All T-Mobile Stores To Carry The Nexus 4 Beginning This Month

If you’re still on the hunt for a Nexus 4 and we imagine you are since they are next to impossible to find then we’ve got some good news. T-Mobile stores are hoping to resolve the Nexus 4 inventory black hole as all the company’s corporate owned retail stores are set to carry the Nexus 4 beginning this month.

“The Google Nexus 4 will launch in all T-Mobile retail locations in January. The Play Store will continue to carry the Nexus 4.”

We surmise that T-Mobile would only prepare to launch the device in all of their retail locations if they had the inventory to support such a launch. However, I wouldn’t place bets on stores receiving more than a few devices initially, but that’s certainly better than stores having no inventory at all. No firm date was provided for when devices will begin popping up in retail locations, but there’s only 30 days left in January so it has to be soon!

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  • I did an upgrade over the phone last week for the Nexus 4 and it’s backordered indefinately. I’d be cruious as to when they plan this launch if it’s still backordered for those that have already placed an order.

    • I ordered mine on 16 December and I’m still waiting. I’ll be more than a little grumpy if they send units to the stores instead of fulfilling preexisting customer orders.

      • I was promised that I would have it this past Monday….

      • Brian Poole

        That actually makes me feel a little better.

        On the 21st I went through customer loyalty and got a great deal on 2 of them– plus a discount on my plan. She checked the status and it said they were in stock. I was pretty excited, I just had to sign a new contract.

        The only downside was my plan was so old it didn’t go through and it needed managment attention (she did everything right but the system rejected it). I had to call back a few times to get it straightened out. On the 31st it finally went through, but by the end of the day I got a txt saying it was back ordered.

        I was really bummed out thinking I missed out because of all the delays. But, I mean, I understand, the holidays must be hell there. But… if you ordered the 16th then I probably didn’t stand a chance.

        There is good news. I spoke with someone at CL yesterday about it and he said he spoke with the shipping department and they said they were expecting a new batch to arrive the “day after the New Year” (the 2nd, I’m assuming) and that all orders already placed have the highest priority. So we should be expecting them to ship any day now.

        • I’m not going to hold my breath. A few days after I ordered it I called to change the shipping address (they told me it would ship right away when I ordered it, so I shipped it to my parent’s house, where I was going to be on the day they told me I’d get it). They told me it was going to ship “tomorrow.” That was more than two weeks ago, and it still hasn’t shipped. I hope their estimates for you were more accurate.

        • Brian Poole

          Yeah, me too, just trying to keep a positive attitude about it.

          I was told many dates throughout the process (each time I had to call, I asked for an estimate and it was a different answer) and if I hadn’t got them for practically free during a chaotic holiday I’d be a bit more pissed. Besides, I’m sure they don’t have them sitting on their desk. Google and LG f’d this one up and T-Mobile has to deal with it.

          The reassuring part to me was that this article lines up with that New Years answer the rep told me yesterday. I imagine if they get enough phones to start shipping to stores, they will probably have some to start shipping out to backorders. (Or at least I f’n hope they do)

        • Brian Poole

          Just wanted to update you and let you know I’ve heard from multiple sources that they will be back in stock tomorrow. Not any more credible than what I was told before, but at least it’s *something*.

        • Brian Poole

          Figures… David posts something about it as soon as I do :)

        • Sweet. I’ll keep an eye out. So far I’m still seeing it back ordered. Keep me posted! I’ll post something if my status changes, as well.

        • Brian Poole

          WOO!! Mine shipped a few minutes ago!!

        • That’s awesome! I see a pending charge on my account for it, but as of yet no shipment. Crossing my fingers!

        • And mine just shipped. Very excited.

        • Brian Poole


        • Brian Poole

          Awesome! I hope it ships for you tonight so it has the weekend to travel!

      • Todd_the_Hunn

        I ordered mine Dec. 3 through the Google & it came yesterday . It’s a big ole phone.

  • youngt82

    Hope so…come on Google!

  • Mobilewolf789

    You know it just occurred to me the problem with an unremovemable battery is that during an emergency, with a power outage, there is no extra battery to pop in once the phone loses its charge.

    • Julian C. Taborda

      there are many extended external batteries available that plug to the charging port on the phone, so if that were the case there is backup power

      • Mobilewolf789

        Thanks Julian , I will look into that. Until today I had not seen any mention such devices during all these battery debates.

        • Jesse James

          search amazon for external batteries. You’ll find variious sizes as large as 10,000+mAh which you can use for tablets. I personally use a 4400mAh which is great to fit in your pocket and I use it to help friends who’s cells have low battery.

    • Chatter

      Good point. I assume you can buy external plug in batteries? I know iPhones have them. But yes, you raise a valid point.

    • Nate234

      ok.. so how many times have you ever had to do that? anyway you can call 911 from ANY cell phone even if it is old and without mobile service.. it’s the law.
      You can also get most of the available solar/hand crank radios to charge your cell. Most of them have micro-usb and iphone chargers standard.

    • cozzy

      there are external battery packs you can charge that will charge the nexus 4. So before a storm you can charge one or many of these up and you will be ok.

      This is just one type. There are all kinds big and small. I use a mini usb chargeable one that can charge my nexus 4 back up 60 percent if I ever need it. Through a normal day of use I haven’t used it but like a day I will be out most of the night and don’t go home this will definitely get me through it.

    • frigadroid

      Car charger? portable generator? I’ve been working with an engineer friend of mine from GE on a mini portable self contained 4 way generator that works with gas, Solar thread laced blankets, a telescopic windmill and connectable turbine units. We wanted to have it ready for 12/21/12 but we ran in to many snags with the manufacture (coleman) they wanted to cut cost which would definitely hurt the integrity of the product which I wasn’t willing to accept for someone who needed to depended on it in an emergency. We hope to have it out by June if we’re lucky. This device could be a lifesaver.

    • ssjchaseutley

      Car charger…if you have car that is.

  • Qbancelli

    Best phone ever!

  • Tim Tobish

    Bought mine directly from Google, and love it.

  • Tim

    I was lucky enough to get one through Google and its undeniably the best phone I have owned. I’m excited to see if this means there will be Nexus 4 accessories available.

    • Please please please. Thsi si the only downside. No oem accessories available.

  • ceegii63

    would have been awesome if priced like Google Play store

  • Josue

    i blame LG for all of this

    • mizzat

      The nexus 7s had a hard time keeping up with demand as well.

      • Josue

        Im sure Samsung didnt have this issue when the GNexus came out

        • amulya

          not as many people wanted the galaxy nexus though…

  • i’ll wait for the fandom to wear off …

  • cruzz563

    Let us know if they’re set to receive accessories too. I need a bumper. :D

    • JeffreyME

      The Poetic bumpers are well reviewed; I just received my Poetic Atmosphere and am extremely pleased with the fit and feel.

    • Noel

      I like the protection the bumper offers but not the added girth to the device. I took off the bumper today and just realized how different and nice it feels to hold the real device in your hand. Probably a regular case with will

  • nexus1981

    My only concern is that what what if u need to do a battery pull, because the phone might freeze or anything, every now ban then, u just have to do it. I have had a couple of nexus devices an currently using one now an I’ve had to do battery pulls here an there, so I’m wondering how will that work with the N4 not being able to take the battery out

    • Hold the power button for 10 secs. It’s a low-level hard-coded operation that tells the chip to restart which is the equivalent to just reinserting the battery and restarting.

  • R0bn0xi0us

    I found one at a T-mobile near my work. Unfortunately, after getting my wife a nice new GS3 for christmas, she has suddenly turned into Scrooge and won’t let me get my Nexus 4. Friggin’ women…

    • KL0934321

      man up and show her whos boss in the house. Send her back to the kitchen.

      • monchis

        This isn’t the 1920’s

        • John

          Yeah this is the 2010’s. Take some bath salts and chew her face off!!

      • frigadroid

        Yeah right that will work. Best bet is use reverse psycholoy to trigger her in to reactance mode. Tell her you’re waiting for another phone you don’t want the Nexus anymore, you’re holding out for the next best phone its going to blow away her galaxy.
        Trust me when Pitbull is having chica problems he calls me. ;-)

    • esco00

      where man! where!!! I need an address

    • Mark S

      Root her phone and put Froyo on it

  • Wolphman007

    I’m on hold with T-Mo CustServ…I’ll let you know what they say.

    I ordered mine on 12/13/12. What pissed me off is that I ordered it for next day delivery and they said they had it in stock and i’d get it no problem. Well three days later after I call to see what’s up they say it’s on back order. So I agree with the comments below that they better fulfill existing orders before the stores get them!

  • Wolphman007

    Just got off the phone with Custserv trying to get more info but of course they don’t know anything. But to top it off, the inquiry that they were supposed to do two weeks ago was never submitted so they’re doing that now. But i guess it doesn’t really matter, the phones just not available.
    The guy didn’t really know much so I didn’t ask if they’re going fulfill existing orders.
    It’s just a waiting game at this point. If I wanted to spend the cash I could walk into a store and get one but this was ordered on the company account.

  • ant

    so should i get note 2 nexus 4 or wait til something top both in april or something

    • steveb944

      There will always be something better in the horizon, if you’re going to wait for that next device you’re going to always be waiting.

      I bit the bullet and got the Nexus due to the updates, I love it. If you want that phone/tablet size and you can handle it then go for Note 2, but at this point wait for the Note 3 since Samsung sucks for updates long term.

      • ant

        yea i been waitin for a upgrade from my htc sensation because it broke but if it wasnt i could careless about samsung phones i had the vibrant 3 years ago n i remember them never getting the 2.2 update until android 3.0 was out so i know they take their time on the updates but i hope htc come back with something

  • bluemoon737

    Been thinking of picking up the N4 but was wondering if it supports MAP bluetooth profile for text messaging. Anyone know if it does or not?

  • trees247

    More reason to believe they unlock LTE..

    • Idon’t Know

      They can’t unlock LTE. it would be against FCC regulations. They would have to r e-design and re-release the phone after FTC testing.

  • Jason

    January 11 in stores

  • Tmo fan lol

    I may be the only one here but i actually dont like my nexus 4, coming from the galaxy nexus the only thing i got was better battery life and its not by much either and much better sound. Im considering a note2 especially since i own a samsung smart tv and the tmobile reps at my local store demonstrate it and i fell in love with it fast. Im open for suggestions as to why should i keep the nexus 4

    • tomarone

      maybe i can buy yours

      • thepanttherlady

        No selling or trading on this blog, please.

        • Nick Gonzalez

          That happens at least once a week it seems. And, you’re always right on top of it! Good job.

        • thepanttherlady

          It doesn’t happen as often as I would expect, thankfully. Thank you for the kind words.

        • tomarone

          sorry! is it ok if he says when he puts it up on ebay? Anyway, the Nexus-4 sounds like the best upgrade for my HTC One-S that I can find. Thanks Mod!

        • thepanttherlady

          Or you can exchange email addresses. TMonews just doesn’t allow or is responsible for any “dealing” on here so we try to keep it off here. Thanks for understanding!

    • ratnok

      Wait until Key Lime Pie comes out. You’ll be singing a different tune.

  • Has anyone seen the new batch? From what I saw it has no glitter backing!

  • Lol i forgot all about this phone.

  • Dakota

    The question is whether the play store will have them. For most people buying it direct and using it on prepaid is the better deal. But considering the volume &camera aren’t much better than GN then not really hyped up

    • ratnok

      I own one, and the volume is MUCH better than my Galaxy Nexus. I thought the camera was actually WORSE, but believe it or not, after about 20 or so shots, the camera’s photos actually improved. I have never had that experience before. Now the camera shoots far better than my GNex. Go figure. If you want a professional comparison of how the cameras shoot, take a look at this:

  • mizzat

    I don’t think the Nexus 4 is worth it. The glass back is terrible. Instead of laughing at Apple’s mistakes, LG decided to follow them. There’s no way 16GB is enough for me and we all know Google may never allow a microSD slot on their Nexus phones so we’ll have to wait till 128GB or 64GB becomes more common and cheaper. I hope Motorola or Nokia (I can dream) makes the next one.

  • The play store will continue to “carry” the Nexus 4? As in, continue to be sold out of it?

  • amulya

    So if T-Mobile gets stock… that means Google has to get stock as well correct? I mean, its not like they are going to send every single phone that they make to T-Mobile and none to Google…