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Some Verizon Employees Risking It All to Sell You a Galaxy Nexus Early

From what we have heard, Verizon does not want anyone to have the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus in their hands yet. It was supposed to go on sale Friday, but as you all know now, something came up and the release date was pushed out until this coming week (we hope). Since the majority of stores already have them in stock though, that meant that plenty of our readers were going to make it their mission this weekend to try and find a VZW store or Best Buy that was either out of the loop or just didn’t care if they sold one. At least one of them came out a winner.

As you can see in the photo up top, our buddy Stache got one along with a SIM card and appears to have been able to activate it. Mighty fine work.

We are also hearing that a couple of folks made it into Best Buy stores and walked out with smiles as well. Brave sales associates, that’s for sure.

Cheers Stache!

  • Anonymous

    the ones hating are the ones holding a grudge to motorola.

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  • Anonymous

    Moto wins

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  • Anonymous

    he is like 12 and his soul is hurt lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

      Just thought you should know that what you just said makes absolutely no sense.

      • Anonymous

        who asked you lol

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

          Awuh.. so much for being ‘schooled’ Such a little girl, with a little girls name. Lol WOW you’re entertaining at how much of an idiot you are. I’m done with you.. I thought you would be better at defending your paperweight. I didn’t think you would be this pathetic. Bye

          • Anonymous

            You are not important. I will not make you famous lol. Go cry in the corners like all the nexus geeks.

          • Guest

            NICE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen this? http://www.xda-developers.com/android/is-the-galaxy-nexus-still-a-nexus/ 

    Apparently, there are different software configurations that Samsung controls, with only one directly controlled by Google. I wonder how this will be when it comes to Verizon. I really hope that their configuration isn’t controlled by Verizon.

    • QQMore

      Eh it’s a Nexus phone.  All you have to do is unlock it and you can flash whatever kernel or ROM you want (once ROMs are compiled for it).  I’m sure we’ll end up with some nice ICS ROMs created from source before long.

      • Anonymous

        You can do that with many other phones as well.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus fans are little girls some hide under their grandmother skirts under guest lol.

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  • Anonymous

    The bionic is a great device. Stop being an idiot.

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  • Anonymous

    Nexus fans aka cry babies.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

      Id honestly expect your behavior from iPhone fans.. not another Droid fan.. 

      • Stefan

        The same applies to many of the Nexus fans on here.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

          Yup

      • Anonymous

        Why are you crying?

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  • Anonymous

    another loser lol

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  • Anonymous

    This device has been a big disappointment period.

    • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

      blah blah blah, the razr is better, the nexus sucks. We’ve heard it all before from you without any reasoning whatsoever. No sense in keeping on. We know your opinion, there’s no sense in posting negative comments on every single Nexus mentioning post.

      • Bewara2009

        lmfao +1

      • Anonymous

        You know it sucks.

      • Guest

        he a loser cum sucking faggitt!  he can’t help it.  probably raped by his father.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086293933 Jeff Carter

      Perfection by Possession syndrome

      • Anonymous

        oww, i did not know that you have that. I hope that you get better :)

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    • Anonymous

      Why do you post here to do nothing but trash this phone?  Buy something else if you don’t like it.

      • Anonymous

        I can express my opinions. The device will suck period. Look at the release. it has not come out yet.

      • Guest1

        because he is a worthless cum sucking moto nut hugging no life faggitt that has nothing better to do.  he was probably raped by his father and he probably liked it!

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    • Tim242

      Razr sales have been disappointing. That’s why the Nexus was delayed. They know once it is released, the Razr might as well be end of life.

      • Fixer

        AMEN!!!

      • Anonymous

        Most devices will not sell as good nowadays. A new and better device is coming out every month.

        • Fixer

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  • nxusnow?

    What will you guys do if it’s delayed again?

    • Bryan Williams

      GS2 on Sprint.

  • Anonymous

    Guys, can we keep this website a happy place?  No trash talking and arguing back and forth?  PLEASE resist the urge to feed trolls such as Gay_McClane, Angelface, and so on.  Just ignore their comments and move on.  Then, be sure to “like” positive comments that actually contribute to the conversation.  This way, the troll comments will go to the bottom and never be seen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

      Damn it. I couldn’t resist. You’re right.

    • Anonymous

      Or you could just shove a nexus up your ass instead of constantly whining and calling everything else garbage.

  • Bewara2009

    Okay now let me share my story here, I walk into my local
    Verizon store and told one of the sales rep if they had the Nexus in and they
    said no we don’t, and said that they got delay again for some reason. I said oh
    really, so you don’t have any in the backroom or so, he said NO SIR WE DO NOT,
    I made a deal with him saying that if I can go to the back room with one of
    sale rep here and if I see them in the backroom you sell one to me right now,
    and if there isn’t any in the backroom I’ll give you a $1000.00 right now. Of
    course he said NO, and I knew right there that he was lying to me… So before I
    left I said I bet if this conver was between me and you and no one else heard
    it you would have done it. 

  • logcat

    It seems Nexus fans are a very immature bunch.

    • Jose

      Also, they’re desperate for just a phone. Crazy.

    • Anonymous

      At least the nexus will make it easy to spot idiots.

  • iknowthisstuff

    whoever said they purchased it from Best Buy is a liar. the POS system wont even let u put the sku in so thats BS. unless we see a receipt, i call bull. plus most stores dont even have em in stock

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see people started posting gay porn pictures in the comments section. Comments need to be disabled and a announcment needs to be made about the rules for posting here.

    All it takes is one mother to see that crap and call the company that hosts this site and BAM Droid Life is gone. 

    • Brian

      lol why would droid life be gone if a mother complained to the host?  hahaha this is the internet not the school news paper bozo

      • Anonymous

        Because its illegal to expose children to pornagraphic images there guy. 

        • Brian

          I don’t think so.. Child pornography- now thats illegal.. gay pornography not so much.. what are children doing on Droid Life anyways? and why aren’t they being supervised?

          DroidLife is not going to get shut down because a mother complains.. you are dumb

          • Anonymous

            You don’t think it’s illegal to show porn to children? Wow dude….

            Btw under federal law anyone under 18 is a “child”. And this website doesn’t have a age verification system for “Adult” content. Anyone can come here.

            You cant have a website that children can access be filled with pornographic images(at least not in the USA). Stupid people posting crap like that could honestly get Droid Life pulled and Kellen in alot of trouble.

            I don’t want to see DL taken down for some petty shit like that…..so why are you arguing with me?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

            Yeah, no. It’s not going to be taken down, no need to sound the alarms. Nothing will happen to Droid-Life.

          • Brian

            hey I don’t enjoy it, i just think you are being dramtic.. flag the comment and move on. 

          • Stefan

            Too bad from the looks of it, the majority of Droid-Life readers are children. Hopefully, their moms don’t go through their stuff.

          • Keii Graham

            Something offensive on the internet? Quick, call the internet police. Consequences will never be the same.

            For the record, I was with you up until you played the de facto “for the children” card.

          • James

             pics of sex organs usually don’t go over very well with many people.

          • Anonymous

            I have children. So yeah I get defensive about children. 

            Besides do we really need that stuff here on Droid Life? This place is turning into 4chan at warp speed. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

            More like very slow slow speed… So you have children and you go to 4chan.. yet a couple of images offend you. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Anonymous

            Got it dude ur trollin. Yeah I have children and EVERYONE knows what 4chan is. 

            Anything else you’d like to argue about?

          • Guest

            DUDE!!!  lay off the drugs!!!! you are tripping hard! go get some sleep!!

          • Keii Graham

            I agree with the point that the images shouldn’t be posted here, but you should have left it at that.
            I’m just tired of children being used as an excuse to take away our rights, thus I’m usually pretty angry about people throwing “because of children” in the argument wherever they can.

          • Tim242

            So, if a child goes to a porn site, and a mother complains…it gets shut down? You are crazy. I’m mad I missed the gay porn. *stomps foot*

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised that Disqus doesn’t have a better way to block that stuff built in.

    • Anonymous

      That would probably be a good thing at this point, this place is officially worse than BGR.

  • CHARLES COX

    Can somebody who has the Verizon Galaxy Nexus please let me know if it has free wifi portable hotspot like the international version and the other Nexus devices.

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Kierra

    Droid-life has gone to the dogs lol

  • bigrob60

    Tried to pick one up at my VZW BJ’s kiosk, but the guy wouldn’t budge. He said that the system wouldn’t even allow him to activate the LTE sim card. But he did tell me they were sitting under the counter & Thursday is the day b/c he has to put out all the merchandise out for the phone this week. He gave me his card and told me to call him Wednesday so he could set one aside for me for Thursday morning. Take is as you will. 

    • Anonymous

      I talked to a guy at a Verizon Store and he told me that Wednesday was the day… seems to be round and round. 

      • bigrob60

        Maybe Wednesday is the announcement but, who knows.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      Are you in Pines?

      • bigrob60

        South Florida.

  • Tyler

    Was going to try this but I have finals and couldn’t.

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, crazy. 

      Same here, and my name is also Tyler!

  • Anonymous

    What date is your “sources” saying now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/camsco1 Scott Greene

    Come on Verizon! Release the Kraken–I mean, phone already!

  • http://twitter.com/theeohiostate6 Joe Lusk

    ordered mine on newegg.com today

    • theraskell

      Dont see it on there

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      so you bought the GSM version?

  • http://twitter.com/mikeytusa Mike Thompson

    Those Verizon employees should get a raise, not fired.  They’re single-handedly saving the Galaxy Nexus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/camsco1 Scott Greene

      Couldn’t agree more; why are these employees being penalized for satisfying customers and making a good sale? They’re just being good at their job from the looks of it.

  • Joshua Peters

    Can we please get some more info on the camera? Is it really crappy or is that just prehype b.s?

  • Chad

    Kellex,
    Please ban J_McClane. That douchebag is ruining the comments section.

    • OG Droid

      Add Angelface to that list

      • Guest

        Both of those loser!!! so sick of their bullshitt!!

      • Anonymous

        Lmfao God I enjoy these DL trolls and the “Guest” responses

    • Guest

      AMEN!!!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!

    • r8rs

      I second that, we shouldn’t have to sift through all the useless bickering just to find the meaningful comments about what the post is actually about. This has gotten ridiculous, in J_McClanes mind everyone is a moron and moto is the only way to go, we don’t care about his feelings.

      • Chad

        Definitely! I just got tired of scrolling and gave up reading. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s where you’re wrong, moron.  Do you understand any of the words that I type or is your little brain incapable of basic functions.  I couldn’t care less if you prefer a nexus, a rezound, a razr, a revolution, a gs2, an iphone or whatever the f*ck you want, what I can’t stand is the constant bashing of other phones that people deem to be worthless in their pathetic little minds because it isn’t their device of choice.  Understand?

    • Anonymous

      Somebody call the waaaaambulance.  All I did was make one comment and 8 fanboys responded with insults so you can kiss my ass along with the rest of them.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      He’s gone.

      • OG Droid

        Thank you.

      • Fixer

        THANK YOU!!! VERY MUCH!!! It will be a much better place with him gone.  I hope you banned AnGeLFace77 too!!!  He is worse than J_McClane!!

      • Anonymous

        Nice, could you start banning the trolls who are spamming non-Nexus threads as well?

        • Fixer

          you mad bro??

      • Guest

        Well it’s official, you’re just as big a moron as the rest of these pathetic nexus loving faggots.  You must also enjoy the gay porn that guest has been posting you dipshit and a half.

        • Fixer

          you pissed bro??

      • Guest

        Your site blows chunks kleenex, a festering pool for fanboys, haters and whiners and you encourage them.  Hilarious!  Kiss my ass douche.

        • Fixer

          you mad bro??? HA!!  guess that’s you mc_clane crying like a little bitch! LOL!

          • Guest

            Go blow your butt buddy faggot.  You must like dick because of your one inch little stick.  LOL!

          • Fixer

            poor mc_clane crying like a little bitch! LOL!!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Taken care of.

  • http://twitter.com/mikedotdunham mike dunham

    Saw the screenshot of the receipt from Best Buy and realized that it was my local store. I ran up there and the salesman confirmed that they had them but he was unable to sell me one. They did have a dummy phone on display and if these are built to the same dimensions the phone is THIN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/camsco1 Scott Greene

      Should have shown him the receipt and asked him why he couldn’t sell it when he had just sold it earlier that day :P

  • Anonymous

    Well at least my Zagg Shield will be here before I get this thing.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, my mortgage should be paid off too =p (just bought my house this year, lolz).

  • IPHONE AND ANDROID

    uhh its just a phone why do people spend money on something they have already its still android its just faster… im not hatin i just find if stupid how people upgrade there phone everytime a new one came out…

    • Anonymous

      Who are you to even question how someone spends their money? Some people buy Jordan sneakers every time a new pair comes out, some people waste their money getting high, and some people spend their hard earned money on a new phone when it comes out. Different people have different hobbies. Something like a phone which people use every single day for multiple reasons love to have the latest and greatest since they are constantly using it. Don’t ever question how someone spends the money they work for…

    • Anonymous

      I’m not upgrading my phone every time a new one comes out. I’m currently on a 2 year old OG Droid that’s barely running Gingerbread. I’m a developer, so I’d like the latest OS, and I know that the Nexus will always have the latest for a least a year or so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

      I highly doubt anyone is purchasing every phone that comes out O.o.. I am upgrading cause im up for an upgrade and would like this particular phone.

    • Keii Graham

      I’m using an original Droid that is barely functional at this point. I’d like a phone that I can do all the latest things on.

  • richard melcher

    Kellex, you make it sound like some epic movie plot. 

    “In a world were the largest mobile retailer refuses to acknowledged the existence of and epic phone, One man risk’s it all to sell the Nexus early!!!”

    • richard melcher

      This Summer, Verizon Employ-66457 is…… “Mr. NEXUS!”

      • Keii Graham

        I’d go watch this movie, but I have a feeling it’s just going to get delayed.

        • richard melcher

          I see what you did there lol
          maybe Verizon Employ-007 would be better.

    • Anonymous

      Lol that’s too funny. Seems like he tries to make all his posts sound so “epic” :D 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Wilkins/100003217511660 Mark Wilkins

    Just a guess, but will VZW push the Galaxy Nexus until after January 15th?  Recall that the put in this ‘feature’ that you can return a phone until January 15th during the holiday buying season – did they realize how many THOUSANDS of phones will be returned, and decide to delay the Nexus until after the extended return cut-off date?  Just wondering…..

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. I wish all these renters would have just done it on the down low instead of throwing it in Verizon’s face. They could get spiteful and push it back to screw the renters. But I highly doubt it. With phones in stock and some already being leaked early they won’t wait that long. This week is it…

  • Anonymous

    I went to Radio Shack on Friday to buy the phone because they told me it was available, but they could not sell it to me when I got there. They let me hold it for a few minutes though. They called me this morning because they thought that they could sell it to me and when I got there they again could not sell it. They let me look at the Nexus again though. So frustrating Verizon.

    • Guest

      Called Radio Shack tonight and they told me that they had one GN in stock and that I could come down to buy it. Had them hold until I ran down there – got there and the woman actually activated the phone but when she went to ring it up her register blocked the sale. She called her manager and he then informed her/me that they weren’t allowed to sell it, so she’s holding it for me and will call when they are able to sell… Talk about a tease.. Wanted to grab it and run! DAMN!!!! 

      • Mikewoods94

        same thing happened to me. It took like an hour of my time, activated on my account, took my credit card to process a manual transaction then I had to go as my lunch break was way over and a server was down I needed to fix. Sorry you can text me all you want to take it back but the sale is final pal. See my story here.  http://bwone.com/radio-shack-breaks-release-date-on-verizon-galaxy-nexus/

  • Anonymous

    Just played with it at my local store. No luck on buying one. Kick ass phone.

  • Gary

    This is exactly what Verizon’s release is, they will never make it public. Just over time they will slowly sell the Nexus “Under The Table.” That way everyone will just buy the bloated locked up Moto devices.

  • i0BAY

    i work for BB and i had mine activated this morning… but the register wouldn’t allow us to scan the nexus box… :/ so i had to deactivate my phone and go back to work with my shit OG droid.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • David Verba

    I went to my local Radio Shack this AM – everything was good to go – but apparently Verizon put something place so the nexus devices can’t get activated.  I was looking at the screen with the lady, but the system wouldn’t allow for a sim # to be added to this device. She finally called their Verizon rep after we tried EVERYTHING.  Of course, I knew what would happen – “don’t sell the device until further notice”. :(

  • Anonymous

    I was bored, so I wrote a song about the Galaxy Nexus delays (to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

    It posted weird, so here’s a Google Doc: goo.gl/qA08T

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

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

    RELEASE ALL THE NEXUS!!!

  • Nakouro28

    The manager at my local radioshack called me personally and said that he has them in stock and one is saved for me first!!! :) After weeks of going in there and asking about it of course lol. Cant

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

    I’ve had my stock of phones in my store, rather. I don’t have the phone yet myself :(

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

    I’m a manager for Hhgregg, a small electronics retailer, and I’ve had mine now for like a week. I’m foaming at the mouth to get one. You wouldn’t BELIEVE the amount of emails we’ve been getting making sure we know what will happen to anyone who dares sell one to an employee or customer though. 

  • Bionic

    Those sales people better hope they dont get investigated 

    • Anonymous

      This not Apple.  Those bastards will show up with the police.

  • Chrisriner84

    Yeah I made this comment in another post already, but I went to two Verizon stores today. The first store was the bigger one of the two, and they had eighty units in stock but none of them had even been taken out of the box. A rep took my name and number and said he’d call me Wednesday night if they were going to sell them on Thursday.

    The second store, however, was much smaller and not crowded (still a corporate store). I asked if they had one that i could play with, and sure enough…(queue Elvis Presley American trilogy)– GLORY GLORY, Halleluuuuuujah. The thing is absolutely gorgeous. Other than the finicky battery cover, it felt like a really solid phone despite being so lightweight (and the fact that its a Samsung). We played around with the extended 2100 mah battery, which I absolutely recommend, as it adds less thickness to it than most inductive charge plates. You could just barely tell that it was even raised at all, and only from the perimeter of the cover.

    The phone was lightning fast, had no apparent issues, and made me fall in love. Watching the boot animation for the first time in person was awesome. I wanted sooooooo badly to take pics and videos of it with my charge, but the battery was almost dead and it wouldn’t open the camera app. What surprised me the most about the phone was how small it is. Even tho its a tad longer, if you were to ask me the generalized question of which phone is bigger between it and my charge, I would definitely say the charge. And, despite the fact that the lte is thicker than the GSM, the phone still felt very smooth, and, well, quite frankly–pfa. Pretty f*cking awesome.

    • waveGuide3e8

      You mentioned the extended battery. The GNex is supposed to have this hump at the bottom of the phone… did the extended battery cover eliminate this hump? Or was it there but less apparent?

      • Chrisriner84

        The extended battery and its cover make such a little difference that they do very little to affect the look of the reverse chin on the bottom. I know what you’re talking about. My Droid charge has a reverse chin and the inductive charge plate ( which makes the phone thicker) almost makes the chin on the bottom disappear. This is definitely not the case with the nexus, like I said there really is very very little difference. You can see the battery plate is raised probably by less than the thickness of a credit card

  • Anonymous

    These Verizon employees are the Ghandis of our time. They should get Nobel Peace prizes. Godspeed.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon botched this product release so badly that I am giving up on Verizon altogether. Will probably switch to a cheaper prepaid carrier when my current Verizon contract expires.

    • Bionic

      That is so stupid.  You act like an impatient child who is throwing a tantrum.  Your gonna go pre-paid and use those shittyy phones?  Good luck

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=862090603 Ozzy-The Widow Maker-Gee

        Agreed

        I too seriously don’t understand how anyone could possibly blame VZW for this.. WE are the only people who even know that this phone exists. WE are the only who even care about these launch dates or what updates are up for grabs or any kind of bullshit. No one out there has any idea of this phones existence or release date IF they know about it. 

        VZW has absolutely no blame and should never be held responsible for this, when they do make it publicly official and have actually let potential buyers know an actual date (not the stores, not the blogs or forums but VZW actually) and they pull back then sure we can be mad at them, but this is business. If anyone seriously has an issue with how VZW runs their business and partnerships then thats time wasted and you should not care unless your a shareholder, and if you honestly think that threatening VZW with leaving them for another carrier is actually going to have an impact to a multi-billion dollar company then leave, lol. 

        It’s business, people and like I said – VZW or any company, can not be held responsible for something that they themselves have not given any sort of official release date to. They have acknowledged its existence and have made that public, but the most that we, as a public, have received that’s anywhere near being a date was ‘coming soon’ – deal with it. I know I am, and I don’t have a phone anymore. My OG Droid passed away 2 days ago….fml

    • Anonymous

      How so? Verizon has yet to make any promises about a release date from what all I have read.

      Near as I can tell all the hype for this product has been the result of all the blogs posting rumors.

      • Tim242

        Managers at every Verizon store in my area have all said 12/9 was supposed to be the release date. They didn’t get that from a blog rumor : )

        • Anonymous

          Not trying to pick an argment with you but that is still not Verizon making an official release date.

          • Tim242

            They set it, they just didn’t announce it publicly. The phone was announced almost 2 months ago. They should have a release date by now.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            Publicly is where it counts though, and publicly, all they said was “before the end of the year”

          • Tim242

            Actually, They first said publicly, in November. Regardless, they have to stop doing this with phone launches. It doesn’t hapoen with iphone…shouldn’t happen with any phone.

          • Dan Letsch

            Unless I missed it, I don’t think they ever said anything other than “by the end of the year”.  The November date was picked out of an article saying the GSM version would be available “pretty much everywhere” in EU by November whatever.  Blogs got excited and wanted views, so they said it meant it would come out here.

          • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

            They said the phone would be out in November, which it was, overseas, but the LTE version was said to be out before the end of the year. Wording is everything

          • Tim242

            Actually, they said, “Out in the US, and Europe, starting in November.” I watched the announcement. It wasn’t until about 3 wks later, Verizon said by the end of the year. Verizon has to stop with these botched releases. Thank goodness, I’m getting a device that I will be happy with. My heart can’t handle this haha

      • Mikewoods94

        Verizonwireless 800-922-0204 specifically confirmed with me last week that 12/9 was the release date. So yes they did pal.

        • Anonymous

          I guess ive been corrected and ive gained a new ‘pal’. What a day.

          Of course i could call the number and ask them if they told a mikewoods94 that the release date was 12/9, but thats no way to treat a ‘pal’.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNOLUJPJNLFYPC2PDI2NC3LXUE point.blank

    Verizon has got to be cracking up by the way they have g-nex fanboys begging for this phone.

  • Mikewoods94

    http://bwone.com/radio-shack-breaks-release-date-on-verizon-galaxy-nexus/

    Ive had it since 10 am Friday. Tons of info here.

    • Bkshaw23

      It was reported that there would be an update for the phone ready to download on launch day. 4.1? Are you able to pull the update with the phone?

      • Mikewoods94

        no, it’s still 4.0.1 Verizon support mentioned it wasn’t out yet since the phone was not released.

  • Anonymous

    So if I have an upgrade on 1/17/12, can’t I upgrade up to 30 days early? aka 12/17/11

    • Anonymous

      They’ve let me before. Call customer service.

      • Anonymous

        call them for the answer or for the upgrade…?

        • Anonymous

          Both. I called asking them if it would be possible to upgrade when the Thunderbolt came out, and i was about 45 days outside of my upgrade date, and the person I spoke with said it would be possible to do that. She went ahead into the account, and made it so I was eligible (I was logged into the online account and watched it switch from “eligible on XX/XX/XXXX” to “eligible for an upgrade”. She then asked if I wanted to order over the phone, which I would have, but it wasn’t available yet… so yeah, I’d definitely make the phone call now, and if you aren’t lucky today, try again tomorrow. Some CSRs are nicer than others!