Verizon apologizes for late Pixel XL deliveries by shipping a free Daydream VR headset
by Alan Friedman / Feb 06, 2017, 4:00 PM
The regular price of the Daydream VR Headset is $79, although Google is offering it until February 25th at a price of $49. Still, that is not a bad consolation prize to just sit and wait. It might not seem so while you are still using your HTC EVO 3D waiting for your new phone to arrive. But as soon as the Pixel XL is in your sweaty little hands, you'll be glad that you received the headset for free.
Google says that it is working hard to restock the shelves of its partners with all Pixel models, especially with the 128GB Pixel which has proven to be a home run for the search giant. HTC brass is probably happy as well, since it is getting paid to produce the handsets. Remember, HTC first made its name by manufacturing for other companies. Don't forget the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the Nexus One and the T-Mobile G1 were some of the devices that rolled off the manufacturer's assembly line.
If you ordered a Google Pixel XL from Verizon and have been waiting a long time for it to arrive, or if it already was delivered to you months late, you just might get a call from Verizon like our loyal reader did a few weeks ago. If you want to be more aggressive, there is no harm in calling Big Red and asking them to put you down for one of the free Daydream View VR headsets.
source: Reddit via XDA
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)
Smh. Both Google and Verizon should be ashamed. Google has been poorly stocking their devices since the Nexus 4. It's ridiculously embarrassing to say the least.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 4:10 PM 0
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Where does HTC fall in terms of Blame, their Company is slowly falling apart and they took on the large task of building a Mainstream Google Phone
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 4:17 PM 2
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I would take a discount in the handset instead.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 5:05 PM 0
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This is a $50-80 discount.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 5:44 PM 1
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But Google wants its day dream platform to be successful they are only willing to give a good will if it benefit them, much like what Samsung is doing all along. I receive a lot of freebie from buying their gadgets. I would like to try out the day dream platform but are not able to due to geo restriction on the phone. Google is not interested in global shipment of its phone. Samsung gear VR is the next best thing for me.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 7:16 PM 1
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They should sell this phone at the actual price is worth, $399 and not a penny more. Anybody looking to buy a phone should just wait a couple more months to get somewhat of a better smartphone with the G6.
posted on Feb 06, 2017, 7:50 PM 0
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I ordered a 128 GB Pixel on Nov 25, 2016 (black Friday) and over time had my delivery date moved all the way out to March 3, 2017. Had a vacation planned out of country thru Feb 15, 2017, so I thought no problem. Of course the date was moved up, and Verizon would not allow a change in delivery address or for Fed-Ex to hold it, so I lost a good deal. Not happy and will probably leave Verizon when I return.
posted on Feb 07, 2017, 9:08 PM 0
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