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T-Mobile to Offer Nexus 4 In Stores
Assuming They Can Actually Obtain a Few
by Karl Bode 04:22PM Friday Jan 04 2013
According to some leaked information obtained by TMONews, the nation's fourth-largest carrier will soon start offering Google's Nexus 4 smartphones in stores. The problem of course is that it's virtually impossible to get the devices right now via the only distribution outlet: the Google Play store. You'd have to assume that T-Mobile wouldn't start selling the device without being able to get some decent volume in stock, right? Google hasn't released sales figures for the Nexus 4, but overall sales appear fairly tepid compared to the iPhone, based on some digging into some admittedly unreliable serial number data over at the XDA Developers forums.

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CosmicDebri
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join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Not many seem to care

As evidenced by the low (estimated) sales and the lack of comments on this post after 45 minutes.....

Go... Go..... Google!
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Acuity

join:2002-06-22
Londonderry, NH

Re: Not many seem to care

said by CosmicDebri:

As evidenced by the low (estimated) sales and the lack of comments on this post after 45 minutes.....

Go... Go..... Google!

The Nexus 4 isn't for everyone with no SD card slot, no removable and only up to 16 GB of storage. Due to the phone being naked of all carrier tweaks, T-Mobile can't even include WiFi calling on it. It's more of a developer phone than anything.

That said, a lot of people interested in the phone already have it. People care, but most of them are in the 40,000+ post thread on XDA.
mieses

join:2001-06-22
Redmond, WA

No T-Mo Wifi Calling on Nexus 4

T-Mobile doesn't support their Wi-Fi Calling feature on the Nexus 4.
romulusnr

join:2007-08-01
Federal Way, WA

Re: No T-Mo Wifi Calling on Nexus 4

Big whoop, it's a pointless feature anyway. It would be a useful feature if, say, they didn't charge/meter you the exact same for *not* using it's cellular network as it does for actually using it.

There's no reason to use WiFi calling unless you are in an area that has WiFi and Internet but no cell signal.

wdoa

join:2001-10-16
Spencer, MA

Re: No T-Mo Wifi Calling on Nexus 4

Actually a lot of people had the feature added that exempts wifi calling from your minutes bucket. Even if you don't have WiFi calling on the Nexus 4 you can install an app called Groove IP that allows you to make calls over wifi using you Google Voice number.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: No T-Mo Wifi Calling on Nexus 4

Yes but Groove IP can be horrible at times. Echos and turns on the speaker phone.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
It's rather useful if you're in a building with abundant wifi and concrete walls that block cell signals...
ssavoy
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Dallas, PA
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There's a $0 add-on that gives you unlimited WiFi calling. And it's far from pointless. Any newer building you walk into nowadays seems to be a faraday cage.

What's pointless are those $150 and $250 "Network Extenders" from some of the other providers.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: No T-Mo Wifi Calling on Nexus 4

Agreed. I wish AT&T would do Wifi calling like T-Mo. However, I wouldn't give up AT&T's coverage just for Wifi calling.

tmh

@verizon.net
said by romulusnr:

There's no reason to use WiFi calling unless you are in an area that has WiFi and Internet but no cell signal.

How about all of South Korea? No roaming agreements with the Big 4 carriers, but plenty of open WiFi APs. Just set your SSID to "Linksys".

also works great anywhere in the world you don't want to pay roaming fees but still want your Stateside number.
Max Greene

join:2000-12-22
Bayonne, NJ
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said by mieses:

T-Mobile doesn't support their Wi-Fi Calling feature on the Nexus 4.

I dont use wifi calling anyway with TMo, if I do I have nothing but trouble receiving calls.
ConstantineM

join:2011-09-02
San Jose, CA

Is this really any news?

I was in the Westfield Valley Fair shopping centre in Santa Clara, CA a week or two ago, and the T-Mobile store there did have a real Nexus 4 on display.

I presume they don't simply have stuff on display that they don't actually sell.

However, of course it was out of battery, and there was no charger attached to it. I asked them why was it disconnected, but they were too slow to do anything about it before I left.

What is it with all these stores nowadays that have real expensive hardware right on display, but don't have the cheap charges to actually showcase such hardware properly?

jimk
Premium
join:2006-04-15
Raleigh, NC

Re: Is this really any news?

Previously it was only offered in a few T-Mobile stores and on Google Play. Now all T-Mobile stores will carry it.
krichek

join:2004-02-15
Roseville, CA

Huh?

I'm confused I guess. I bought one of the 2 Nexus 4's I own at Tmobile way back in early November. So what's changing? Will they be sold in all Tmobile stores now? Or is this just like really old news?
ConstantineM

join:2011-09-02
San Jose, CA

Re: Huh?

Perhaps we only had it here in NorCal?

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

!

Walked near a T-mobile store today and didn't see any Nexus 4 on the line up. If they do sell it in store then I guess I can save on shipping. First need to see if an upgrade is really worth it though.