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Nexus 4 available 9am PST 01/29/2013 in Google Store

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Per Droid Life tweet

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Little birdie just told us that the Nexus 4 will return to the Google Play store at 9AM Pacific tomorrow.

https://play.google.com/store/dev...exus_4_8gb

https://play.google.com/store/dev...xus_4_16gb
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Last Edited by ffly45 March 4, 2013 at 01:12 AM
02/04/2013 - Rumor N4 coming to Walmart, contract or no contract not known yet
http://www.tmonews.com/2013/02/wa...s-say-yes/

If you do nothing else with your new N4, at least unlock the bootloader (not the same as unlocking from carrier which has been in the news recently); unlocking the bootloader wipes your phone so I highly recommend doing it on a fresh install so less to restore/reconfigure. That way, you have the option of rooting your phone down the road without having to wipe your phone again. I used NEXUS 4 TOOLKIT [xda-developers.com] to unlock and root. I learned the hard way, and I unlocked/rooted 45 days later. It's more of a hassle then.
Please PM whoever has written the above comments. I have few questions-- Ravwal

Even if you don't ROOT or unlock Bootloader, it's perfect just the way it is.

BTW, check out some of these customized Nexus 4 home screens [androidcentral.com].


Nexus 4 White:
http://www.androidpolice.com/2013...oto-shoot/

Qi Wireless Charging Mat for anyone needing one, proven to work:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/...46/1215400 - Kenjiwing

Alternative case recommended by some, $9.95:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Y12MCU/ (Editorial note: Or you could get the same thing from eBay for much, much less. And yes, I do have this case from eBay, and it's great. -C64K)

More Nexus 4 accessories:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1910

Seems to be flat rate $13.99 shipping for up to 4 phones (2 8GB and 2 16GB) per order and up to 5 bumpers.

Note: Order fulfillment is NOT handled in-house. It's all outsourced to UPS Logistics. The inventory goes from the factory to some warehouse owned by UPS, not by Google, and it's all packaged, labeled, and shipped by UPS, not by Google. Altering an order is much more of a hassle because Google's customer support, since it is handled by an entirely different entity than the entity handling order fulfillment, don't really know what's going on and don't have the ability to do much for you. So keep this in mind and make sure to double-check things like your shipping address before submitting the order, because once submitted, corrections are difficult, if not impossible!


Potential battery life bugs, keep an eye out for these. They are likely software related, though a few people have said getting an RMA device has helped/fixed it:
http://code.google.com/p/android/...l?id=40660
http://productforums.google.com/f...GkT5gjEY0J
https://productforums.google.com/...0-false%5D << This guy got an RMA and claims it helped..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1999368


Wirefly has Nexus 4 for $149 for both new and qualifiying customers - Bad_Boy (but you're still better off buying it off-contract from Google and switching from a Classic T-Mobile plan to a Value T-Mobile plan)

1. buying this nexus 4 phone from t-mobile, wirefly, best buy....etc WILL involve a contract. For anyone thinking of breaking t-mobile contract after purchasing from wirefly, please note of additional wifefly charges, in addition to t-mobile break up fees.

2. there is NO CONTRACT if you buy this phone directly from google play store .... Big Grin

3. The reason this is a slick deal is that you can use this with those cheap unsubsidized plans. Like pre-paid plans or T-Mobile's Value (not Classic) post-paid plans. Those kinds of plans will save you around $20 per month, so over the course of a couple of years, you just saved $480 in month costs, which more than makes up for the higher upfront cost of the phone. If you buy this phone and then use it on a subsidized plan (AT&T's regular plans or T-Mobile's non-Value plans), then you're missing the whole point of getting a non-contract unsubsidized phone.

4. NEXUS 4 will only work with gsm networks, ie (AT&T, t-mobile, and their mvno) ...will NOT work with Verizon and Sprit, and their mvno

5. Micro-SIM. Not mini-SIM, not nano-SIM, but micro-SIM. If you are an existing T-Mobile customer, you can exchange your current SIM for a micro-SIM for free at any T-Mobile store.

6. No LTE support (there is unofficial support for LTE on the AWS band, which is the band that T-Mobile will use to deploy its upcoming LTE service, but there is no guarantee that this unofficial support will remain in future updates, and AT&T uses the AWS band in only a few areas). The phone does support HSPA+42, which in real-life usage, is just as good as LTE.

7. Will NOT work with T-Mobile's branded WiFi Calling (though any other VoIP solution can still work)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=2012468

This only affects T-Mobile's proprietary, branded WiFi Calling feature (extremely useful if traveling abroad or if you are in a building with poor reception), which is available only on T-Mobile-branded phones running the stock T-Mobile-supplied ROM. Since the Nexus 4 is free of all carrier add-ons, this also means that T-Mobile's WiFi Calling will not work. Alternative VoIP options like Skype, Vonage, SIP, etc., are unaffected and will work as usual.

8. Does NOT have microSDHC slot. HDMI (and VGA, DisplayPort, etc.) available with a Slimport adapter or a Miracast receiver

9. goes very well with gsm (at&t, t-mobile and their mvno) pre-paid or t-mobile family value plan

10. No OTG support: google seems to have pulled the OTG support from nexus 4, people who wish to plug usb storage or dongles etc may not be able to do so. It however does support keyboard over bluetooth. Rumors say that there were hardware issues over OTG ( not enough voltage to support OTG gadgets), and some rumors say that google may add it in future via updates...we'll have to wait and see.

11. Yes, the N4 does support T-Mobile's "HD Voice" feature.

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Return & Refund

Still do not see refund after 14 business days. Refused delivery and they received it on Feb.7. Called them twice and was told it'd take another 3-5 business days...

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#2446
This is a new one. I canceled the order within 1 hr. I called and they said it was canceled. Fast forward 3 days and i get an email saying my order has been shipped. I login into my bank account and there's no charge to be found. So they cancelled my order and shipped it also.
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#2447
Same here, I had two orders I cancelled via CSR, no charge and they shipped it which arrived on Friday.

Plus I get a e-mail from CSR today telling me all my orders in this account has been canceled as per my request and no devices will be shipped.

Quote from max1001 View Post :
This is a new one. I canceled the order within 1 hr. I called and they said it was canceled. Fast forward 3 days and i get an email saying my order has been shipped. I login into my bank account and there's no charge to be found. So they cancelled my order and shipped it also.
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#2448
Did you guys order phones only or phone + bumpers?

Paid with CC or bank account?
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#2449
just phones with credit card.

i canceled the phone the same night through CSR, still i got two boxes, i opened one accidentally not knowing what it is, since i didnt expect one, found out the same order # I canceled

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Did you guys order phones only or phone + bumpers?

Paid with CC or bank account?
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Quote from joogle View Post :
just phones with credit card.

i canceled the phone the same night through CSR, still i got two boxes, i opened one accidentally not knowing what it is, since i didnt expect one, found out the same order # I canceled

What's the number for CS at Google for these orders?

Also, someone had mentioned shipping is free when ordering a bumper as well but I just put them in cart and still see the shipping charge.

Is there a way to avoid the shipping charge?
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#2451
Shipping is not free for the bumpers. There is just no additional shipping cost -- $13.99 flat-rate.

You might have your payment method charged by the end of the week if you received a "canceled" order. You can dispute it and probably get them to prepay return postage of the phone or else you can keep it though they'll remotely disable them (the same way they disable phones lost in shipment). I've never had to return or pay for items that were erroneously shipped even though I canceled them.
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#2452
Found it, if anyone needs it:

Call Google Play device support
To talk to a member of the Google Play team, call 855-836-3987. Our support team is available 24/7.


Their Google Play Store terms verbiage still lists Samsung as the manufacturer of the Nexus...
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#2453
Hi all,

I got my Nexus 4 the other day and had quite a bit of trouble setting it up on AT&T, so I wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing the same problems. Essentially my data cuts out every time I am on a voice call. The signal bars grey out after 20 seconds or so into the call and I cannot surf the web/check email/etc. The bars become blue again a few seconds after I hang up.

Do any of you experience this problem with AT&T? I'm in the Washington DC area and have been able to replicate this issue around Virginia. If it matters, I am on the "smartphones 4g" dataplan (and not the one provisioned for 3G devices). I know that this is a documented problem for some users but I wanted to see if it was a widespread problem or not. Thanks.
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Quote from max1001 View Post :
This is a new one. I canceled the order within 1 hr. I called and they said it was canceled. Fast forward 3 days and i get an email saying my order has been shipped. I login into my bank account and there's no charge to be found. So they cancelled my order and shipped it also.
haha good one Big Grin. I filed for a replacement for an 8gb nexus 4 i received with lower than average volume.

Google sends me a 16gb device instead and when I called to ask about it they said they have no idea why I got it -.-.

I think they're still trying to send me an 8 gb.
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Quote from bombatwist View Post :
my contract with sprint doesnt end until april/may-ish. I'm planning to switch to T-Mobile to take advantage of the no contract plan. should i buy the Nexus 4 now and use it when my contract is up or wait until my contract and wait for a possibly better phone?
I am on the same boat but with Tmobile - HTC sensation, having been on grand father plan for 8 years paying more than 150 a month for one additional line just does not make any sense any more. Hope to switch to:
1000 min + 2 GB value family plan for 60$ with a 200$ early termination on other line Frown
It will still save me at least 50$-80$ per month times 24 = 1000$-1500$ saving for two years.

What say?
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#2456
I have noticed this on SD: why do people put the $ sign after a number instead of before?

It isn't 50$ but $50.
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#2457
Anybody got a trackinfo who bought N4 in 30th(EST)? So hard to wait without no news Frown

Seems like everybody who bought in 29th had got a track info, so i hope i get mine tommrow
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Quote from joogle View Post :
Same here, I had two orders I cancelled via CSR, no charge and they shipped it which arrived on Friday.

Plus I get a e-mail from CSR today telling me all my orders in this account has been canceled as per my request and no devices will be shipped.
I called to straighten it out and they were like. Sir there's a charge on google wallet.
............
I am like, well, there isn't one in my CC so I am sure I am right.
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Quote from chikkubhai View Post :
I am on the same boat but with Tmobile - HTC sensation, having been on grand father plan for 8 years paying more than 150 a month for one additional line just does not make any sense any more. Hope to switch to:
1000 min + 2 GB value family plan for 60$ with a 200$ early termination on other line Frown
It will still save me at least 50$-80$ per month times 24 = 1000$-1500$ saving for two years.

What say?
As others have mentioned, a new Google "X" phone to be manufactured by Motorola will be announced in May, with many rumors suggesting a July or later initial sale date. You can run a search [lmgtfy.com] to review the various rumors flying around about it if you're curious.

My contract expired in January, but if I had a few months left, the calculation I would use to calculate the savings by terminating early and getting a Nexus 4 is this:

Savings = [n * ($MC-$PP)] - $ET

n=numbers of months left on existing contract
$ET=early termination cost
$MC=current monthly contract price
$PP=prepaid contract price

If the Savings are positive, you could make the change now and end up ahead money-wise by the time the contract would have expired. However, if it's almost zero, and you are happy with your phone, then you may want to wait till May and see what the pricing of the new Google X phone will be; maybe at that point the Nexus 4 phones will drop $50 or so in price, too.

Even if the Savings are negative (i.e., you lose money), you may still want to make the switch if you hate your phone and service. The avg. monthly cost of this change would be equal to: Savings / n

Note: I have removed from the above equations the actual cost of the Nexus 4, which will surely put you in the hole to start with, but you'll quickly make up that cost in no time. The equation above, however, is what's important for determining whether you should break a contract, or wait it out a few months. (I did this calculation in November, but it wasn't worth it for me because I only had 2 months to wait, and cancellation was over $200.)
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Quote from chikkubhai View Post :
I am on the same boat but with Tmobile - HTC sensation, having been on grand father plan for 8 years paying more than 150 a month for one additional line just does not make any sense any more. Hope to switch to:
1000 min + 2 GB value family plan for 60$ with a 200$ early termination on other line Frown
It will still save me at least 50$-80$ per month times 24 = 1000$-1500$ saving for two years.

What say?
I have 1k mins value plan with 4 lines w unlimited text, 3 lines with 2gb data, and 1 line with unlimited data. My bill is $144 after taxes n fee.
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