My son did this to whatever cheap smartphone he got form Walmart on his cheap month to month T-Mobile plan: I've decided to give him my Nexus 4. He's working hard to pay for college without a) running up excessive loans or b) asking Dad for money if he can avoid it. I survived just fine with the Nexus 7 and a flip phone earlier this year and it will tide me over until I decide of a newer phone when the finances are better. My wife is going on Verizon sometime and there is a chance I might decide to join her. Or I may just be looking at a Nexus 5 early next year. Whatever, I'll miss the Nexus 4, but it is an easy thing to do to help out my son. By the way, I suggested he get a case.