Nexus 4 goes for free on Carphone Warehouse, monthly payment starts at £26

by: Bams SadewoDecember 28, 2012


We’ve told you earlier about an app that lets you check for the availability of the Nexus 4. But if you’re getting tired of waiting for Google and LG to replenish the Nexus 4 stock in the UK, you may want to consider snagging the flagship phone on contract instead, especially now that it’s “free”.

The free Nexus 4 deal is offered by Carphone Warehouse. No stress involved, no F5 button mashing required – the 16GB Nexus 4 is yours as long as you sign up for a two-year contract with Orange and pay £26 per month. The plan comes with 400 minutes, unlimited text, and 250MB data. If you don’t think you’ll be using the device to make too many phone calls, you can opt for the 200 minutes and 750MB plan for the same price.

Other bundles are also available for O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, and Three UK customers, but their monthly plans are slightly more expensive than Orange’s. In most cases, you’ll still get the N4 for free.

Hit the link above if you’re interested in buying the Nexus 4 with a contract.

  • I have always wondered how Europe’s plans compared to the US. It would be nice to see someone explain it, who is well traveled, Google search bring a lot of roaming costs results and not a lot of good comparison results.

    • Like a military member getting station in Europe and using their phone services, so a good comparison would be nice for people like that who are gonna be living there.

    • Paul Brocklehurst

      very different expectations from customers as I understand it. Free calls has been (until recently) relatively rare in the UK, for cellular or landline. Meanwhile SMS have always been cheap (and always free to receive), which is probably why they took off much sooner here than in the US, particularly with a young crowd who didn’t want to pay the (then) expensive mobile to mobile call cost; nowadays most contracts include a fixed amount of calls and texts e.g. 200 mins of calls and 200 texts, after which further ones are billed.

      Generally you choose between paying a fixed cost for a phone (with no tie-in contract) or sign up for 18-24 months and get a ‘free’ phone (or heavily discounted; maybe £25 for a popular handset like the iphone 5) – which is why I’m not really sure “UK retailer offers a top phone for ‘free'” is newsworthy!

      The idea of paying a 3-figure sum for a phone AND having to sign up for a long contract is nearly unheard of here.