Google will refund you $110 CDN if you purchased a Nexus 4 after August 11

Daniel Bader

August 28, 2013 3:10pm

Nexus 4 owners who purchased a device for $309 or $359 on or after August 12 and before yesterday’s price drop are eligible for a $110 credit from Google.

The company posted an update to its support page outlining that detail, and offering a web submission form that should expedite the process. Good thing, too, since Google isn’t known to have the best phone customer support.

Google dropped the price of then 8GB Nexus 4 to $199 and the 16GB version to $249 — a significant discount and one of then best deals for a smartphone, period. The Nexus 4, even without a great camera, LTE support or a large battery, is still a fantastic purchase and should be considered when looking to save some money on a 2-year contract.

Since the Big Three carriers offer a $20/month discount for customers who bring their own devices, adding a $249 Nexus 4 to a $105 6GB promotional plan brings the cost down to $85/month for unlimited talk, text and voicemail. Just a thought.

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  • dooger2

    I bought one on August 4th… Lame. I knew the price would drop eventually, but didn’t expect it so soon (or to be so much — $100).

  • alphs22

    People who bought it August 10 are collectively shaking their heads.

    • MatroXX

      People that bought it on the 11th are pulling out their hair!

  • park kyokeun

    I bought it at December… of 2012. Does that still count :P

    • Ali Issa

      Yea

  • King kobi

    I bought mine from some punk on kijiji. Can I get a refund. Just kidding I sold 2 of them for 825$ and picked up a note 2 for 300$. No contract PENTABAND model

    • alphs22

      Cool story bro

    • hunkyleepickle

      You’re the best guy you know, aren’t you?

    • Yulet

      I have the TELUS (SGH-I317M) Model; 1- It has LTE 2- It IS PENTABAND on 3G; you just need to flash a file which will take less than 3 minutes and it will work on any carrier you want-mine does.
      I guess mine is better Pentaband ;)

    • King kobi

      Too bad it won’t properly on an AWS network and thats a fact.

    • Yulet

      Mine works very well on Mobilicity, and that’s a busted fact. lol

    • Elvis Ma

      I flashed my note (i717R) with a AWS modem, works great on wind, sucked on mobilicity though.

    • Elvis Ma

      Well I’m jealous, bought my Note 1 for 190$, would pay the extra bucks for the note 2

  • vince

    good guy Google

  • Merags

    I’ve been trying to explain to my friends/family with nexus 7s who love them, why this would be an amazing upgrade to their 3 year old android phones — “But i can get a new phone free or cheaper at Robellus” smh…

    • Anaron

      You need to sit down with them and explain why it isn’t free when they’re renewing a 2- or 3-year contract.

  • Guest

    So… What’s the likelihood of Google refunding my the $100 if I placed the order on August 10th (Saturday), and actually processed the order (took the money) on the 12th (Monday)? Which one do they count? The “order” date or the “process” date?

    Riding right on the line…

    • Merags

      You should be able to call and ask them, i’m sure they would give them to you if you make that point… If not, just refuse the phone when it arrives, and Google should refund u the money, then simply re-buy it with the discounted price. Edit — unless you’ve received it already..

    • Guest

      Arrived already. I’ll just talk to them and see what I can do.

  • Guest

    So… What’s the likelihood of Google refunding my the $100 if I placed the order on August 10th (Saturday), and actually processed the order (took the money) on the 12th (Monday)? Which one do they count? The “order” date or the “process” date?

    Riding right on the line…

    • Me Ted

      Hey. Can’t hurt to try. Good luck!!

  • Shane Kweens

    Looks like the 16gb is already sold out at the new price. Good thing I ordered two last night!

    • MatroXX

      It’s still in stock/re-stocked

  • PT

    Sweet!

  • MrMission

    I just want the details on the new phone which is causing them to lower this price. I’d like to get rid of my Evo 3D but I don’t want to spend this money only to then want their new one for $100 more a month later.

    • Keith Richmond

      I am guessing the next Nexus is coming out this fall.

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    Good for those who got one!

    Can someone tell me why this news did not show up on the main news page? ever since they change the site this happens frequently.

  • Ali Issa

    Like who really still has their order number?