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DROID Charge Not Launching Tomorrow, will be Rescheduled Due to 4G LTE Outage? (Updated)

We just received word from three separate Verizon friends who say they have been notified within the last hour that the DROID Charge will not launch tomorrow, and we’re assuming it’s due to the 4G LTE outage that is still currently plaguing Big Red’s new network.  We had heard rumbles of a delayed launch as a possibility earlier in the day, but managers are now informing their employees that there will indeed be a rescheduled launch.  It looks like this network issue has become bigger than they had imagined.

We’ll keep you posted and will be hoping for a late night miracle.  Would be nice to wake up and hear that the launch is back on, wouldn’t it?  This is not the start the first 4G LTE DROID needs.

Update:  3G and even some 4G LTE seems to be returning around the country.  Could we see the Charge make it at the last minute?

Update 2:  The Charge commercial from earlier today is now set to private.  (Cheers nativi!)

Cheers SV, L, and J!

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  • Cromike16

    how come every time something goes wrong for Droid users they fine a way to mention Apple? You guys need to focus on your Droids and stop worrying about Apple so much, I have had both and their are pro’s and con’s to each device. Now if we could get the pro’s from both and make a device now we are talking!!!

    but seriously don’t hate Apple for their success guys really?

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    Maybe they saw the Quadrant scores on Droid Life and decided to tweak. :)

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  • Kfath1978

    Just stopped by a Verizon store and they said it may be several days or longer b/f it gets launched. They are currently taking down all the signs in the store related to the Charge. So its something more than 4G being down that is causing the delay once again. 4G is back up according to them as well. Crazy Crazy…..

  • Anonymous

    Another botched launch

  • allknowing

    Its coming out Friday

  • JDub

    LTE is back up in the Phoenix area.

  • JDub

    LTE is back up in the Phoenix area.

  • Fd2blk78

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  • LTL11

    My 4g is back as of about 9 this morning.

  • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

    id say its because another device is also launching today, one that the whole world has been holding their breath for, a device so far ahead of its time it will no doubt turn the smartphone world upside down…..the white iphone

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  • Sob157

    hahaha.. why would you privatize a commercial thats already been released?

    On a side note, this is all steve jobs fault… he and his geniuses took a break from hacking ps3 network to beat up on LTE… He didnt take a medical leave, he and his e-army are waging electronic warfare in a bunker 3 miles underneath cupertino. Get your tinfoil hats out! : )

  • Anonymous

    Have a 3g connection in Sarasota as of 6:40 am.

  • Dodgesityballer

    Wonder if the pulled Charge…ha……is still pulled?

  • LionStone

    4G just popped back up in Atlanta…at Hartfeld Jackson

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t surprise me. I tweeted @VerizonWireless on Wednesday afternoon that they’d better get the 4G LTE issue resolved before Thursday’s scheduled launch of the Droid Charge or it would be embarrassing for them. It smart of them to delay the launch until they’re completely confident that they have the LTE issue 100% resolved.

    Things still aren’t right in NYC. My Thunderbolt intermittently gets a 3G signal now after only getting 1X all day on Wednesday.

    • Pder

      4g finally came back on my tb around 2 am

      • Pder

        In boston. Sorry

  • droidrev71

    Well, my outage lasted 24 hours. Glad I only pay a buck a day. lol

  • Andrew

    Jesus, I’m embarrassed for Verizon. They should be ashamed of themselves, they’re a a major corporation and they can’t get they’re shit together long enough to get a phone out on it’s scheduled launch date.

  • Andrew

    Jesus, I’m embarrassed for Verizon. They should be ashamed of themselves, they’re a a major corporation and they can’t get they’re shit together long enough to get a phone out on it’s scheduled launch date.

    • Mr.Joe

      yeah… cause they expected this outage months ago…

  • chris

    maybe this will speed up verizon at fixing the 4g issue. maybe i’ll have 4g back on my thunderbolt this week

  • GWB

    A) Charges begin to arrive in hands of reviewers
    B) 4G network goes down
    C) Charge gets delayed until issues are resolve

    Ramping up the paranoia to idiotic levels: maybe ‘A’ caused ‘B’, so ‘C’ is to apply a fix to the phone as much as to fix the network?

    Okay, enough of the insanity … just had to through that crazy thought out there … I’m back to reality now …

  • jason w.s.

    ….And not one single F#*k was given that day.

  • Scubastevie

    supposedly you can’t activate 4g because of the network outage… That’s why the release must be delayed….

    • http://twitter.com/frice2003 Frank Rice

      Just activated a Thunderbolt today so no.

  • Stephen D

    Well great. Even if it’s cancelled, I’m still going to the mall to check it out. I’ve become good friends with a guy at the VZ kiosk. He let me play with the TBolt before it was released and if they at least have the phone I’ll be able to use it.

  • Anonymous

    Charge…depleted….

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone is going to be missing this phone!

  • http://www.twitter.com/helmes/ Henry

    my 14 day return possible ends on Friday for my thunderbolt shit shit shit….

    • Anonymous

      Why worry? The Thunderbolt is a better phone anyways!

      • http://www.twitter.com/helmes/ Henry

        I agree but the battery and screen are better than the Charge. HTC always wins in teh build quality category though. The tbolt is also faster….Just want options…

        • Andrew

          Umm, I don’t think HTC always wins in build quality by any means. I love my incredible, don’t get me wrong, but I certainly wouldn’t rate the build quality as high..

          • Mr.Joe

            I know! The one I have creaks.

  • http://twitter.com/MastaMarc Marc C.

    i hate this phone lol. htc or motorola all day

  • Anonymous

    I respect Verizon a lot for withholding the device until the network is performing properly.Yeah, a delayed launch sucks, but its better than advertising and selling a phone with 4G when it doesn’t actually have 4G, you know, like some other carrier does that we all know and love.

    • VzW Tipster

      ROFLOL – Why? It isn’t their choice – they can’t sell any 4G devices right now.. no way to activate them.

  • d-roids

    i think its back up in my area as well

  • Greg

    Yeah.. this could get real ugly for Verizon..

  • Greg

    Yeah.. this could get real ugly for Verizon..

  • Greg

    Yeah.. this could get real ugly for Verizon..

  • Anonymous

    for what its worth… i have a thunderbolt and it has had 1x all day, up until about an hour ago i’d say. now i have steady 3g coverage for now. oh and i live in worcester, ma about 50 miles outside boston.

    • http://profiles.google.com/spooneb Brian Spoonemore

      Similar situation in KC. 3G is back after a day of 1X

      • Anonymous

        maybe we have something here.

    • Mmiller

      My Thunderbolt has been at 1X here in Silicon Valley. The only saving grace is that it automatically switches to Wifi from Verizon’s network at my work and in my home, (i. e., where I spend 90% of a workday like today).

    • Mmiller

      My Thunderbolt has been at 1X here in Silicon Valley. The only saving grace is that it automatically switches to Wifi from Verizon’s network at my work and in my home, (i. e., where I spend 90% of a workday like today).

  • Anonymous

    The outage should have been one to two hours tops. I traded my iPhone for a Thunderbolt today and am really angry that I not only don’t get 4g, but no 3g either.

    • Anonymous

      You can enable 3G only if you go into some more in depth settings (don’t have a Thunderbolt so I don’t remember where) and turn it on so it connects to 3G only. Search around and you’ll find the solution and its pretty easy to go back to 4G/3G from what I understood once its back up.

    • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

      ##778# then hit “send” > hit “edit mode”> Enter password “000000″> Modem Settings > Rev A, then hit “enable”> Press Menu > Hit “Commit modifications”> Then Reboot.. and voila, 3G. when LTE comes back up, you’ll have to do it again, but hit “eHRPD” under Rev A.

    • http://twitter.com/HenriDevious Henri Devious

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  • The Dave

    This is getting ridiculous, Big Red. Just ridiculous.

    Your a major corporation. Get it together.

    • Anonymous

      Just be glad they didn’t sell it when the network wasn’t functioning properly. I’d rather have them withhold a device that doesn’t work properly than have them do like AT&T and sell me a device thats not actually as capable as advertised due to the network not being ready.

      • The Dave

        Im thinking more along the lines of “dont releae the network itself until its more widely available and tested. things like this cant happen, you know?

        Point well taken though. The delay makes sense given the circumstances

  • Anonymous

    suddenly I have forgotten about My Droid 2′s locked bootloader :D oh well.. in a week or so I’ll remember when I start seeing charges out and about >.>

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure Verizon isn’t very happy about this. First the Thunderbolt, then behind the scenes with the Bionic and now the Droid Charge. Something goes wrong somehow.

  • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

    PSN, Amazon, now Verizon… hmmmm 2012 here we come!

  • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

    PSN, Amazon, now Verizon… hmmmm 2012 here we come!

    • Anonymous

      Nah. iTrolls are going to blame it on the white ishit coming out tomorrow.

      • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

        Maybe you are right…. All those services are going down because a the first phone of the apocalypse is nigh.

        –Behold! There the first rider, he holdeth a white phone with the fruit of sin emblazoned upon its shell. And he shall bring down the internet giants one by one via DDOS.

      • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

        no iTrolls like myself will say “wow LTE is amazing, Apple should really make iPhone 5 run on a network that doesn’t work and kills your battery when it does!!”

  • Sedwards1982

    4g back on tb in phx, az market!

  • Anonymous

    lol no on cares…

    • Anonymous

      I happen to care actually. ;)

    • Anonymous

      I happen to care actually. ;)