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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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#3751
Has anyone ever noticed that their nexus 4 connects to wifi very quickly in like one and a half seconds right after pressing the toggle button? Why is it that fast compared to other phones??
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Quote from robinski_ View Post :
must have found a very stupid buyer

for less than 380 you can have one delivered the next business day with full warranty if bought online
not really. alot of people can't order online because they do not have credit cards. some of them laundered their money too.


Quote from bb182 View Post :
You can get a brand new one with warranty from Google for $2.99 more...
how can you get 16gb on google with warranty for $360 + $2.99?
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Quote from microkelvin View Post :
how can you get 16gb on google with warranty for $360 + $2.99?
he trolled Big Grin
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Quote from microkelvin View Post :
how can you get 16gb on google with warranty for $360 + $2.99?
$349 + $13.99 shipping + $0 tax = $362.99 = $360 + $2.99
I know it doesn't really apply to you because of tax but I was trying to point out how close your price is to list.
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Quote from bb182 View Post :
$349 + $13.99 shipping + $0 tax = $362.99 = $360 + $2.99
I know it doesn't really apply to you because of tax but I was trying to point out how close your price is to list.
how did you qualify for $0 tax? tax exemption is for resale. this phone is not for resale. unless you cheated on your tax.
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Quote from microkelvin View Post :
how did you qualify for $0 tax? tax exemption is for resale. this phone is not for resale. unless you cheated on your tax.
He lives in Oregon?
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Quote from microkelvin View Post :
how did you qualify for $0 tax? tax exemption is for resale. this phone is not for resale. unless you cheated on your tax.
or he lives in a state where google isn't physically present.
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Quote from gkwong View Post :
or he lives in a state where google isn't physically present.
Tax free states Smilie

Alaska
Delaware
Montana
New Hampshire
Oregon
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Has anyone noticed a "Rebill" charge on their credit card recently from Google for the purchase prices of the nexus 4 even after returning and disputing with their credit card company? I had the charges reversed after I disputed with Chase, and the status of my Play order says refunded, but on April 18 I see a "Rebill" charge for the phones that were refunded. Just seeing if anyone else has seen this....
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I got the Nexus 4 from Platinum Tel. The box was open. Anybody got a open box? Have you tried talking to PTEL to find out why it is open box?

This may be a slight hit for ppl who want to sell this. New Open box is always less in value compared to New factory sealed box.

Quote from louze001 View Post :
Cash back has been confirmed in my be frugal account
cash back is Confirmed (Locked) or Pending (just informed from PTEL to Frugal)?

Confirmed - You can transfer the money from Frugal to your Bank account/Paypal.
Just informed - You have to wait ~90 days to get it confirmed.
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Quote from rushtoshankar View Post :
I got the Nexus 4 from Platinum Tel. The box was open. Anybody got a open box? Have you tried talking to PTEL to find out why it is open box?

This may be a slight hit for ppl who want to sell this. New Open box is always less in value compared to New factory sealed box.



cash back is Confirmed (Locked) or Pending (just informed from PTEL to Frugal)?

Confirmed - You can transfer the money from Frugal to your Bank account/Paypal.
Just informed - You have to wait ~90 days to get it confirmed.
me too, what the fark

if I look at the back of the box it even has 2 black stickers on it on both sides that has both been broken at one time

the phone HAS BEEN TURNED ON, why? I have no idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feat...Xf4#t=225s

you're supposed to get the settings etc. when you turn it on the first time, but PTEL didn't even bother doing a factory reset after playing with the phone? Is it refurbished?

My AC adapter is new/sealed, usb cable might have been used, sim card removal tool has definitely been used, there is a hole in the clear plastic bag around it

the only reason they should be doing this is to install bloatware on the phone, but I can't find any

I'm seriously considering returning the phone, I don't want one they have had their dirty fingers on when I pay full retail price for it, it is unlocked from factory, so why are they messing with it? are they selling us refurbished/returned phones?

One more very important thing, how does the $40 airtime I paid for work? I only received a sim in my shipment
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me too, what the fark

if I look at the back of the box it even has 2 black stickers on it on both sides that has both been broken at one time

the phone HAS BEEN TURNED ON, why? I have no idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feat...Xf4#t=225s

you're supposed to get the settings etc. when you turn it on the first time, but PTEL didn't even bother doing a factory reset after playing with the phone? Is it refurbished?

My AC adapter is new/sealed, usb cable might have been used, sim card removal tool has definitely been used, there is a hole in the clear plastic bag around it

the only reason they should be doing this is to install bloatware on the phone, but I can't find any

I'm seriously considering returning the phone, I don't want one they have had their dirty fingers on when I pay full retail price for it, it is unlocked from factory, so why are they messing with it? are they selling us refurbished/returned phones?

One more very important thing, how does the $40 airtime I paid for work? I only received a sim in my shipment
I contacted PTEL regarding the open phone. But they were trying to convince me by saying, every nexus was programmed with their APN settings and they do some sanity check. But they never answered my other two questions.
1. Why can't the phone get APN via network once it is powered on? (I checked my PTEL SIM with nexus 4 from Play store it worked fine but the APN was little different than what they provided)
2. Is PTEL capable of doing sanity check better than LG and Google?


Regarding the recharge card, you need to scratch the area of the paper where SIM card stuck to find out the PIN for recharging your account.

You can convert PTEL CDMA to PTEL GSM first (by contacting customer care) then use this $40 for your current plan or recharge this and activate the new SIM for any plan you want. It need not to be $40 monthly plan.

You just got $40 recharge coupon which can be used for any plan.
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Quote from rushtoshankar View Post :
I contacted PTEL regarding the open phone. But they were trying to convince me by saying, every nexus was programmed with their APN settings and they do some sanity check. But they never answered my other two questions.
1. Why can't the phone get APN via network once it is powered on? (I checked my PTEL SIM with nexus 4 from Play store it worked fine but the APN was little different than what they provided)
2. Is PTEL capable of doing sanity check better than LG and Google?


Regarding the recharge card, you need to scratch the area of the paper where SIM card stuck to find out the PIN for recharging your account.

You can convert PTEL CDMA to PTEL GSM first (by contacting customer care) then use this $40 for your current plan or recharge this and activate the new SIM for any plan you want. It need not to be $40 monthly plan.

You just got $40 recharge coupon which can be used for any plan.
Oh ok, so basically that scratchy area = $40 of airtime?

I can sell the sim + airtime on eBay, right?

Could you please turn your phone on and see if the APN settings really are there, in my phone I can't find them, rendering them turning the phone on completely useless

here's a guide i found online if u need it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWKYEc6U9Os

I'm personally planning on keeping the phone since I will get it pretty cheap, but still, why the f*** do they have to open it up and mess with it??!?!
https://www.platinumtel.com/suppo...nesettings

I'm going to use t-mobile sim btw. so I don't even need their APN settings
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Quote from robinski_ View Post :
Oh ok, so basically that scratchy area = $40 of airtime?

I can sell the sim + airtime on eBay, right?

Could you please turn your phone on and see if the APN settings really are there, in my phone I can't find them, rendering them turning the phone on completely useless

here's a guide i found online if u need it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWKYEc6U9Os

I'm personally planning on keeping the phone since I will get it pretty cheap, but still, why the f*** do they have to open it up and mess with it??!?!
https://www.platinumtel.com/suppo...nesettings

I'm going to use t-mobile sim btw. so I don't even need their APN settings
Yes PTEL has updated the APN settings in my phone. Do you want to know the APN settings?
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Quote from rushtoshankar View Post :
Yes PTEL has updated the APN settings in my phone. Do you want to know the APN settings?
I'm just wondering where I would find those settings? Are they listed somewhere? my APN window has nothing in it.

I'm most likely going to do a factory reset though, I just use prepaid on t-mobile.

and selling the p-tel sim + airtime online shouldn't be a problem, correct?
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