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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default nexus 4 on t-mobile pay-as-you-go without data plan?

hello,

I'm a bit noobish, so sorry if the question is a bit lame. I'm considering getting nexus 4 directly from google. I'm currently on t-mobile pay-as-you-go (prepaid minutes). Will I be able to plug in my sim card from my old phone into the nexus 4? Will I be able to use it as a regular pay-as-you-go phone, without data plan, while being able to use wi-fi?

thanks in advance.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see why not.
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Anyone have a website where you can purchase a phone directly from Google. I can't seem to find it?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Anyone have a website where you can purchase a phone directly from Google. I can't seem to find it?
https://play.google.com/store/devices
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Got my order in yesterday
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hello,

I'm a bit noobish, so sorry if the question is a bit lame. I'm considering getting nexus 4 directly from google. I'm currently on t-mobile pay-as-you-go (prepaid minutes). Will I be able to plug in my sim card from my old phone into the nexus 4? Will I be able to use it as a regular pay-as-you-go phone, without data plan, while being able to use wi-fi?

thanks in advance.
I'm considering the Nexus 4 also and just learned today it uses a smaller SIM card (nano SIM) so you might need to resize the SIM to make it work with the Nexus 4. I'm not even sure yet how to resize it, but I guess it's possible. Or you'd have to get a new nano SIM from Tmo and activate it.
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I'm considering the Nexus 4 also and just learned today it uses a smaller SIM card (nano SIM) so you might need to resize the SIM to make it work with the Nexus 4. I'm not even sure yet how to resize it, but I guess it's possible. Or you'd have to get a new nano SIM from Tmo and activate it.
Micro SIM not nano, nano is what iPhone 5 uses
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ah, okay, thanks for correction!
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Is it true its better to get this Google phone instead of T-mobile phone bc when you are oversea, you can use faster speed?
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Is it true its better to get this Google phone instead of T-mobile phone bc when you are oversea, you can use faster speed?
if you need one to use abroad yes pentaband phones are the way to got you can use it anywhere anytime
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I read an article and the Nexus phone does not use 4G? It says its already absolete!

Nexus 4 review: Google's instantly obsolete Android smartphone | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld
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No it just doesn't use LTE. You can still use the 4G HSPA service offered by both AT&T and T-Mobile which quite honestly is plenty fast enough, especially with T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42.
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No it just doesn't use LTE. You can still use the 4G HSPA service offered by both AT&T and T-Mobile which quite honestly is plenty fast enough, especially with T-Mobile's HSPA+ 42.
Yes, after reading all the comment, everybody said this author should be fired. It was totally skew most said.

Now if I have a T-mobile phone, I cant use the fast speed oversea right bc it does not have 1700 mhz?

SO its better to get the Nexus right?
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Yes, after reading all the comment, everybody said this author should be fired. It was totally skew most said.

Now if I have a T-mobile phone, I cant use the fast speed oversea right bc it does not have 1700 mhz?

SO its better to get the Nexus right?
correct tmo also uses 1700mhz so a tmo phone will stink data wisr trying overseas if you like yes keep in mind there are other pentaband phones out there as well they may not be as popular or supported as much by devs but they do exist and ar ok i guess as well
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Google made the phone to be universal so they could cut cost by not having to release a separate version for each region. Also no LTE because they didn't want Verizon screwing with their flagship phone like they did the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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Default Re: nexus 4 on t-mobile pay-as-you-go without data plan?

HSPA+ 42 is awesome in Vegas. Crappy signals give me 3-6mbps, decent to good signal gives me anywhere from 8-26mbps. Upload speeds are crap tho, usually around 3mbps.

I'm hoping LTE won't be disabled on my Nexus through an OTA, LTE should be launched here in a couple of weeks or less.
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Most of the nicer T Mobile phones seem to support the global frequencies, though.
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You all are saying that it is better to get a non T-mobile phone for T-mobile?

I have not do research and I bet the Nexus phone can easily be rooted.
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