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Virgin Media starts selling the Nexus 4 as Google's stock woes continue

Network is asking for £31 a month
Tue Jan 15 2013, 10:02
Google LG Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

UK MOBILE OPERATOR Virgin Media has started selling the LG Nexus 4, good news for those dismayed by Google's continuing lack of stock.

Virgin Media's pricing isn't quite as wallet-friendly as Google's asking price of £239 SIM free. Instead, the network is asking £31 a month for the handset on a 24 month tariff that comes with 200 minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of monthly data.The network doesn't appear to be selling the Google Nexus 4 on pay as you go yet.

Its pricing might not be cheap and cheerful, but at least Virgin Media has managed to get hold of some Nexus 4 stock. Google's Play store has been showing the phone as 'sold out' since the middle of December, when potential buyers were given a six to seven week delivery estimate.

A Google spokesperson has told The INQUIRER that it doesn't know when more stock will be made available, suggesting that an updated model could be released earlier than expected - as LG hinted at CES last week.

The Nexus 4 is also available from the O2 and Three networks, which are asking £36 and £35 a month for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean phone, respectively. µ


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