We’re all pretty sad about the availability issues that the LG Nexus 4 is seeing, but it seems like Google anticipated that beforehand as it partnered with American carrier T-Mobile to bring the device to interested buyers with a two year contract. However, even T-Mo’s version of the Nexus 4 was sold out within days if not in minutes like the Google Play Store. But the device is back in stock and interested customers can rush to T-Mobile stores to get the smartphone again. It will require a two year contract as you all know but will require you to only spend $199.99 initially, with monthly plans to choose from. But if your luck doesn’t favor you, you might find that the Nexus 4 is sold out even in T-Mobile or Best Buy stores. Which is why we recommend you have a look at this listing on Wirefly.com which is offering the Nexus 4 with a decent $50 discount off the original contract pricing. And yes, shipping is free.
It seems like LG hasn’t quite figured out a way to keep the Nexus 4 in stock. With so much on LG’s plate right now especially with the MWC 2013 event coming up next month, we shouldn’t expect the Nexus 4 stock issues to improve anytime soon. We spoke about this in detail while answering one of our reader questions, so we’ll not dive into that again. However, LG has some serious thinking to do if it wants to make a name for itself in the cellphone industry. Once the MWC event is finished, LG would seriously want to get back into the groove with the Nexus 4 and build a nice reputation going into the second half of 2013. Because if LG doesn’t mend its old ways, Google can just as easily partner with HTC or Samsung for the next Nexus again. Motorola cannot be ruled out either.
As for the T-Mobile Nexus 4, it’s nearly not as good as the standard unlocked Nexus 4 for $299 and $349 respectively. The reason being contractual obligations for the user which is a non issue for the Nexus 4 bought from the Play Store. However, the $149 price tag does make it an attractive proposition but considering the fact that it’s the 8GB model being sold, I guess you could do better if you waited. Sure, for people just looking for a phone to make calls and not much, the 8GB Nexus 4 is a great choice. But let’s face it, how good is a phone if the user isn’t able to utilize it to its full potential (watch HD content, play games with heavy graphics etc). Make sure you head over to the Wirefly listing if you’re an aspiring Nexus 4 buyer.