T-Mobile Confirms Nexus 4 Availability In White Starting Today At T-Mobile.com

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Ignore the pricing on the picture folks but take heart in knowing that T-Mobile has released the Nexus 4 in white on T-Mobile.com for a limited time. Barring the error in pricing on the website, the Nexus 4 will set you back a $19.99 down payment and 24 monthly payments of $17.

Simple, beautiful, and beyond smart. With cutting edge hardware, your favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android™, the Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand—all on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network.
• The latest version of Google Now with Voice Search and a smarter keyboard, now with gesture typing
• High-performance 8 MP camera featuring amazing new 360° Photo Sphere; HD video in 1080p
• Built-in wireless charging capability

This is the same Nexus 4 as released last year, but if you have a thing for white phones like I do, perhaps the time has never been better to get the one-true Nexus device.


Starting May 31, T-Mobile will offer the Google Nexus 4 by LG in a white color finish for a limited time at www.T-Mobile.com. The Nexus 4 by LG will continue to be available in the black color finish at participating T-Mobile retail stores.

When combined with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, the Nexus 4 by LG can provide amazing 4G experiences at a superior value – with access to unlimited 4G data on a nationwide 4G network – that only T-Mobile can deliver. The Nexus 4 by LG is available for $19.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments of $17 for well-qualified customers with 0% APR on approved credit[1].

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  • Play store is the place to get it. They have the better price, and you get a FREE bumper.

    • Graham Blackadder

      Agreed but as we all know some people can’t afford one lump sum for a phone so paying it off interest free over 24 months is a good option for some.

      • Agreed

      • apmon

        If you can’t pay $300 for a phone upfront, how can you then afford the $70 per month phone service?! Or how can you afford the $100 extra that T-Mobile charges you over the play store?

        • Graham Blackadder

          you really want me to answer that? how about people with kids who live paycheck to paycheck and maybe aint as well off as your no doubt over privilidged self. how about people with car payments, mortgages etc? or maybe mommy and daddy pay your cell bill do they?

        • apmon

          If you live paycheck to paycheck and don’t even have $300 in savings, then perhaps spending your money on an expensive smartphone and data plan is not the best move! Perhaps you should rather be saving to be able to afford the next unexpected medical bill, heating bill or the likes? And if you don’t care about spending $100 extra by buying on credit, then you can’t be pressed for money that much.

          But hey, it is up to everyone to decide what they want to spend / waste their money on.

        • LAGURL

          I agree with graham some of us live paycheck by paycheck like me single mom , my man left me I have bills to pay rent, car payment etc.. the list can go on forever , but somehow since I am very organized I still managed to get a samsung galaxy s4. And at the end of the month im left for enough for food and clothes for my kid (i only have one) and me its really hard over here in los angeles its tough but like I said if your organized like me u can make room for everything.

        • Same here. I saved a bit of money and put 50% down on my Note II & my monthly is only $13 & I can pay it off in about 3 months completely. I work paycheck to paycheck and live in L.A. Its VERY tough in SoCal. T-Mobile is a breath of fresh air for me.

        • Graham Blackadder

          Damn I didn’t think someone on a tech site could be as naive or totally dumb as you. Seriously! 17 dollars each month over 20/24 months to alot of people is a hell of a lot more justifiable than $400-$699 in one payment. Just like a car payment each month is rather than walking into the damn dealership and paying 30k in one go. I’m obviously wafting my time trying to talk some kind of humility or sense into you. I’m guessing you are one of these people who has never left your own state to see the rest of the world.

        • lhernana2j

          I think you got him on “mommy and daddy paying his bill” LOL.

        • Graham Blackadder

          Lol without question. Probably pays no rent, got a car bought for him, still never done laundry in his life, never cooked, never cleaned or seen the cost of living to regular everyday kind of people. He has my sympathy!

        • 21stNow

          Your criticisms of someone you’ve never met are harsh. You don’t know apmon’s financial situation; maybe he/she can afford a $300/$350 one-time payment for a phone. Even if apmon does have someone else paying his/her bills, it doesn’t negate what he/she says.

          A $78 difference in price should be looked at as an interest payment to T-Mobile, since you can get the exact same device cheaper elsewhere. Just because car loans and mortgages exist doesn’t mean that it’s smart to give your money to a bank in the form of interest payments. People will continue to live paycheck-to-paycheck until they learn to increase their income or cut expenses. I learned this the hard way over the course of life.

        • Graham Blackadder

          go back over the posts, and see who criticized who. Of course everyone is entitled to an opinion but having a little humility and an open mind about the majority of peoples situations may improve the way his comments come across. That’s all……..

    • Dakota

      I hope the average person knows to check that out

  • darch16

    Any word on lumia 925?

    • Nope, I’ll post when there is!

      • superg05

        hello David why don’t you right a story about how metro pcs’s new commercials are Far….. better than t-mobiles stale bread ones its just seems like metro is being pushed more than the mothership but it all a gain for tmobile so…

        • I really don’t see that as a story…I’ve long complained about how bad T-Mobile’s marketing is and nothing has changed.

        • superg05

          ok :)

        • Nick Gonzalez

          Agreed. I’ll take Carly over Frankenstein anytime.

  • JohhnyBGood2

    love my N4, lean and fast stock, always up-to date Android OS is the way to go! Waiting for Nexus 5!

    • Graham Blackadder

      I’ve only had my nexus 4 for a month and I love it. My first nexus device. No issues at all with it. I won’t buy anything but nexus phones from now on.

      • Dakota

        I am still fine with the Galaxy Nexus – exactly for the reason you say – the updates. With the Nexus, you dont necessarily feel compelled to buy a new phone because you want a new version of Android. Hopefully it will still be getting updates within days of announcements so that it constantly feels refreshed. I would be interested in a new Nexus with LTE, a much better camera (thats the one thing Im really disappointed in), and much better speaker volume (its incredibly low even on the highest settings). But that all depends on the price still being half that of other top of the line smartphones. And while I know new colors are designed to keep interest in a phone that is somewhat ‘old’ – I wish theyd just release the colors at once.

        • tomnewtn

          A nice testament to the investment value that is Nexus.

  • Susan

    Dear Tmobile,

    I hope you never come out with the Nexus 5.

    Just keep coming out with new and exiting colors!

    I think I speak on behalf of most current and future Nexus customers.

    From your marketing departments recurring dreams and fantasies

    • superg05

      From: T-mobile dear Susan we don’t have a damn thing to to with theses phones colors or nexus release dates signed T-mobile have a good day and thank you for being a valued customer

      • sorandkairi

        Multiple personality disorder T-Mobile? Why you talk to yourself? :)

  • Linda Diefenbach

    Also available at Google Play too

  • Will

    It’s good looking, but will it blend?

    • izackl

      THAT is the question

  • Dakota

    I dont understand why Tmobile insists on charging more for the phones than Google Play…I understand all the reasons people say about the price they may have to pay etc…But here they are trying to be the UNcarrier. Saying they do things differently from other carriers; claiming they are cheaper. So what is one to think when they are charging more than Google Play directly and theres really no difference…You can buy the Google Play phone and use it on Tmobile. Yes I undestand installments too but those are supposed to be no interest installments so why make a customer pay more. Youre just defeating your message once again

    • Jose Hernandez

      Ok. When you buy a Nexus phone from the Play Store, Google subsidizes the phone so the can offer it to you for the lowest price possible. Google sells the phone at cost or eats the difference in price (they take a loss on the sell) so you can buy the phone from them at a cheaper cost because Google will make up the lost revenue from customers using their services.

      T-Mobile does not have the capacity or cash to subsidize the price of this phone. Google makes their money later on when people use their service. T-Mobile does not have that option. They will sell the phone at a small profit, since they are a company that is in business and their end result is for them to make a profit out of their customers.

      Nobody will ever be able to sell you a Nexus phone for the same price Google can. If you feel the price at T-Mobile is too high, that is why you have the option to buy it form Google and pay less.

      T-Mobile has to make a profit, if you had your own business and sold things at cost, you would not be in business for long.

      This is just the way it is. Google can afford to subsidize the price of their Nexus phones to sell them at the Play Store. No one else will be able to do this.

      T-Mobile is not trying to steel or rob people. They are just a company trying to stay in business.

    • TechHog

      Because they had to pay more for it. Google subsidizes it on the Play Store. Every single other place that sells it put it at a higher price because otherwise they’re losing money that they’ll never get back.

  • Ordeith

    The nexus 4 seemed like such a good value.

    Then the Lumia 620, 520, and 521 came out.

    • TechHog


      • steveb944

        My bad

    • steveb944

      You’re comparing low end Microsoft phones to top of the line Android phones? Get real. There are more features hardware and software wise in the N4, hands down.

  • tomnewtn

    This is exciting!…. ok, it’s not. I like my N4 a LOT. In black. For those who want white, this is a terrific option that will actually be available to purchase.

  • Astrid

    Doesn’t go with the original post but does anyone know about T-Mobile’s plans for the 32gb Galaxy S4. Verizon announced this week that they’ll be carrying it but no word from T-Mobile yet. My old phone….an AWFUL AWFUL G2x (sorry everyone will never buy LG again, they royally screwed this one up) is dying a slow and painful death. I don’t know how long I can resist the urges to throw this phone on the ground and run it over with my car.
    I just don’t want to buy the 16gb version and a day later them announce the 32gb. (Yes I can return it but that’s a pain in the butt)

    • thepanttherlady

      And pay an extra $50 restocking fee.

      Thankfully, I sold my G2X very soon after purchasing it but it would be fun to watch someone run over it with a car. =D

      • Astrid

        Rub it in Rub it in ;-) I remember the T-Mobile clerk telling me this was an amazing phone….bullshit.

        I forgot about that “restocking” fee…..hate those pesky fees. I’ve been a T-Mobile customer since 2001 I shouldn’t get tagged with all those pesky fees!

        • A manager in store can waive the fees or you can call loyalty and they will give you a credit.

    • I spoke to a T-Mobile rep in store and he said they would most likely never get a 32GB version.

      However, I take everything with a grain of salt because I hear different stories from customer care, T-Mobile retail employees, and non-T-Mobile retail people all the time.

      • Astrid

        My experience with my G2x has led me to never trust a word out of a T-Mobile reps mouth.
        Considering that Verizon who also said they wouldn’t carry it is now going to have it, makes me think/hope/wish that T-Mobile will change their stance as well.

  • eflrenj

    The 19.99 down payment and 24 monthly payments promotion is nowhere be found on the site :/

    • thepanttherlady

      You did read the first paragraph of the article, right?

      • elfrenj

        I did. And I got to all the way to the ‘submit order’ page. At no point was there an option for the monthly payment plan.

        • thepanttherlady

          “Barring the error in pricing on the website”

          Because the error hasn’t been corrected yet. ;)

        • Elfrenj

          :) thanks

    • 0neTw0

      T-Mobile is saying this –
      Note:This item is not eligible for a monthly payment plan.

  • chiweed

    Any word on when the brick and mortar T-Mobile stores will carry the white Nexus 4?

  • Luis

    is it better to buy it at store or online? cause online tax is waaay to much… or is it the same at T-Mobile stores?

    • 0neTw0

      Its better to buy it through Google play. But I would call Loyalty Department first and plead your case. Especially if you have been a customer for a few years,

      • Luis

        Ive been with T-Mobile since 2008, Do you think i dont have to pay that much?

        • 0neTw0

          It never hurts to call and ask. Make sure you talk to Loyalty Department (Retention)

    • JBrowne1012

      Same tax in a t-mo location….

  • Guest

    Charging more for the phone than google. Also not offering the Uncarrer payment plan is not cool T-Mobile. Though I got my Nexus 4 for free through T-mobile was. Thanks Loyalty department.

  • Graham Blackadder

    White nexus 4 confirmed and released. HTC One and SGS4 Google experience confirmed….. Now where is our refreshed android 4.3 update Google?

  • Gabriel Martin


    IF you have the $389.31 (that includes tax & shipping to Texas) then buy it from Google Play store…

    But if you want to get the NO finance charges payments for 24 months (if you have the money soon, you can pay the whole balance ANYTIME) then call Loyalty Department and you will get the Nexus 4 for ONLY $21.64 (with tax, that’s from Texas) then $17/month for 24 months to a total of $408…

    There’s NO big difference (price) about the 2 and if you have problem with the phone, BELIEVE ME OR NOT – T-Mobile is much easier to talk to in replacing the phone as long it is still in 1 year manufacturer warranty or/and you have their handset insurance. You have the phone in about 1-3 days that Play Store cannot easily do…

    I bought the Galaxy Nexus from Google play store before and it needs to be replaced after 35 days of usage and its horrible as they don’t know what to do and I waited for so long for them to call me back, in how to send it and I waited for the phone to be repaired by Samsung.

    If I am with T-Mobile and I love Nexus 4, there’s a NO brainer NOT to get it from T-Mobile as they will help you as long you are using their service… that I cannot say with Google Play Store.

    But in the end, it’s your damn money & it’s up to you…

    • eneka

      I guess everyone gets a different experience…my screen was having issues so I called then play store, after a bit of diagnosing the problem they issued an RMA and a new phone was in my hands within 2 days and I had 20 days to ship my old one back

    • kalel33

      If you already have extended warranty on your line then there’s no reason to not buy it from the Play store and save the money. T-mobile covers any phone you have on the line, if you have the extended warranty and it’s a phone T-mobile carries.

  • White Nexus 4 on T-Mobile W/O contract: $427.99
    White Nexus 4 on Google Play Store $299.99

    you dont need rocket science to see the difference lol

    • thepanttherlady

      That would actually be:

      White Nexus 4 on T-Mobile W/O contract: $427.99
      White Nexus 4 on Google Play Store $349.00

      Rocket science may not be required to see the difference but for some people the $79 difference might be worth the time and support getting this through T-Mobile. ;)

      • eneka

        The play store also includes the bumper for free!

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m not disagreeing that the play store is definitely the way to go if you want to save money and the bumper (for some) is icing on the cake.

          Personally, I purchased my Nexus 4 from T-Mobile. Not because I had an extra $50 some dollars to throw around (the pricing appears to be higher on this one than it was at the beginning of the month) but because I would have been without a phone for 4 days. Convenience is what drove me to pay the little extra. That and the extreme desire to get rid of the Z10 I had. LOL

        • KOLIO

          Z10 that bad,eh?

          Do we have enough space available for you give details? ;-)

          Seriously,do you think the gestures would be something people might like in future versions of ANDROID?

          Otherwise,how’s the hardware?

          THX! :-)

        • WW
        • 21stNow

          People may enjoy the gestures, or may not. I don’t think that hitting the home, menu or back button is a bad thing. Once the novelty wore off for me, I could live with or without the gestures. I didn’t see gestures as something that makes navigation so much easier or quicker, but someone else may.

        • JBrowne1012

          Since when?

      • ahh gotcha but im sure the the TMO version is locked whereas the one from the play store is unlocked?

        • bozzykid

          Nope. TMO version isn’t locked either.

        • ahh gotcha

      • JBrowne1012

        You still get t-mobile support ordering it online with play store only question is, is it important to have it in hand for an extra $79?

  • Joe

    The white color looks nice…but adding wifi calling would have looked a lot nicer.

    • dopeboy

      that would have been a great idea, such a shame they didnt include it.

      • kalel33

        That’s why it’s a Nexus, no bloatware from the carrier. Now T-mobile could come out with the app, like they used to, to make it WIFI calling capable.

    • Ordeith

      Oh well, it is on the 521, and you can buy two 521s for the price of one Nexus 4.

  • thepanttherlady

    @davidtmonews:disqus Is T-Mobile no longer carrying/offering the black version? It isn’t listed on their website, only the white one is.

    • VG

      I noticed that, too. Also, the phrase “Note: This item is not eligible for a monthly payment plan.” listed for the White Nexus 4 on the web site is something I have never seen before. Although the PR release above does state it is available for monthly installments, is it possible the PR release is incorrect and the web site is correct? Has anyone been able to purchase the white version with a monthly payment plan?

      • thepanttherlady

        As of right now, the site is not allowing the monthly payment plan. I, too, wondered about the PR Release being incorrect and the website being correct but couldn’t think of a valid reason why T-Mobile would drive business away by forcing this pricing. Yes, I know, we’re talking about T-Mobile. It’s almost an oxymoron, isn’t it. :)

        • VG

          The only thing I can think of is that the white version was produced in limited quantities (the Google Play store has it listed as a “Limited Edition”), and perhaps this is TMo’s way of not selling out too quickly … just a theory. Hard to believe that a TMo employee updating the web site made a mistake like this, but anything is possible. :)

        • thepanttherlady

          It will be interesting to see how this plays out for sure.

        • thepanttherlady

          In response to a poster on FB asking about pricing, T-Mobile stated the pricing as the same listed in the PR Release.

          They’re referring to this as the “dual colored” Nexus 4 and did state availability is limited. That would explain the higher price for a white back. LOL And perhaps the removal of the black version at this time.

        • VG

          FYI: I see that the black Nexus 4 is now listed on TMo’s web site in the prepaid phones section, listed at $477.99 (which includes a $50 TMo prepaid refill card).

        • imj

          You’re hot!!

  • asdf

    NO LTE.. dun dun dun!

  • Guest

    Will this be available in stores?????????

  • monchis

    Front should’ve been white!

  • Mr Tibs

    I ordered mine today for $53 down & $17 a month, I called customer care.

  • jose

    Will T-Mobile be offering the new LG l9 2. It has a 4.7 screen 1280*800 a 1.4 dual core snapdragon s400 processor. A 2680 mlhp battery.

  • Klaatu Nikto

    White phone with black front? Thanks, but I’m not an idiot.

    • Christopher_McG

      RIGHT? I have a white Nexus 4 now thanks to my nilikin case.

  • Randall Lind

    They should call it Oreo color