Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available through Bell and Virgin Mobile in Canada


While US residents continue to wait for Verizon to get their act together and announce a release date, Canadian carriers Bell and Virgin Mobile now have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for sale. The phone is available for $159 on a three-year contract from both carriers or can be purchased outright for $649.99. The handset will be available on Rogers and Telus early next year.

[Bell, Virgin via MobileSyrup]

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    1. edit – please dont stfu verizon, please speak up

  2. LOLOLOL! Canada got it before you guys :P. I remember when we weren’t even on the list of countries that the device was launching in. A cog somewhere in the machine that is the US Galaxy Nexus launch has seriously fallen out of place.

    1. I wouldn’t say getting it first in Canada is a good thing.   I wouldn’t even say a release date of tomorrow for the US would be a good thing.  There are clearly issues with this phone and/or software.   I wouldn’t recommend it until at least a month after release.  I have a feeling this is going to be a disaster on launch day.

      1. Except for the european users that have been enjoying theirs for some time.  The only bug shown at the moment was the volume thing on the old 2g band that we dont even use here.

  3. The only time in my existence i wished i was Canadian…..  :D

    1. Ayeoooooo

    2. then you came to your senses and laughed out loud like I did.

    3. Oh the feeling is mutual up here… but about being American

    4. You make it sound as though being Canadian is a bad thing.

  4. I see it is F the US again.  Someone needs to make a rotary dial dumbphone for the US.  The carriers think that is all we really care about or need.

  5. I hate you Canada.  >:|

  6. God bless Verizon for not rushing to market like the rest of these jokers.  I, for one, want to be sure that my preloaded VCAST music, VZW Navigator, and Bing are working perfectly before I get my Nexus in hand.

    1. And if they could cover it in VZW logos that would be great.

      1. They did: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2011/12/verizon-galaxy-nexus-new-york-city/

        1.  Not ENOUGH!! I want you to look at that phone and know its a verizon phone. I want to see a 4GLTE VZW logo embedded in the Software. Maybe they can replaye that terrible search bar that stays on every screen with Verizon Wireless?

          1. I see what you mean. With that tiny matte logo, I’m going to have to hold my phone practically in someone’s face before they realize how deep my pockets are. I don’t know if I even want it anymore :/

          2. I’m expecting a watermark logo imprinted in the glass, plus CallerID should tell me “this isn’t a VZW customer, you probably shouldn’t answer…”

          3. I almost cried laughing reading that

      2. I just realized your name is “Eff”  I was reading “Elf” and I thought, how festive!

  7. And from the verizon camp we hear: crickets

    1. Verizon actually breeds crickets just for times like these.

  8. 159??? thats a steal!

    1. 3 year contract, no thanks. i wish US carrier would go back to 1 year contracts. I would pay a higher premium for a device.

      1. I would definitely pay a little extra to have the latest and greatest every year.  Especially with how fast the technology is moving.  I’m getting the nexus, but starting to get a little hesitant knowing that quad cores aren’t that far off.

        1. it’s difficult to say, dual cores are in a sweet spot now where phones are taking full advantage of the hardware. i know this isn’t a good comparison, but most laptops with quad cores are battery hogs. dual core phones have only been out, what, six months?

          1. Yeah, supposedly with the (5th) companion core they are supposed to have a better battery life. But they said the same thing about dual cores also.  it might take them 18-24 months just to get them fine tuned, and released (I’m looking at you verizon)

        2. but you live in the USA.. you will be last on the list again when they come out.

      2. In canada you can get a 1 year 2 year or 3 year contract all with different pricing… We dont force a 0 year or 3 year option.

        1. hehe I like how you said “We”

          1. ???

          2. I thought it was funny because you said “We don’t force…” as if you are representing the country hehe. very noble.

      3. I just got mine for $159 with Virgin, *without* a contract. All I have to do is stick with them and they’ll reduce the total price of the phone every month. I can leave whenever I want, and all I’ll have to do is pay off the remainder of the total phone price. It’s a fantastic deal, and I’m really glad I gave Virgin a change (normally I wouldn’t even consider them).

  9. Any chance this is an unlocked version that works on the US GSM carriers? I could see people making a quick dash over the border soon.

    1. It is. It’s pentaband, so it’ll work great on AT&T and T-Mobile. Be warned: Bell won’t sell it to you without changing $50 for 30 days of service, though.

    2. The nice thing is, all the Galaxy Nexus’ OTHER than VZW’s are all the same. (95% sure about that) They are pentaband and will work in the US with TMO or ATT :) But i’m going to wait for it to go on sale at Best Buy. I think i’ll get a better deal that way :)

  10. The boardroom at verizon must be ran by the 2 Bob’s from Office Space.

    1. i think they need a visit by the two Bobs.  For not doing their jobs and releasing the damn phone by now.  ‘what do you say ya do here..?’

      1. I tell the customers they aren’t getting the phone so the bloatware engineers don’t have to!

    2. The Swingline 4G LTE will be out before the Galaxy Nexus!

    1. I literally LOLed.  “udder disaster”? That sounds like milk infected with mad cow disease.
       “Galaxy Nexus is going the way of the latter” What is that supposed to mean? 
      Who wrote that? LMAO

  11. “…in Canada.”  What’s that all aboot?  Why is USA always last in terms of technology? :(


    1. Verizon exclusive launch :(  and they are taking their sweet sweet time

  12. If John Lennon were alive he would be outraged on how Verizon has handled this release. All we are saying is give the Nexus a chance.

  13. Canada?  Canada?  who next, virgin islands?  Aruba?  Somalia? On anther perhaps related (probably not) note.   Have you guys gotten your 4G back yet?

    1. The funny thing is, my friends in the Virgin Islands already have theirs.. 

      1. wow, no doubt.  probably on 2 yr. contract for 100.00 and a bag of shells.  In Somalia it will be 2 yr contract 1.00 and a sharp spear.

        1. Agreed.. Verizon needs to pull it together honestly.. 

    2. My LTE was back on when I woke up earlier. I obviously can’t speak for the rest of the country, but the LTE is up and running in my area.

  14. And again everyone has something before the US. Surprised? I’m not. Sgs2
    remember that?

  15. AMERICA…..Fuck No!

  16. if verizon has the audacity to release it at $300, i will say FUCK YOU VERY MUCH! BUT HELL NO THANKS!

    1. isn’t that a normal price? i’m confused

      1. Wow, dark day has arrived when these ludicrous $300 price points have become “normal”.

        1. lol right? it’ll be full price before ya know it

  17. Silly Phandroid Lumbjacks don’t use smartphones!

  18. Verizon is just delaying it so people could lose patience and grab the RAZR.

    1. I’m this close to picking up the Rezound >  < 

      1. just get the rezound and return it when nexus comes out, thats what I did

        1. Isn’t there a restocking fee?

          1. Yea, it’s usually like $30 or $35.  I may go test out the Rezound and if I like it, go with that.  My Hero is long overdue for a replacement.

  19. I feel like this phone is old. It is not out in the US. Wtf.

  20. FWIW — My take on the delay: How Verizon Wireless Is Alienating The High-Income, Tech-Savvy Consumer It Worked So Hard to Attract http://adage.com/u/iOAMOb 

  21. Is it 649 for the 16 gig or the 32 gig?

    1. 16

  22. “Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now Available…” [boner] “…through Bell and Virgin Mobile in Canada.” [limp]

  23. Cool story bro

  24. oh looky, now us Americans can bitch about not getting something first!! lol and its our OS!!! lol

  25. postponed t 15 dec….

  26. I went to a Verizon franchise store today and started asking about the GN. At first they were hesitant to say anything but eventually the salesman said that they have received some stock and they are going to be available Dec. 9th. They had opened one and they let me play with it on WIFI. I was told, if they installed the SIM, they would be fired. They only received 6 and are holding one for me. I will have one in my hot little hands by noon. 

  27. 649.99 eh?  No contract import price is getting lower…I can wait for the US T-Mobile version…either that or the Galaxy S III.

  28. I went to every store in my area today and they were all sold out :(

  29. Got mine last night for FREE from Virgin!
    They were giving a few away at their Montreal flag ship store location and I was one of the lucky 5!
    I’m not a Virgin subscriber (though they tried to convince me). I shook their hand, thanked them for the free phone, stood for the obligatory photo-op, popped in my Koodo SIM and walked out.

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