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Verizon Support Claims That Their Samsung Galaxy S II Will Indeed Have 4G LTE (Updated)

Official Verizon support just dropped the tweet you are seeing above which states that their version of the Samsung Galaxy S II will have 4G LTE.  We have all been speculating as to whether or not the device would launch on Big Red with 4G since it certainly seems like it will on every other carrier.  The idea of it launching so close to the Bionic though, had us doubting.  This would seemingly change those thoughts and is huge news, especially if we are to see the device in August.  Unless of course that in an hour they retract it to say that they meant “the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have 4G.”  But for now though, we’re jumping up and down with joy.  

Update:  And as expected, the damage control has begun, although no one is necessarily denying that the phone exists or that it will or will not have 4G.  You’ll see in both responses that different support reps are scrambling…

Not exactly sure what “not in our website” is supposed to mean, but again, isn’t really a denial.

If this statement does indeed hold up, feel free to tell us in the comments what you plan on making your next device.

Cheers @sparty569!

  • Darkpsycho

    VZW Reps are like ” Haha.. got you losers!”

  • Anonymous

    They tease us…Verizon you are so cruel….I think it will be 4g and they accidentally let it slip out.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/robert.macri Robert Macri

    This on the day I am eligible for a new phone… drool.

  • http://profiles.google.com/robert.macri Robert Macri

    This on the day I am eligible for a new phone… drool.

  • Anonymous

    The first one is in response to a tweet about a slider on the Galaxy Tab. Has nothing to do with the SGS2.

  • Anonymous

    Those reps are such rubes.  Could you imagine if you went to the Dr. and was told, “Good news, Mr. Smith, you don’t have cancer.”  and then the Dr. looks at the chart and says, “Oops, this is the wrong Mr. Smith, sorry you do have cancer.”
    VZW reps are just about as competent as KFC employees.

  • http://twitter.com/ooja3k ooja3k

    I DON’T believe that this was an error and that they meant to say the 10.1. 

     It was already known and should not have been even news worthy that the Tab 10.1 will be 4G, as that has been known for quite some time…

    I think this news really truely was regarding the SGS2, but that it was not supposed to be leaked…

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Conspiracy theories are usually made up in the persons head….Just sayin

      • http://twitter.com/ooja3k ooja3k

        VZWSupport’s original comment contained the words “Great News” and “Will Have” indicating new  information (News) and references a product that is not yet confirmed as official (Will Have).

        Everyone already knows that the Tab 10.1 “Does Have” 4G service…  That is not news.

        • Anonymous

          Ditto

    • Anonymous

      They leaked it, now there trying to unleak it!

  • Ulose

    Shouldn’t everyone know by now that the new Galaxy Tab is 4G? Sounds to me like support let the cat out of the bag and someone is getting fired…lol

  • Ulose

    Shouldn’t everyone know by now that the new Galaxy Tab is 4G? Sounds to me like support let the cat out of the bag and someone is getting fired…lol

    • http://twitter.com/ooja3k ooja3k

      My comment below exactly….

  • Anonymous

    It is ridiculous that the person operating Verizon’s twitter account is not a gadget geek! Mistakes like this should not be made.

  • Dsfsdfsdfs

    Feel stupid?  People are making choices if the given information becomes true.  Moto has dropped the ball on the Bionic.  If Samsung decides to take advantage, far be it from me to stay on the Moto bandwagon.  

  • Anonymous

    LOL!  Another Verizon blunder, what a surprise.  So much for all the Bionic naysayers now huh?

  • Matt

    these support people are morons

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    hahahaha dont everyone feel stupid saying the BIonic is dead and now sgs2 wont have LTE haha Obv.. verizon dont know anything and everyone by now should know they are taling about the galaxy tab because this happened last month too 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      The only person that should feel stupid is you as your statement was full of grammatical errors.  Please go back to school and learn the basic English language before calling others stupid.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        I did go to school. If I wanted to use correct grammer I would but I am on a blog so I wont dont matter to me… Are your feelings hurt that samsung isnt up your ass yet??and reread what I wrote because I think you need to learn how to read buddy… oh Yeah sweet name

        • http://twitter.com/ooja3k ooja3k

          “So I won’t don’t?”  lol 

        • Anonymous

          Ha! Wow, you’re dumb.

      • Anonymous

        Bahahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Motorola should just call it quits with the Bionic at this point, just work on getting the Dinara out the door faster while we all enjoy our SGS2′s :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    Why do they keep on mixing up these two devices? If you work at a mobile company and don’t know the difference between a tablet and a phone, you probably shouldn’t be working at a mobile company. 

    • Anonymous

      They do it to jerk us around. You mean to tell me you are in PR and dont know the difference between the GS2 and Galaxy Tablet??

      Although…this is the same carrier that said the Droid X1 came with a Snapdragon during the @droidlanding for the DX1.

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    Why do they keep on mixing up these two devices? If you work at a mobile company and don’t know the difference between a tablet and a phone, you probably shouldn’t be working at a mobile company. 

  • Anonymous

    You sir just made my day!  My OG Droid will be retired soon…it has served well.  

  • jimbob

    I just came in my pants.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola is really hurting their chances against the competition by delaying the release of the Droid Bionic.. quiet sad really.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      agree they need to get this phone out sooner than later .

  • Anonymous

    get the coc* out of your mouth reps

  • Anonymous

    LOL. 

    How disappointing. 

    I doubt it’ll have 4G. 
    Its just to thin, unless they plan on buffing it up.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Of course they werent talking about the galaxy s2 verizon dont know anything I still dont think this phone will have lte

  • Anonymous

    MY BRAIN HURTS!

  • JOK

    This news made me TouchJiz.
    SGSII WITH 4G LTE is all I need.
    Badass hardware with an unlocked bootloader =)

    • JOK

      Let me clarify,
      This news made me TouchJiz (stab @ the TouchWiz name) my pants…
      Its like all my prayers were answered with that VZW tweet.
      Now all Verizon needs to do is actually call it the Samsung Galaxy S II and not something else.

  • Sk102704

    I’ll wait to see if it is truly confirmed because Vzw support has made errors before in claiming something for a device that turned out to be the wrong one, but if its true, wow, I’m interested

    • Sk102704

      Ugh, that is exactly what I’m talking about. Stupid vzw doesn’t know the difference between their phones and tablets. Back to the Motoraols Bi-Polar if the SG2 isn’t 4gLTE!

  • Spencer9663

    Okay which do you think will have better battery life? Droid Bionic or a 4g SGII?

    • Anonymous

      S2

  • Anonymous

    Bionic is still better. It will come with HDMI out…. And it’s Moto and they make better hardware.

    • Spencer9663

      Is HDMI out really a deal breaker? I still believe real specs trump vaporware above anything. (only thing left to confirm on the SGII is 4G LTE)

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        the only vaporware here is the LTE in the sgs2

      • Anonymous

        I’m looking forward to be able to watch allot of movies I plan to put on my Bionic and watch them on my TV set. Also does the SGS2 have DDR3 ram? Will it have 1gig of ram? I’m not sure of the spec’s. Plus I like the new Moto blur better than the new touch wiz. Preferences is all.

        • Anonymous

          checkout voice talk

    • Anonymous

      But is still might look like sh*t on your HDTV

  • Ligui

    They really need to educate their workers…

  • http://www.facebook.com/skrewee Lewis McGeorge

    Uh Oh… Moto better have made some crazy changes. Still, I can’t make my decision until I actually know what the Bionic is packin…

  • Zach

    I am so shocked I did not think this would happen, VZWsupport has never been wrong before because they know everything about unannounced products….

  • Jordan

    This coincides with the tablet becoming available on their website so he probably meant the tablet. 
    They also just tweeted@ravenlore Clarification-I am speaking of the new Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 that is 4G. ^CB

  • Anonymous

    lulz on all of us for wasting so much time of this SG2/LTE rumor. Never trust a Verizon rep, even on twitter!!!!!

    • Gavin

      I’m a Verizon tech support rep and I agree you should never trust them. We don’t know anything more than you do. A lot of our training’s on new things come after they are released anyway, its kind of ridiculous. 

      So once you know we know new information that gets put on our internal website gets leaked the day it comes out usually. That’s what I’ve noticed

      • Anonymous

        The only Verizon rep I know personally says the same thing.  But that is good business practice by Verizon, no point on giving people info on a product to sell or fix that can’t be ordered or fixed.  If they had the release date of the Bionic what could a sales rep do with it other than talk someone out of an immediate sale?

  • Chaz2400

    No brainer… SGII all the way with LTE… bye bye Moto!

  • RenaissanceMan28

    I will drop my Droid X for the S II if it has 4G LTE

  • Kal El

    Eh I think I’ll get an iPhone 5 instead. GO APPLE!! WHOOOO

    Whew momentary psychosis there. No worries, Galaxy 2 it is. Thanks to Droid-Life. Never knew about the crappy Motorola screens until I read your articles

  • Spencer9663

    Only way I would consider the Bionic now is if it had a better battery life then the GSII

  • http://twitter.com/shehippie malissa

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTGKBDMFNMTHTXUT3ILVEUOKEE matts

    I really, really hope it launches with LTE. It would make my upgrade decision in August so easy. Either way I don’t think I’m going with the Bionic.  

  • Erasmussen14

    Call me crazy, but my Droid X is running just fine on a good ROM, no need to upgrade anytime soon.  It could certainly be faster, but there is never any lag, programs open quickly, and games run fine.  Not sure what else you guys are using your phones for, but without the phone becoming your laptop like the Atix does (very poorly) whats the need for super charged phones?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791421551 Omid Meradji

    My next phone.

  • Anonymous

    But guys I wouldn’t get your hopes up!!!

    VZW will find a way to screw it up. 

  • Anonymous

    Nice! 
    I would rather my Droid 3 over it because of the keyboard, but oh yea!!

    Arguably the best phone of the year to have 4G on Verizon? Sweet. 
    But the LTE will ruin the battery life….or not as much ruin as worsen…

  • Anonymous

    IT”S BEEN RETRACTED.

  • Y2kron

    SGS2 … That was the license plate of the bus that ran the Droid Boonic over.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been debunked on twitter, they were talking about Tab.  #FAIL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Yang/100000650290495 Danny Yang

      How the hell do you get confused with SG2 and SGTab? 

      • Anonymous

        Not the first time. They said the SGS2 was coming this month…oooops, they meant Galaxy Tab….

  • Anonymous

    Before you all give up on Bionic, keep in mind that this could very well look like a slightly modified Epic 4G.

    Note to telcoms: Leave the designing to the people that do it for a living. You focus on getting everyone covered and stop screwing with good designs, determining what we would like best. If I wanted that, I would just buy an iphone.

    Don’t screw this up Verizon.

  • http://www.gamutnetwork.com Andres Gallardo

    OMG…mobile tech boner achieved

  • Michael Mendlovic

    here’s the screenshot… the vzw twitter feed thought the guy was asking about the galaxy tab

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanfacesays Nathan Coffee

    this phone will be god