Pro-tip: Get an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus for $685
posted by Michael H. / Dec 11, 2011, 9:59 AM
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.
Samsung GALAXY Nexus OS: Android 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 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 Dec 11, 2011, 10:50 AM 2
Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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 Dec 11, 2011, 11:13 AM 2
Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 05, 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 Dec 11, 2011, 12:14 PM 3
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