Verizon offering 50% off on Galaxy Nexus extended battery
0. phoneArena 16 Dec 2011, 16:41 posted on
This one is a good one, although it is a hidden discount. Verizon is now offering an extended battery and battery cover combination for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for 50% off...
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6. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Grabbed mine! I was the tipper on this one :P
22. Goldeneye (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
I got the extra battery with charger and Y cable for $20! From my local VZ store score! Well that was a very good deal indeed it was a "manager discretion" though.
3. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Getting one, even though I don't have it yet...... (broke***)
5. cfprelude (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
yep they offered this to me in the store yesterday when i bought the nexus. interesting to point out that this is by far the best looking phone with an extended battery. i couldnt even tell it was a different door and battery, all their cases still fit and maybe it added 0.2mm to the thickness (maybe).
7. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Hmmm... Thats what i wanted to know. My store was sold out so i couldnt try but i have the two piece case and wanted to know if it would fit with the extended battery.
So far im pretty impressed with battery life anyways though.
8. SoldierBoy222 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
I bought the ext. battery today thanks to phonearena article, even though i done have the phone. I noticed the verizon power pack which included the case with holster. You said "all their cases still fit", is this true for this particular case to fit with extended battery?
10. cfprelude (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Actually i shouldve clarified my store only had 4 cases and the extended battery as accessories. so i tried each of them and they were fine. Im serious when i say its barely noticeable.... actually its NOT noticably thicker at all.
15. SoldierBoy222 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
which four cases where they, if you dont mind me asking?
19. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I have the two piece case... i think its called incepia or something. Fits fine. You can see a small bulge near the edges on the back but if you didnt look for it youd think its normal.
12. umdterps26 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I still got one... maybe you forgot that you can't see the deal until you add it to the cart?
13. Kmack (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
I just called my local verizon and the guy gave me some run around about how the stores get their stock from a different distributor than the online store does, and therefore, the prices are different and they won't match it. I have a feeling its one of those cases where it matters who your salesperson is and what else you're buying. Maybe if I was buying a thousand dollars worth of stuff (including a new phone, new activation, etc), he'd bend. But for now, he wants his margin! Hope that helps.
14. Kmack (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
I just attempted an order, but it wouldn't process it for me. I don't know if it didn't like my card info or if VZW is pulling the item down from the site. I called customer service to place the order over the tele but the chick couldnt figure it out.. she put me in contact with someone from a local office, who placed the order manually so i still got the savings.. anyone else have any issues?
16. chevysrule0621 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Confirmed..just called because the website lists the battery at $37.49. After waiting about 15 mins I got through to someone who put the order through for $24.99!
18. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I have called twice and have been unable to get it for less than 49.99...
17. texasboylaw (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)
just got mine out of the local verizon store.. if you can get one..i can barely tell the difference in size
20. meandmygalaxy (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Unfortunately even after chatting with an online sales rep, they are unable to get it to work online for me to show the discounted rates either...bummer...guess I'll be driving across town tomorrow to be able to buy one...Here's my online chat conversation with Verizon:
You are now chatting with 'Sirmiracle'
Sirmiracle: Hello. Thank you for visiting our chat service. May I help you with your order today?
You: Hi! The extended battery for the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus is supposed to be 50% off online and in the stores...however, when trying to order it online, it does not show the 50% amount after going through the shipping screen, payment confirmation screen, etc?
Sirmiracle: What price is it showing?
You: 37.49 (before tax)
Sirmiracle: Okay. Are you logged into My Veriozon?
You: The battery is supposed to be on sale for 50% off ($24.99), then I get a 20% discount on all accessories through my group employee rate...
You: Yes, I'm logged into my account
You: I tried logging out of my account, and then just starting a new order for the extended battery, and it shows the price correctly now as $24.99...however, when doing it that way, I don't see where I can log into my account after that to get my group employee rate?
Sirmiracle: Okay. It looks as if that is the price that the computer calculates. What you could do is continue with that and You could contact customer care and have the refund you the money back if you would like.
You: No, that is not the way it would work. The battery price listed by Verizon is $24.99...I would not be paying anything above that amount and then requesting a refund...I would be buying the battery for the Verizon posted amount of $24.99 minus my 20% group employee discount rate...could you check with a manager to see how to do this?
Sirmiracle: Yes, that is what they informed me. If you fee as if this is a error you could contact customer care and double check. I would never intend to mislead you with the wrong information.
You: I'm not sure I understand why I would be asked to pay more than what is posted on your website, and then ask Verizon to send me a refund? The extended battery is $24.99, and my account states I receive a 20% discount on all accessories...there is no error involved...Is there no way for Verizon's online shopping website to make this transaction instead of having to drive into a store tomorrow?
Sirmiracle: Yes, that is correct. That is why I recommend that you contacted customer care. This might be a website issue. As a sales chat agent I am unable to alter prices. I do apologize. I am only aware of the prices online and that is the price that is showing for that accessory.
Sirmiracle: It has been my pleasure to chat with you today! Please feel free to re-open the chat session if you need further assistance . Thank you and have a great day!
Your chat session has been ended by your Verizon Wireless online agent.
21. SoldierBoy222 (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Does any one know which cases still fit on phone with the extended battery?
23. DocEd (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)
I've looked for it on Verizon's site and cannot find it...not even without the discount. Does anyone have a specific link to it? thanks.