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Nexus 4 is Free From T-Mobile Through Sunday

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T-Mobile is running a limited time offer that will land you a Nexus 4 (16GB version) for free if you are willing to sign-up for a new contract. The deal only lasts through this Sunday, February 24, so if you have been waiting for the ultimate deal on Google’s newest flagship, now would be a good time to look into it. Keep in mind that this is the on-contract price. If you buy directly from Google for $349, there is no contract involved, though you still need to sign-up for service somewhere.

Via:  T-Mobile

  • Very nice deal. Too bad I got mine in November. FYI for those in the NYC Metro area. Used to be on Verizon and made the switch. Never regretted it. I work in Manhattan and live in Westchester. Coverage is excellent and pulls downloads equal to Big Red 10-20 Mbps depending on location. Upload speed is much slower however at 1-2 Mbps.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Yeah Tmobile caps upload speeds which is fine with me. I dumped Verizon June 2012 and took my 2 lines of service to Tmobile. In New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia tmobile bitch slaps Verizon silly it’s pretty comical. I haven’t looked back and boy tmobile simply works it’s a total enjoyment something i lacked on Verizon with my Galaxy Nexus and Lg Revolution.

  • Aaa

    This is very tempting, but I would be too sad with announcements of this years phones. One already announced, Lumia 922 announcement @ MWC next week, S4 announcement in March/April, etc. I still have a Thunderbolt, and with ICS it is okay for now.

  • I wonder if Best Buy would Price Match and then not have to send in a mail in rebate.

  • jmasterj

    Better deal than Google Play – just pay the ETF ($200) + cost ($50 – can’t use MIR immediately) and you have it for ~$100 less than Google (activation waived unless you do a super cheap plan, which won’t matter if you’re canceling it). Seems weird.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Can you get that $30 plan on contract?

      • jmasterj

        Nope, that’s a prepaid plan.

  • Johnny Flores

    It seems like the offer is only available for new customers, I tried to see if I could upgrade, but it was saying it would be $200, might as well just buy it from Google for $99 more and not extend my contract for another 2yrs, also the phone is $349 for the 16GB on Google, yet T-Mobile is saying the retail price is $549, talk about trying to rip people off

  • Bill Slowey

    Would love to get this, but worried about T-Mobile coverage in my area. Anyone know how T-Mobile coverage is in Ocean & Monmouth County in New Jersey?

    • They have coverage maps on their website. I’ve been looking into that for myself. Of course the maps may not be 100% accurate…

  • Frank Fiorta

    Damn… Might just leave Verizon… tempting… pre-paid is garbage honestly with the amount of data i use and what i use it for. throttling isn’t an option for me

  • findjaysee

    What is their ETF? lol

    • I think it’s still $200, but that’s not a bad deal…

    • capecodcarl

      Looks like it is $200. Interesting. I wonder if unsavory folks open a new line just to get a cheap phone, then cancel the line and pay the ETF and wind up with a phone that is worth more than the ETF.

    • Still have to shell $50 out and then mail in a rebate form.

  • Unfortunately it is still 200 bucks for existing customers looking to upgrade.

    • Tirionfive

      Thanks for the info, I posted below and just about got my head bit off. Apparently some people don’t understand you can re-sign an agreement on a phone and that agreement could still be considered “new”.

      • Well, I’m just going off what I saw while trying to upgrade online. You may be able to call customer service and get forwarded to their save department. I got a Galaxy S III for the new customer price instead of the 300 they were charging.

  • r0lct

    I’m assuming the N4 sold through T-Mobile is the same hardware/software version as the Google Play store?

    • UnixPimp


      • r0lct

        I may to see what my wife’s ETF is down to on Verizon. However I’m a bit concerned with how fragile it is.

        • TRIQ6

          not very fragile at all as long as you aren’t a klutz/retard?

          • Pedro

            Apparently it’s not so much ‘him’ as his wife.


  • Austin Warren

    But…. Who wants a contract?

    • $200 ETF and $50 mail in rebate. If you skip (or dont qualify for the rebate because you cancelled early) the rebate its a $250 N4. Otherwise its a $200 N4.

      • Plus what ever you have to pay for service until you cancel it is still cheaper than google play store

  • Considering the jump from Big Red and my T-Bolt. Worried about T-Mobile’s notorious coverage (lack thereof). How is it? I live in Metro Detroit, travel up north to a rural area around Alpena a few times a year. Don’t do that much travelling around the country (maybe 1-3 times a year). Are HSPA+ speeds comparable to Verizon LTE speeds (about 9-10 mbps down)?

    • Should be roaming on AT&T. Should be alright up north. Not VZW good up there, but okay.

    • snowblind64

      I’m getting pretty good data speed and coverage in Northern California. I average 15Mbps down and 3 Mbps up at my house.

    • I am also in Michigan. I have several colleagues with TMobile. I live in the greater Lansing area. My colleagues sing its praises for Michigan as a whole… however there are some remote areas up north without coverage. I wish I could be more specific about Alpena. I just don’t know.

  • Jason Purp
  • Better deal than google play price even after ETF

  • $50 <Mail in rebate you will not get
    $0 Activation Fee
    $59.99 Chepest Plan to get phone
    $200 Early termination fee
    $309.99 Better deal than Google Play Store and probably get it quicker

    • this comment gave me cancer

      • i don’t say this too often about comments: this actually made me lol…

    • DiamonDave

      Can you please share whatever it is you are smoking???

  • of course it is….merely 2 weeks after I signed with Sprint…sigh.

  • UnixPimp

    Nice deal.

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  • Myk Robinson

    This would be a great deal if T-mobile would erect a tower or two in my area 🙁

    • DiamondDave

      You said erect…

    • You shoulda went with “build,” you coulda saved yourself a lotta trouble here. Also, you spelled “Mike” wrong.

      • QQpayne

        Maybe its pronounced like a soft i and he wishes his last name was Dundee, cause that would just be bad ass.

      • Myk Robinson

        Oh, it’s spelled right 🙂 And it fits nicely into those old video games that only give you three letters when you get the high score 🙂

    • gokusimpson

      Agreed. I think T-mobile is currently building towers across the street from me, but I’ll need to wait and see if they actually work

      • wm snyder

        it will over shoot your house lol

        • gokusimpson

          With my luck it will! Verizon is the only carrier that works at all at my house (dead spot). Their alleged towers seem kinda short…look like three fatter-than-normal flagpoles.

  • Tirionfive

    Can you confirm or deny that this requires a new line? Last week’s deal was only for new activation.


    • Um it clearly says a New 2yr Contract is Required.