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Verizon Confirms Plans to Carry Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear From Samsung (Updated: Date Listed)


Verizon tweeted out its plan to carry both, the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear on its network, with pre-orders coming “soon.” There is no word on if there will be some sort of package pricing or anything of that nature, but one might hope so considering the Galaxy Gear is listed at $299. As for the Note 3’s pricing, that is yet to be announced. And just to clarify, the Gear does not have any type of wireless connectivity besides its Bluetooth 4.0 radio. So no, you won’t see 4G LTE or 3G options on Verizon. Sorry. 

Once pre-orders go live, we will let you know. Plan on signing up?

Update:  Pre-orders for Verizon’s Note 3 will go live September 6 at 9AM EST.

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Via: Verizon

Cheers David!

  • Jeff

    No Verizon logo on the front…. I’m listening. No cheap a$$ plastic back… I’m grabbing my wallet. Hmmm… loaded with uninstallable bloat… putting my wallet away. No 64GB? Crap… I just lost interest again.

  • Jeff

    No Verizon logo on the front…. I’m listening. No cheap a$$ plastic back… I’m grabbing my wallet. Hmmm… loaded with uninstallable bloat… putting my wallet away. No 64B? Crap… I just lost interest again.

  • c0nfused

    Notice How It “With* The Galaxy Gear”. Will The Note 3 Be Available By Itself As Well?

  • Dustin

    Any word on off contract price?

  • RaptorOO7

    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally Verizon is FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason Bittner

    I for one will be buying off contract at full price….. and using GoPhone for another month until aio wireless goes nationwide at the end of the month.

    Now I just need to find what the differences between the carrier versions and the international one is so I can decide what one I want.

    If some nice person at Droid Life would be so kinda as to post a comparison chart once word is out on any carrier customizations, it would be greatly appreciated.

  • skubadoo

    I can’t buy the phone without any VZW branding…

  • wmsco1

    I want all Three! Anybody got a good interest Rate? I need a loan.

  • n900mixalot

    They’re probably making it an exclusive bundle … I ain’t down w/ that.

    Just ordered a MotoACTV …

  • David

    Verizon will be selling the Galaxy Gear? Where will they be placing their logo then?

    • wmsco1

      place arm here. it will only hurt for a while VERIZON

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  • rthvk

    “Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Samsung Galaxy Gear soon.”

    Looks like a bundle to me!

  • James Brunton

    I dont want the stupid watch, I just want the phone. They better let me pre-order just the phone.

    • Colin Huber

      They will. I’m guessing $299 on contract for phone, $399 on contract for bundle.

      • wmsco1

        SOLD! When can i expect Delivery?

        • Colin Huber


          (please God no)

          • wmsco1

            OUCH! @#$!%>>%$#@!

  • Chippy

    Xperia Z1 please!

  • Xcalibur1011

    Until I hear something about the Nexus 5 this will most likely be my upgrade to my Gnex.

    • Mike Hilal

      0% chance the N5 will be on verizon

      • Xcalibur1011

        One can hope, as I’m typing this CNN just reported about yesterday’s “accidental” leak of the phone we assume is the next Nexus lol

  • ams165

    wonder if the Galaxy gear will count as an upgrade????

  • StrattHacks

    Seriously? This goes up the day it is annouced? F*ck them. Seriously.
    Their inconsistent handling of phone launches is maddening. You know what isn’t inconsistent? My 20+ GBs a month used on unlimited data. Screw you VZW <3.

    VZW HTC One owner here. (still a little mad)

    • steve james

      Why be mad? If that phone had a removable battery I just might have got it myself. Or are you sore you used your upgrade on the premise the gn3would ttake forever to come to vzw?

    • wmsco1

      It was reported Samsung worked to get the launch thru all carriers FYI. We shall see?

  • Colin Huber

    Signing up at first notice.

    • wmsco1

      ME FIRST!! LOL

  • marko358

    I’d be more excited if Verizon announced the Sony Z1.

  • lakers1moretime

    Yes got two upgrades available; my wife only uses 1/2gb a month so i get to steal her update and keep using 12gb’s of data (stream music at work all day 🙂 ) Note 3 we are going to be amazing together

  • Justin W

    Vzw Galaxy Gear: $200 on contract!

  • Bootleg Zani

    I’m lost how are people stating they are using a family members upgrade? You can’t keep unlimited data if any line on the family share gets upgraded.

    • Caveman

      I have done it three times, most recently on the S4 a month ago. Use an alternate upgrade. I have unlimited on 3 lines and 2 gig plan on 2 lines. Transfer your upgrade to one of the 2 gig lines, upgrade it, activate it, then transfer move your lines around. Have not lost unlimited yet. Did it with S3, Note 2 and S4.

      • Weber

        Correct. You just can’t activate it on a line with unlimited. Easy peasy.

      • DanSan

        exactly. i upgrade my moms dumb phone and just take the phone and reactive her old one. did it with my S4

  • yummy

    I want big phone now
    Mommy Mommy! Big phone
    Now! I want!

  • bluemon

    The home button logo is gone. Screw you Verizon. Lost a customer today

    • JackR


    • Justin W

      There’s no Vzw logo on the front at all… Something is seriously wrong here…

      • DanSan

        hold up, we haven’t seen the back yet. plenty of usable real estate lol

      • chris125

        verizon doesnt seem to plaster their logos all over the front of samsung devices( minus the note 2 home button)

        • Justin W

          It seems to be a trend lately – the Droid devices, Moto X, Samsung, HTC One all are Vzw logo-less on the front. It’s interesting.

      • RaptorOO7

        Definitely stock art then no Verizon Logo at all, someone is gonna get fired.

    • RaptorOO7

      Could be stock photo art, you never know.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      -said no one ever.

  • Defenestratus

    I have to leave my current contract so I hope that the deal that lets me convert to a 6GB plan is still available when this phone is released.

    Otherwise T-mo here I come.

  • Inspector Butters

    “Preorder will be available as soon as we determine where to put our Logos”

  • Ryan B

    So, now the note 2 will never see 4.3.

    • Ben Landwehr

      Sadly, probably.. especially since the next Verizon update will probably be 4.2.2, if not 4.2.1.

      • Justin W

        Wasn’t there an announcement that the Note II and SIII would receive 4.3 instead of 4.2.2?

  • Brock fletcher

    Signing up day one giving my iphone5 to the wife and grabbing this Beauty on my unlimited data plan

  • DanielP


    my galaxy nexus just STOPPED working for no reason just now.

  • viewthis66

    i’m getting this phone… slap Nova on it and i’m good to go.

    • tomn1ce

      That’s exactly what I’m planning on doing.

  • Will P

    Where’s the Verizon home button?

    • tomn1ce

      I hope they keep it and leave the home button alone…

    • wmsco1

      Please put arm here . This is going to HURT! You can wash it in three days and keep vaseline on it for 2 wks.

  • Ben Landwehr

    Yes, please.. please, be sometime at least in early October (I had a Verizon rep tell me that’s what they’ve heard, but I mean, take that with a grain of salt obviously). Can’t wait to get the Note 3!

    Also, Verizon said this should work but I want to see if anyone else has done this;
    My parents have two upgrades available and both have “dumb” phones still. I should be able to upgrade their line, get the phone in the mail, and simply just put it onto my line and keep unlimited, correct? And since they didn’t activate the smartphone onto their line, Verizon said the plan will be the same still. Has anyone else done this?

    • nina

      but they must activate the new phone on their line before you transfer the phone to your line. it’s the same way now. once it’s activated on their line, THEN you can transfer it back to your line-

      • Ben Landwehr

        I asked about that. Ordering it by mail they said I should not have to. Just use the ESN or whatever and activate regardless. But, still skeptical, I asked if I can revert back to the dumb phone and they said yes, and the 30 dollars for data won’t apply. I’ll probably talk to one more rep before doing so to be sure, though.

        • nina

          when i did mine this past july. i was told over the phone that the loophole was to activate the new phone first on the dumb phone line, that ways it counts as an official upgrade. then after, remove the new sim, and replace it with your old sim (unlimited line) all you’re doing is swapping SIMS after you activate it on the dumb phone line.

          • Ben Landwehr

            Would make sense, but then I’d still have to reactivate my parents original phone online since it got deactivated after doing so?

          • nina

            yes. but it’s really simple. *228 for that dumb phone, and it reactivates it.

          • dazz1996

            Remember you have to add data to there line and if you dont activate the phone on there line they will make you pay full retail price

          • Ben Landwehr

            From what I asked that is not the case, plus she said she didn’t have to do this herself. But I’ll be sure to ask a rep one more time.

          • Big_EZ

            The data charges will be dropped once the old phone is re-activated

        • Brock fletcher

          That’s true I’ve done it 3 or 4 times they’ll do it at the counter if you pick it up

          • nina

            i thought about that before, but i like the feel of opening a new box and removing that plastic, lol. not to mention, i’m the first person to lay hands on a new phone.

  • panicswhenubered

    Note 3 $299. Galaxy Gear $299. Verizon: “Special package deal, limited time only, Galaxy Gear and Note 3 for just $598! (2-year commitment required)” lol

  • Curtis

    I feel like the Moto X and the Gnex and a number of other devices were VZW’s red headed step child. Why is this phone treated differently?

    • tomn1ce

      It maybe bc samsung might kick them in the nuts if they don’t show them respect….look at the poor HTC One, what a disaster that release was on vzw. 4-6 months late.

    • n900mixalot

      Because it makes them more money. Note 2 has been $299 on contract for EVER, and people are still buying them for as much. They can also control the Note 2 and Galaxy S devices–e.g., where was the wireless charging on the Verizon Note 2?! I had to create the functionality myself.

  • nerdydesi

    I hope VZW will sell the 64gb version as well.

  • nerdydesi

    There’s no logo on the home button, what madness is this!?!?!?

    • 213ninja


      • Open1Your1Eyes0
        • nerdydesi

          Who are you and what have you done with Verizon!?

        • 213ninja


        • Philip J. Fry

          I hope it turns out to be true.

        • Ashish Raj

          The rep confirmed that no logo on front… Wait till you see the Verizon Note’s back!! ;D

        • Ben Landwehr

          B-but.. how will people know who really owns my phone?

        • j

          That rep also looks like he’s 20 years old

  • Benjamin Mackie

    Yep, stealing a family members upgrade so I can keep unlimited though

    • 213ninja

      been doing that since they announced the share everything. only way to go nowadays.

      • Burger

        How does that work? I thought if I used an upgrade I have to either pay full retail or get on tiered data

        • You’re using someone else’s upgrade, so they would lose unlimited if they have it.

          • Drew Blaskoski

            Kinda but that’s not what he means. I know what he is doing because I do it as well. my sister and I have unlimited data, and my mom has a smartphone plane with just 2gbs. We are all under the same account. When mom gets and upgrade she can get the phone I want then give me the phone. she keeps her phone and I get a new smart phone with subbed price. Or when I am eligible for an upgrade and want a new phone mom will use that on her line (2gb) then I (unlimited) will be given that phone. Its a little shuffling around but its a way to cheat the system. It really only works when a person who does not care about data or what phone they have is involved.

          • Big_EZ

            Not if you transfer the upgrade to one of the dumb phone lines.

        • 213ninja

          i have 2 lines with “dumb” phones, i shuffle them.

    • Burger

      How does that work? I thought if I chose to upgrade I have to either pay full retail or get on tiered data

      • Tim242

        Upgrade a line without unlimited, swap SIM’s.

        • crazed_z06

          Yup.. Got a dumb phone line for my dad awhile back and now I have an upgrade on that line.

        • Burger

          What if the other line is on a month 2 month contract but still apart of the family plan. Actually one of the phones is the main number

          • Tim242

            The line on month to month would be assigned a 2 year agreement and a 2GB data plan, if it doesn’t already have one. Then youcan drop the data plan on that line, if you put a non smartphone on it.

          • Burger

            Thanks man I appreciate it!!

        • Theme Park Pro

          But what if you upgrade to a phone that requires the new nano SIM? What happens then?

          • Tim242

            Verizon will give you any size SIM you need, at no cost.

          • Theme Park Pro

            I know that but if you still have unlimited with the old SIM then its not compatible so will they take you off unlimited? I’m doing an alternate upgrade but between two different accounts. I was going to get an additional SIM anyway so when I deactivate the new phone from the upgraded line and restore the phone that was on there prior to the upgrade and reactivate it on my line, my unlimited isn’t affected.

          • Tim242

            They will swap your number from one SIM, to the other. That doesn’t affect your plan

  • 213ninja

    I’m glad VZW jumped on the announcement. Let’s just hope they jump this quick on the release date. If the package isn’t buy a phone get a free watch, no thanks.

    • ki11ak3nn

      I would even be happy with buy a phone, get the watch at $99. And throw in a free cover. That would be awesome. I’m not paying anything over $199 for a smartwatch. I don’t care how “smart” it is.

  • Radgatt

    At least they didn’t wait forever to confirm their version of the device this time around.

  • Qwerty

    Didn’t expect a response from Verizon that quickly…

    • tomn1ce

      Me either, maybe they are trying to prove us wrong with this release. Or they are trying to make up the $130B they are paying vodafone as soon as possible…to avoid paying that pretty interest rate that they will owe to the banks financing the purchase…. -_-

      • Qwerty

        Maybe they’re trying to beat other carriers in offering the device sooner… so that they could pay make up for the 130 billion?

      • Or they’re ready to sell this packaged deal for 1K a pop!

      • RaptorOO7

        Who care’s why just take my money . . . Verizon that is.

      • michael arazan

        Verizon didn’t pay taxes for 3 years, each year would have been $30 billion in taxes alone for all three years $90 billion, that’s how they are paying for vodafone. All these corporations and republicans bitching about how high taxes are when they al pay 0-2% a year is a joke. While the average American pays 30%.

        Corporations hide their money off shore, ship jobs to other countries, but stay here and live here for all the securities and freedom of the states. Either invest in America or GTFO!

    • bluemon

      Its because Verizon loves Samsung. In an Apple-Verizon relationship, Apple allows zero bloatware. With Samsung-Verizon, sells just as much phones, but with bloatware.