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How to get a free Nexus 4 16GB with a 2-year AT&T contract
2 points by lucasdailey 1659 days ago | hide | past | web | 6 comments | favorite
Sign a 2-year AT&T contract, get a free iPhone 4 8GB (Black), sell it on eBay for around $350 (my auction is already at $355 with 2.5 days left), then order that sexy slab of glass and unadulterated Android magic on the 13th.

Three tips! 1. Check the prices on eBay of all the free/low cost phones your carrier is offering. At the moment the iPhone 4 8GB (Black) edged out others, but that could change. Particularly if a lot of people do what I did, although the market seems to have a normal supply at the moment. 2. Don't open the sealed phone box, it's will sell for more if it's "unopened, factory sealed". 3. I don't have a ton of evidence to back this up, but I included photos of taking the phone box out of the AT&T shipping box along with all the AT&T papers, which I believ gives bidders greater confidence and will raise the auction price.

I know this is fairly obvious to a lot of people, but I thought it might be helpful for people that only consider getting free phones on contract.

Or you could just get a sim from Straight Talk or T-mobile and be free of contracts forever! Then just buy the Nexus 4 directly from google

Because Free! Plus T-Mobile is more expensive. You can do $70/m on AT&T (with sms only though Google Voice, etc).

What? T-Mobile is $30-60/month and Straight Talk is $45/month. The savings easily pays for the Nexus.

You're right, I should have been more specific. For my usage needs AT&T was less, if I use GV for sms (saving $20/m). Though the T-Mobile coverage is poor in the places I want it, so it wasn't one I considered anyway.

But, it's not free. On a two year contract, I'm sure you pay for the phone many times over. A $350 discount maybe.

Free with a 2-year contract. Like "Free printer with a new laptop". But yeah, the amount of the monthly service fee that goes toward paying for the "free" phone is probably more than the cost of the phone, thus a profit for the carrier. But if you want a major carrier plan you may as well take advantage of the offer you're paying for.

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