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WSJ: Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Will be $299 on Contract

According to “people familiar with the matter” that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon will debut this month at $299 on contract. No one should be surprised by that, since we have seen it at this price time and time again on their minimum advertised price lists. We also have seen every major 4G LTE device come in at this price dating back to the DROID Charge. Sure, we saw a $199 price pop up on a Black Friday ad, but again, that was a Black Friday ad and is the day that almost everything on the planet is discounted.

If there was going to be a $199 price, we would have expected that to be the 16GB model of the phone rather than the 32GB version that is expected to be available in the next few days. Let’s just say that you should probably plan on paying $299 on contract or $649 at full retail come this Friday. Assuming the phone will be here this Friday, of course.

Via:  WSJ

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  • Anonymous

    @583ef473c30700d715491c5402f86af4:disqus ..,..

  • James Friedman

    Does anyone know if you purchase from wirefly or Amazon can you still keep your unlimited data and what is the process for that? I know I looked in to that when the Bionic came out just to see what would happen and there was no option. I’m guessing I would just have to call them immediately after and say I want my unlimited data

  • James Friedman

    $199 to all droid 1 users for our pain and suffering….

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • http://twitter.com/Daisyville Gina

    I feel like us goons in California get to moan the loudest about price. We get ham-jammed by having to pay tax on the uber-inflated full retail price. My advice to those of you who will pay $300+normal tax: SHUT IT.

    • http://twitter.com/jerseyneedshelp william cunnningham

      is it shark week or something?

      • http://twitter.com/Daisyville Gina

        SILENCE!!!

  • Anonymous

    is it true that the GNex won’t support google wallet per Verizon’s request? I hate to say it, but THAT may have just (somewhat) changed my mind/dampened my mood about the nexus… 

  • Anonymous

    $650 is not bad for full retail. My 4S is going for 600 on eBay and I feel I may have to pick this phone up. 

  • Anonymous

    It also says that the Bionic is currently $249 which is wrong.

  • keith

    This is the first time i have ever posted here. I went to verizon just to see what they say and the manager said it would be out the 8th and bestbuy will have it on the 11..take that how you want

  • Anonymous

    YEAH!!

  • Smr561

    I’m confused about contracts.  I remember an article here saying new contracts would have to purchase different data plans.  Do I have to purchased the new data plans if a upgrade my phone, or do I stay with my current price?  I talked to two different people at the same Verizon store and they were arguing yes I can keep my plan price and no I can not.

    • Cam

      What several reps have said to me, and VZW reps have said in official statements, is; If you are already in a smartphone data plan, and moving to another smartphone, you do not have to change plans (even if it is unlimited). You are grandfathered.
      If you have a slowphone data plan, you will have to upgrade to the newer smartphone data plans. If this is the case, at least they have the double-data promo going on. Not sure how long that is going to run, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spdivr1122 Stephen Wagner

    so why does it say november 10th. screw you verizon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

      i would not be surprised if they actually have all the phones ready yet are just holding back on the release. its B.S. google really needs to gain some control over their own damn producrs

  • http://peoplewho.tumblr.com wireless G

    It has 32GB onboard, so the price is competitive. What I don’t understand is how the industry standard for high-end 32GB phones has become $100 more than the 16GB models, when a 16GB card costs about $20 and a 32GB card costs around $40-50. At most a $30 difference, transformed by the magic of retail, becomes $100. 

    But… yeah, I’ll still buy it.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think it all boils down to the storage. Even so, the onboard storage is much more than just an SD chip.
      I think more importantly it is the LTE hardware combined with everything else that makes it $299 as every other LTE phone (to my knowledge) released at $299 as well. To those complaining about the price, wait until the end of the year and I guarantee this thing will have a price drop if not at Verizon, then other sites like Amazon.

    • Anonymous

      They do it because they can get away with it. Look at the memory cards for the PlayStation Vita, $120 for a 32 gigs. They know most people will just suck it up and buy it (I know I will).

  • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

    lol every other LTE phone comes out at $299, so of course everyone knew that this would be too.. This really isn’t much of a confirmation anyway since the date is no where near correct on this MAP.  Im sure they would not let the most anticipated phone of the year go for anything less than $300.

  • mchlkrieger

    Soooo… when will you be renaming this blog “Galaxy Nexus Life,” since that’s all you seem to be covering anyway?

    • http://twitter.com/missingplugin Jake

      It is because honestly, the Galaxy Nexus is the best android phone coming out. Also, there really isn’t any droid news. We know what the droid 4 is, and he still posts all the relevant droid news he gets.

      • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

        How do you know it’s the best? Have you used it? It might be a big pile of steaming crap with good specs.

        • Anonymous

          Because multiple reviewers gave it near-perfect reviews?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Morris/100001513940170 Chris Morris

          well thats one pile of steaming crap that i would love to put next to my face and take pictures with and unlocking it by holding that pile of steaming crap to my face 

          • Anonymous

            I would rub my nose in that steaming pile of crap after I left it on the floor.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

          have yoou read any reviews on it? its supposed to be nearly perfect. only one who gave it a bad review is phone arena. AKA iphonearena llmao

    • Cam

      This blog is Verizon-centric, and this is the next big phone to come out soon; so, of course it is all about the GN right now. A week after it’s released, the GN articles will likely slow to a crawl.

      • Anonymous

        And the “Look what you can do with ICS” posts will start like crazy. I can’t wait! :D

        And then all the Non-Nexus peeps will moan about them only covering the Nexus when it’s really that they are covering ICS and they are just jealous.

        • Cam

          Yea, pretty much. Most (all) bloggers want to get out their info before anyone else does to increase traffic. So, it’s likely that the talk will revolve around ICS. By then, though, ICS based ROMs should be much more prevalent on a wide variety of phones.
          By mid/late January I expect we will see ICS ROMs out for most of the bigger handsets. Official updates will likely take longer as the OEMs work on getting their skins to work on 4.X.

          • Anonymous

            I visit this site daily and i have been looking forward to seeing two things ironically they deal with ics. @583ef473c30700d715491c5402f86af4:disqus . A confirmed Galaxy Nexus release 2. Ics for the xoom either in custom rom or stock.

            Once i get the g-nex i can proudly say “All the devices I own personally are Google Experience Devices.”

    • Ice456789

      u mad bro?

    • Dredamanfoo2

      This site has been about DROID branded phones AND Verizon-Exclusive Android products. Nothing has changed that and nothing will. This site covers Android products that reside exclusively with Verizon, mainly because the DROID brand is exclusively on Verizon. The Galaxy Nexus, Xoom, Rezound, Thunderbolt, Etc. are not DROID branded, however, they are Android products exclusive to Verizon, making them material for this site. Oh, and for anyone that might say that the other carriers are getting the G-Nex also, Verizon is getting it first in the US so until the others get it, it’s a phone that can only be purchased through Verizon as far as other carriers are concerned for the time being.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Morris/100001513940170 Chris Morris

      have you not seen the droid4 posts or the razor discounts or anything about the transformer prime 

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    12-15 confirmed release date.

    • Anonymous

      I’m betting it wont be this week as well. I hope I am wrong. 

  • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

    Half of full MSRP? What a crock.

    • Anonymous

      Want to go back to 2004 when the original Razr cost $600 and you only got $100 off for a new contract?

  • Craig Johnson

    My brother was in a verizon store today an employee confirmed the November 8th release date, hoooraah!

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      Does he have a DeLorean to go Back to the Future? Or a train…?

      • Anonymous

        1.21 gigawatts!

    • Anonymous

      November 8th is about a 11 months from now.

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Your brother…. Off your meds again I see Ruprecht.

      • Craig Johnson

        helo there
        have we met?

  • r8rs

    This price has already been confirmed time and time again. The $299 is expected as all the most current lte phones have also launched at this price. We want an official release date directly from Motorola wireless aka verizon wireless and not some speculative release date from an inside source. But hey what can we expect from the greediest carrier of them all, this is how they’ve always done business.

  • Anonymous

    If the Droid 4 makes it before this, I am just going to get it. If  it can go through all of its stages of production faster than Verizon checking off the Galaxy Nexus…

    I am sick of waiting for this phone, it would make sense anyways considering I am using the OG Droid.

    • Anonymous

      Awesome!  Hope you enjoy your D4.  I think my wife will get the D4 cause she wants a keyboard. It’s just a matter of what you like best…..

    • Anonymous

      I waited a year and a half for the Bionic and now i am still playing the waiting game along with you. HOpefully its this week.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I was intending on buying the Bionic aswell, until I saw how much of a let down it was. Then I was debating the Rezound till I saw the battery life, 16 GB internal, and LCD Display. So now the race is on, Droid 4 or Galaxy Nexus. In any normal race the Galaxy would have a massive lead. but it seems to be stuck in a never ending hole of rumored release dates. While, Motorola has already pushed out the Droid Razr, and have already passed the Droid 4 through the FCC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

      haha its funny to see this because my brother is giving in also if the D4 comes out first , losers xD

  • Anonymous

    Fack

  • Fakemail

    Yes but….. the Black Friday ad was pointless seeing as they didn’t actually release the phone and have it available for purchase at that time.

  • PoorGuy

    I guess I won’t be buying a Nexus in December.

    • FugginBojangles

      Ditto, 600 bucks is a lot to upgrade two lines. There are no other LTE phone out there worth it either. If this is true I will have wished I switched to Sprint and gotten two SGII s for 2 cents.

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

    Any news on full-retail? 

  • Rick

    With my works $50 off discount per line, I really hope that it applies to the Galaxy Nexus phone.

  • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

    uh duhhh….

    is this actually surprising to anyone?

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

    Announce a release date, already!!

  • Anonymous

    I know this has been done before, but I find it appropriate enough to repeat:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCP85FngzE

  • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

    maybe the price will change as often as the dates have on that map’d devices.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a cool camera comparison article folks: http://www.todaysiphone.com/2011/11/iphone-4s-vs-galaxy-nexus-camera-comparison/

    • Christephor

      so far the pics look good on the nexus

    • Mctypethings_Gay_lover

      Yeah, it says Nexus used a cheap lens, 4S kills it.

      • Guest

        You are a Troll…… 

  • Anonymous

    you know what they say about assuming :p

  • Anonymous

    This price is not a surprise really. 

    I’m fine with it and am ready for all this to be over. 

    I am ready to start reading articles on all the awesome roms, tweaks, or other awesome things we will be doing with this phone. 

    • Fakemail

      Haha! No, no, no, those dreams will be instead filled by posts about accessories you need to buy and the new phone that makes the nexus obsolete. And of course there won’t be posts about cool new paid or free apps and posts about something cool we can download for free like the new live wallpaper from a new phone. I think the people who read this site when it started must be all but gone, because no one else seems to miss or remember when the blog was about civil things and not how much crap could be sold to us. It’s just too bad I’m a masochist.

      • Anonymous

        I guess we will see. I would like to think there will be lots of continued buzz about this phone and not just moving on to the next phone and on and on. There has not been a phone like this on Verizon since the OG so I think this is time for things to be different. 

        However I guess we will soon see.  If things just continue on to the next great thing without spending some time with this phone we can always get what we need from all the other sites. 

        And the next phone that comes out may be great but it’s not going to be a Nexus.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001805990120 Mike Røuche

        i hate to admit it but its so true. with 2012 coming up soon there wil be quad cores and the nexus will be forgotten, i really think if they would have found a way to make this quad core it would have given the nexus and android 1) a HUGE advantage over iphone. im sure thhe few techies who have iphones would cry their hearts out at the thought of waiting another year for a quad core and possibly switch to a nexus. and 2) it would help keep it from becoming obsolete. it would be revolutionary like the original nexus one was. sad face. 

    • Anonymous

      Ironically, a majority of the hardliners in here recently have stated that they are really just after a stock experience, hence the hate for sense, wiz, and blur. Roming would kinda make them hypocrytes. Just sayin. This is why a lot of us on the sidelines call bs when people argue how the unlocked bootloader means so much to them.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not so much a rom as tweaks that will be made to it. We have not had a phone like this since the OG. It will be great, but if you are not happy with it you can continue to sit on the sidelines all you like.

      • Anonymous

        If the only reason to ROM was to get stock…. that would be the case.
        Here I am with an OG Droid (stock experience out of the box) and yet I have installed many MANY ROMs to this thing!

  • Gunther

    My upgrade won’t kick in until March, so by then the Galaxy Nexus should be free w/ a new contract. Alternatively, something better will likely be out, and so long as its either fully hackable or Vanilla Android, I’ll get that.

    • StealthVoodoo

      I wouldn’t count on it being that inexpensive. The TBolt has been out for nearly 9 months and is still $149

      • RW-1

        $149 is better then $249 or $299 …

      • Gunther

        Ha! Yeah, I exaggerated a bit, but like RW-1, $149 is still better than $299. :)

      • Anonymous

        And people liked the Thunderbolt. The Charge is down to 199.

      • Anonymous

        One of my employees got 2 Thunderbolts at Verizon last week for FREE! One for him and one for his wife.  I imagine it was a promotion… but free all the same.

  • http://twitter.com/sandpitbai Rishi

    Not surprised.. Now just give the release date.
    Because of my job, I usually get $50 off phones when I upgrade. So do you guys think I would be able to use the living social along the $50 discount from my job?If I can, then I would be able to grab the nexus for $200. If not, I’m just gonna use the voucher to buy accessories.

  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 iPhoneDoesnt

    It would be nice to offer the 16gb @ $199 — not everyone wants to plunk down 300 bones for a phone. I would of opted for 16gb if it had a card slot but I am full tilt on my X with 8 built in and 16gb microsd… so maybe its for the best, 16gb with zero expansion isn’t all that much

    But hey, why don’t we put a date on this sucker and start actually selling it.. how bout that!!!

  • ORLY

    oh and pix plz or it didnt happen.

  • ORLY

    ORLY

  • Anonymous

    This is the same Wall Street Journal that said Verizon was getting the iPhone every 6 months for two and a half years.

    I don’t doubt that this is correct, but don’t ever believe a word out of the tech section of the WSJ.

  • http://profiles.google.com/animorphed Jake Byckowski

    Why are you still calling this a “Black Friday Ad”. It was NOT an ad for Black Friday. You are still tossing out misinformation to your readers. It was a planned promotional ad, but had nothing to do with Black Friday.

    • ORLY

      nice contradiction fool.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the wording. He probably simply meant “ad on the date of Black Friday” as opposed to an actual “Black Friday deal ad.” New products never go immediately on sale on a Black Friday – that’s obvious enough to be understood.

      • Anonymous

        Except the date on the ad wasnt for blacl friday. No he is jist spreadinf misinformation.

        • Anonymous

          Really?Kellex, I feel robbed that you misinformed me about the leaked store ad from two weeks ago that had a rumored price amount for the still yet to be launched product. 

  • Anonymous

    649 boo

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on already!!

  • Anonymous

    The cost on my corporate account will probably be $249 (same as RAZR, Rezound, Bionic, etc. that were $299 at launch). Go me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522892603 Mo Tanks

    They should have it at $199 for the first week for all they have put us through.

    • Anonymous

      The sense of entitlement of some people is hysterical

      • http://twitter.com/jayefef Jose Franco

        Same goes for Verizon.

        • Anonymous

          True True

          • Noyfb

            playing with the galaxy release date is playing with my emotions, we should get something for: No Public announcements about phone, Passing on all phones that have come out when some of us been saving our upgrade for  over 3 months and still using the og droid for over 2 years, while verizon quietly passes on release dates.
            How about a rebate for $50 or a free case for the phone.

          • Loki

            LET”S ALL Wait A Month To Buy The Nexus, That’ll Show Verizon, lol

          • Anonymous

            I agree a good loyalty program for customers that not purchased a phone in two years would be cool. But Verizon doesn’t think that way :P

    • K6tcher

      Agree. They were going to sell it for $199 as a sale price at one point, so why not follow through with that? Why the $299 corporate greed? The fact they were going to sell it at $199 and now may not causes me to be less likely to buy. Makes me sad.

      • Anonymous

        Why not just wait a month or two?  If the Droid Bionic is any indication you should be able to pick up the Galaxy Nexus for under $199 by February.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, I so wish….but what’s an extra 1000 pennies for pure google bliss? They can have my $299 with two year contract. OH YEAH, they can have it!!

      • Anonymous

        1,000 pennies for pure goole bliss is great, except that only gets you to 209. Now 10,000 pennies for pure google bliss, that’s a bit heavier. Still yes, but shopping cart heavy.

        • Anonymous

          I just corrected that bloody HORRIBLE mistake.

          See…that’s what happens when you’re THIS excited about the Galaxy Nexus. Also, when you haven’t had your afternoon/early evening coffee yet. Bloody hell!

      • Sublime8696

        10,000 Pennies.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mediogringo Dan Carter

    Who wants to bet this is on Amazon or Wirefly for less within a week?

    • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

      It’ll probably be less on launch or day after launch. I believe the RAZR and Rezound were $229 upgrade price.

  • Anonymous

    Just happy I got onboard with that Living Social $50 off coupon.. (couple that with the $50 discount for my NE2 I’m still sitting on… yay.. back to $199! Still though, would have been nicer to get it at $99.

    • Cam

      Same, but I was really hoping to put that money towards those sweet looking accessories.

    • shdowman

      I m just hoping Staples sells it. If so, my rewards will almost cover it along with their $50 off promo they have going on.

  • http://twitter.com/slole1 Slole One

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG (waving both hands)

  • shdowman

    Greedy bastards (but this does certainly go without saying)