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T-Mobile is Getting the Nexus 4 for $199 on Contract, Nexus 7 With 3G as Well

T-Mobile and Google have always had a good working relationship with each other as far as Nexus devices go. The two companies are looking to keep that tradition going with the announcement that the Nexus 4 will be available on-contract through the magenta carrier by the end of this year. On November 13, T-Mobile customers will be able to purchase the Nexus 4 for $199.99 through Google Play and in-stores a day after.

Google isn’t stopping the partnership there though, T-Mo will also be carrying the 3G Nexus 7 on their network as well. If you are looking to pick up the network enabled tablet it will go on sale through Google Play on November 5. You won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on the next iterations of Google’s flagship devices. 

Smartphone Powerhouses, Exclusive Gaming Experiences and Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data – All for T-Mobile Customers This Holiday

T-Mobile brings amazing 4G experiences to consumers this holiday with Windows Phone 8, Android smartphones and exclusive gaming services

2012-10-29 12:38:55

Continuing to deliver on choice, value and amazing 4G experiences this holiday, T-Mobile USA, Inc. today unveiled its full lineup of smartphones, tablets and innovative services for the upcoming season. Featuring the latest cutting-edge products and services, T-Mobile’s portfolio offers the newest Windows Phone 8 devices, including the Nokia Lumia 810 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC; the Google Nexus 4 with T-Mobile as a premier launch partner; and the Samsung Galaxy Note II featuring premium gaming experiences from world-class partners such as EA and MOGA™. Combined with T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, T-Mobile’s portfolio is providing its customers with the devices, innovative services and 4G experiences they desire this holiday.

“At T-Mobile, we recognize consumers want to choose the device that best fits their lifestyle. Whether they are new to the smartphone market, love entertainment and movies, or enjoy playing games on their device, T-Mobile’s product lineup provides the latest, cutting-edge products to choose from,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “When you combine these products with our innovative applications, exclusive gaming partnerships and a truly unlimited nationwide 4G Data plan, our customers have the best choice and value in the industry for their wireless service.”

Windows Phone 8

T-Mobile will have two Windows Phone 8 devices – the Nokia Lumia 810 and the Windows Phone 8X by HTC.

The Nokia Lumia 810 is an exclusive to T-Mobile and offers access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G network (HSPA+42), an enhanced camera with Carl Zeiss optics for crisp photographs, impactful design, integrated wireless charging via swappable back covers, navigation features and high-performance – all in a simple silouhette.

With the Lumia 810, users can capture, share and relive life’s moments with new camera features such as Cinemagraph, a lens that creates animated GIFs, as well as panorama settings and Group Shoot, which allows the customer to choose the best faces and smiles from a burst of photos and stitch them together to produce the perfect group shot.

The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is a premium Windows Phone 8 device that packs a punch with a beautiful 4.3-inch HD-resolution super LCD 2 screen, a powerful dual-core processor and fast speeds running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 network. Customers will enjoy the feel of the pure uni-body design in California Blue, access to Windows Phone’s Live Tiles, immersive studio-quality sound with Beats Audio and incredible camera capabilities of the Windows Phone 8X by HTC.

Both devices are powered by the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, making it easy for users to personalize their device and experiences and always stay connected to friends and family. Taking advantage of the only truly Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, on a nationwide 4G network, T-Mobile customers will see a superior value with T-Mobile’s lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices.

Latest Android Devices

T-Mobile will continue its history of providing customers the best Android devices available, including two of the newest options: the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.

Nexus 4 is the latest device in the Google Nexus lineup and T-Mobile will be the premier U.S. launch partner. With cutting edge hardware designed collaboratively by LG and Google, favorite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of a customer’s hand. And, with access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+42) network, T-Mobile is again giving its customers the best choice of devices. Nexus 4 comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images to capture every detail of the world. The all new camera lets customers quickly view and edit photos with powerful new tools, and share favorite shots in a snap. When combined with T-Mobile’s Value plans or T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, the Nexus 4 gives consumers a top-notch Android experience.

With a stunning 7” display, powerful quad-core processor and all-day battery life, Nexus 7 was built to bring the best of Google in a slim, portable device. With a vibrant, 1280-by-800 high-resolution display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life in stunning clarity. Over one million pixels in your hand means text is sharper, HD movies are more vivid and gameplay is smooth and dynamic. All of this is protected under scratch-resistant Corning™ Gorilla Glass and designed for the whole family to pass around and enjoy. Nexus 7 was built by ASUS and comes with a NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad core processor so everything is faster – pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze.

T-Mobile also recently announced the Samsung Galaxy Note II, giving customers a powerful all-in-one device with a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED® screen and a speedy 1.6 GHz quad-core, Samsung Exynos processor that are perfect for gaming, productivity, entertainment and more.

For the value-conscious shopper, T-Mobile will offer the LG Optimus L9. Featuring a gorgeous 4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 display and equipped with a long-lasting 2,150 mAh battery, users can listen to music, explore the Internet or chat with friends and family for hours with just one charge.

Further, T-Mobile will continue to offer the Samsung Galaxy S® III and Samsung Galaxy S® Relay 4G,rounding out a complete portfolio of powerful Android smartphones.

Innovative Gaming Experiences

Only T-Mobile provides its customers with access to the most innovative and compelling gaming experiences made possible with the exclusive content, devices and accessories gamers want paired with T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan. T-Mobile customers now can realize truly unlimited 4G gaming experiences – without having to worry about surprise bills or overage fees.

T-Mobile will be the first U.S. carrier to preload EA’s Need For Speed™ Most Wanted game on the Galaxy Note II, including four free events. In addition, this T-Mobile exclusive version of the Need for Speed™ Most Wantedgame on the Galaxy Note II will be optimized to interact with a MOGA mobile gaming system, bringing an immersive, console-quality gaming experience to the palms of T-Mobile customers’ hands.

Further, T-Mobile will offer a new social gaming destination which will directly connect customers to Zynga games right from their device homescreen. The Zynga games destination will feature With Friends games, is pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy Note II and LG Optimus L9 and will be accessible via the Bonus Apps widget on several other Android devices this month.

The Best Entertainment Value

T-Mobile is bringing innovative entertainment applications and services to its holiday devices. The Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II enable T-Mobile customers to bring their entertainment to the big screen by wirelessly sharing content, such as games, movies and TV shows on their smartphone, to any HDMI-capable TV via the AllShare Cast feature and AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory.

Addtionally, only at T-Mobile, new and existing owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III will receive “Marvel’s The Avengers” – the number 1 movie of the year and 3rd biggest release of all time – as a virtual preload, available for download in the Samsung Media Hub. Taking advantage of T-Mobile’s Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan, customers can download unlimited video content, such as “Marvel’s The Avengers,” on our nationwide 4G network without having to worry about data caps, speed limits or overages.

T-Mobile is also excited to partner with Samsung to deliver the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, a high-powered, premium entertainment device. Running Android 4.0 and powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with access to T-Mobile’s fast 4G (HSPA+ 42) network, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the ideal device for customers who want to stay connected and entertained wherever and whenever.

Pricing and Availability

Information about devices and services can be found at the embedded links below or www.T-Mobile.com. Full pricing and availability information is expected as follows:

  • Windows Phone 8
    • Nokia Lumia 810:
      • Expected to be available on 11/14
      • Value Plan: $99.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans.
      • Classic Plan: $149.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
    • Windows Phone 8X by HTC:
      • Expected to be available on 11/14
      • Value Plan: $149.99 down payment after a $50 mail-in rebate card and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
      • Classic Plan: $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card and with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Android
    • Google Nexus 4:
      • Available via Google Play on 11/13 and in select T-Mobile retail stores and online starting 11/14
      • Value Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
      • Classic Plan: $199.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
    • Google Nexus 7:
      • Available with T-Mobile service via Google Play starting 11/5
    • Samsung Galaxy Note II:
      • Currently available online and in retail stores
      • Value Plan: $249.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $20 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
      • Classic Plan: $369.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
    • LG Optimus L9:
      • Expected to be available online and in retail stores starting 10/31
      • Value Plan: $49.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
      • Classic Plan: $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:
      • Expected to be available starting 11/14 online and in retail stores
      • Value Mobile Broadband Plan: $199.99 out of pocket down payment and 20 equal payments of $15 per month with a  two year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
      • Classic Plan: $349.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two year service agreement on qualifying mobile broadband data plans
    • Samsung Galaxy S III:
      • Currently available online and in retail stores. For more information, visit: http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3
  • Accessories
    • The AllShare Cast Wireless Hub accessory is currently available in T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com for $99.99.
    • The MOGA Mobile Gaming System will be available at www.T-Mobile.com on 10/31 for $49.99 and will be in select T-Mobile retail stores on 11/14.

1Device Pricing on Value Plans: For well qualified buyers on approved credit; 0 percent APR. Down payment and unfinanced portion required at purchase.

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Super AMOLED are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

  • marvin nubwaxer

    pay $299 and go no contract. get their $30/month prepaid unlimited data plan. all i want to know is what kind of data speed i will get on average and can i tether, even if it’s $15/month extra. i’d like to get rid of my comcast cable internet if the nexus 4 can replace my modem and router.
    i was looking at the galaxy s2 from walmart at $299 or a used one on craigslist. i try and try to understand all the wireless data technologies that t-mobile has but i end up just feeling stupid.

  • William_Morris

    It says access to T-Mo’s 42Mbps HSPA+. Are they including a different antenna in this version of the Nexus 4? If so, that’d be a reason to go with one that T-Mo offers.

  • I love Android and Google. But making a phone at the end of 2012 without LTE is total crap. Offer LTE as an option for another $200 for all I care, but at least Google would have the best hardware still…. this feels dumber than when Apple made the 4S without LTE

    • Tim Hardeman

      It would be a $300 Nexus with a 2-year contract, and a 3 month delay on any updates. What’s the point of that again?

  • Here is an idea Google: take the Razr Maxx HD Dev Edition, remove some bloatware, call it a pseudo-nexus and sell it off contract for $599. Then SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

  • Wait one min… Only 20 comments … No LTE ?? Tmobile ??? No backlash ??? Yo this is the problem with these so called Android lovers … They are not honest with themselves and with the site . I love the phone, looks good, but the no LTE and being available to Tmobile first … Totally Unacceptable … No Way …

    • JoshGroff

      Considering absolutely no modifications have to be done for it to take full advantage of T-Mobile’s network, I’m not surprised at all.

  • Prox

    HSPA+ may not be as fast as LTE but a great alternative. I had LTE on Verizon since the Bionic was released, followed by a LTE GNex. Switched to HSPA+ on T-Mobile, never going back to Verizon. I have unlimited 4g data (no cap or throttle), unlimited calling, unlimited text. , $60 a month with a 15% discount, after taxes and government fees $55.00 total.

    • michael arazan

      My wifi is faster than T-mo 3g, at least where I live in St.L

  • Andrew Bockus

    Okay, so my thought would be…forget a contract with T-Mobile, go with the Straight Talk AT&T MicroSIM…unlimited everything for $45 a month. I can’t think of a better option…?

    • Droidzilla

      Dude, that’s a really good plan. Where do you get that, and is it HSPA+?

    • Droidzilla

      Found a better option: T-Mobile has a web-only (or WalMart, but still only via the web) plan for unlimited 4G (throttled after 5GB), unlimited texting, and 100 minutes for $30/month off contract. I think I’m going to pull the trigger on that.

  • Sorry I don’t see why would want to buy this over other better phones,, I have come to notice there are two groups of android fans, ones that love android cause if it open nature and fact have done many different android phone to choose from, and then there are the nexus fan boys, that are just like the. The hard core iphone Dan boys that no matter crap nexus Google puts out they will say it is the best Android phone ever even when it’s subpar

    • Droidzilla

      I think it’s trying to communicate.

  • Roshan John

    Honestly… they need to put out a LTE variant somewhere. What a wash.

  • Alan Marchman

    T-Mobile is disappointing news.

  • Rebel

    Why go in on a contract with T-Mobile when you can buy the phone outright for $100 more and not be locking into anything…

    • Cowboydroid

      Well that only makes sense if you go prepaid. Att is not going to give you a discount on service, and if you’re already with Tmobile, why not?

      • JoshGroff

        Their prepaid fully unlimited plan is $20 cheaper per month. You save $480 over a 2 year subscription. ($380 if you count the $100 savings on the phone)

  • Detonation

    The only major carrier without LTE, what a surprise…

    • Prox

      You also get HSPA+ on ATT. Dont under estimate HSPA+, I still download torrents over T-Mobiles network at 500 kb/s using a cell phone.

    • Droidzilla

      T-Mobile HSPA+ in my area is right on par with my Verizon LTE (20+Mbps).

  • This is what happens when Verizon screws up a nexus phone….they go back to just crappy T-Mobile. Combine that with crappy storage options, and no thanks.

  • Taylor Daniels

    T-Mobile is terrible around where I live so I will happily pass on their 3G Nexus 7.

    • Paul

      who really cares about your opinion lol

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  • Butters619

    Only saving $100 to sign a 2 year contract. I don’t know about that one.

    Might as well use you upgrade to buy a more expensive phone, sell said phone, use cash to buy new Nexus, ???, profit.

    • Mark Arnold

      Not to mention that t-mobile gives you value plans if you bring your own device. Savings per month are 10-20.

  • Not to happy being a Verizon customer right now. Maybe next year…

    • Cowboydroid

      If you’re not happy being a Verizon customer, why are you a Verizon customer?

      • JustTrollin69

        There is a little something called a contract. There is also something called an early termination fee.

        • hfoster52

          And something called grandfathered unlimited data.

          • Booyah

            Exactly. Only reason I’m still with them.

          • Paul

            T-mobile has unlimited data for a fraction of the cost

          • Booyah

            With an absolutely inferior network in my area. It’s not even comparable. I have full 4G bars everywhere I go with Verizon. I’m actually not that unhappy with them, especially with my unlimited 32GB GNex, but once they take away unlimited, I’m gone.

          • chris125

            and something called better more coverage pretty much everywhere.

          • Cowboydroid

            …which runs out for most people after the next year (including me).

          • Droidzilla

            T-Mo has unlimited data right now; no grandfathering required. If their network is as good as Verizon’s in your area and your contract is up, it’s a no brainer.

    • John Simonelli

      Im hoping for a Moto Nexus next year. Fingers crossed!

  • Yay!