Come on Rogers! The Nexus 4 was just announced today and I can't even order it yet?? This is terrible customer service. I mean like it's already 8 hours and not even released anywhere but like... come on! You guys never have any new phones. It's always like weeks of waiting before they're availble. Sheesh.
(This is a sarcastic post)
But seriously... $350 for this thing isn't a bad price. I'm a bit sad that it doesn't have LTE though.
@ryusoma you start by talking about the average users and then you mention how power users like SD card and LTE.
Also, HSPA is not "universally BAD", HSPA is bad in big cities in North America.
As more and more users use LTE, HSPA will get better and LTE will get worst.
I don't care about CPUs and memory but I've heard people saying that the performance of the Nexus 4 weren't good and that's simply not true because it runs the most optimized version of Android on one of the most powerful CPU and with the biggest quantity of memory available on any smartphone.
Yes, the Nexus phone from Google are meant to be unlocked, open and pure Android.
If you don't care about that, it's not for you.
Buying an unlocked phone allowed me to obtain a better price because there is nothing more than you carrier can offer you than price reduction (or more services) when you already own one of the best smartphone and it's unlocked and compatible with al carriers.
That being said, if you want the Nexus 4 and you're thinking of getting it from Rogers, I strongly suggest waiting to see if Rogers is selling the "universal Google" version or the "LG Canada" version if you're not feeling like hacking around to get the updates from Google.
I don't know about Rogers but it seems like other carriers in other countries are selling the same Nexus 4 as Google (with Google ROM) and will get the updates at the same time as everyone else.
That being said, these carriers are selling the Nexus 4 at around the same price as the "contract free Nexus 4" available on Google Play, but with a contract so I'm not usre it's a good deal.
Didn't Rogers discontinue the Galaxy Nexus fairly quickly? I'm sure whatever reason they had to do that helped with their decision not to carry the Nexus 4.
Perhaps Rogers only wants to offer phones that they can add One Number (among other Rogers apps), since they seem to be promoing that a lot lately... Who knows, maybe even the LTE issue North Americans seem to complain a lot about played a role.
I paid the $10 for the microsim. Just pay the money. lol.
Rogers prob didn't get the N4 because even though it has "LTE" in it, it not officially an LTE device.
The phone is also identical to the Optimus G. Except for the outer case, it's the same phone.
If the N4 came, even fewer people would buy the Optimus G.
And brand new optimus G's go on craigslist for even cheaper than the N4.
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I've used an Android phone (Sony X10, Captivate Glide and now Nexus 4) for the past 3+ years using my old customer retention plan which only includes 500Mb of data and I've never gone over.
However, to conserve data (and battery) I turn off all auto-updates. Such as Facebook/Twitter to only update when I run the app.
Avoid streaming of audio/video on low data plans as they are the biggest data hoggers
You can also conserve GPS data by saving the map to your phone. In Google maps, go to the area/city that your interested in, and press menu and select "Save to Offline" and you can save the map directly onto the device and thus not using any data when you only need the GPS signal since you already have the map on your phone. [Kudo's to Goooooooogle for doing this]