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

Amel 694 635 January 28, 2013 at 08:56 PM in Tech & Electronics (4)
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Might want to check this out if you waited on the phone so long...

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.


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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

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:

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:

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:
https://productforums.google.com/...0-false%5D << This guy got an RMA and claims it helped..

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)

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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Anyone, please? im in need of one.
The official charger from Google. It's got magnets and stuff.

Any type of charger that is a Qi charging pad will be compatible with this, it just depends on how 3rd party knockoff you want to go in price.
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It's been 3 weeks since UPS returned the Nexus back to Google's warehouse and I still do not have my refund either. Google really really sucks in customer service.
you need to keep calling, and keep emailing and open a dispute with your credit company.

Google's policy (today) is they have 3 weeks to give you a refund. I am also at 3 weeks now. After calling and emailing (again) I rec'd the following reply this evening. I've also rec'd four (4) almost identical emails in the last week, each with a different CSR, first name only, no Operator ID.... ridiculous:

"Dear XXXX,

I appreciate you contacting the Google Play team in regards to this issue. Rest assured, I will do everything in my power to ensure a quick resolution to this issue. I do apologize for the device processing time-line.

I did expedite this case to one of the upper-tier refund specialists. They should be responding promptly.

If you have any additional inquiries, feel free to contact me and I will reply as promptly as possible.


The Google Play Team"
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I love how all the scalpers in this thread are insulted when someone offers them a price they are not happy with. Really? Guess what? NEW PHONES are launching next month that are better than the Nexus 4. Maybe you should have done some research. Why should someone bail you out? I'm also not paying the exact same price as online. Why would anyone do that when you can get it directly from Google? The attitude of most if not all people in this thread is hilarious.

Send it back to Google or try your hand on eBAY/CL! I'm sorry you have to deal with flakes and fees. The amount of delusion is staggering laugh out loud
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it is showing $13.99 shipping charge for me. any free shipping option available?
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Quote from dallace_marable View Post :
it is showing $13.99 shipping charge for me. any free shipping option available?
nope. 13.99 for everyone.
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Quote from Kaijura View Post :
The official charger from Google. It's got magnets and stuff.

Any type of charger that is a Qi charging pad will be compatible with this, it just depends on how 3rd party knockoff you want to go in price.
It doesn't have any magnets. It relies on friction to keep the phone on the charger.
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I placed the order on the first day of this deal and tried to cancel it after one hour. They did not allow me to cancel and instructed me to refuse delivery. I did and the tracking shows they received it on Feb.7. I'd never see n my refund and I called them last week and was told to wait for 14 business days. Today is the the 16th business day and I still don't see the refund. I just called them again and was told I had to wait for another 3-5 business days. This is the worst experience I've ever experienced for refund, ever.
Just call the customer service # on the back of your credit card and dispute the charge. They'll take care of you. Easy.
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I got 5 days with 3.5 hrs.
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Quote from willybguy View Post :
very frustrated, still no refund after return 3 weeks ago. Opened a case with my credit card company. Very interesting. My cc company said they are handling some measurable volume of Google complaints right now. Dear Google: It's not okay to keep my money AND the product. I have emails stating refund would be processed within two weeks; and shipping will also be refunded, but so far nada.
Can you pm that email if possible? I would like my shipping refunded as well thanks.
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Over the 3 week refund period here as well. Cannot believe the lack of support their store has.
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proof coming in 5,4,3,2,1...



in conclusion F' off
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Last edited by NODES February 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Quote from benjdm View Post :
It doesn't have any magnets. It relies on friction to keep the phone on the charger.
It uses both friction and magnets (weak ones) to keep it aligned on the charger. I keep my charger at work and it is SWEEEEET!
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I wish Google would make a $150 - $200 mid tier no contract phone.

Problem is carriers would throw a fit.
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is any1 using this N4 without data on att? Will they detect it as a smartphone?
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