Deal Alert: Offering Nexus 4 With T-Mobile Contract For $149

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Eat your heart out Best Buy as is offering the Nexus 4 for just $149 with a two-year agreement. That unbelievably awesome price is good for both new and qualifying upgrade customers. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better price on this device and we’re told quantities are very limited. In other words, act fast, like so fast you should have already hit the link at the end of this post fast. Nexus 4

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  • Karl Newman

    The price should make this obvious but this is for the Classic plan only.

  • Mark

    And….. it’s gone. too :-(

  • T-mobile should have nixed classic plans the same day they introduced the more lax migration to value rules. can’t move forward if the old options are still there for people to choose.

    • Stefan Brubaker

      No incentive to move to a value plan if they are going to lock you into a new two year agreement where you get nothing out of it but a savings of $20 per month. I’m waiting to cancel my plan, pay the 200$ cancel fee and get the $30/mo prepaid plan. Then buy each phone from the Play Store with the buckets of money I save from. Thank you lord for making me one who hates to talk on the phone.

  • Michael Nichols

    It says Nexus 4 is valued $799 come on Wirefly.

  • AgentDiscount

    So, is this a good deal? I am currently on an Even More Plus plan. I want to upgrade 2 devices and have a total of 4 lines.

  • TMoRep

    Here at are T-Mobile store thats what were selling it for $149.99 on Value

    • thepanttherlady

      $149.99 plus 20/$20 payments totaling $549.99.

      Your math is what contributes to the confusion of the Value plans.

      • Durandal_1707

        Regardless, it’s still a better deal than effectively paying $630 with a Classic plan on the linked deal, although both of the two are inferior deals to the Play Store’s $350 price.

        • thepanttherlady

          Agreed; however, the OP’s statement is incorrect which is why I responded.

  • Durandal_1707

    $149 + $480 extra from Classic plan ($20/mo * 24 mo) == $629.

    Same phone at the Play Store: $350.

    How is this supposed to be a great deal again?

    • Dave

      Damn you are stup1d in asking the same old dumb questions…

      • Durandal_1707

        Well, that was certainly an insightful and well-thought-out rebuttal.

        Well done.

    • kev2684

      1. if it was classic plan there’s no $20/mo.
      2. if it was value plan it’s $20/mo for 20 months.$400+$149.99 = $549.99
      3. the retail price of the Nexus 4 on t-mobile is $550. LG set the MSRP to €599 or $800. it’s just that Google subsidizes their phones on Google Play. so yes, this is a great deal – outside the Play Store.
      and 4. dave was right. this same old question was already answered too many times and there are still idiots who can’t understand how nexus pricing works.

      • Durandal_1707

        1. If it were the Classic plan, which it appears to be, there WOULD BE $20 extra per month, BECAUSE THE CLASSIC PLANS COST $20 MORE PER MONTH.

        2. If it were the Value plan, the price they quote you is the full price of the phone, not the down payment. The whole point of the Value Plans is to more honestly represent the price of the phone. This is quite certainly not the value plan.

        3. The price on the Google Play store is $350, and that’s the full price. As for Google subsidizing it, so what? The reason *why* it’s hundreds of dollars cheaper is immaterial; the fact is that IT’S HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS CHEAPER. From a consumer’s perspective, buying this phone for almost twice as much as what you could get it for elsewhere makes very little financial sense.

        And as for 4, I certainly won’t disagree with you there. It’s quite evident that there ARE idiots who don’t understand how this works.

        • kev2684

          1. no. classic plan don’t cost $20 more. they are simply priced higher as classic plans are subsidized by the carrier and they’re charging more to get back what they subsidized over the course of 2 years.

          2. value plan IS the full price of your phone. you pay an upfront cost then you pay $20 for 20 months on top of your plan for the total retail price over the course of 20 months and have the actual plan price for the last 4 months of your contract. you can also pay full price at once and get away from the $20/20 months.

          3. that’s not the full price. you can check all retail price of any other sites. it’s all well above Play Store. did you ever wonder why was GNex $350 but it’s $200/150+contract on VZW or Sprint? or the Nexus S? it’s basically the same thing. play store subsidizes it to promote Google Play.

          4. clearly.

        • Durandal_1707

          1. Classic plan doesn’t cost $20 more, they’re simply priced higher? WTF? I honestly have no idea what point you’re trying to make there.

          The unlimited Value plan is $69.99, and the unlimited Classic plan is $89.99. That’s $20 more, dude.

          2. Ja, the price on the Value plan is the full price of the phone. Could’ve sworn I just said that. And yes, I know how the Value plan works. What you’re referring to isn’t necessarily the Value Plan per se, but the EIP. If you elect to buy a phone on EIP, you pay $20 more for 20 months, after which you pay $0 more, as opposed to the Classic plan where you pay $20 more forever. However, you don’t *have* to get an EIP to get a Value Plan (I, for instance, am not on one). If you buy the phone full price on the Play Store, by which I mean you buy it outright without it being subsidized by a Classic plan, you aren’t on the EIP, so you pay $0 more. So to compare the Play Store price vs. the Classic price, you have to factor in the $20 extra you pay for the Classic plan, times 24 months; a total of $480 extra. As Bill Clinton would say, it’s arithmetic.

          3. Or what? That’s it? You can check all retail price or here’s a million dollars? You can check all retail price or here’s your own spaceship?

          Like I said, whether it’s the retail price or not is immaterial. $350 is the price you can get it for, and easily the best deal currently available for that particular phone. Given that, from a consumer’s point of view, *who cares* whether Google is taking a loss on it or not, *who cares* what its retail price is elsewhere, and *who cares* what Google’s reasons are for pricing it that way? Are people expected to pay 2x for political reasons, or what?

          edit: Looks like you edited your post so it doesn’t end with “check all retail price or” anymore. However, making that reference amused me, so I’m going to leave it there. :-P

        • Gemmawatson

          Stop wasting space loser.

        • Durandal_1707

          Such scintillating repartée! I have clearly met my match here.

  • adam

    bead deal

  • powsatode

    ok, so this is only if you use their plan. even if i just renew it wont let me port my 1000 min. unlimited everything else for 60$, i’d be paying 30 more a month over 24 months, not a good deal at all

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      If you look a the image, you have the option of upgrading your device. That means you extend your existing contract if you are eligible for an upgrade. You only change your contract if you want to.

  • 750,000+ already

    Google Store will start selling it tomorrow morning at around 9AM PST

    Before: Sold Out

    the production rate is as followed from decoding the serial number (according to XDA Developers users)

    October: 70,000 devices produced
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: 500,000+ is a certainty

    Phone produced in Oct had serial#
    10000 19th of Oct, AUS8BK
    20000 USA
    60000 AUS
    70123 ATMOBK (t-mobile)

    Something like 70k devices produced in October

    73000 1-th AO2UBK (O2 UK model)
    75000 5-th AO2UBK
    80000 5-th AO2UBK
    85000 21-th (?) AUKGBK – strange,
    90000 9-th AUS8BK
    92000 10-th AUS8BK
    95000 – USA
    109000 – GER
    110000 – UK
    132000 – USA
    138000 – USA
    150000 – USA
    160000 – AUSGBK

    265133 14-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    266133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    267133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    268133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    269133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
    270133 15-th ASWSBK SWS Switzerland (looks like around 500 units)
    271133 16-th AISRBK Israel
    272133 15-th ADEUBK Germany
    273133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    274133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    275133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    277133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    278133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
    279133 16-th AMYSBK
    280123 17-th AMYSBK
    289000 18-th UK
    300123 19-th ADEGBK
    305112 19-th ACA8BK
    306000 28-Oct (?) AUSGBK, 211KPPB306000 “csn” is also very different from the “surroundings”
    306001 8-Oct AUSGBK 211KPHG306001 esnoutgodate=null >>Never shipped?
    306009 4-th Dec AUSGBK 212KPHG306009 esnoutgodate=null
    306010 19-th AUS8BK 212KPYR306010 esnoutgodate=null
    306020 19-th AUS8BK esnoutgodate=null
    314001 19-th AFRGBK
    314002 19-th ADEGBK
    314050 19-th ADEGBK
    314123 19-th ADEGBK
    315112 19-th ADE8BK
    319123 20-th ADEGBK
    320123 20-th ADEGBK
    321123 20-th AAUGBK
    325112 20-th AUSGBK
    330123 20-th AUSGBK
    340123 21-th ACAGBK
    350123 22-th AUS8BK
    360123 26-th AUSGBK
    365123 27-th AUS8BK
    370123 27-th AUSGBK
    374110 28-th AUSGBK

    January 2013
    375110 2-th AUS8BK
    377110 3-th ASFRBK
    381110 2-th ASFRBK
    385110 3-th AGBRBK GBR “UNITED KINGDOM” – a new retailer? Play store was a AUKGBK
    390110 3-th AUSGBK
    395110 4-th AUSGBK
    399110 3-th ATMOBK
    400110 4-th AUSGBK
    406110 4-th AUSGBK
    445110 9-th ATMOBK
    450110 9-th ATMOBK
    451110 8-th ANEUBK “EUROPE OPEN” – something new
    455110 8-th ANEUBK
    456110 8-th ACAGBK CANADA_OPEN
    461110 8-th ATMOBK
    463110 8-th ADEGBK
    465110 8-th ADEGBK
    467110 9-th ADEGBK
    469110 9-th ADEGBK
    471110 9-th ATMOBK
    474110 9-th ATMOBK
    476110 9-th ATMOBK
    479110 9-th AUS8BK
    482110 9-th ATMOBK
    487110 10-th AUKGBK
    489110 10-th AUKGBK
    491110 10-th AAVCBK VIDEOTRON – seems to be a Canadian telco?
    493110 10-th ADEUBK
    495110 10-th ADEUBK
    497110 10-th AISRBK
    499500 10-th AUKGBK
    502035 11-th AUSGBK
    507035 11-th AUSGBK
    512035 11-th AUS8BK
    513035 11-th AUS8BK

    650986 – 18th of January
    752,xxx – 22nd of January

    834,xxx – 27nd of January

  • Bklynman

    Off topic sorry about this. Maybe David went over on this on another post. What happens to
    online stores like Wirefly,Target,Sam clubs,etc. When Tmobile finally ends classic plans? People that have classic plans,what happens with us?

  • Dakota

    Id never buy this on a contract these days – even if you need unlimited data, Tmobile now offers it on prepaid…Unless you travel a lot