Are you staying up during the early hours at the moment in the hope of securing an elusive Nexus 4 from the Google Play store? In the UK, there are several other alternative ways to get the Nexus 4, although the cheapest and most convenient is through Google’s Store itself, with many consumers anxiously playing the refresh game in their attempts to prize one away at the first opportunity.
At the time of writing, it doesn’t look like the Nexus 4 is available to order yet from the Google Play Store. Orders are still showing as ‘Notify Me’, despite it already been well past midnight on November 13. In the US, it is a similar story as well, with consumers no doubt frantically refreshing the page every minute, with Google confirming that orders will be shipped on a first come, first serve basis.
If you live in the UK though and don’t want to bother with the hassle, you can already order your Nexus 4 now from Carphone Warehouse, on a variety of contract options on either O2 or Vodafone and a range of prices depending on whether you want the phone for free or prefer to pay a small one-time fee in favor of a cheaper monthly contract.
One deal we’ve picked out is the 24 month contract from O2, which costs £29 a month. For this you’ll get unlimited texts, 100MB of data a month, 600 free minutes to cross network mobiles and 500 free minutes to other mobiles on O2. The downside to this contract though is that you’ll have to pay a one-off fee of £30 to get the Nexus 4.
There are other contracts on offer which will allow you to get the Nexus 4 for free, but you’ll end up paying £36 a month as we told you in this article – adding up to an extreme amount of money overall and probably not worth it when the SIM-free version is available on the Google Play Store for £239.
Google’s offer is really the icing on the cake here though, which is why consumers are desperate to get theirs on the Play Store and cut out any expensive contract plans completely. Have you had any luck on the Play Store refresh game yet? Starting to get sleepy, or will you stay up as long as it takes?