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    News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    16GB Nexus 4 starting from £31pm on O2 and Vodafone.
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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    £31 per month for 24 months? So £744 WITHOUT DATA?! For a £280 phone? What the hell?

    Judging by massive increase in monthly prices recently I'm going to be going sim-only or GiffGaff and just buying unlocked phones for the foreseeable.

    I don't think it's only the 4G early adopters who are paying shocking amounts for the upgraded network, but also us 3G users... even us in the sticks who I expect won't even see 4G for years.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    24x£31 = £744, -£279 retail value of phone so £465 of that or £19.38 a month is for your network usage...

    SIM Free you can get 600mins, 5k texts and all you can eat data from 3 for £18.90 or £15.90 if you commit for 12 months. T-Mobile are currently doing the full-monty plan for £21 a month on 12 month contract!

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    Yeah the networks are really taking the piss with this phone. Same contract prices as phones that cost double the amount. Another reason why I brought my phone sim free and stuck to a cheap month by month sim plan.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    The main network operators seems to be getting quite greedy. I was looking at the Tesco Mobile 30 Day contract sims, they seem to be quite reasonable.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    TCO on what the networks propose here is terrible.

    Avoid avoid avoid.

    For comparison, Three will give you a SIM-only contract with unlimited data for £12.90 a month. Across 24 months, TCO there is £590, saving you £150.

    Note: It is *NOT* always cheapest to buy a SIM-free phone and get a separate SIM-only contract. But in this case, it's a no-brainer.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    I think this may be my Christmas treat Bought sim free of course
    Last edited by jnutt; 31-10-2012 at 06:52 PM.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    The networks can shove it. I will be buying mine directly from the google store.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    Quote Originally Posted by Loxick View Post
    The networks can shove it. I will be buying mine directly from the google store.
    I think that's what Google want in all honesty - it's what I did with my GNex anyway. I probably won't upgrade this time though as my Gnex does everything I want it to do and my use of it has gone done since i got a tablet.
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    Not worth the contract. Much better for anyone to buy the phone separate and then get a contract with 3 for unlimited internet! only 12.90 a month
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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    I'm currently very tempted to sell my galaxy s3 to get one.

    Definitely getting a nexus 10 but I like the look of this as well

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    I'm tempted with a Nexus 4 for the wife, but it would depend on what kind of deal Orange would give me for her contract without a handset over the next year. I got a good deal from T-Mobile before I upgraded to the One X, was about £10/month. But I've been with them for years.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    TBH it's more like the way it should have always been. Buying a phone on contract is like taking out a loan to cover the cost of the phone - it didn't really make any sense for that to be cheaper than buying the phone and contract separately, and only happened because the networks' costs of buying the phone were much less than the consumer's costs for buying sim-free. I guess this isn't being discounted to networks.

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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I'm tempted with a Nexus 4 for the wife, but it would depend on what kind of deal Orange would give me for her contract without a handset over the next year. I got a good deal from T-Mobile before I upgraded to the One X, was about £10/month. But I've been with them for years.
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    Re: News - Nexus 4 now available for pre-order at CPW

    Quote Originally Posted by Loxick View Post
    The networks can shove it. I will be buying mine directly from the google store.
    +1 to that

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