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jeffkoe

Who is buying the LG Nexus 4 and using it on a prepaid plan?

It seems more smartphone users are moving to off contract, prepaid plans for the lower monthly cost and freedom to change to another carrier when you choose. If you have done so already, what have been the pluses and minuses of doing so? Does the choice of a high end smartphone for $350 make this a more appealing option?

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moriel

I plan on getting the Nexus 4 and using on AT&T (Still on Contract) for about a month or two, till I can terminate my contract. Then try out pre-paid T-Mobile and decide if I want us pre-paid AT&T or T-Mobile. I will definitley go pre-paid. Its so much cheaper than going with a contract and being tied down to a particular company. A major reason Im going with a Nexus 4. Unlocked = Freedom and Choice.
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jeffkoe

Please share your experience on prepaid once you have made the switch. I plan to go prepaid when off contract also.
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DrThomasHo

Net10 (especially for a family "plan" where first user is $50 & subsequent ones are $40: www.net10wireless.com­/­#­/plans­/family) and Consumer Cellular seem to have great prepaid monthly rates for UNlimited use of GSM phones.
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sixteensonic

I was looking at the same thing. I'm currently on VZWs fake Nexus and plan to avoid that mistake in the future. Even thought we just got 4G and I like it, I don't think the extra cost and dealing with a carrier is worth it. Before the Nexus 4 was announced I was anticipating purchasing a used last generation phone on Swappa.com and going prepaid, but with a top tier phone at $300 unlocked that seems the route to go now. At this point I am just running out my Verizon Contract.
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jeffkoe

Live and learn. I think Verizon will not gave many takers with future Nexus devices.
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tcooper185

I'm on a Sprint SERO contract through April 1, but my Nexus 4 is going to start on T-Mobile's $30/month 100 minute/unlimited text/unlimited data plan from WalMart.com. Depending on how coverage turns out, I may sell my SERO plan and stick with the TMo plan, or move to Straight Talk for the Nexus.
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moriel

Just order straight from T-Mobile online. You still have to get the activation kit that includes the micro sim which walmart charges $13. T-Mobile online is $1.08 two day shipping. Just got mine today.
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tcooper185

I ordered the SIM Kit from WalMart, and it was the full-sized SIM, not the Micro one we need for the Nexus 4. Had to return it. The MicroSIM from TMo is not only cheaper, but what you need. Loving the Nexus 4 on the $30 100 minute/unlimited text/unlimited data plan. I don't actually use the unlimited Text since I'm using Google Voice.
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