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Amazon Selling the Verizon Galaxy Nexus for as Low as $0.01

By this point, you know the Samsung Galaxy Nexus whether you own one or not. While it might not have launched with the best specs in the world, being a Nexus certainly helps with the ease of unlocking and rooting. If you are looking for a rock-bottom deal on a decent Android device, Amazon’s new price on the G-Nex is going to be hard to pass up.

For new customers, the phone will cost a measly $0.01 and upgrading customers can have it for $29.99. These are pretty good prices considering this device has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before most phones and will most likely get Android 4.2 before many other phones as well. If you’re thinking of upgrading, hit the link below.


Cheers Nick!

  • Guess

    How come we haven’t seen more downward price pressure on Swappa for the unlocked Gnex? Have other sites (e.g. eBay) seen a decline?

  • John

    Its great that these prices are this awesome for new customers but what about the loyal ones that’s been with Verizon for so many years. Some stuck with phones thats so out of date no updates will ever come our way. What about US?!?

  • Palmer Nyako

    ugh how about lowering the off contract price???

  • Kevin Liebler

    Buyer beware – if you are buying this phone as an upgrade from Amazon Wireless, you are required to select a new data plan, regardless of your current data plan. I tried to buy this phone as an upgrade and was told that Amazon Wireless can not “grandfather” in my current unlimited data plan with Verizon, and that I would instead have to select one with a cap.

  • Adam P.

    Bought my $30 G-Nex last week and activated it late last night… and this is the first DL post that I read on it. Awesome.

  • Since when did the G-Nex become a “decent” Android phone? It’s still a beast! And there is nothing like it so far!

  • The signs are clear, a new Nexus will soon be upon us!

  • Marco

    I love a lot about my lte galaxy nexus, but it’s easily the worst phone i’ve ever had. I’m in the D.C. area it’s constantly losing the signal and the battery is awful. I’d have a hard time recommending it to anyone, and I’m probably going to buy a moto phone soon. My OG Droid could get a signal in lead box.

  • Hasn’t it been a penny since last Summer? I got one for a penny for my wife before the cutoff to lose unlimited data.

  • WPNX

    damn…I only wanted the phone..no contract $600.00..ouch..

  • frankandsimple


    still don’t want it.

    iphone 5 on Verizon’s LTE.. never going back to Android.

    • Diablo81588

      Cool story bro.

  • dredaav

    I miss my G-Nexus!! I left my droid for the i*hone 5 and it sucks!! I want my droid back!! :'(

    • OreoMan

      What the?????

    • iPhone Joker

      Was it the extra row of icons? BAHAHAHAH!!!!!!

    • michael arazan

      Go to swappa, trade your phone back, or ebay.

    • Me too! After JB, it runs like a new phone. I too naught an iPhone thinking it would be better.

  • Mario Mendez

    I barely got my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus yesterday through eBay and I’m loving it 🙂

  • Southrncomfortjm

    This is a great deal if you don’t already have a GNEX and have an upgrade available. Decent hardware and great software for 1 single penny. Take the $200 you save off getting a new phone, add $50 more and get the probably-soon-to-be-announced Nexus 7 32gb version. As long as the GNEX keeps getting software updates (or really great Custom ROM support) I don’t see any reason to pass up a deal like this, even for a GSIII.

  • C-Law

    I always thought it was funny that the vzw gnex is advertised with a background it never came with.

  • KB26

    iPhone 4 vs this?
    We all know which one.

    • T4rd

      The Gnex would be more appropriately compared to the 4S, the iPhone 4 came out over a year before the Gnex.

      • JoshGroff

        The comparison here seems to be free devices.

        • Mario Mendez

          The Galaxy Nexus beats both the iPhone 4 and 4S easily.

  • Jonesin for a Nexus

    What happens if you have an existing plan with Verizon with an employee discount? If you buy from Amazon, does it retain the plan you already have or change it? Has anyone ever done this before?

    • JoshGroff

      You can only do it when you have an upgrade open. Same as normal adds 2 years to your contract.

      • Jonesin for a Nexus

        Right, I get that, but I’m wondering if it makes changes to your existing plan.

        • JoshGroff

          As in unlimited data? I’m assuming that’s the main concern.

    • Siggy

      I just did this and yes you keep the discount. I sent Kellen a message the other day about this. I upgraded my phone and my wife’s phone via Amazon. We both had unlimited data. Just a tip ( I don’t know if I circumvented the downgrade from unlimited or what but mine still shows unlimited and my wife’s line 2GB. Here’s what I did (accidentally): So as soon as I got my nexus I booted it up and it tried activating and couldn’t so I had the option to skip it on the phone (so I did). Then I called the 800 # that amazon said to call from another phone and activate my nexus. I went through the steps to activate on the phone and everything worked but my cell network (phone calls) but data was working fine. I called verizon and they had my sim card # correct on my account by the IMEI # that is behind the battery on the nexus was incorrect so he fixed it. I think it was the IMEI # from my old incredible still. After he corrected the IMEI # in the system everything works perfectly and best of all I still have unlimited data!!!! I don’t know if what I did had anything to do with it or not but I feel like me not activating via the 800 # first then booting the phone and letting it activate was what kept it from bumping me down to 2GB in the system. I did my wife’s Razr M the correct was by calling the 800 # first then booting and activating the phone and it immediately changed hers to 2 GB plan online. Its been a week and a half and I still am showing unlimited data on my line.

    • Guest

      Yes you do keep the discount (or at least I did). I upgraded to a nexus and razr M for my wife and I about a week ago and we kept the discount. ALSO. I booted my phone first before calling the 800 # that amazon says to in order to activate your phone before you boot it up and it said on the phone that it couldn’t activate and i was given the option to skip (so I did). I couldn’t make a phone call but all data 3G/4G worked fine. So i called the 800# and activated my line from another phone as you’re supposed to do before you boot the phone up. It activated my phone but I still couldn’t make a phone call. I called verizon and the Sim card # in the system was correct but the IMEI # behind the battery was incorrect so the rep corrected the # in the system. The IMEI # they had must have been from my old DINC. After that my phone could make phone calls. Here’s the best part. I STILL HAVE UNLIMITED DATA!!! I donno if what I did circumvented the bump down to 2 GB plan we selected on amazon or what but I activated my wife’s Razr M the correct way by activating via the 800 # first then booting the phone and letting it activate ( i’m assuming it sends something to verizon via the activation on the phone notifying them of the upgrade). As soon as I activated my wife’s phone it changed her plan to 2GB online but mine is still showing as unlimited a week and a half later.

  • duoexo

    I just got one from some dude on craigslist and im loving the phone. I should of gone with the Nexus instead of the Rezound.

    • JoshGroff

      The Rezound has a better screen and radios, that’s about all I miss from it though.

      • T4rd

        True, I have the Gnex and my wife has the Rezound. They definitely have their trade-offs. But I think the Gnex is still definitely the better phone overall, IMO. The Rezound is noticeably laggier/slower than the Gnex in the UI and battery life is slightly worse than the Gnex’s already mediocre battery life. I still can’t believe that they only put a 1620 mAh battery in there, but at least it’s removable so you can swap it out. I just wish they made a 2000+ mAh battery that was the same size like they did for the Gnex (the size between the OEM and OEM extended battery was negligible).

        • capecodcarl

          Did the Jelly Bean update really fix the radio problems with the GNex on Verizon? I had a used one for a week and it would not stay connected to LTE for more than a minute or two and was constantly searching for service. I sold it to someone and replaced it with a Rezound and my service has been great ever since.

          • Sigmonster

            Haven’t had a problem at all with mine. Just got it not long ago though. Signal isn’t quite what it was on my old Dinc when looking in the about phone my dinc was always around -80 to -85 dBm at home and in office but the Nexus is around -90 to -100 dBm. (Greensboro, NC)

          • OreoMan

            The new FF/FG radios have fixed any connectivity issues for me. With those radios and CM10, I haven’t had any dropped calls or connectivity issues.

    • pimfram

      *should have

  • Diablo81588

    Its about time the galaxy nexus was moved to the bargain bin.

    • JoshGroff

      I got one for a whopping 150 off contract on eBay. I’d say that’s bargain bin.

      • Diablo81588

        Used doesn’t count 🙂

        • JoshGroff

          I always buy used, unless it’s contract time and there’s a nice shiny phone calling my name. 🙂 It allows me to cycle through phones whenever I get bored of them.

      • Greyhame

        Boot looping? Nice. What phone are you rolling with now?

        • JoshGroff

          G-Nex. A boot loop isn’t hard to fix usually.

          • Greyhame

            Yeah, not for US. But, that’s a sleazy move on the seller’s part.

          • JoshGroff

            They specified it was unable to boot past the Google splash and were selling it as-is.

      • jak_341

        You weren’t skeptical of buying a phone off of eBay?

        • JoshGroff

          I actually do it quite often.

        • Mario Mendez

          I bought my Galaxy Nexus off eBay too. Good condition fully functional beast without a contract!

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  • Guest

    “These are pretty good prices considering this device has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before most phones and will most likely get Android 4.2 before many other phones as well.” Might want to reword that, personally i know what you’re trying to say but that only because i know how upgrades work for nexus vs non-nexus phones.

    • Jimmy Garcia

      Why would he reword it?

      • George Fayad

        Because Verizon will hold onto the 4.2 update for as long as they possibly can.