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Madden 2012 on Android is FREE this Weekend from Verizon

Madden 2012 on Android will normally run you about $7.50, but from October 1-3 (this weekend), Verizon customers can download it for free by simply calling **MADDEN (**623336).  It may not help the fact that 1,200 of us got whacked from the Droid Life Eliminator in weeks 1-3 of this NFL season, but it at least gives us another way to enjoy some football for free.  That’s right, there are only 396 people out of 1,500 that still have a chance to win after just 3 weeks.  Fun times.

Cheers Scott, John and Jubby!

  • tlspatt

    Anyone else having trouble getting this?  When I DLed and opened V-Cast Apps (which you have to do to DL the game) it opens and then says “Can’t connect to your account.  Please contact customer service.”  So I called customer service and they didn’t know anything about it.  If I try re-DLing the application and over-writing the apk files, then it leads to a page that says “wait 5 minutes for your account to reset” and, of course, it never ever resets so opening it manually just causes a force close.  Tech support didn’t even know about the promo and their only answer was “do a factory reset.”  Apparently my call started a trouble log and they’ll get back to me (we’ll see if that actually happens or not) but it certainly won’t happen by the end of the day when the promo expires.  WTF, Verizon?  Anyone else?  Heard anything, ed?

  • Jayrod718

    Ok so i tried yesterday on my bionic and wifes incredible 2. No go on either. I called verizon and told them it aint working and suggested they credit me and they did for $6.99. I downloaded on my bionic and payed for it with my debit card. It has a 220 mb update before it runs, after update the game errors and closes i have tried moving to sd and back still no go. Today I looked in the vcast app store on the incredible 2 and it’s there and works fully and plays for free. Also the link works now. If anyone figures out how to fix the bionic let me know.

  • nevermind scratch that dont workl on my phone either lammmmeee

  • reallly disliking verizon and this tbolt man wish i could upgrad… t(“t)  verizon… kirby lol

  • Smurfette8202

    it won’t let me download it on my d3…….says my fone is not compatible! and on my friends droid x it won’t install…..ggggggrrrrr

  • Ascubaboy

    Just tried on my bionic (yes, it is october 2nd, Brandon Shaw) . . . it was a no go, not a “supported device”…. total crap.

  • James

    It works on Thunderbolt with gingerbread now

  • Telephoneteck

    Works on my rooted thunderbolt thanks to the link in this thread and das bamf!

  • Jobslave72

    just for everyone’s information , you have to have Vcast in order to receive the download.

  • Steve Blais

    NO OG Droid love 😛


    no droid 2 support

  • Zxczcass

    Not available for the bionic WHAT IS THIS

  • I called Verizon about it saying the Droid Bionic wasn’t listed as a supported device and how it was listed as supported device under the Android market as compatible, they said as of now its listed on their end as an unsupported device. I gave my opinion on how that’s bad marketing and they end up giving me a 6.99 credit. 
    –Purchased from Android Market 

    • cardi

      i did the same thing just a min ago got a 6.99 credit on my account now time to buy it from the market

  • Cardi

    This is some bs all these new phones like the thunderbolt and bionic cant get it cause there not vcast apps supported. Its not that the phone is not supported by the game the phones are not supported by v cast apps which you need to get madden 12 free

  • Anonymous

    while i would like to play this and dl for free, vcast apps is a piece of crap and will not download the required update. it just force closes. hmm…no wonder i use the google market verizon

  • Aroldan284

    Says I’m not qualified on droid 3? Wth!?

  • Anonymous

    Won’t download on X2

  • T

    Have droid x2 with 2.3.3. Doesn’t work. Gotta be kidding me.
    Only phones supported are: 
    Incredible,Vortex 2.2 , Continum, thunderbolt 2.2, droid pro 2.2, fascinate 2.2
    Incredible 2.2.2, Commando, droid charge, revolution 2.2, droid x2 2.2, droid x 2.3

    • I have a thunderbolt running gingerbread and apparently it’s “not supported,” which is total bullshit

      • really dammmmmit i hate the thunderbolt lol its in my car so i havent got a chance to try it

    • Ken

      It works fine on my DX2  2.3.3.

  • So this only working on 2.2 (Froyo) systems… I think they are a year behind. You sure it didn’t say Madden ’11?

    .apk anyone? lol 

  • Mr. Joshua
  • Anonymous

    I got the link after calling and clicked on it and sure enough, it said my phone is not supported. I have an incredible. Tell me, why is my phone not supported? I’m on Verizon. It’s October 1st. After reading the comments, I am not surprised. Nice stunt Verizon. Pos.

  • sounds like this was mainly to get people to install vcast on their phone.

  • B2ryz426f

    The paid app at the market works so it looks like Verizon is giving us bionic owners the shaft! !

  • Jeremycase00

    total bullshit Droid bionic is not supported the newest freaking Android phone on Verizon and not supported. What the hell

    • it all comes in time … netflix didnt work on my htc thunderbolt…

      • JW

        Netflix worked on launch for the bionic. The thunderbolt came out at a time when netflix was still fairly new on android. This is a complete joke that the Droid Bionic a 4G Dual core phone, the most capable phone on Verizon network can run a simple game? BS! 

  • B2ryz426f

    I hear ya, i ran into the same bs ! going to the market to see if the paid version works

    • androidman

      Looks like it runs on the droid 3, but the reviews the game is getting are awful about it not running on some phones, and a update that made the game inoperable.  So maybe its not a lost after all.

  • John

    LOL game only supports 12 Android devices, and only one gingerbread device, the Droid X.  what a crock of horse sh!t.  I can’t even spoof my way into being compatible because no ROMs let you spoof the lame devices this game supports.  

  • androidman

    As I wasn’t mad enough at verizon they pull this stunt, my droid 3 is more then capable of playing this game this is BULLS%^$!!

  • MrToTo83

    No go on Droid 3…Damn you!

  • Anonymous

    Says that the BIONIC is not supported…. that’s what frustrates me about Android sometimes: The “newest” isn’t the most “up to date.”

    • Anonymous

      It’s Verizon not Android

  • Twoot505

    I hope everyone one is seeing this as a BIG FRIGGIN JOKE!!!!!   A new game comes out but it DOES NOT WORK on the new phones that can run the game?????  BIONIC???    Verizon is trying to pull a fast one over on it’s customers!!!!!!  I don’t understand? Igot the Bionic so I could do and play all the cool things and games but for some reason the Bionic is NOT supported on almost ALL of ANYTHING???? Like Gameloft, EAGames, etc…… WHY?????????

    • Blood

      You should of got the Xperia Play then.

    • Tk

      i can’t even watch my MLB games after i bought the MLB app…

  • Jvrcb17

    So I’m using an HTC droid incredible. and…… this does not seem to be supported for my phone…. could it be because i’m rooted??? hmmm. weird.

  • Bah, phone calls said i qualified, yet link says phone isnt supported. i installed the VCast Apps apk, it wont connect on my phone….sigh.

  • Dont bother if you are a Droid Incredible 2 owner who received the updated verizon software to ver 2.34 on 9/27 .   You must be on version 2.2.   What a crock of sh*t….thanks for nothing

  • Knalis703

    i been trying to get this since last night i still cant it keeps saying my phone not supported for some  reason someone please help me out

  • Anonymous

    Stupid thing forces you to download it through vcast. If you don’t have vcast you’re supposed to go to a store to get it installed. Wtf.. I’m not going to go to a store to get more bloatware installed on my phone just to play a game.

  • Anonymous

    It says the bionic isnt supported

    • Anonymous

      i got the same reply for my Thunderbolt….

      • Anonymous

        Plus we have to subscribe to vcast

  • Miguel Montano Mm

    Okay, so what am I doing wrong. I tried calling **madden yet I get a message saying that my call can not go through. Any suggestions?

  • Ffy

    droid bionic not compadable

  • Worked for me


  • I have a Droid Charge, which IS listed as supported…but I don’t have the V Cast App Store, so no go.  Nor can I get it.  This is re-friggin’-diculous.

  • Kenohki88

    Bionic of mine couldn’t down load it…says something about v cast its not free if I have to sign up for stupid v cast

  • Stupid fake. You have to have a Vcast subscription.

  • Joejoe1100

    Read the bottom of the webpage that the text message directs you to. It lists the supported phones. The Bionic is not on the supported list. I cannot understand why Verizon would disclude their flagship phone.

  • Telephoneteck

    Verizon is only giving it to people with a vcast subscription :, (
    Damn you big red!

  • I just tried it and it says that my phone is not supported…its 12:40am right now, tha’ts bullsh*t.

  • Eric815

    Wtf! Bionic is not supported either!!
    This is a sham.

  • Anonymous

    Only avail on a few devices. No go on Bionic.

  • dr154

    I just tried to get it and it said my device not supported. Droid X2 :((

    • Mack

      Unfortunately, it looks like our phones still need to be on 2.2 for this to work. At the bottom it lists te Droid X2 but not on gingerbread. 

  • Stew560

    So I update my Thunderbolt to GB and this is the thanks I get?

  • Bigmatai

    I just tried calling. I got through, but no text message with a link as stated in the message.

  • Jim Goun

    both my Droid 3 & X2 are “not supported”… WTF Verizon….

    • A B

      Not working on my Bionic or my Droid 3, can anybody provide a workaround? Epic fail for this not working on Verizon’s premier phones…

      • Anonymous

        it doesnt work on my Thunderbolt, or on My wifes Incredible. Seems it doesnt work on any phone that would be required to run it……. Verizon sucks like that. Its probable some iCrap phone thing….

  • Stuian1

    Unfortunately my Droid Bionic does not seem to be a supported phone. Humm.

  • MJZ

    No luck on my Bionic. 
    Needs to be downloaded through the VZW App Store (VCast Apps). 

  • i called, it said i was too early its only the 1st through the 3rd. sent me a text anyways saying to go this website to download. i clicked the link and it said i wasnt on a Android VCast phone. lol im on a verizon droid 2… weird, maybe it will work tomorrow.

    • Hayden Hawk

      I did the same thing and it said my phone wasn’t supported.  Hopefully that will change tomorrow.

  • lol did every one vote on the patriots in week 3 

  • Slzmn1

    How do we get this on a Xoom….no place to dial? Once we have it on our phone (D3) will we be able to use the Web Android Market to install it to our other devices (Xoom)?

    • no, it probably wont work. it will probably be coded like the Madden 11 apk was, it connects to verizon and sees if you paid for it before it actives. I paid for Madden 11 on my droid 2, tried to mode apk and folder to my droid x and it wouldnt work. Probably same with this one.

  • I suspect that with the imminent release of the iPhone5, we can expect to see more freebies and incentives to stay with Android. That’s all good by me!

    • J0n Galt


  • HTCNut

    @Eklinger79 I tried the website, not working sadly.

  • HTCNut

    They made it for Oct. 1st because that’s when NFL Mobile video will not be free anymore, therefore you need a VCAST subscription to get video and if i’m reading comments correctly, this game as well. Unreal.

    • Chefmg

      yep just saw that myself reason I rooted was to get rid of vcast not to download it again no nfl game for me

  • Eklinger79

    If you don’t have Vcast just go to apktop.com, search for the game, download its apk and install.  Bam! free Madden 2012.

    • HTCNut

      @Eklinger79 I tried the website, not working sadly. 

      • Eklinger79

        Are you retarded? Of course it works, type http://www.apktop.com into your browser, when there search for any app you like.  On the apps description page just scroll down and underneath the bar code is a link to download the apk.  Then on your phone navigate to where the file was downloaded to and install.  Piece of cake!

        • Blood

          The first sentence in your response was funny. You talk like a kid.

        • Anonymous


        • Jayrod718

          I get a license error when installing the apk from that website, would be awesome if it worked….

  • Yep, I think I’m gonna get this

  • O C

    Can’t wait

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if this requires using the VCast app store or will this be a standalone APK (thus, not upgradable in anyway)?

    I’m hoping it is for the normal Android Market but I’m kind of doubting it.

  • Anonymous

    damn vikings, cant do shit. should have picked the lions

    • Booboolala2000

      at least the vikings didn’t have strep throat!

  • Maybe I’m missing something but …. TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 30th peeps.  This doesnt start until tomorrow October 1st! ;o)

  • Unity

    Do we have to call this number? Or text madden? When I call it, I get a your call can not be completed. Help I have an og droid.

    • Unity

      Nm, I’m so stupid october 1-3. Guess I got a little too excited.

  • Sean Futach

    Got a “Sorry. Your phone is not supported” on my D3. All because no V-Cast, there are like 4 V-cast branded apps on this phone, oh well.

  • This is only if you have V-Cast.

  • Anonymous

    Is this linked anywhere? I’m not on an unlimited texting plan and I’m wondering if this is one of those “FREE!!!* game!” deals where there’s “*user agrees to receive 500 text messages per month with no ability to ever stop” clauses ;).  Just wondering if there’s more to it.

  • Anonymous

    i’m beginning to like this verizon and nfl partnership more and more

  • Anonymous

    Well…  If you have an HTC Incredible, you can forget this freebie if you upgraded to GB. I no longer have access to the Verizon app’s in the market…  It was replaced with Sprint for some reason…

  • Anonymous

    how do i get this on my 3g xoom? is it going to be like need for speed were it is avaible for like 3 months and is now no longer supported by my carrier which is vz. i like having apps installed but then they want you to update but you cant because vz throws up the yellow flag and doesnt support it.

  • BilleyMaes

    Hmm to me, If the tittle doesn’t state vigor, prime or droid HD it isn’t worth reading..

    • Anonymous

      I love me some big ole tittles.

      Oh, you meant title. 

  • Anonymous

    It says I don’t have V-Cast…

  • They are more than likely screening people to see whom is rooted. Doing this may very well void your warranty. I would love to see the terms and conditions of this free game.

    • Anonymous

      LOL… If so I just got whacked… 🙂

    •  I seriously doubt that.

      • Why?

        • Whatever

          Because he’s not a conspiracy theorist.

  • MJZ

    Hopefully they whitelist the Bionic before the end of the weekend.. but it’s unlikely 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Also, for a brief time…I’m L33T….

    “1337 likes received”

    • Anonymous

      That didn’t last long!

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t picture a console game being ported to a touch platform and still being fun.  I mean most PC to console ports suck, the controls must be….difficult.

  • Wouldn’t allow me to get it on my rooted Thunderbolt running CM7.  

    • brent

      October 1st -3rd.  Today is not any of those days.

  • Bruce Strom

    probably jinxing myself but i’m one of the 396 🙂

    • shdowman

      Yup, just jinxed

  • Pottyman

    awwww yeah baby you dont see at&PEE or PEE-mobile doing stuff like this!

    • John

      you never seen vzw doing it either ( this is a out of character for them )

    •  God damn, I cannot describe how lame your comment was.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if I can get it on my Verizon Xoom

    • John

      go to the market for madden 2012, see if it’s compatible

      • Anonymous

        Last time I checked it was not supported. I’ll assume that never changed.

  • John

    this is pretty damn awesome. loved madden 11 for Android