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Pro-tip: Get an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus for $685

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Pro-tip: Get an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus for $685
If you have been waiting patiently for the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus to arrive, you may have been tempted by the various stores offering imported versions for $750 or more, but a new coupon will get you quite a savings. 

Negri Electronics is offering the GSM Galaxy Nexus for just $730.50, but even better than that if you use the coupon code "VZSucks", you get an additional $45 off, which brings the total cost to just $685.50, and there is an option for free shipping. It's nice to see that even retailers are picking up on the outright anger at Verizon and are using it for promotions.

Smart money says that the full retail price of the Galaxy Nexus will be somewhere around $600-650, so this is a far better version of the "early adopter" tax than what we've seen with some other listings for the Galaxy Nexus. As the unlocked GSM version, this Nexus has a pentaband radio which will work on both AT&T and T-Mobile or any pre-paid carrier running GSM. It will not work on Verizon, Sprint or any CDMA pre-paid carriers like US Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Boost Mobile, or MetroPCS. 

*WARNING* After a bit more digging, it turns out that the model being offered by Negri Electronics is not a US version. It is a Latin American version that comes with an AC adapter and may not include a warranty, so it may not really be worth the discount, even if the promo code does stick it to Verizon.

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posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:46 3

1. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


nice deal but the best part is the coupon code lol. thanx mike.
please remember "VZSucks" (yeah the coupon code)

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:50 2

2. santy (Posts: 55; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Cooooool ! I see LTE on the specs for gsm version. So att version will have LTE after all....yipeeeeee ! worth the wait !

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:52 3

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LTE? Doubt it on the GSM version

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 11:09 3

5. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I have the GSM version and it doesn't have LTE, sorry
Don't let that discourage you from getting it though, I'm still getting ~10 down and ~3 up pretty consistently so it ain't no slouch

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 11:13 2

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Definitely not true. LTE and GSM are separate models. This model is GSM-only. No LTE at all. It will not work on Verizon, and it will not work on AT&T's LTE network. But, it will work on HSPA+ for AT&T and T-Mobile.

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 10:53 1

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Lol nice way to promote a sale

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 11:34 2

7. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


HAhahhaha, I just LOL'd incredibly hard

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 12:14 3

8. creektrails (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


waiting, waiting, waiting......not necc. for the nexus but rather for the guy who invariably comments "verizon doesnt suck!! Its you people who are upset over a release that never was anounced. I want a phone with zero glitches, everything worked out, besides vzn is big, red, and beautiful......yadda yadda yadda. blah blah blah"

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 18:21

9. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Here in Panama a friend of mine got one for 590 unlocked. Cmon.. Too much money

posted on 11 Dec 2011, 20:26

10. deago78 (Posts: 157; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Those liars. I am really glad I didn't buy this earlier today. I was quite literally a click away when I came back to PA to look at the story. Glad I did. Thanks PA.

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