Verizon is offering free Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cardboard VR sets to its customers

Verizon is offering free Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cardboard VR sets to its customers
Even those who aren't fans of the Star Wars series probably know by now that the seventh installment in the saga will hit theaters in December. If your hunger for new Star Wars content cannot be delayed until after Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches, Verizon - one of the movie's many sponsors - has a special treat for you.

The nation's largest carrier is now offering a range of Star Wars themed Google Cardboard VR sets for free. There are four models available, Stormtrooper, R2-D2, BB8, and Kylo Ren, and each one of these will come with unique content based on the upcoming Star Wars movie. 

The custom Cardboards are available in select Verizon locations across the US, and Verizon says that it has 200,000 of them ready to give out to its customers. Unfortunately, if you're not a Verizon customer, you won't be able to get your hands on one of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Carboard sets.

Just like any other Cardboard VR set, Verizon's Star Wars models are made out of actual cardboard and be used with any Android phone or iPhone to access the VR content available in the Google Play Store or in the Apple App Store. The bonus content will be made available through the Star Wars app, available for both Android and iOS.


source: Verizon via Slashgear

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10 Comments

1. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

If you have a Note 5 be careful. I bought a cardboard vr from Amazon (eight-ones?) and used it with my S6. I put my Note 5 in it and it went to the bootloader (I'm guessing)and factory reset my device in 3 seconds. It wasn't recovery I go into recovery on various Samsung devices several times a week at work. It did not look like that. I've also went into recovery on my Note 5 just to see. As soon as I saw the black screen I immediately pulled the phone out of the cardboard, but it was too late.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

how can cardboard make a phone doing factory reset? magic? :-/

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

The wrong button combination. The Note 5 is too big for the cardboard set I was using. It pushed the buttons. Idk which ones and I don't want to test it. If we get another Note 5 in here at work I'll test it, but idk when that is going to happen.

2. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I can pick one up even if I have prepaid Verizon Account?

3. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

In my local Vz, I just walked in & picked one up from the desk counter. I'm going to get another later today. :)

6. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Mine gave me two, I went to try to get more from another Verizon for my pals but none of the other three I went to had any idea what I was talking about.

8. bfuller2006

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Make sure its a corporate store not an indirect store.

4. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

What even is this? And what is @natypes talking about?

5. YARDIE87

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 18, 2009

I got mine during my lunch break...Can't stop messing with it at work.....I'm gonna get fired!! not really! Just download Insidious Cardboard app

7. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Wish I had read this earlier. Gotta go tomorrow.

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