Verizon telling employees that Galaxy Nexus launchs on December 15th
According to tipsters from Verizon, store managers are being informed that they should expect the Galaxy Nexus to launch next Thursday, December 15th. We know that any delay is upsetting for people who are desperately waiting for this phone, but it’s been two years now that Verizon customers have been waiting to get a Nexus device, so what’s another six days, right?
1. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Seriously...stop posting things that aren't coming directly from Verizon. Can't we just wait for them to make the announcement or just wake up one day to a nice early christmas surprise with it on the website ready for order?
54. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I just discussed my bill w/ a verizon rep and we discussed the pros and cons of nexus vs razr but i didnt push for a release date.
Its definitely coming very soon
2. Synack (Posts: 674; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I hate Verizon. Does it seriously have to be on a f**king Thursday? Just release it on the day that it is ready. Like.... TODAY. LTE is back up. F'ing release it.
14. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
They release every new phone on Thursday. How do you know that it is even ready?
22. Synack (Posts: 674; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I know but I can't tell you how or why. It is in regards to the LTE network. We always release major phones on Thursday's but there is no actual reason behind it.
61. Vzw_employee (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Actually the Rezound was release on monday
24. ericsorensen (Posts: 53; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
My store has 40 on shelf in the back room ready to go. They've had them for days.
31. Caanon (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
You in the Seattle area? I'll buy two from ya right now. Today. Seriously. I'll even switch from Sprint and earn ya a commission bonus.
43. ericsorensen (Posts: 53; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
"my" store, as in the one I shop at. In Bossier City, LA. I DID Buy an extended battery, so I was able to touch the future back of my new phone!
50. JC557 (Posts: 1266; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I would believe this. When the Samsung Droid Charge was supposed to be released there were plenty in the stock room but there was some kind of hold on them till Samsung and Verizon gave the go ahead. Then it became delayed due to some bug so the phones sat in the stock room for a couple of more weeks.
I was annoyed but I am quite happy with my Thunderbolt. Now using the Rezound battery in it there's no regrets.
26. Lionheartcahc (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
IT IS IN STORES RIGHT NOW!!!!!! how much more ready do you want it dude! i personally saw it,held it in my hand and had one set aside for the release today then got told it is now release "TBD" by the Verizon employee when she opened up here email this morning. it can't be hardware because they are not going to fix then in boxes at verizon stores and if it is a firmware/software issue let us have the phone and get the update ota and be done.
49. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
Really how many pictures do you need to see before you are convinced it's in the stores. Do you think they just appear on the day they are to be released. Atliest read other articles on this site about this phone and you would know. You can search with a search feature on this site.
57. stjcripes (Posts: 27; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
While I have no doubt that they do have it in the stores, it was not uncommon for stores I worked at to receive "drop shipments" the morning of the launch date. However, that usually occurred for the non-Thursday launch dates. Thursday is the day of choice because stores receive their weekly shipment on Wednesday (at least when I worked there).
3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Then they will say Jan 1st. Just glad Im not on Verizon. They never give a exact date out.
8. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
I actually feel bad that you aren't in Verizon
4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you people need to stop being mad at VZW. THEY have never said a word about a release date. GOOGLE said the phone would be released in November.. and last i checked.. it was. Big G never said it would be november ON VZW. The only reason people are getting so mad is because the phone sites are circulating rumor after rumor after rumor. Which IS their job. It brings hits to the site. But it also aggravates people.
Point is, be mad at the right peeps. VZW never said a word to anyone.
I dont know about u guys, but the constant rumor cycle has worn me out. im ready to hear about the next big thing.. lol
5. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I'm ready to hear about the next big thing, but I feel as if this phone will last me just as long as my OG Droid (2 years and counting until the GNex is out) and I'll be satisfied the entire time.
6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
im not a VZW customer. but i do not like VZW exactly because "THEY have never said a word about a release date". i hate on VZW because their customers deserve an exact release date. just my $0.02.
10. christony1120 (Posts: 65; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Ummmm no your just mad Phonearena is complicating everything...... don't blame verizon, THE BEST.
13. hybris (Posts: 56; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Maybe they haven't released an official date because they don't know when the device will be ready. If they had promised it last month, people would be more livid than they already are. Why announce something that could be subject to change? That's shooting yourself in the foot. I know people are angry, but if VZW announced an official date and didn't come thru, stuff would really hit the fan. I do customer service at Verizon. I have not had ONE customer asked about this phone. I know plenty of us geeks can't wait, but the run of the mill smartphone user doesn't know or doesn't care about this phone. It'll be out when it's ready, until then people will learn some patience.
17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
this phone very well could be the most influential device of this holiday season. all subsequent androids will be built from its floorplan. VZW needs to have a peg on exactly when its hitting shelves. and they need to share that date with the consumer. give me a date to put on the calendar and i'll wait patiently.
20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
VZW knows when it will launch. VZW is a very cautious and controlled company. I used to work customer service as well as sales with them. They WILL NOT launch it if they know it will have a bug at launch. Some things you cant forsee, but if they catch it before hand, they will let the phone wait for an update.. aka ICS 4.0.1. They tried that whole "patch it after launch knowing it has a bug BS" with the Storm, and that bit them on the ass bigtime. They are not going to do that again very easily.
Hold your horses. The phone is going to be a hot seller if its launched yesterday, today, or tomorrow.
74. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
Sorry.Verizon does not need to do anything but let this phone sit on the shelf until they resolve this Google Wallet fiasco. It is absolutely in stores. Wednesday Dec 7, I told the rep he would NOT be selling any on Friday. He was surprised. I thought it was funny.
48. phone7960 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
vzw doesn't owe anything to customers when it comes to release dates. They owe them a good phone with the best software possible. The owe customers reception.
51. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
They owe proper updates to the people that sign up for email updates. I got informed about the droid razr 5 days after releas. Yes google announced it would release at the end of November but considering this is supposed to be a google experience phone designed for this phone it should have been released back on November 17 along with the gsm version. I don't like the fact that there are so secretive about the progress of the phone or the reall reason for the delay and not just we know nothing and to have Verizon talk aout Verizon in the third person like they know as much as we do. That is a lie. I really get irritated when people stick up for Verizon like they want the best for it's consumers. They just want to make as much money as possible and that's it. It does not take a month to fix little errors or bugs in a phone when your pumping that much money into the development of it and when the operating system was built to work on this phone and it's hardware specifically. There is other reasons other than bugs. I would bet my left nut this phone had the same little bug as the Europe version and could have been launched back then. LTE has been out for a year and all the hardware on the phone has been out about as long or longer. Verizon is by far the weirdest company when it comes to releasing really great phones except iPhone because they don't have the control. They are loosing millions of dollars ever day this phone is not released considering every day gets closer to the next release or update of another phone to ice cream sandwich with better hardware. So I can see the point of the whole poor Verizon they have done nothing but that's if you believe what there are saying to heart and it's true. Also the fact they have said nothing is the main reason I am frustrated with them. All of us getting frustrated are just empowering them to do this next time and give them a feeling of power over consumers like they are deserving of such weird secretive info. I just don't get it because everything is known about the phone and it's the launch date that's such a seceret. And if all this is because the phone is not ready from LTE and data bugs than that proves that Verizon is not ready to handle such an important release as the next generation of android and they don't really deserve to get the exclusive rights to the next nexus phone. I hate to say that cause I have Verizon but that would be true
72. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
thumbs down...buddy, if i could thumb you down multiple times i would. anybody who expects that when they sign up for email updates thru a specific carrier to be notified about a completely irrelevant phone to them (GSM Razr)...can't have anything else smart to say. this isn't a civil war, its a company trying to do things the right way. what irritates me is ppl that think a business shouldn't be about money. so they thought of something that you aren't capable of doing & charge you for it. why wouldn't they? wouldn't you? i'd bet my right nut...you would. aren't they doing all the hard work? providing the towers/technology, the workforce to repair the technology when it goes down, the workforce to keep the service steady. can you do a 1/3 of what it takes to be even the worst carrier out there? i can't...neither can you, jackwagon so quit the whining or go back to a rotary phone. its a business...who goes into a business venture saying "let's not make money today". you want the best coverage, best phones, best customer service...for crap network costs. how does that work? its not that Verizon doesn't care but they have to worry about more than just one person's wishes to attend to the whole. if businesses followed all of the (infinite) customer complaints they all would be bankrupt. i wish i could drive off a BMW lot paying a Chevy Aveo price. ppl get bent out of shape for the most ridiculous reasons. iPhone is a 3G product. 3G is pretty solid on Verizon. That is an effortless release. 4G is new (& at this point limited) so its not going to be as easy. idk about you but i'd rather have a carrier play it safe & release products the right way instead allowing consumer impatience (childishness) put pressure on them to release a disaster.
75. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
"...but that's if you believe what there are saying to heart and it's true. Also the fact they have said nothing is the main reason I am frustrated with them."
Which is it? Did they say something which needs to be believed (as you say) or did they say nothing. You need to chill out. Get laid or something. Smoke a joint. Whatever it takes, but that long paragraph you posted is seriously troubling, Get over it.
68. NovaRift (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
VZW doesn't like the fact that most Samsung phones are nothing but problematic... I mean look at the wonderful Fascinate fiasco. They want to make sure the one they release on VZW is actually right. I commend VZW for delaying it. As for working for VZW I have heard nothing about a release date and have yet to see one in a store so I do not believe anyone has "received their shipment" yet.
81. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
VZW created that fiasco by taking an SGS1, gutting it, and forcing BING and loads of VZW crapware on to it. There is a reason the fascinated was the only SGS to have problems.. and it wasnt samsung's fault.
71. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
what a dirt bag...why do customers "deserve" an exact date? do you get pissed off when a trailer for a new movie you like says "coming soon"? if you're impatient...just say that, don't make it Verizon's fault.
32. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4767; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Yeah I am jumping ship, I am going to get this phone for Verizon. This past weekend I was in the deserts of San Diego & my friends Motorola Droid Razr had full service with LTE.
I didn't even have 3G. I was very sad & that was the last straw. I love Sprint for their unlimited data, but I rarely ever went past 3GB of data in any particular month. Verizon wireless has double the data for the same price of $30.00, so I will be more than good with 4GB. Plus at home I will always use Wi-Fi so I don't tap into my 4GB's of data.
My plan will go up by $25.00 per month, that's not too bad. For the $25.00 I will get the best coverage in the U.S., 4G LTE, service inside buildings & service in the deserts of San Diego, CA. I am good with all that.
So long Sprint, I will miss your unlimited data. I just really need the coverage especially when I get my Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Will root my Samsung Galaxy Nexus & get free Wi-Fi tether so when I am out and about with the Transformer prime I will enjoy up to 4GB's of 4G LTE.
Sounds like a win win for me!
34. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
GO RAZR!!! Get the 50.00 data plan and get 10GBs.
40. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4767; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You know you got me thinking. I might do that, for $20.00 more I can get 10GB's. That is more than double.
I am tempted, I have until the 15th to make up my mind. The only thing that is certain is that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.65" Super AMOLED HD screen Samsung Galaxy Nexus will most definitely be mine. I can’t wait!
37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
And thats exactly why VZW's loyalty is so high. When it just needs to work, ur going to be willing to pay for it.
44. ericsorensen (Posts: 53; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
Verizon really does have a great network. I always get better service than my AT+T friends.
46. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
You and your friend remind me of a wolf pack, "running around in the deserts looking for strippers, drugs and alcohol" lol
53. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I am really happy and lucky. I have two upgrades and one line that's past the two years and out of contract. I also have unlimited data for thirty dollars and since have qualified for the recent promotion for unlimited data and hotspot for sixty. I read on other forums if your smooth enough you can either on your online account sign up for unlimited hotspot and it will put you into unlimited data than you can cancel the hotspot and keep unlimited data. Or you might be able to call a representative and talk your way into that or if you don't keep hanging up and calling back talking to someone different until you get your way which might have you asking for a manager
64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yeeeea.. except that they record every time that you call into customer service and the rep writes notes on about the conversation.. + they randomly voice record.
Any supervisor is going to look at the notes and go "scammer".
67. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
And that right there is why so many people switch to VZW.
I was snowboarding in snowbowl flagstaff, AZ last year with some buddies that have T-mobile, they had little to no signal up in the mountain and no internet what so ever. Needless to say my OG Droid, at the time, had full bars and 3g coverage.
Man did they feel cheated :) They didnt switch though...cheap asses lol.
76. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
Damn, I could have sold you my line which had the unlimited data plan.
59. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
I'm just mad because they could sell it, there's an optimal balance of supply and demand, and my Droid 1 is begging me to decommission it. But I can't. Yes, it developed AI purely from the pain of chugging along this far. xD I need a new phone and I want to spend my money. Strange, in America corporations are usually happy to sell you a product whether good or bad!
7. Jeremyt727 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
So. Is that considered the official release date? Because this is the first blog i've read that doesn't say "rumor" or "leaked"..
9. vzwincred (Posts: 29; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
I saw a dummy Nexus at BB earlier. Must get.... feels good in my hands!
39. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i got to play with one the other day. A customer had the unlocked pentaband version. It was nice. It didnt feel nearly as big as those side by side photos with other phones make it look.
11. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Again, even though Android fans will be in denial mode and will thumb this comment down, this is why Apple > Google because they know how to get their s^%t together and release their phone while Google and Samsung apparently can't even get Verizon to honor their deal.
15. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)
Come on Miz, Im a Apple fan but really? It took a year and a half for us to get the 4S!!
18. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Agreed with Hallucinator. A year and a half for a slightly polished voice control app with some snarky pre-loaded comments....yipee!
16. hybris (Posts: 56; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Apple only has 1 phone to release. Probably makes it a little easier.
23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
tell me who has dropped the ball here?
Google said november. it was released in november. they never said which carriers or countries.
PA said Nov on VZW (a long with about 40 other dates)
VZW has said NOTHING and will not until its firm.
SO.. who exactly needs to get their s**t together again?
And if you think waiting 18 months for the exact same phone with a 3mpx bigger camera and a lower clocked though dual core chip upgrade.. then having a new major issue every week with the device...is "having your stuff together" then we need to have a little talksie.
25. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Dude, what does Verizon releasing a phone have to do with Samsung and Google?
Thank you come again!
28. seanjohnusa91 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
Alright guys...he's been wrecked enough. Just stick with the thumbs down instead of issuing him further embarrassment.
12. Macdawgg (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Here we go again-PULL UP YOUR PANTS LEGS IT'S STARTING TO GET DEEP AGAIN!
19. OfcJScottG (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
I have some information that may corroborate this. Went to Radioshack today who stated the phone was to arrive in their store on 12/14. This makes sense for a 12/15 launch. Also, two other Radioshack stores confirmed they already have them in stock but that they received an email stating they could not sell them at this time and could not advise when they would be able to. One of those stores told me they only got 1 of them and had put my name on it (I've been in there the past 3 days!). We'll see, I was on "The List" for an iPhone 4, not 4S but 4, prior to its launch and they still haven't called me to let me know they have one available for me!! I will say this, I'd think a shipping delay or something rather than an issue with the actual phone or its software due to the fact that they are already in stores.
21. netizen (Posts: 43; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Did they say what year? I mean really... we are talking about Verizon here.... What other bloatware are they going to add on it, and what else are they going to strip out of it besides google wallet.
Verizon has stripped out things THEY didn't want on this phone (Google wallet) and added their bloatware to it, while delaying the release so their other 3 flagship phones they have more control over will sell more units.
They have violated the sanctity of this Nexus device and should never be allowed another Nexus device.
This device has been delayed so long that is has been out for weeks in Europe and has even come out in Canada already.
If you think it is unjust for people to be mad at Verizon for all of this, you must live in another reality from the rest of the world.
Google should NEVER allow Verizon to destroy the sanctity of another Nexus device!!
77. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)
"They have violated the sanctity of this Nexus device and should never be allowed another Nexus device"
Seriously? "The sanctity"? *Groan*
27. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Everyone hating on verizon, stfu. Verizon is the best in the U.S. I can't wait for a gnex. Im 15 and just got a BB 9930 because everyone in my school has a b lackberry but i got sick of it very fast. Before the BB i had the OG Droid and i loved it. Im gonna try to talk my parents into buying me a Gnex for Channukah :) VERIZON (Y)
29. Jeremyt727 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Honestly Miz.. These guys above me ^^ just made you sound dumb. Its true. PLUS! I have the 4S and i can't wait to give it to my mom so i can have the Galaxy Nexus. HAHA! Yes this is all getting out of hand.. there was a post this morning supposedly it'ss be relased the 31! CMON!! Despite all this.. it wont stop the fact that this is going to be the BEST device out yet.