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Rumor: 8/19 - sprint to offer free* GNex extended battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jj14x, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert
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    I read the article (link below) earlier today - hopefully this turns out to be true!

    From the article, "Come this Sunday, Sprint will be giving away official Samsung extended batteries for the Galaxy Nexus
     


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  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    Dang, too bad I'm on Verizon.
     
  3. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    It would work on the Verizon phone, right? My niece is on Sprint. I wonder if she can get me one. Would they think it's strange that she wants it even though she has an iPhone?? :D
     
  4. This is perfect! I'm 90% happy with my battery but my cell signal at work is poor and drains her quick.
     
  5. AlkiDweller

    AlkiDweller Android Enthusiast

    Yep, free extended battery... if you buy a new line of service. :(
     
  6. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Actually, no. I was able to place my order by calling telesales earlier today. I got the extended battery for my existing Galaxy Nexus (no, I didn't activate a new line).
    Paid tax of a $1.xx (they waived shipping)
    Woot!
     
  7. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    lot of people getting multiple batteries..
     
  8. AlkiDweller

    AlkiDweller Android Enthusiast

    Well I'll be a...

    I went online and couldn't see how to get the promotion without ordering a new line of service, but after I read you last post I called and spent an excruciating 45 minutes on the phone with someone in telesales that had never heard of the promotion. It sounded like it was her first day. She had to put me on hold several times to talk to someone else, but I finally got the deal. I had to pay shipping, at $12. I would have tried to get the shipping waived but I was so tired of listening to her read from her script and repeating herself, it wasn't worth my time.
     
  9. bsharitt

    bsharitt Lurker

    I had basically the same experience. I saw that many people on had been getting shipping waived or reduced, but by the time I got to that point in the call, I was ready to pay the $12 just not to deal with that person anymore. Still $13 or so for an extended battery isn't a bad deal.
     
  10. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You can try this out to get free shipping (5-9 days)

    * Go to Sprint | Everything Plus(SM) Referral Program
    * Enter Russ McGuire's information (russ.s.mcguire@sprint.com / 383 - from his blog)
    * Navigate to accessories and add the battery pack
    * Enter promo code BATTERY1
    * Check out (at this point, it may ask you for zipcode, and if it does, enter it - and then, instead of selecting a phone, navigate to accessories and re-add the battery pack (and enter the promo code BATTERY1)
    * Check out - total should be free, and shipping should be free too. You will need to enter a credit card though (and re-enter Russ McGuire's information too)

    Will it get processed or canceled? I don't know. I tried it and got a confirmation Email. Hopefully it will ship. If not, hopefully I will get the one I ordered from telesales yesterday.
     
  11. jj14x

    jj14x Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Woohoo! Both of them shipped!
     
  12. johnjust

    johnjust Newbie

    I just called the telesales line and it came up to ~$15 total - it should be here by Friday. They did say I called just in time, as they're running low on supplies, so you'd be better off doing it now if you haven't already...
     
  13. ChappellHeel

    ChappellHeel Newbie

    Mine shipped too! UPS says they'll be here tomorrow! Thanks Sprint!
     
  14. johnjust

    johnjust Newbie

    Only thing I'm not too thrilled about is the fact that this brand new Diztronic case I just bought last week isn't going to fit anymore. I'm certainly not complaining though.

    EDIT: I found an Amazon review stating the Diztronic case still fits with the extended battery!
     
  15. TheButcher

    TheButcher Newbie

    I just got mine from UPS. It has NFC as well. Will have to disable Google Wallet before putting in this new battery to retain my information?
     
  16. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    it's just the antenna in the battery.......
     
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  17. Kookas

    Kookas Well-Known Member

    No, the NFC information isn't stored on the battery. All the battery has is the antenna, for making a connection to other NFC chips.
     
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  18. TheButcher

    TheButcher Newbie

    Thanks for the answer. I have read about when rooting that you have to disable it beforehand and I just wanted to make sure.

    I also realize that rooting and swapping batteries are 2 different things, but it never hurts to ask.
    Thanks again.
     
  19. gregs887

    gregs887 Android Enthusiast

    Got my battery in 5 days. Would have been 4 but I missed the UPS guy. I think this is the same battery as the Verizon version, just the different battery cover. Works great so far.
     
  20. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    works fine and dandy in my VZW GNex. I paid $8 total :)
     
  21. Chaco

    Chaco Well-Known Member

    i got mines from sprint too... i got a VZW version, and using the little clippers, i was able to mod the batt door to fit my pphone just fine.
    great deal by sprint!
     
  22. stew_bmore

    stew_bmore Lurker

    Thanks jj14x. I just ordered mine!
     
  23. Droid916

    Droid916 Member

    Thanks for this info....I just grabbed one
     
  24. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    Is Sprint losing money on this? Lol
     
  25. ritholtz

    ritholtz Newbie

    Is this deal still working? My company 3rd party vendor refused to order extended battery for me. I am thinking of ordering one for my self.
     

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