 direct from Google -- you will be getting the same device. That is to say a phone running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and with features to include a 4.7-inch display, quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage space, a 2100 mAh battery, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.

[via T-Mobile]

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  • Kart180

    Is the Tmobile device same device as google play. Is it sim unlocked

    • Jeremy

      It is the exact same, unlocked with no bloat (note that T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling does not work on this phone, as a result)

  • III3DVS

    also it would be nice if you mentioned whether or not the whole “free with plan” deal is a subsidized plan or not. anyone?

  • III3DVS

    nevermind. i just called customer care, and it is a subsidized plan. (meaning you’ll pay more on the plan every month and that added charge stays even after you’ve paid enough back to meet the phone or subsidy.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.kramer Jake Kramer

    Not valid as an upgrade, new line activation only…

  • Joe

    They aren’t the same device, per-se, since the T-Mobile device is branded T-Mobile, and comes with the Wi-Fi calling feature, which the Google device doesn’t support. Also, I’m sure T-Mobile has loaded a bit of bloat as well, but I don’t know for sure.

    • john_carlose

      T-Mobile’s device isn’t branded. I purchased mine several months ago. It also has zero bloat. It is identical to my brother’s device that was purchased through Google Play.

  • Long Time T-Mobiler

    This is a great deal if you work it right. Get the phone for free from T-Mobile, then go in and change to a Value Plan. You’ll still have a 2 year contract and they will make you pay a $200 “migration fee”, but your monthly cost will drop $20/month saving you $480 over the course of the 2 years and your phone was only $200 instead of $350.

    I got my Amaze 4G this way. T-Mobile doesn’t recommend this method, but there is nothing illegal about it. If I didn’t already have my Amaze rooted and running JB, I would definitely do this to get the Nexus 4. I also prefer my Amaze because it has a micro SD slot. I need all the space I can get to record videos and take pictures of the babies. :-)