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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:05 PM   #51
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Like phones purchased through Google, it is unlocked as well. I had my iPhone sim in my Nexus and it automatically configured itself to work with it after rebooting.
Let me get this right, your Tmobile Nexus 4 came unlocked? Factory unlocked?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:06 PM   #52
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Let me get this right, your Tmobile Nexus 4 came unlocked? Factory unlocked?
Correct, and I got it for free.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:09 PM   #53
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Wow, great I remember a time when my credit rating was in the upper 700s scores but not anymore, now tmobile is asking me for a $400 deposit can u imagine. My best Beto try this phone out is to buy it directly from google. Thank you for letting me know, now I know the tmobile version comes unlocked too.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:11 PM   #54
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Wow, great I remember a time when my credit rating was in the upper 700s scores but not anymore, now tmobile is asking me for a $400 deposit can u imagine. My best Beto try this phone out is to buy it directly from google. Thank you for letting me know, now I know the tmobile version comes unlocked too.
Yea I was surprised that it was unlocked as well but at the same time, it is unbranded meaning there are no T-Mobile marks anywhere on the phone, just like what you get on one purchased through Google.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:15 PM   #55
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Yeah it should be the same exact same unbranded model sold by google. At least the big G doesn't lock them like Apple does at Apple store when selling them under contract. How much cool wouldn't it be if Apple sold their contract iPhones unlocked as well. Mine right now cost me $801 (taxes included) when I first bought it on a credit card at apple store.

I now think paying for such a device is insane, but with alternatives like the nexus4 I would be saving quite some bucks.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:16 PM   #56
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I feel like this is made out to be a much bigger deal than it really is. 90% of the time I am on wifi, and when I am not 5mbps down on 3G is plenty fast. The only real difference I notice is when I am downloading apps...LTE is much faster. Browsing wise I feel like it is a very small difference.
Depends, for me on Rogers LTE is a must. The 3G bands in major downtown areas are so saturated that data becomes unusable. Same goes with sporting events, concerts, etc. LTE has way more bandwith and always works.

That may change in the future as more people get on LTE, but for now, it provides much more usability. Not just because of donwload and upload speeds.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:18 PM   #57
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Yeah it should be the same exact same unbranded model sold by google. At least the big G doesn't lock them like Apple does at Apple store when selling them under contract. How much cool wouldn't it be if Apple sold their contract iPhones unlocked as well. Mine right now cost me $801 (taxes included) when I first bought it on a credit card at apple store.

I now think paying for such a device is insane, but with alternatives like the nexus4 I would be saving quite some bucks.
I agree on all that you said. Someone at my job last night said that I am now stuck in a new contract but in the next two years, I would have still had a cell phone no matter who I was with. This way, I get a great phone and on a network that IS amazingly fast compared to AT&Ts 3G.

The Nexus 4 that I got for free is the 16GB model.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:19 PM   #58
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If my Android-based devices could get the same battery life as my comparable iOS devices, I'd be all-Android in a heartbeat. Battery level is something that I've pretty much forgotten about since making iOS devices my primary ones.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:27 PM   #59
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I find that Google likes to add lots of features to android but never truly work quite as you'd expect. For example: Google Now is a useful feature that allowed me to quickly see stuff around as well as update weather, however it kept turning on my GPS and caused my battery to die at around 8-10 hours of very light use. Turning off GPS brought my battery life at 70% at 8-10 hours.
Also Android beam over NFC is so limited in use. I kept trying to transfer my videos from my galaxy nexus to my nexus 4 but I couldn't get them to transfer, however I did get some of the pictures to transfer, thought not all.
It seems to me that Google is checking off boxes rather then truly features.
From my experience at least.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:28 PM   #60
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I agree 100%. I messed around with the SG3 keyboard and even tried out an HTC OneX+ for about 2 weeks and missed the iPhone keyboard tremendously and it's such a big part in using a smartphone. It's 1 of the reasons I came back to the iPhone.
I'm pretty sure they have a bootleg iPhone keyboard on the Google play store somewhere.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:13 PM   #61
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I'm pretty sure they have a bootleg iPhone keyboard on the Google play store somewhere.
LOL may as well they copy everything else
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Huh?

Have you used SwiftKey Flow or Swype keyboard? I know that everyone has an opinion, but it's pretty difficult for me to believe that somebody used the afore mentioned keyboards and thinks the iPhone keyboard is better. The options on an S3 or Note 2 (or really any high end Android device) are so numerous, it's almost impossible for Apple to have anything better on the iPhone simply because of the sheer number of developers creating for Android...it's truly stunning.
yes they both suck. swiftkey was terrible. Ive tried them all on my note ii and none are better IMO that the iphone. cut and paste on android is impossible as well
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cut and paste on android is impossible as well
I'm just the opposite. Cut and paste works well on my EVO, but it jerks a fattyhead on my iPad.
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yes they both suck. swiftkey was terrible. Ive tried them all on my note ii and none are better IMO that the iphone. cut and paste on android is impossible as well
Swift key is in no way terrible it is regarded as a great keyboard, RIM even licensed the tech for there latest phones.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:34 AM   #65
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Swift key is in no way terrible it is regarded as a great keyboard, RIM even licensed the tech for there latest phones.
thats you're opinion. IMO it sucks
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