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Galaxy Nexus Drops to $149 at Verizon, Discontinued at Best Buy?

With Fathers’ Day behind us, Verizon has kicked off a new “Summer Sale” that includes everyone’s favorite stock Android device, the Galaxy Nexus. Originally priced at $299 before being permanently dropped to $199, Big Red’s first Nexus can now be had for $149 with an automatic $50 online discount. Not a bad price for what most of us would consider the best phone on America’s largest 4G LTE network.

In related and semi-sad news, friends of ours from Best Buy are under the impression that the phone has been given the axe, at least in terms of replenishing stock. In some BBY inventory systems, the supply code has been changed to “X” for this phone, which is the standard “end of life” sign for their phones. Without much of a marketing push and the Galaxy SIII almost upon us, maybe this is the right move.

Via:  Verizon

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  • Cjl1092

    I work for the Wireless Advocates in Costco and I know that as of last week we are no longer carrying the Nexus. We are however going over the top for the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy SIII

  • Emjay

    Thoughts go with the SIII or Gnex?

    • wait and get the razr hd,great build,great radios and an awesome battery,I have a nexus and my wife is getting a razr hd

  • Trueblue711

    Yet another Google Nexus device that suffered a series of problems and failures. I think the “Nexus” brand and reputation for me no longer means much.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Guess it was only a matter of time. Whatever though, the Galaxy Nexus is still a great phone.

  • What’s the latest news on the new Incredible 4G?

  • otter34

    My girlfriend hasn’t had her phone for 2 years yet. Can she still get this for $149 or would she have to pay full retail?

    • Adam Steiner

      If it’s been longer than 20 months, should be 149.

  • Rodys Gonzalez



    Well first and foremost, the Nexus is DEF NOT the best phone on VZW. Good attempt to make yourselves feel better about over paying for a phone tho. The phone should have started out @ this price. Samsung phones are all GARBAGE. You can now go back to lyin to yourselves.

  • JohnPA2006

    I just bought the GNex off ebay for $300 used.
    I had to get the Trexcel 3800mAh extended battery and now its lasts all day long.
    The 1850 and the 2100 batteries were a joke.
    Other than those little issues I really like this phone.

    Wish they had a car dock like the Motorola car docks, that samsung one sucks, even with the plastic carving mods. Why would samsung deny themselves the extra 90$ from LTE users.

  • Yeah – cuz if its GNex for 150 – or the SIII for 300 – and you get to look at them side by side – it would be a whole lot of “Meh” coming from most to get the SIII

    But yeah this is OGDroid all over again – no upgrade for me til one just knocks it out the park.

  • New_Guy

    You can buy this phone from Amazon for $0.01 with a new contract and has been $145 for upgrades for a while…

  • bakdroid

    EOL to the first and last Nexus to ever be on Verizon.

  • Shadowcell

    Forced to upgrade due to Verizon’s devilish plans to eliminate unlimited data. After buying the Razr on that $100 promo deal this weekend I’m debating whether I have time to return it immediately and get this or the proposed HTC Incredible 4G (in which Verizon has rumored been holding on to till grandfathered data plans no longer exist)

  • Ben

    Not surprising since the mic mute issue still persists on this “phone” even after they said the 4.04 update would fix it.

    • This bug happened very frequently for me and my wife for the first few months owning the phone. But it hasn’t happened to either one of us since April or so, even before the 4.0.4 update. I’m convinced it has something to do with the network, and not totally the software, though it may be able to be fixed with software. I would imagine it’s a very difficult thing to track down as it doesn’t happen to many people anymore.

      • Diablo81588

        Seriously dude? This is the only phone with the mic issue, and your blaming the network? Your in such denial and your ill attempts to defend a phone with known issues is laughable.

        • you’re

          • Diablo81588

            Lol troll

          • Now the pot is calling the kettle black.

        • check your settings, if roaming is not checked,that causes a lot of it. and forget about using juice defender,have found that those two things stop a lot of problems

  • JulianZHuang

    This is one of the below average phone. Low battery life, hot after little use, lag here and there, too plastic and weight cheap.

    • I love my Galaxy Nexus. Battery life is fine after the 4.0.4 upgrade and the $25 extended battery from Verizon. Doesn’t get hot, no lag. Yeah it’s lightweight and plasticy, but it’s still quite nice. Best Android phone I’ve ever owned.

  • moelsen8

    damn. i better pull the trigger soon on that $90 desktop pogo dock on sammy’s site before it disappears too. f*ck.

    • Bionic


      • moelsen8

        0 results for “nexus pogo dock” 🙁

        • EC8CH

          yeah… that guy’s not very helpfull

          • moelsen8

            i doubt anyone buying that ridiculously overpriced charger is going to be reselling it anytime soon on ebay.

            but seriously, where the F are the third party ones? officially supported by phone or not, you think there’d be some crappy third party pogo docks around.

  • realist

    finally reached junk status!

  • shehippie

    That should have been its price to begin with.

  • EC8CH

    Does off contract pricing ever drop on these phones anywhere?

    Cause frankly on contracting pricing on VZW means jack squat to me these days.

    • paul_cus


    • Destroythanet

      I expect Verizon to work very hard to make on contract pricing as enticing as possible to lure as many customers away from their unlimited plans as possible. I doubt they’ll drop off-contract pricing very much, if at all.

      • EC8CH

        How is it that the carriers have control over off contract pricing at third party retailers?

        • Bionic

          cuz is their damn network

          • EC8CH

            Oh, I guess that the cable companies should be setting the price of desktops then too?

          • Destroythanet

            Like Bionic said, Verizon phones can only be used on their network, unlike desktops, hence they have way more control.

      • michael arazan

        Or Verizon will raise the price of the full retail value so high on their network that it’ll be way to expensive not to get a “new” subsidized phone by making the full price close to $800 or more for a brand new phone.

    • m6droid

      Yes. That’s what we call “used/like new” on eBay.

      • capecodcarl

        AKA “Warranty-free”. 😛

    • 1MPR0BUS

      From here on out I think most of us Unlimited Data Power users are only going to care about the retail price and its fluctuation unfortunately.

    • Bionic

      Google Play store

      • EC8CH

        Wrong phone

        • Josh Flowers

          for only (hopefully )5 more months 🙂

          • VerizonSux

            Go GSM

    • Shadowcell

      Check Craigslist. Sellers sometimes offer up CDMA phones in like-new condition.

  • mikey

    When is the Razr HD coming out?

    • EC8CH

      “end of summer”

  • Diablo81588

    Hopefully Verizon will soon see the light like Best Buy and axe this disaster of a “phone”.

    • dan4

      Stop sucking sanjays —- and get your own opinion for once fanboy.

      • Diablo81588

        Insert typical “U mad bro” comment here.

      • Diablo81588

        What’s the matter dan? Someone calling you out on your bad decision to buy a defective phone? No need to get pissy.

        • Defective phone? My Galaxy Nexus is the best phone I’ve ever owned, and that includes all prior Android phones, and the iPhone 4. I’m not sure how you are classifying this as a disaster of a phone. Just because Verizon fumbled the release doesn’t make it any less of an awesome device.

  • MJ

    This is news? I bought my GN from Amazon Wireless like 4 months ago for $99 and it was a new line…

    • lots of folks can’t use Amazon discounts because they are in a contract.

      • MJ

        You can’t take advantage of Verizon’s $149 price if you are in a contact either so not sure what your point is… My point is online stores like Amazon Wireless are almost always cheaper then Verizon or Best Buy.

      • MJ

        You can’t take advantage of Verizon’s $149 price if you are on a contact either so I am not sure what your point is… My point is online stores like Amazon Wireless are almost always cheaper then Verizon or Best Buy and have great deals all the time.

        • capecodcarl

          You can’t get those really good prices unless you are a *new* customer. Verizon customers can upgrade at discounted rates after 20 months, but even if you were out of contract at 24 months you could still not get the “new” customer discounted price unless you cancelled your line, waited a time, and re-signed up.

    • AC

      Thank you, I was going to say the same thing. Why is this news? There’s even a link to when it was $50 at Amazon in the “related posts” section (and it is 1 cent now as someone else pointed out). Who actually buys phones from Verizon anyway?

  • Bailers77

    The Rezound is now $80. I know which phone I’m getting.

    • JoshGroff

      The G-Nex is a device, not a phone. It has to make and receive calls and text in order to acquire that title. I blame VZW and Samsung for that blunder of a “phone.”

      • will bartlett

        mine makes calls.

        • JoshGroff

          Bravo, 1/4 ain’t bad.

          • La2da

            Mine too. So does my brother’s, and two guys from work. In my opinion, the GNex is no different than the Bionic when it was released: buggy as an ant hill, but things have been ironed out tremendously.

    • Oh snap!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this. My wife has been bugging me to upgrade her DX but I didn’t want to pay $199 for the Rezound. I’m ordering now!

      • Diablo81588

        Better buy that brick battery to go with it 😛

        • Yup, I have it on my Rezound. As far as I’m concerned, there’s no better phone on Verizon right now.

          • MY Rezound is running Nils Business ICS 4.0.3 Sense 3.6-v5.2 and it rocks fast and smooth

  • With the Gnex going down in price, just another reason to get my friends to get this phone when I convince them to switch from Apple to Android 😀 I always recommend them either this phone or the RAZR Maxx

    • If you recommend them this phone, they’ll be back to Apple faster than you lose your signal on the Gnex


      I had the Nexus and there is no way I would recommend this phone to people as the iPhone killer. With the battery life, camera and horrible external speaker they would hate you for the next two years.

  • ceejw

    It’s pretty impressive that the Galaxy Nexus has remained the best phone Verizon is carrying for close to 7 months now. The only phone in recent memory that had a similar claim was the original Droid Incredible.

    • King of Nynex

      I agree…the past year has been kinda strange for smartphones on VZ, The G-Nex was the only phone to sport ICS in any form.

    • Diablo81588


    • I agree. The Gnex is an awesome phone, loving mine more and more every day. The only complaint I have is the battery, and that was much improved with 4.0.4. 4.0.2 was a bit buggy, but 4.0.4 is near perfection.

      • ceejw

        Agreed. The stock 4.04 rom is the most solid, bug free build of Android I’ve ever used.

  • Dave

    199.99 should have been the price since the beginning. Oh well, the Nexus had run its course. I’m anticipating hotter devices to come down the line starting with the GSIII.

  • MrEnglish

    At this rate, smart phones are disposable phones. I’m keeping my Gnex until I get blown away by an Android or Apple product that makes it ridiculous NOT to upgrade. No more annual upgrades just to pay the ferryman for another disposable device. Yes I’m mad bro.

    • Im feeling the next nexus will be that phone.

      • MrEnglish

        It’s definitely going up from here with all the new changes, capabilities and designs. I’m just tired of shelling out money for interim devices. What I mean is, they already know what their next several devices are going to do when they sell us the current carrot on the stick. I’m just being Monday morning bitter with thousands of dollars of tech laughing at me, I’ll get over it soon as the next best thing comes out.

      • Diablo81588

        Not if its another Samsung.

    • MrEnglish

      Beat ya to it! 🙂

    • MKader17

      Kind of like when we all upgraded from the OG Droid to the Galaxy Nexus.