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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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That's because the way that Google set up the ordering system, it left their system after you actually ordered it.

You tried to cancel 45 minutes after hitting "submit". How is that Google's fault? If you go to a store 45 minutes after you pay for something, you can realistically expect a restocking fee.

You could do what grown ups do, and decide you actually want something before you buy it...

Youve never taken something back to a store with a receipt and gotten your money back? I dont think Ive ever paid a restocking fee when taking something back to the store......Confused
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Youve never taken something back to a store with a receipt and gotten your money back? I dont think Ive ever paid a restocking fee when taking something back to the store......Confused
Best Buy used to do it, I think they only do it on select items now.

Again, what do you expect? You're taking up an employees time to restock the item, it wasn't on the shelf to be sold because someone who didn't want it bought it, and in the case of an online item, they're eating a shipping fee.

I'm all for it; the less money that Google wastes sending an item to deadbeats the cheaper they can sell phones to people who want them.
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Best Buy used to do it, I think they only do it on select items now.

Again, what do you expect? You're taking up an employees time to restock the item, it wasn't on the shelf to be sold because someone who didn't want it bought it, and in the case of an online item, they're eating a shipping fee.

I'm all for it; the less money that Google wastes sending an item to deadbeats the cheaper they can sell phones to people who want them.
Like I said its fine if they change their return policy to charge a restocking fee in the future, but the policy for these phones was clearly to refuse the shipment and they would refund the purchase prices within 1-2 weeks of receipt which they clearly did not follow and that is why people are upset.
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#3664
Quote from Falqon View Post :
That's because the way that Google set up the ordering system, it left their system after you actually ordered it.

You tried to cancel 45 minutes after hitting "submit". How is that Google's fault? If you go to a store 45 minutes after you pay for something, you can realistically expect a restocking fee.

You could do what grown ups do, and decide you actually want
something before you buy it...
If they have set their system like that then that's their problem. I have ordered and cancelled many times from other online retailers like Amazon, cowboys, staple but they let me cancel even after 3hrs.


Instore I can buy a product and return it within 15days for full refund. So your 45mins after paying logic goes out of Window. Oh yah did I tell you that they don't charge restocking fee for unopened item.

People do return and change their mind. That's why we are human. Noone is perfect.

BTW... I got my refund finally.
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Quote from gibsonbass View Post :
If they have set their system like that then that's their problem. I have ordered and cancelled many times from other online retailers like Amazon, cowboys, staple but they let me cancel even after 3hrs.


Instore I can buy a product and return it within 15days for full refund. So your 45mins after paying logic goes out of Window. Oh yah did I tell you that they don't charge restocking fee for unopened item.

People do return and change their mind. That's why we are human. Noone is perfect.

BTW... I got my refund finally.
With cellphones there is a restocking fee. Your logic is wrong. Att Verizon T-Mobile sprint
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With cellphones there is a restocking fee. Your logic is wrong. Att Verizon T-Mobile sprint
google also has a restocking fee.
and for att if you didn't open the iphone there is no restocking fee.
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With cellphones there is a restocking fee. Your logic is wrong. Att Verizon T-Mobile sprint
Do they also take 1month to refund the money? Do they also not allow cancelling the order after 1 hr?
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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.
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This phone is old news. The Google X phone will be out in 2 months.
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This phone is old news. The Google X phone will be out in 2 months.

damn, I just got my Nexus 4....
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#3671
Google received my returns on Feb 6th. Still waiting on the refund. Opened a CC dispute with my card issuer.
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#3672
Had the buzzing sound problem since the beginning. But it finally got onmy nerves that I decided to spend time returning it. I was done in 5 minutes and a new phone is on the way. Wow, talk about good service, job well done google.
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Google received my returns on Feb 6th. Still waiting on the refund. Opened a CC dispute with my card issuer.

Returned on Feb 6th as well. I emailed them multiple times with delayed responses but once I opened a CC dispute with my card they gave me a refund notification immediately within 12hours.
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The only real issue I have had is that with this phone and Straight Talk I am regularly disconnected from the internet or unable to get on the internet. I don't know if it's the phone, Straight Talk or some app. I have the ST AT&T version. Anyone else having this issue?
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The only real issue I have had is that with this phone and Straight Talk I am regularly disconnected from the internet or unable to get on the internet. I don't know if it's the phone, Straight Talk or some app. I have the ST AT&T version. Anyone else having this issue?
You are restricted to 100MB of data a day and 2GB per month on Straight Talk AT&T.
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