The Nexus 4 is back in stock at T-Mobile where customers can buy the 16GB NExus 4 for $199 with a two-year contract.
T-Mobile also sells the device without a contract for $549, which drops to $499 after a $50 mail in rebate. This is $150 more than the Nexus 4 unlocked and off-contract through the Google Play Store, but that route remains out of stock since the middle of January.
Shoppers can buy the 16GB T-Mobile Nexus 4 while supplies last.
The T-Mobile Nexus 4 deal is the best way to get a Nexus 4 without waiting for more to arrive in the Google Play Store, though users looking for the unlocked model can pick up a Nexus 4 16GB from Negri Electronics for $506 without a contract as well. This is a Google Play Store model, purchased and being re-sold, and it is an open box.
The T-Mobile Nexus 4 is new in box. Many shoppers may find that it is worth paying the extra $150 up front and using the T-Mobile $30 a month unlimited 4G plan buy purchasing a SIM at Walmart to use in the phone.
Users that decide to buy the T-Mobile Nexus 4 with a contract will need to pick a Classic plan at the time of checkout. T-Mobile Classic plans with dat start around $70 a month.
T-Mobile retail locations should also start selling the Nexus 4 this month, but each store may get only limited stock of the hard to find smartphone, so it’s worth ordering online for users who want the Nexus 4.
The Nexus 4 launch remains a mess with no additional Nexus 4 Google Play stock available as the end of January approaches. Google and LG are reportedly ramping up production. Users can download an Android app to get an alert when the Nexus 4 is back in stock on the Google Play Store.
The Nexus 4 is a pure Google Smartphone running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a 4.7-inch display and a 1.5Ghz processor. The Nexus 4 does not feature 4G LTE, but it does come with the promise of fast updates to the latest version of Android.