Verizon delays shipment of 128GB Google Pixel XL by more than two weeks

Verizon delays shipment of 128GB Google Pixel XL by more than two weeks
The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are the first handsets to be designed by Google. They are both manufactured by HTC, and in the U.S. the only carrier selling the phones is Verizon (more on this 'exclusive' later). One of our loyal PhoneArena readers happened to order the 128GB version of the Pixel XL. According to an email he sent to us today, his phone was supposed to have been shipped today. Instead, he received some bad news.

Verizon sent our reader an emailed notification on Friday that probably took the air out of his balloon. Instead of getting word that his 128GB Pixel XL had shipped as expected, he received notification that his order has been delayed. According to Verizon, the phone will now ship on November 26th. "Looks like you have great taste," screamed the top of Big Red's missive. Verizon added that the 128GB Pixel XL is so popular, that the carrier doesn't have enough inventory in stock to ship the order on time. Has anyone else received a similar notification from Verizon pertaining to a delay in the shipping of their 128GB Pixel XL order?

We also wanted to point out that even though the phone is supposed to be a Verizon exclusive, it will work with other carriers. You might recall that T-Mobile is running a promotion that will return half the cost of a 32GB Google Pixel ($325) to anyone who has his Pixel activated on T-Mobile. The carrier's CEO John Legere says that the handset has been tested on T-Mobile's LTE pipeline.

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Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Advertised it like never before, can't keep up with the demand. Nice job Google

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's always a good problem to have, but they should ramp things up.

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1576; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

My cousin ordered hes 11 days ago and it wont be shipped till December 15th. LOL!!! They f**ked up so bad with this launch. 2016 is the worst year for cell phones.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Won't be shipped until December 15? LMAO, what a mess! Glad I didn't pre-order yet, 'cause I'be so pissed.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

You weren't laughing when the note 7 was exploding.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I managed to get my XL order in on the play store on October 22 and Google says I shouldn't expect to get it until November 28 or later. I'm really hoping to get it sooner.

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1576; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Being a Nexus fan i can tell you waiting more than a month for this phone is not worth it. Thats just my opinion, i returned mine and kept my Nexus 6p.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But... but, your Nexus 6P isn't Daydream compatible, no? That alone could be a deal breaker to the many who seek to future-proof their purchases, as VR is up to become the next big thing.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"as VR is up to become the next big thing." Somehow I doubt that, with less than a percentile of people actually USING mobile VR, which is crap to start with.

9. Tcanady

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2016

So I have been having the WORST time with phones. I have been a Note person for years now. So of course got the Note 7. Of course it was recalled, the first time. Turned it in, got the new one. Waited to get that before turning in my old Note. You know, just in case. Turned in the old one. As soon as they got ir and the credit hit the account they recall the new ones... all of them, banned on flights, blah blah blah. And now I don't have my old phone to go back to. There were no other phones out I wanted. So beginning/mid October I decided the 128 Pixle XL seems like my best bet, given the circumstances and havi5no choice but to find a new phone. Pre order it. Was supposed to ship on October 28th. And now it isn't supposed to ship until DECEMBER 2ND. Meanwhile I'm stil using this phone that Samsung totally dropped the ball on. I made the mistake of doing the stupid update so it only charges to 60%

12. solarwhite

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2016

i got the same email on a friday, and my pixel XL shipped the following Tuesday - had it on Thursday. That was just over a week ago. The same thing could happen here, or it might not.

13. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

So glad I waited out the hype on this phone. Thumbs down.

14. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If you're serious about getting just stalk google play daily. They've popped up now and then but it's the same two weeks. Most likely Verizon is sitting on them to ensure supply for their Black Friday promo.

15. NeoDaitou unregistered

I had the exact same thing happen to me as happened to the user in this article. I just got done talking to the service reps at Verizon and they now can't promise me that my new phone will ship before the online order date of 12/26/2016. I am so pissed off at them right now.

16. atkinson62

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Ordered my pixel xl 128gb on 10/18 with a ship date of 11/18.... 11/18 came and called with no information on delay. Called back on 11/21 and guy didn't know why the delay but gave me a $30 credit and a free case and a ship date of 11/25..... 11/25 has come and gone and now my site says 12/26 :/ So i either go and find one at an approved retailer but i will lose the free vr headset or wait....

17. Abetts

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2016

Ordered 10/25 with a 12/2 ship date. Late today (12/2) got Verizons stupid email pushing me back to Jan 13th. Yet I read google ordered phones with that date are shipping.

18. GT500Grad

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 09, 2017

Got my email on Sat 1/7/17, that my order from Black Friday 11/26/16, has been pushed back to 3/3/17. I have a better chance of getting a Pixel 2 before my order....

19. lisalov

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 15, 2017

Ordered mine on Nov. 24 with ship date of 1/6. On 1/6 received the same crappy "good taste" delay notice with new ship date of 3/3. Guess I won't be taking pics with my new phone on my trip next month. Not happy!!!

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