Verizon arrogantly stamped its logo on Galaxy Note II's home button AND back

Verizon arrogantly stamped its logo on Galaxy Note II's home button AND back
The much anticipated second-generation phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is now up for pre-order on the nation’s largest carriers - Verizon and AT&T. This should make you, the ones waiting for the device happy, but if you actually see what the Verizon-branded Note II looks like, that happiness might quickly vanish into thin air.

Why? Not only were users in the States forced to wait for months after the international launch of the Note II to get it, but on Verizon, the device comes with a shocking Verizon logo slapped arrogantly on the single physical key on the front of the device. Yes, you can’t scratch it off, it’s not a sticker, it’s actually Verizon’s logo there for good.

Now, that’s hard to swallow, but it’s not everything. To get its message straight on the back of the device the Verizon logo along with 4G LTE appears one more time in, written down in a font about twice as large as the name of the device.

Wow. We get it - Verizon subsidizes the Galaxy Note II, but this seems way over the top. The message that this is sending to us sounds like “we, the carrier, to whom you pay over $100 a month for service, own you.” The logo is absurd, atrocious, ugly. But it’s there. To remind you who’s in charge. Is it just you or could this be a dealbreaker for you as well?

source: Verizon

Related phones

GALAXY Note II Verizon
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(22h talk time)



1. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

That phone now officially looks sh*t thanks to Verizon

10. MeoCao unregistered

I don't understand how Verizon customers can put up with this. They should let this arrogant carrier understand how to behave.

40. spookytj

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

its the network man, say what you will, but i travel all over the country and get 4G where ever I go. Plus i have the unlimited data plan still, so i use it for mobile and even home interenet. Their outlook to their customers suck but they have it where it counts

42. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Also, 99% of Verizon customers don't care and have better things to do than bit*h and moan about a tiny logo on a message board.

62. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

No, you are wrong! I like the carrier for services but not that much. I do not want a stupid Verizon logo on my device. I'd do what I want or turned into anything that I.... wanted. FFFFFFFFing Verizon! just being their head up their A$$$$ again.

55. hybrid06339

Posts: 23; Member since: May 16, 2012

I did. Not on VZW anymore and unlikely to return due to the high price (look at their price for new customers - especially when you are sharing data with yourself and no one else). I guess that's why their profits are so good.

13. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The dark grey one it's not as noticeable in the front. The rear I don't care about as it will have a case on it or if I used it naked and bothered me that much I would replace it with a standard backing I find online like I did with my S3

58. lsneddeff5

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

yah and i also read that the colors come in gray and black they didnt say anything about a white i dont think its that big of a deal at all.

19. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Who even looks at the logo? What a silly thing to get worked up about.

22. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i would agree on the back. but putting this on the home button that you look at and push everytime you use the phone is a bit much.

63. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

No, It is going to be there like a sore thumb. I'm sure someone out there and I will pay them to remove it off.

77. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Agreed. I'm not crazy about it, but who cares? After a week you'll barely notice it.

23. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Carriers are not allowed to touch an iPhone and so am glad I bought an iPhone. It will be funnier if you find a Verizon logo on the s pen lololol.... Verizon trolled all droid users.. Lol

26. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

There scared to touch the iPhone in case they scratch it

36. pliskin28

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Yeah, but at least people buying the Galaxy Note 2 aren't paying out the ass for outdated technology like with the iPhone.

54. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Outdated? Even apple swift? You are a real fandroid.

66. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

And your a pathetic ifan so you can criticise anyone on fanboyism

27. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

In a way this could be a good thing. When the Android world moves on to Key Lime Pie and beyond, and you're looking at your phone pining for an upgrade, now all you have to do is look down at the button to see who the weak link in the chain is.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

People please!!!!!? You all sound like someone spilled wine on your wedding dress. My favorite, though, is: 'Wow. We get it - Verizon subsidizes the Galaxy Note II, but this seems way over the top. The message that this is sending to us sounds like “we, the carrier, to whom you pay over $100 a month for service, own you.” The logo is absurd, atrocious, ugly. But it’s there. To remind you who’s in charge.' I guarantee you, if this were that other company putting its' fruity logo on the Home button they would be exhaling in states of orgasmic fever, exclaiming how gorgeous and simply perfect it's placed.

39. understandrew

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Well... yes and no. If it were a Samsung logo I doubt anyone would care. This is more a case of... something such as, Best Buy branding all the TVs and gaming systems they sell. This is just a poor marketing scheme that forces Verizon customers into being a walking advertisement.


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well, in situations like this, I can only follow the advice of followers so, I plan to use Duct Tape to cover it up (if it becomes an "eye"-sore)!!

51. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Nah Samsung logo is not a status symbol since they're anywhere from high ends to cheap prepaids plus uses too much space, so no Samsung logo would look as ugly as Verizon's.

35. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Who really cares?

37. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I must say this is a pitiful sad conclusion. Why does Verizon feel like they must be different from every other carrier it's pretty comical I must say. Looks like they have some kind of inferiority complex and honestly they should. I am glad I kicked them boys to the curb for Tmobile in June. Gotta say Tmobile s**ts all over Verizon pretty easy here in the east coast. Piss on Verizon and it's childish unnecessary branding disarming the cosmétics of the device only to make this look uglier than the Droid Razr Maxx devices. Everyone knows that's all Verizon cares about is there Droid Razr brands..

47. Mr.Verizon

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Oh? I have worked for verizon over 6 years now and have to say. After looking at their coverage maps compared to ours... who is pissing all over who? Tmobile doesn't even have their own towers in pennsylvania, they have to roam off of at&t which is mostly garbage besides the big cities. We all get it Richard, you don't like verizon for whatever reason you have but its getting a bit hilarious and silly on how you take the time and effort to keep bashing us everytime you possibly can on every article that has to do with us. Maybe after you guys finally get your LTE network up you might be able to get the iphone and not have to use unlocked ones. And don't get me started on your "unlimited" but we throttle your data after the first 2gb data plan you all boast about. Its just as funny as Sprints "Unlimited" data but only while on the sprint network which virtually doesn't exist because most of their coverage is from roaming agreements with who do you think? Verizon. Were not the best carrier everywhere and i say get the carrier that fits your needs best but its funny to try and bash the largest carrier with the best coverage.

59. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Service carriers have fanboys too?! This is getting pretty interesting... I left Verizon because they hire morons. 40% chance I actually get something done in store with trained workers... and 20% chance I can get anything done with customer care over the phone. For a company that charges an arm and a leg, you would think more effort would be put in training sales people. And I speak out of experience (been a customer for 10+ years, looking to change).

75. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

trained to do what? ask yourself this...did you go into the store demanding this & that or with an attitude that everyone is a moron? how were you as a customer? i wouldn't want to help someone who thinks i'm a moron...maybe that's why no one took an interest in your needs. if you treat ppl w/no get that in return. know-it-all customers are the worst...b/c they know it all & in most cases they waste your time. hopefully that's not you, but it almost sounds like it. most customers can't take responsibility for their part in a bad experience. 10+ years dealing w/what you call morons...but isn't the fact that you have been there so long and are still there moronic in itself? looks like we have a case of the pot calling the kettle black...

79. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I work for a retailer and I can't remember the last time I tried to go out of my way to help a customer who came in with that attitude. I'm actually pretty damn smart and can fix most customer's problems with phones/plans/etc but if you are rude and talk down to me.... yeah there's a corporate store down the street, have fun.

64. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

One important device like this one, Verizon should do survey and ask the crowd thinks, Not being of single idiotic make this kind of decision. Again, I will pay someone to remove it or I will do it myself.

65. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Next time with despite of being controlling, our beloved government demanding to all carrier and ask to put logo on every phone button is "IRS" on every devices. Just for thought! haha...sorry for being off the subject because it stands for Internal Robbery Service. Is it ring a bell for all tax payers?

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