Oct 29 AT 12:07 PM Taylor Wimberly 39 Comments

T-Mobile reveals holiday lineup, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 included


LG and Google just announced the unlocked Nexus 4 and now we are learning the first details of the carrier branded versions. T-Mobile has revealed their holiday lineup and it includes the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 with 3G modem. Google will be selling these devices at affordable prices through the Play Store, but T-Mobile customers can save a few bucks if they want to be locked in to a 2-year contract.

T-Mobile’s holiday lineup includes:

  • Google Nexus 4: Classic Plan – $199.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • Google Nexus 7: Available with T-Mobile service via Google Play starting 11/5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II: Currently available online and in retail stores. Classic Plan – $369.99 with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans
  • LG Optimus 9: Expected to be available online and in retail stores starting 10/31. Classic Plan – $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement on qualifying voice and data plans.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:  Expected to be available starting 11/14 online and in retail stores. Classic Plan – $349.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two year service agreement on qualifying mobile broadband data plans
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: Currently available online and in retail stores.

We have seen no evidence of a Nexus 4 with support for 4G LTE, but it’s still possible that AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon might announce their own version in the coming days.

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  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I wanna buy the nexus 4 unlocked with T-Mobile insurance, anyone think it will work?

    • Richard Yarrell

      Guess this shows how much Google cares about Tmobile. Where’s all those Verizon blow hearts now. Even thou I will not be buying the Nexus 4 the hspa plus 42MPS network of Tmobile is stronger than what people want to believe. This is a wonderful network and it just works not like that bloated infested Lte network. Verizon should NEVER SEE ANOTHER NEXUS DEVICE EVER.. Tmobile is the best place for this smartphone..

    • OPie

      Just get a squaretrade warranty. I’ve had two of 4 phones go bad, and they credited me the purchase price by paypal.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Seriously? The Nexus 4 subsidized for $200 on contract?? WTF, T-Mobile?! That’s ludicrous!

    • Bpear96

      It better be the 16gb model, but still would be a bit too much. $99 would be good.

      • Bpear96

        8gb Free or $50, 16Gb $99 is what it should be.

        • inviolable

          Do you really believe that’s even realistic

          • stenzor

            Yeah, look at the unlocked price tags: $300 and $350.. already super low

          • Bpear96

            Uhh yes I do actually. Just like stenzor said.

          • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

            A $250 or $300 subsidy is pretty common, so yeah, that’s pretty realistic.

    • Count von Count

      Agreed. You cannot do the maths if you buy a 8/16 gb Nexus 4 ($299/$349, respectively) on a 2-year contract for $199 upfront.

    • Odie

      I’d say it’s worth it if you’re planning on sticking with T-Mobile; otherwise, this is a total rip-off. If it has zero bloatware and if I can update directly from Google, then I’ll gladly save $150 since I don’t plan on leaving T-Mo anytime soon.

      • Akhil

        Its a nexus, that is guaranteed!

    • herbivore83

      On the value plan you end up paying $400 for the 16GB over the life of the contract. Not unreasonable for anyone looking to save a little money up front (aka almost every wireless customer in America).

  • jamal adam

    T-Mobile is back. This is perfect.

  • Chad

    Anyone think LG did this to make up for the G2x debacle? I’ll wait to see if it comes with bloatware, if not then it looks like I’ll be renewing my TMO contract in Dec! Good jobon a great turnaround thus far TMO! KEEP IT UP!

    • nivekkev

      Yeah, I want to know about the bloatware too. Nice I can go into a store and compare it with the Note II, still have no clue which one to get. Really was hoping it would be future proof with LTE radios, as this will be my last purchase for a good while…

  • trees247

    its 16g for 200…

  • yankeesusa

    I am looking more and more at tmobile. Their pricing is just so confusing and I have 5 lines with sprint that all use the mobile to any mobile and I don’t know if that will work with tmobile.

    • herbivore83

      Any mobile is available at T-Mobile for an additional $10 per line.

  • chinkie46

    T-Mumble is the only carrier that doesnt have the iphone…..must be a cheapass carrier (i have at & t)

    • NoName

      If by “cheapass” you mean cheap plans then yes. Hope you like AT&T fucking you every month with that ridiculous bill.

    • Odie

      Not sure how having the iPhone relates to this conversation. The iPhone 5 is a great phone, but not everyone is in love with it, or prefer a different OS. I personally love T-Mobile for their low on-contract pricing and coverage in the Chicago-land area. Compared to the other 3 main carriers, it’s by far the cheapest. I only wish they had a better selection of phones, but having the Nexus 4 at launch definitely helps.

    • inviolable

      Any other off topic comments you want to share while we’re all here?

    • Frank Pilone

      T-Mobile doesn’t offer the iPhone because Apple (iPhone’s OEM) does not make one that is compliant with T-Mobile’s bands. It has nothing to do with one being cheap, but Apple doesn’t see the rationale to make a T-Mobile only version of the iPhone. And sticking multiple radios in there to support all of the GSM-3G bands such as the Galaxy Nexus (GSM version), and now the Nexus 4 will mean a thicker phone.

      CDMA in the US are very limited in bands so this is why it works with Sprint, and Verizon. All of the other CDMA carriers such as Cricket, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, and similar carriers are MVNOs, or owned by one of those two companies, and therefore uses the same bands (obviously).

  • RAJordao

    Im brazilian and i’ll be in the US till 16th of november.

    I need to buy an unlocked nexus 4.

    Does anyone knows if Play Store accepts credit card from other country? Does anyone knows if the phone, unlocked, will be available at any physical store??

    • Frank Pilone

      Usually, if you pay T-Mobile’s full price, you can get them to unlock the phone. Speak with a manager before buying, and state that is on the condition. You may have to get a plan, and therefore go with a prepay plan.

  • saul3

    Nexus 4 is going to be TMobile’s savior. Anybody remember G2X? I thought so. (sarcasm)

  • Dave Kratter

    “We have seen no evidence of a Nexus 4 with support for 4G LTE, but it’s still possible that AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon might announce their own version in the coming days.”

    Wouldn’t Google have stated that they have a CDMA/LTE version if that were the case? Their own press release specifically states GSM/HSPA+, it makes no mention of CDMA/LTE.

    • Dave Kratter
    • Frank Pilone

      I don’t think there will be a CDMA version of the Nexus 4. Also keep in mind – even with all of the combined LTE markets – there is not yet a national, or global coverage. In addition, in the US, no LTE carrier uses voice over LTE, so this means that the phone will have to have multiple radios which means more demands on the battery. Otherwise, when a call comes through – it will switch to CDMA automatically, and therefore drop any data with the phone until the call ends. Sounds to be more trouble than worth to support a lazy installation practice.

  • Ardrid

    I’m really disappointed at T-Mobile’s subsidized pricing. Considering the price of an unlocked device, T-Mobile should really be giving this phone away at a minimum or $100 at most for the 16GB model. A contract will easily eat up the proposed $100-150 savings.

  • Nathan D.

    Oo yes t-mobile, you are back in the game!

  • Nate B.

    You either go unlocked or get the magenta one. That’ll be the only carrier that has timely updates Ben though its a Nexus.

  • Adam F.

    Do you think we’ll be able to purchase unsubsidized from T-Mobile on the 13th? That beats paying tax+shipping from the play store, plus waiting.

  • DroidPower

    i know that T-mobile’s big on giving less subsidies for smartphones in exchange for cheaper plans for the customers, which is great. So maybe they did this pricing to indirectly encourage customers to buy off-contract? If that’s their objective, then that’s pretty smart.

  • mark s

    ok – basic question please — can I buy the unlocked nexus and then use it with my existing t-mobile account? What do i do – just put the SIM card in?


  • Kevin

    Correction I seen the Galaxy tab 2 on sale about a month ago in WalMart in Lake Wales , going for 16gb $399.00.
    I own the Galaxy tab 10.0 so I would know the difference.

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    android needs more tablet apps to keep the tablet market running…devs optimize your apps :D