Google LG Nexus 4 at T-Mobile $50 AR with 2yr contract
T-Mobile has dropped the Nexus 4 (this is a 16GB model) to $49.99 after $50 mail-in rebate with the usual contract requirements. Online only. Shipped free. Expires 2/18
This is cheaper than the recent Letstalk deal.
You might be able to get this with recent grand-fathered plans.
With the ETF of $200, this would come out cheaper than buying at Google even if you break the contract right after you get the rebate. T-mobile unlocks the phones after 60 days with them.
This is exactly the same phone as at Google with no T-Mobile apps or bloatware and will get the same updates as the phone bought at Google.
T-Mobile online page for Nexus 4 [t-mobile.com]
Golden Rule of a Deal: If an item has been offered validly at a price of $X at any time, then never pay more than that in the future. It has been discontinued or will appear again at that price soon enough.