T-Mobile’s got the Nexus 4 back in stock, get it while it’s hot (update: you’re too late)

by: Joe HindyJanuary 24, 2013

Nexus 4
Just yesterday, the internet was abuzz that T-Mobile had sold out of the Nexus 4. It seems that the words “Nexus 4” and “in stock” haven’t been used in a sentence together recently unless separate by the word “isn’t”. Well, in a change of pace, T-Mobile turned those frowns upside down and the Nexus 4 is back in stock again.

You can find it on their web store here. The world’s most elusive handset on a website and in stock is a refreshing reprise from the gloomy trips to the products page of the Google Play Store. Google could learn a thing or two from T-Mobile.

It is worth mentioning that the T-Mobile demand probably doesn’t come close to what the Google Play Store. So it probably wasn’t as difficult for T-Mo to get the Nexus 4 back in stock. Plus, the T-Mobile version has a suggested retail of $550, which is quite a bit more than the Google Play price.

How long will the T-Mobile Nexus 4 stay in stock?

Since there are the factors of the higher price and the lesser amount of traffic, T-Mobile should have a better time of keeping the Nexus 4 in stock. Granted, it’ll probably go in out of stock pretty frequently in coming weeks. That’s just the Nexus 4 way, but the insane shipping issues and months of being out of stock probably won’t happen.

So who’s picking up a Nexus 4 today before it goes out of stock again?

It appears that within an hour after this was published, they went out of stock again. So apparently we’ve all begun a complicated on-again off-again in stock relationship with T-Mobile.

  • Edward Smith

    Thats awesome but T-Mobile loves to rip customers off with prices. That phone should be $99 or free on T-Mobile considering the price that Google sells it for it. Wish they would sell it at normal retail value because I would buy it right now.

    • Asakura

      550+ is the real price of the phone, 350 is the google price

      • The phone costs $300 on Google Play. There’s no way Google would suggest a retail price of $550.

        • Eduardo Dornelles

          $ 300 is with subsidies from google

      • Edward Smith

        I heard that the 550 was way over the retail value of the phone. Google does charge only 350 for the phone with subsidies, but its not originally 550 thats for sure. T-Mobile is once again ripping off customers…pay 200 for a phone that cost 350 and sign a two year contact….RIP OFF! Just wait till Google gets them back in stock next month and buy it for 350 and save the commitment.

  • matt

    google price=real price

  • MrBaun

    Why bother waiting for this phone? by the time its available for me, the next generation of phones will be out? what a waste. no longer waiting for the nexus 4

  • out of stock!!

  • paxmos

    I thought it was without a contract…I was wrong..I never buy a phone on contract

    • Edward Smith

      Agree, if Google is selling the phone for 350 off contract, TMo should be selling it for free on contract!

  • 750,000+ already

    Can you write an article about Nexus 4 production number is now over 750,000+

    Back on January 3rd, techcrunch, the Verge etc….wrote articles about Nexus 4 production at 375,000 based of the thread on XDA-Developers titled

    [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    the latest number from “poking at the serial number” gives off 752k

    from that same thread in XDA-Developers, the production number is estimated as followed:

    October: 70,000 devices produced
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: on track for 550,000+ (385,000 as of January 22nd)

    Which mean that LG is ramping up production in a very big way.

    That would make a good article no? Thanks.

  • nexus owner

    1. Its now out of stock
    2. At 199 you save 200 off Google price. For what? Getting stuck in contract for 2 years?
    3. I have Nexus 4, and believe me, its okay, but not worth the hype.

    • Edward Smith

      Do you have any pros or cons on it? I am tempted to move to it only because of the development, nothing more.