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Official: Verizon to Carry Nexus 7 on February 13 in Stores and Online for $350

After we broke the news last week that Verizon would begin carrying the 2013 Nexus 7 with LTE on February 13, the wireless carrier has now made it official. Big Red will begin selling the 32GB version of the device this Thursday for $349.99 both in stores and online. If you’d like, you can also grab it on 2-year contract for $249.99, except that’s not a very good deal. You may as well just pay full price for it. 

Better yet, those of you who already own the LTE version of this year’s Nexus 7 will be able to activate it in stores, something you were blocked from doing previously due to a “certification process.”

Verizon will have a few accessories on hand to outfit your Nexus 7, including the Adopted Folio Frame ($49.99) and Speck StyleFolio ($34.99). We have seen pictures for other Nexus 7 accessories as well, including official cases from Google in stores.

Via:  Verizon
  • JV9

    Why is it not a “good deal” to buy the tablet with a contract, If you buy the tablet with a contract you are saving you self $100 as if it wsa bought it straight out. Yes you have to enter into a contract for 2 years but if you are going to use the tablet for 2 years there is no reason not to. If you don’t want to pay the $10 dollars a month for the LTE then save yourself the money and don’t get an LTE tablet.

  • sski66

    AWESOME, & only half a year or so late, haha. Actually I’m glad otherwise I wouldn’t have found the deal from at&t, $30 for 3gigs LTE, I might be wrong but I don’t think Verizon has a good of a deal as that.

  • Buddy of mine was in a Verizon Corporate store today and was offered the Nexus 7.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    a day* late and a dollar short

    *day can be replaced with several months if necessary**

    **several months is necessary in this case

  • Gr8Ray

    Wonder how the update process is going to be for this Nexus… Doesn’t even seem right to call anything on Verizon a “Nexus”. Needs a new nickname, like “NeVerExus.”

    • Jason Kahn

      Call a rep where’s the update that everyone else got months ago? The update is in testing for quality control. If you push the rep for a real answer they tell you to call the manufacturer.

  • moelsen8

    ridiculous. welcome to the party, verizon. douch bags.

  • Raven65

    Did anyone really expect a GOOD deal from Verizon? Yeah, me either. No thanks… I’ll just continue to tether my WiFi Nexus 7 to my Moto X (for free) if I ever need to use it where there’s no WiFi available.

    • NexusMan

      Are you rooted? What do you use to tether?

      • MH

        FoxFi works with or w/o root.

        • Nathan Borup

          not with 4.4 it doesn’t

          • MH

            Interesting. My note 3 has not gotten 4.4 yet, so I’ll enjoy it while it lasts.

          • NexusMan

            Yea. I used up until 4.4. Kit Kat breaks it. Which is why I wanted to lnow what Raven65 is using and whether he’s rooted.

        • NexusMan

          Can’t get it to work anymore without root on Moto X on Verizon.

      • Jason Kahn

        I use Power Toggles, then just turn on the tethering toggle, work without root uses the built in android tether. If you go to settings with the exception of hotspot name and or password, the verizon please activate tethering will pop up. If you use the toggle it work fine. VZW has not complained yet about it to me, but then again I very rarely use it. You can even add it as a lock screen widget https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.painless.pc&hl=en

        • NexusMan

          Tried that and it still doesn’t work.

        • MacNificent

          Do you or does anyone know of a way to free tether from Verizon LG G2 yet?

          • Jason Kahn

            I have not tried the G2, some people have it work some don’t. I know Verizon is about the worst company when it comes to this though. They did lose an FCC case where they ruled per the original open air agreement they signed when they purchased the LTE spectrum VZW could not block tethering or tethering apps from the market, but as far as I know this does not apply to the new AWS spectrum. Given it’s Verzion you can almost bet they had LG lock that down good and tight.

          • MacNificent

            This is true. Because all the apps that I have used on previous Verizon phones do not work on my G2

          • Jason Kahn
    • Rodeojones000

      What deal? The Verizon cost is the same as the price of a Nexus 7 with LTE if purchased directly from Google Play.

      • Ian

        Contract deal. $100 off for 2 years is not a good deal.

        • Adrynalyne

          That is debatable. You save 100 bucks, and if you were planning on staying with Verizon for the next 2+ years regardless, you might as well. Its not like Verizon offers lower off contract service.

          • Ian

            Fair enough.

        • Humberto

          Oh you want a free(cheap) tablet?
          Let me call Verizon for you and get that done. Ppl were bitching and complaining because they would never have the joy of getting another Nexus device on Verizon… Now that there’s one… Ppl bitch and complain because it’s not free???

          I bet you verizon already purchased and gave Google whatever Google wanted to get for these. Now verizon is going to make their money back by selling you the data plan. Don’t want the data plan? Buy the wifi, easy as that.

          If you wanted a free LTE 7″ tablet you should of jumped on the free ellipsis, wait… It’s not up to par with your list of must have specs? Well then pay up buy a nexus. Quit the bitching.


          • Ian

            Down boy!

            I was simply clarifying what the other dude meant. Not that. I necessarily agreed. Keep on reading and you’ll find my take and how I believe this to be a good thing.


    • tu3218

      Are you rooted to tether? Or use something else?

  • Paul

    Sooo… just out of curiosity I went to the play store to check Nexus 7 stock… and… it’s not listed on Google Play. At all. It’s gone.


    N/M. It’s showing up for me now. Must have just been a site hiccup.

  • Jason B

    They were certifying their own anal cavities for bullsh!t.

    • Ian

      You would think that would be a fairly quick process, given how much must be in there. But nooooo….

  • Christian Trevor Clauss

    Absolutely, positively, unbelievably overpriced. You’re paying extra for that Verizon bloatware.

    • Jason B

      The Nexus 7 LTE retails for $349 from Google too.

    • Tony Byatt

      Methinks someone has never been to the devices page in the Google Play Store…


      • Justin Bontrager

        Ya they removed the Verizon version a long time ago.

        • Adrynalyne


          • Justin Bontrager

            Ah crap, the Nexus has all the bands doesn’t it.

          • Adrynalyne

            Thats because it was never there in the first place. To remove it means it would have been there.

            All LTE Nexus 7 devices are the same exact model coming from Google Play (and possibly Verizon).

    • Tim242

      Same price as Google…no bloat.

      • Ian

        I knew you had to be in here somewhere given all of the single down votes on the anti-Verizon comments.

        How’s it going?

      • Silver Veloz

        ….and GLAD I don’t have a big Verizon logo across the back somewhere. I have Verizon cell phone service, but the Nexus is so nice looking without the Verizon branding.

    • Dan DeMarco

      I’m fairly confident you guys are getting trolled.

    • Rodeojones000

      Um, you’re wrong.

    • iamme

      do some research before you trash talk please

  • tyguy829

    So what does this “software update” do exactly? Kellen’s nexus 7 seemed to work perfectly fine months ago when he popped his moto x sim card in

  • Philip J. Fry

    Not to much longer the next nexus tablet will be out.

  • The Narrator

    Good, no price hike.

  • Thomas

    They have to be kidding me ?!?!?!

  • ITGuy11

    For the love of God, nobody buy this directly from verizon.

    • Adrynalyne

      Why? If it is the same price, same device, and same software, there is no reason not to.

      • jimt

        Profit goes to Verizon vs profit goes to Google I vote Google.

        • Nexoduss

          Then Verizon will say that they barely sold any and add to the list of why they don’t carry nexus devices.

          • jimt

            I don’t care about Verizon, and they don’t care about nexus, That is why I switched to T-Mobile on 12/15/13 and haven’t looked back. Loving my TMO Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 from the Google Play Store. Saving $1000 dollars a year. Very Happy.

          • Nexoduss

            Well that’s great that you switched but for those of us that can’t because t mo coverage is not good enough, its a big deal that they are doing this. This may lead the way for future nexii on Verizon. I tried to mobile for a month and while it was alright, as soon as I would go into a building at school there would be no service. Anytime I left my area I would drop to only being able to make calls. With Verizon I have 4g almost everywhere I go and that’s really all I can ask for. Are the prices higher? Sure, but as it’s been said many times, you get what you pay for and to me steady coverage is the most important factor, much more than price.

          • jimt

            Still buy it from Google and not Verizon. Verizon will still be able to see that a Nexus 7 LTE is tied to their network and therefore see that Nexus 7 is a good thing. So if you buy it from Google, Google gets the profit and Verizon sells the data which is what they want to sell. Win Win Why give Verizon the money for a Google device? If you use it on Verizon I’m sure they are happy. At least it is easy to put someone else’s sim in later when you move to AT&T or TMO or Sprint.

          • travp624

            This is the worst argument ever google still gets the profit. Not to mention google’s main profit comes from the android activation and use of the google services (ads ads ads).

          • jimt

            Seriously, Verizon is selling the Nexus 7 for zero or a loss of profit. Why would they bother? They only want to sell data (no unlimited) and lock you into a contract (2 year). They don’t like Nexus. They blew it off for 6 months. Get a clue.

          • David Narada Brown

            its comments like this that make verizon think they own ur soul for damn phone service.

          • michael arazan

            The sad part about that is, it is true.

            Unless they release the activation numbers too.

    • Rodeojones000


    • Ian

      Maybe if they sold a bunch they would start to see that people prefer a clean experience to all of their crapware. I’m all for not giving Verizon any more money than is necessary and I would be right there with you if VZW tried to hike the price, but in this instance where our candidate is actually on the ballot, we should vote with our dollars where possible.

      • Nexoduss

        Plus if all goes well with this, Verizon may become alright with the idea of another nexus phone on their network. Its a long shot but at least this is a step in the right direction.

        • Nexoduss

          And to be honest, if another nexus phone came to Verizon, I would the completely ok with paying a little higher of an off contract price than what the play store offers if the play store doesn’t carry the Verizon version of the phone.

      • hkklife

        I wish Google and Asus would retaliate and undermine VZW’s plans with either a permanent N7 LTE price drop or a refreshed N7 in all versions (Snapdragon 600/800 and bigger battery would be awesome) for the same price. That’d tach Verizon a lesson about dragging their feet. Wait…no it wouldn’t.