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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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#3676
Quote from expansionist View Post :
You are restricted to 100MB of data a day and 2GB per month on Straight Talk AT&T.
OK, thanks for the info. But a reboot seems to solve the internet problem for me. Is that normal for getting close to the daily limit?
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Quote from toromac View Post :
This phone is old news. The Google X phone will be out in 2 months.

Highly unlikely since its only rumors now. Maybe at the end of this year I bet.
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Just got my N4 16 gb, ordered it March 2 received March 6th, shipped from Louisville, KY

Hope that helps everyone.
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I finally got my refund today. I purchased the item online and refused the shipment and was waiting for the refund and finally I was credited for the entire cost. I had to email Google a few times to get a status of my refund.
Did you get your Tax returned?

I did not get my tax returned... they said

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The reason for the tax not being able to be refunded is that it's from the state and as soon as they charge that there is no way we can get that money back from the state.
Have you guys ever heard of this? Every other time I can remember returning something online or to the store, I always got tax back...
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What a BS LMAO Looks like Scroogle has hired a bunch of Nigerian scam artists as advisers and customer service experts retired from former Soviet Russia. vomit --no wonder why Scroogle top management travels to China and North Korea to learn how to run their retail business.

Seriously, Scroogle noncompliance with their own return policy and customer protection laws (that's right--we still have customer protection lows here in our beautiful country) is unbelievable.

(Even more) mind blowing are the comments from all of the 'commie wannabes' showing their love for Scroogle in this thread (even suggesting punishment in a form of restocking fees for 'bad customers' that cancelled their orders--'if you touch you have to pay' policy straight form the third world countries) and defending shady refund practices, yet yapping against fellow SDers for legitimately trying to cancel order or get prompt refund for the returned product.

My advice to all 'pseudo-commies' in this thread, criticizing others for trying to make some profit out of item purchased online: just move out to the country where making profit is a shame (or illegal) and where customer must be happy just because he/she received some product or service.

Where did you came from? It is high time to assimilate with the customer driven market... WTF...
making money off the backs of others while contributing nothing. Trying to sell something to someone for higher than market price. We're sure better than those morally decrepit nigerian scammers and commies arn't we? Ahhh the american dream sure is beautiful isn't it?
The only thing that would make life better is if I could return my fannie mae and enron stocks at full price. I expected to make money off those. Being entitled sure is great.

seriously though, i'm fine with people trying to make a little money, but I find it funny when people feel entitled to get to their restocking fee waved and their shipping refunded after buying a ton of them trying to resell. People who wanted to buy the phone for themselves the first time around couldn't because all these scalpers bought them out. Now that its not working out for them, i'd just have to say, karma's a bitch.
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I am on day 14 of not having my refund back... Returned 1 of 2, ordered two 8gb's. One had a wifi problem, sold the other on craigslist BNIB. I wonder if I get shipping back and/or tax lol
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making money off the backs of others while contributing nothing. Ahhh the american dream sure is beautiful isn't it? The only thing that would make life better is if I could return my fannie mae and enron stocks at full price. Being entitled sure is great.
(Enron, Fannie Mae Confused forgot your red pills?) Somebody told you that there is no risk involved in investing? And that there are refunds for bad investment decisions?--I don't think so.
Classic pinko Big Grin --I don't make anything off your red back and I owe you nothing.

BTW this is a thread about Nexus Google phone deal from Google Play and the web site is called SlickDeals wave
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I am on day 14 of not having my refund back... Returned 1 of 2, ordered two 8gb's. One had a wifi problem, sold the other on craigslist BNIB. I wonder if I get shipping back and/or tax lol
wait a minute you've sold your phone (probably for profit) Confused
you should be ashamed and somebody should report your illegal activities to the police or other special law enforcement agency;
you've made profit off the backs off the others Big Grin

couldn't resist Big Grin

LMAOLMAOLMAO
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wait a minute you've sold your phone (probably for profit) Confused
you should be ashamed and somebody should report your illegal activities to the police or other special law enforcement agency;
you've made profit off the backs off the others Big Grin

couldn't resist Big Grin

LMAOLMAOLMAO
yeah, could have sold both but decided to send one back... because of googles great return policy... Roll Eyes (Sarcastic) laugh out loud nah I returned it before I got the offer lol.
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Quote from toromac View Post :
This phone is old news. The Google X phone will be out in 2 months.

the Google X phone sucks. The Google Y phone is the one you should get...
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Did you get your Tax returned?

I did not get my tax returned... they said



Have you guys ever heard of this? Every other time I can remember returning something online or to the store, I always got tax back...
Lol, that's the first time I heard such BS...looks like you're going have to fight to get your tax refund Wink
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Quote from NycJw View Post :
My definition of Moderate - as in daily calls, texting, wifi on when there is wireless available and data on from time to time when no wifi available. Switch wifi and data off manually when not in use.

I push 4 days, doing exactly that.
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Did you get your Tax returned?

I did not get my tax returned... they said



Have you guys ever heard of this? Every other time I can remember returning something online or to the store, I always got tax back...

Definitely submit a credit card dispute if that is the case. That is downright lying on Google's part.
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I don't have a problem with reselling. However, you assumed risk in doing so. Whining about not getting a complete refund + shipping cost + immediately is ridiculous. You should incur the shipping cost at the least. We will all be eating that higher shipping cost in future products with higher cost to make up for your greed.
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Quote from dbennett78 View Post :
Definitely submit a credit card dispute if that is the case. That is downright lying on Google's part.
I pushed further to get the tax refunded and they finally did it. If anyone else makes a return, definitely check the amount they send to you!
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