Does Verizon have exclusivity over the Samsung GALAXY Nexus?

Does Verizon have exclusivity over the Samsung GALAXY Nexus?
Ever since the early days of the device, when it was thought to be called the DROID Prime, there was talk that Verizon would have some sort of exclusivity period with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. No one knew for how long this exclusive period might last. In fact, a recent sign-up page posted online by Samsung asks those filing out the form to select from one of seven carriers including T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Cellular South, U.S. Cellular and MetroPCS. So when a banner ad reads "Exclusively from Verizon GALAXY Nexus", confusion reigns.

A GSM version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus does exist. This could point to a short exclusivity period for Verizon in the U.S, or perhaps the carrier will be the only one in the States to offer the device. Even if that is so, the official spec sheets list 850/900/1900/1700/2100 MHz for 3G which means that AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to import a model that they can use. Verizon also could be simply stating the undeniable fact that a Verizon branded variant of a phone is a Verizon exclusive is the same way you could (although you probably wouldn't) call the variant of the Apple iPhone 4S that runs on Big Red's network a Verizon exclusive.

It is still early days here, folks, and we still have no official launch date. The subject of exclusivity will have to be handled at some point in time, even if it just a matter of noticing that no other carrier in the U.S. is offering the phone after a period of time. Just one question. If the phone is a Verizon exclusive in the States, why did Sprint order posters of the device as we reported?

source: AndroidCentral



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40 Comments

1. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

F*ck! What the hell Sprint? You went balls out for the 4S and now your customers are stuck with nothing! I was hoping there was gonna be a iPhone 5 with a large screen but I now I'm going to stick with Android because ICS looks to be the s**t along with the Galaxy Nexus! I hope HTC has a beast of a phone waiting in the rafters for Sprint soon, my upgrade is ready 11/1!

12. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

I just hope this exclusivity is very short lived. I've been waiting for the Galaxy Nexus on T-Mobile since my Vibrant's screen busted for the second time and that was about 3 months ago. I'm stuck using my old unlocked Sony Ericsson Z710i until then.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

sprint already announced they are getting it. VZW probably has a small launch window of exclusivity. hold on to your sanity.

20. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

You know how easy that document would have been to fake??

25. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Look how many VZW fantools are voting you down for no reason lol

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, for right now, VZW is the only carrier who is offering the Galaxy Nexus. Until another carrier pops up offering the Galaxy Nexus, they can claim exclusivity.

4. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

True indeed. VZW is on a war path, I really like the Droid Razr and the HTC Rezound. They are top dogs right now. I think they will have like a selection of aleast 6 or 7 dual core Androids to choose from. Crazy!

3. threeline

Posts: 318; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

True indeed. VZW is on a war path, I really like the Droid Razr and the HTC Rezound. They are top dogs right now. I think they will have like a selection of aleast 6 or 7 dual core Androids to choose from. Crazy!

5. tq3866

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2011

Noooo! Forget that! That phone needs more carriers, someone pass out the sign up sheet ;D

6. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I still believe Verizon has exclusivity to Samsung Galaxy Nexus because it'll probably be another name on other carriers and I'm guessing it's Samsung Nexus Prime.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No, the phone was announced by Samsung and Google as the Galaxy Nexus and that's the global name. Verizon probably just has temporary exclusivity for the US. Let it go, Prime was only a codename.

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Verizon,is the best period, it don't matter who offers the same phone, services first phones second, you have to have roads to drive your cars dummies

11. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

That's correct, Mr. Upgrade. For $140 a month at Verizon you can get the same individual unlimited $90 T-Mobile plan, and for only marginally better coverage. This is all before taxes, of course. Wait, what am I saying? $140/mo for an unlimited plan is EXTORTION. But hey, at least that LTE radio will suck the life out of that thicker Nexus within approx. 3-4 hours. That's certainly sounds like "the best period" to me, so what do you guys think? Does it feel good, getting raped in the @55 by your service provider? All you VZW fanboys are tools.

13. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Please stop spreading misinformation. First off Verizon doesn't offer unlimited everything anymore. Unlimited talk, text and 2gigs of data is 120/month. As far as coverage is considered, marginally better? Are you serious? If you were to rank maps Verizon would be 1st and t-maybe would be dead last. Does Verizon charge an arm and a leg? Yes, but they also put a majority of that money back into their network. So please cut it out, tool.

17. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

and an even larger amount of money into their pockets!

23. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

This is not misinformation. Anyone can see for themselves and go price unlimited talk + unlimited text + 5GB data for an individual. $140 at Verizon. FOR ONE PERSON. Same plan at Tmo = $90. Difference = $50. Yes, marginally better. Verizon's coverage is simply not worth an additional $50 a month for the same plan. Suckers like you buy into it. So keep being a tool.

24. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Did you read your original post douche? No where did you state it was for unlimited talk, text and 5gigs of data. Misinformation. You stated 140 for an UNLIMITED PLAN was extortion. Misinformation. You stated that Verizon's coverage was "marginally better". Misinformation. Whether you agree with the pricing or not that is factually false. Get your storytelling straight and stop being a hateful tool.

26. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

I know what I said you fcking cnt. Where I come from an "unlimited plan" is actually unlimited. What do you know. That means unlimited minutes, unlimited text and data. NOT misinformation, you worthless pos. It may not be that way on Verizon, but that's what an unlimited plan is you fking fool. Keep being a tool.

27. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Lol. What an idiot. I love how you just keep editing your fairytales. Fact is YOU claimed it was for unlimited everything. Verizon doesn't say that anywhere on their site, brochures, or advertising. Misinformation. So why don't you take your fist of the North star and shove it up your south star. Tool.

29. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Once again, dmbfck. An unlimited plan includes unlimited services. Doesn't matter what provider you're on, that's what an unlimited plan is. This would make sense to you if you weren't such a blind idiot. I'll take my north star fist all right, and rip your uterus out through your throat. Pssy tool.

39. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

TRIN... You should slow your roll Buddy... I read the entire thread an nowhere did KENSHIRO use the term "unlimited everything"... He didn't even use the word "everything"... Take a look yourself... I'm not even taking sides but I understood exactly what he meant.

40. MAS10X

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

140 for an UNLIMITED PLAN is extortion... 140 for a LIMITED PLAN is called RAPE...

21. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

You are an idiot!! Both me and the girl both with smart phones pay $140 a month on a family plan.... Ill pay an extra ! $10 a month for premium servics anyday!!

22. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Yeah, and I bet you got 450 mins talk time for the two lines. Anyone can see for themselves and go price unlimited talk + unlimited text + 5GB data for an individual. $140 at Verizon mofo. GTFO

31. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Looks like a fanboy got hurt pretty hard here. Unfortunately, Allday28's 450 min talk time is just 450 on landlines, so it's basically unlimited in the mobile world we live in today. With unlimited mobile-to-mobile, everything is basically unlimited. Anyways, your story telling does suck so you should probably stop trying to be a fool when told wrong. You can't talk about Unlimited talk, text and data in one post and say differently in the next one and expect not to be proven wrong. Unlimited talk, text and data =/= Unlimited talk, text, 5gb data. You clearly didn't know what you said. "Where I come from an "unlimited plan" is actually unlimited" LOL So what? We're talking about your comparison with Verizon and T-Mobile's plans. Who the hell cares where you come from. You said 1+2+3=1+2+4 and you're wrong, now shut up and get back in school.

32. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

There's no point in trying to convince zealots that they're wrong because you can't.

34. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

I know exactly what I said you fkn chode. That is the closest thing Verizon has to T-Mobile's unlimited plans. And guess what fggt? It's $50 more a month. That was the comparison. I wasn't proven wrong because you dckholes lack any reading comprehension whatsoever. It's still $140/mo for unlimited mins, text and 5gb data on Verizon, which is an even worse deal since the data is throttled at 5gb. "Where I come from" was only figuratively speaking for here, the planet Earth. That fact I even have to explain that to you only further compounds your stupidity and need to STFU and go back to school yourself, you worthless piece of sht. Verizon: 1+1+1 = $140 T-Mobile: 1+1+1 = $90 That's what I said. Now shut the fk up and go back to scking vzw's dck some more.

36. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Wait wait wait, so you had to emphasize that you're from Earth because nobody understands what idiotic language you're speaking of? Sounds like you're the alienated one here. Also, that's wrong. You were proven wrong because you lack common sense in properly explaining things. You put 1 = 1.1. You see, the reason why I decided to put it as 1 as a place holder but I guess you haven't learned that in school yet. Would putting letters be easier for you? a = Unlimited talk, b = Unlimited text, c = Unlimited data, d = 5GB data. T-Mobile = a + b + c. Verizon = a + b + d. Or if you want to put it this way Verizon = a + b + (d/c). I don't know how you can't even get a simple concept. If you're given 5 balls, it is not the same as unlimited balls. Limited =/= Unlimited. I don't know but it does sound like your parents would slap the s**t out of you if there were any unexpected charges on their family plan.

38. kenshiro

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

How was I proven wrong, fggt? My point was that Verizon is $50 more than T-Mobile for a nearly identical plan, not that I could explain something in a way your fcking pea-brain could comprehend or agree with. Let's break it down for you again. T-Mobile: Unlimited Mins + Unlimited Text + 5GB data (unlimited but throttled after 5GB) = a + b + c = $90 Verizon: Unlimited Mins + Unlimited Text + 5GB data ($10 charge and throttled after 5GB) = a + b + c = $140 Limited vs. Unlimited was never the point, T-Mobile's 5GB Unlimited Data is still $20 less than Verizon's 5GB "limited" data. My point is that for $50 more at Verizon, you're actually getting less. And technically the Verizon data plan is still unlimited because the user can exceed the initial 5GB in their plan; Verizon will just fk you in the ass for it. Just because Verizon doesn't advertise it as unlimited doesn't mean it isn't, as long as you're willing to pay the overages. So, T-Mobile is a much better deal. And once again, you're a fcking fool. Of course, you'd have to be to pay Verizon's prices.

37. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

The problem is, you don't even know what you're saying yourself. Go ahead and copy your original and reply post and compare it. You'll find a surprise and might end up s**tting bricks on how stupid you are.

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