Sprint Giving Away Free Galaxy Nexus Extended Batteries To New And Existing Customers [Deals]


Galaxy Nexus users on Sprint better circle August 19th on your calendars. According to this leaked internal Sprint memo, Ol’ Yeller is throwing a special, almost “too good to be true” promo deal exclusively for Galaxy Nexus customers on their network. Come this Sunday, Sprint will be giving away official Samsung extended batteries for the Galaxy Nexus — no strings attached — through the phone via telesales. Here’s some of the deets:

  • May be offered proactively
  • Offer good while supplies last
  • Available to new and existing customers (no purchase necessary)
  • Customer must enter promo code at checkout if buying online
  • No promo code needed if ordering through telesales

Customers will only be responsible for paying shipping charges but it’s like your mamma always told you, “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” I still have no idea what that means exactly but I do know you’ll be saving about $50.

As to be expected with promotional deals such as this, the offer is only good while supplies last. That means once the promo goes live, you’d better be quick with the keys. You may have noticed mention of the deal also valid online through Sprint’s website, but without a promo code, you’ll be better off picking up the phone. We’ll be sure to let you know if we hear more. Good luck, everyone.

Via OMGDroid | Sprint Telesales: 1-866-866-7509

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. My life is now complete! Glad to have been noticed by the big dogs! Thanks, Chris.

    1. No problem at all. Good find :)

  2. I need this!!

  3. Now if Verizon were to do something like this, Earth would explode.

    1. Verizon has shared data plans. O_o lol

    2. Maybe not Earth, but my head sure would.

  4. Hell Yeah I Hope with NFC. I have extended battery without I need it back.

  5. Pretty damn good news for Sprint GN owners. Nice move Sprint, Nice move. /clap

  6. How can this be when they don’t offer an extended battery to sell in the first place? If they finally released one on Sunday why would they immediately give them away right after releasing it when they could make money on all the people like me waiting for them? I’m hoping this is right because me and my wife both have a G Nex but I’m calling it to good to be true until I seen otherwise!

    1. whats the link to the website?

      1. I don’t know of a website because I’ve never seen a sprint extended battery for sale before. I.use a Verizon version minus two tabs I had to take off on the cover.

  7. When checking the health of a horse, it is customary to check out its teeth. The expression simply means that if someone is kind enough to give you a free horse, you don’t open up its mouth to see “how good a horse it is”. That would be obnoxious. You just say thank you for the horse. You can check its teeth later when you get home.

    Disclaimer: I have never owned a horse, ridden a horse, worked or lived on a farm.

    1. Horses are very expensive to own no matter what the quality of the horse is. My Girlfriend owns two. If you were going to infact take a gift horse you would want to know it was of good quality. It is also very expensive to put down and dispose of a horse if it is of low quality. If you want a free horse there are plenty around simply because both feeding them and puting them down is so expensive. I know that you weren’t expecting someone in the android forums to know about horses and I really don’t know much other than that is where all my Girlfriends money goes. Good thing she is a Vet. If she didn’t own horses we would own all the Androids. That said in this day and age, if someone was trying to gift you a horse I would infact recommend looking it in it’s mouth.

      1. I appreciate the insight on horse ownership. That being said, if you are in the position to accept a free horse, knowing the financial implications of horse ownership, and someone offers you a free horse…. should you want a free horse you should accept said horse without looking in its mouth. If you are not in a financial position to handle owning and caring for a horse, then the proper recourse would be to politely decline the free horse.

        Also, I’m assuming the expression came about prior to the age of automobiles when horses were more valuable and practical as opposed to being more of a luxury item as they are now. I’m sure ‘back in the day’, if someone gave you a free horse and the horse turned out to be unwell, you probably took it out in the woods and shot the thing. Cost: 1 bullet (or possibly some black powder and a lead ball.

      2. the reason for the expression is a horses teeth never stop growing, if you look in their mouth you can get a rough idea of a horses age by the length of their teeth. and that is why you look a gift horse in the mouth….to see how old it. i have been waiting years to tell anyone that.

  8. 1. does this extended battery need a special battery cover?
    2. if so is it included?
    3. does this add much thickness? will my current Diztronic TPU case still fit?
    4. will my NFC still work?

    1. 1.yes 2.couldnt see it not being included 3.not at all it just gets rid of that little lip in the back. also look up some videos 4.yes it should still be an nfc…..should be i said

  9. Does this free battery include Jelly Bean?

    1. dude… hahaha you serious
      do you even know what a battery is?

      shame on you

  10. Another reason I’m glad I went with a Sprint GNex , I’ll be calling on Sunday… good job Sprint

  11. Of course this is annouched the DAy after i order a VZW version off ebay for 30 bux…AAAARGH but i hope its the same 2100 with a sprint battery cover

  12. this is fake just called sprint no idea what i am
    talking about

  13. I just got off the phone with Sprint and they had no idea what I was talking about when I ask about this!? I called twice and can get no confirmation!!

  14. just ordered mine

    1. How did you order yours ?

    2. How did you order yours ?

  15. I cant seem to order mine online each time i enter the promo it wants me to buy the phone lol

    1. if you try to do it on the site look closely it says only when your buying this phone thats why

  16. Cant seem to order mine each time i enter the promo it takes me to buy the phone lol

    1. call them and tell them you received the email above and read it to them

      1. i just tried calling but they the machine told me i called after hours

        1. what time is it where you are

          1. its currently 8:12 a.m i wish i could just order online lol

          2. keep trying i guess. that sucks

          3. some people are ordering online but i have no luck.

        2. there hours should be 6am to 12am

  17. it is an extended battery and cover, it will add thickness to phone, they didnt know if nfc was part of it. i just called them and they knew exactly what i was asking about so if you had trouble try again. it will be $15.?? for shipping and tax.

    1. something close to that. Mine was roughly $15.

  18. ordered mine. 14.01 with tax and s&h. better than paying $65. the salesperson knew exactly what I was talking about.

  19. Just ordered mine. Free, but you have to pay for sales tax and shipping. If you already have your phone, the website may not allow you to use the promo code and you will have to call Telesales.

  20. I just ordered mine as well…$9.66 shipped. Said online that it was only $6.50 shipped and they gave me a discount for the $12 shipping:)

  21. I just told them that I tried to do it online but it wouldn’t work and she helped me order it immediately. Woohoo!

  22. This is false. It is not in our playbook.

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