Verizon offers free Galaxy Nexus for loyal customers

Would you like to get a $299 smartphone for free, with Android 4.0 already installed? That's is exactly what Verizon Wireless is offering its loyal customers as part of a deal to lock them into a new two year contract. The offer includes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which Verizon launched back in December in the US.

Verizon's web offer, first spotted on Droid Life, was sent out to a number of Verizon customers over the weekend. Besides the new two year contract, the only other catch seems to be that the customer must not have already upgraded his phone in the past 180 days.

The other free phones that are part of this offer include the Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Stratosphere. Normally, a Verizon Wireless customers only gets a $50 discount towards a new smartphone when his or her two year contract is up for renewal.

If you are a Verizon customer and have an older phone that is still awaiting an upgrade, you might want to go to your local Verizon store or call online to see if you might be eligible to get this deal. Having an Android 4.0 smartphone like the Galaxy Nexus would be nice for the next two years.

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I just called, he said this is not a promotion they are running. He mentioned something about photoshopped emails, he wasnt understanding that the actual page saying 'free' was on their website. Oh well.

i'll have to check when i get home, i can't even remember what email address i gave them back when i signed up

This is BOGUS. 3rd party vender and Verizon Wireless is not honoring this. I called them up and they are aware of it and are investigating this.

windbreaker11 said,
This is BOGUS. 3rd party vender and Verizon Wireless is not honoring this. I called them up and they are aware of it and are investigating this.

its not "BOGUS" - https://email.vzwshop.com/serv...6_.26e_zEz9v005v.40.3d.26vy people have already reported that their order has gone through. The website is registered with Verizon - its just a regional offer and the discount is most likely attached to your account/email offer.

really?? umm I was wanting the new Razr maxx I wonder if they would do the same with it.

Edit: No this isn't working..followed the link and it still said regular price. But again I would rather have the maxx with the doubled battery life than the regular razr. They are prob clearing out stock in place of another but I'd rather have a nice discount bigger than $50 and get the maxx.

Edited by sava700, Feb 27 2012, 7:34pm :

I didn't get the email about the free upgrade so I called Verizon trying to get in on the deal. They told me no email, no free Nexus.

streetw0lf said,
I didn't get the email about the free upgrade so I called Verizon trying to get in on the deal. They told me no email, no free Nexus.

Yeah so I didn't get an email either so prob a waste of time to fool with it.

This ****es me off. I want this phone on Sprint already! I cant believe they havent even released ICS for the older Nexus devices yet either! Ahhhh

I really do think that the Galaxy Nexus and Droid RAZR are very attractive phones. It's a shame that I do not like the OS.

The is for people who have a phone upgrade available already, which occurs 6 months before your 2 year contract ends, not after it begins. So it has to be 1.5 years after your last purchase/activation. That said, saving the extra $200 is nice if you were going to be renewing your contract.

It's not really free; you're tied down to a two-year contract, plus you've got to pay a $35 "activation fee" (plus a potential $20 "upgrade fee" on top of that), which is just bulls**t for mobile phones.

It's crap like that which makes me avoid mobile phone contracts like the plague and just stick to Pay As You Go.

MightyJordan said,
It's not really free; you're tied down to a two-year contract, plus you've got to pay a $35 "activation fee" (plus a potential $20 "upgrade fee" on top of that), which is just bulls**t for mobile phones.

It's crap like that which makes me avoid mobile phone contracts like the plague and just stick to Pay As You Go.


people know that!!! No one gives a phone for free with No contract.

The other problem is how much would you be paying monthly and for what?
It worked out cheaper for me to get a sim-only 12 month contract (with o2) and buy the phone outright (which due to an error, I got a refund for anyway!). Then after 9 months I can upgrade the contract and get a lot more for what I pay.