Verizon customers take over poll to demand Galaxy Nexus release date

Verizon customers take over poll to demand Galaxy Nexus release date
As a general rule, it's best to not keep the users of the Internet waiting for anything, because patience is not an abundant commodity in the group. And, if you absolutely must keep them waiting, at least give a time frame for how long the wait will be. If you break this rule, there will be consequences, and the impatient netizens can be very creative in their protests. Verizon is finding that out. 

A seemingly innocuous customer service poll in the Verizon support pages has become a rallying post for all of the users who are angry at the lack of information about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus release. The poll was simply asking "What type of assistance are you looking for from us?" At the time the screengrab was sent to Reddit, 171 of the 528 votes were specifically asking for a release date for the Galaxy Nexus. 

This is not the first time this has happened either. A few months ago, there was a poll which had intended to get feedback on Motorola devices that was taken over by users angry over the manufacturer's policy on locking bootloaders. Still, we're not sure it will actually push Verizon or Google to announce a proper release date, but at least some users can get their frustration out a bit.

source: Reddit via AndroidPIT

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48 Comments

1. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

wow really and i thought i was pissed off about this phone lol

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. power to the geeks! :)

3. goflet

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

some people just cant live without gadgets.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

OCCUPY BASKING RIDGE!!

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Give us the damn phone already!

6. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Id rather have it a few weeks late with all the bugs worked out.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Who's to say it has bugs? Verizon's just sitting on it because they have other new phones (full of profitable bloatware) to sell first.

13. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Exactly. It is unfortunate for us, but c'mon, it's understandable. That, and it having the sammich. Just have to wait a bit more. ;)

37. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

I think you are right.its a dumb strategy since phones (specially androids) get outdated by the min that by the time they actually release them, the new one is already announced -_-

44. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

That a good point.

43. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

And that's fine if they want to implement that business strategy, but they could still give us a damn release date. I mean, we're halfway through the month. So it's either coming out within the next two weeks OR it's going to be delayed. Bah. I only care so much because my Droid 1 is on some serious life support. My phone is basically like Chev Chelios right now. It needs to run at a good clock speed and get charged up often. Very often. I could probably buy a new battery, but the GN is supposed to be out this month.

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

sucks for us tmo cust. we dont even know if were getting it :(

47. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Should get android fans together and form "occupy tmo."

9. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

im sure those people were from samsung..... im working one of verizon store in east-side....and almost 90% of our customer hate android...( most samsung )

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

East side of where? Cupertino?

11. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

let me guess.. your that rep that has iphone stamped on his forehead..

12. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I work at Verizon in Maryland and Samsung, Apple and HTC are all doing very well from what I can see.

15. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

East side of middle school where kiddies need simple toys to ease into the world of technology. Or east side of old folks home, I heard they are getting big time into "smart"phones nowadays.

21. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

lol that is a bull! i work in East Side, Virginia ... from fredericksburg to all the way alexandria! ppl want Razr .. samsung and HTC is goin well ( funny thing is most ppl dont even know htc launched an incredible phone( rezound) :D! and not to forget they do ask for IPHONE 4.. 8 Giga byte

14. newman69

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

who's the problem? Samsung? or Google? Verizon?

17. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

sounds like verizon to me.

48. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Verizon... since the phone is now available elsewhere.

16. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Verizon... smh

18. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Hey......they gotta wait until its old news and out of date before they release it. All the over seas carries have to get it first. I guess they have gotten a little better with releases but in the not to recent past Verizon was always late to the game on releases. But I am with everyone else.....RELEASE THE PHONE!!!

25. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Yeh all the international carriers are GSM so thats why they get it first plus most people are buying the phone at retail so Samsung makes more money.

42. DANOinSD

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

RELEASE THE KRAKKEN!!! Err wait wrong page.... RELEASE THE DAMN PHONE ALREADY!! Every second waiting for this phone is another second closer to me saying FARK YO VERIZON!! Bout to buy me a HSPA version and run it on AT&T just to spite!!

19. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

Funny thing is, I just just recieved Galaxy Nexus gel cases at my job like 5 minutes ago... I'm taking it as a sign. lol

20. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Lets see RAZR was released on 11/11 and Rezound on 11/14 which means were not going to see a realease date till 11/28. The reason why is that people who bought either phone will be outside of the 14 day return policy. On a side note why is tt that you can remove or hide the bloatware on the RAZR but not on other Android phones?

23. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I was wondering the same thing. But at least it's a step in the right direction.

24. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Very true but you would that think Verizon would have learned there lesson about adding and removing things that consumers dont want or need.

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