The nation's fourth largest carrier is said to be running out of stock of the hard to find Google Nexus 4
after T-Mobile cut the price of the 16GB model of the phone to $49.99 with a signed two-year contract. That is a whopping $150 discount from the usual price and the sale price is good until February 18th. The $49.99 sale price is good for purchases made online only, and undercuts the $349 price that Google charges for the same model, although T-Mobile's price requires the buyer to get tied up
with the carrier for two years. For those who don't want a contract, T-Mobile charges $499.
On Thursday, we told you that the latest figures from XDA forum member draugaz
showed 1 million Google Nexus 4 models had been sold since launch
and that production of the phone has jumped up from 70,000 units in November to over 550,000 last month. Those estimates were obtained by plugging the IMEI number
, unique for each individual unit of a phone, into a website which would return a code that could determine when and where that unit was produced.
T-Mobile just refilled its shelves with the device at the end of last month and 10 days later, it is almost all gone. The phone had been seeing heavy demand anyway, but offering it for $49.99
surely took demand over the top at T-Mobile.