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  1. snookasnoo's Avatar
    I have my issues with the S 4 but I have decided to replace my Note 2 on Verizon with it if and when they get the 32 GB version. I can't get past having only 9 GB for apps and don't consider sd cards to be a solution for multiple reasons. Not thrilled with Verizon these days on the phone front with no HTC One, no latest Nexus, and only the 16 GB S 4, but everyone else's coverage is vastly inferior especially if you travel a lot. I'll pay full price so I can keep unlimited. My iPhone 5 and Note 2 both have unlimited so only my LTE iPad 4 has a data limitation.
    05-28-2013 04:25 PM
  2. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Any word yet on the 32GB Verizon S4?
    05-28-2013 06:58 PM
  3. rushmore's Avatar
    but everyone else's coverage is vastly inferior especially if you travel a lot.
    This is precisely why there is not a One (yet), LG 5.5 pro, 32GB S4, etc. They are milking their user install base and still growing and keeping users because of the same reason you point out. Until Verizon starts to flatten out, expect a middle of the road approach for devices, from here on out.

    Unless S4 sales do not meet targets, I would not expect to see a 32GB S4. The good news (maybe) is that Samsung FLOODED channels with ten million 16GB S4's and there are no sell-outs at the big carriers and retailers. Either a lot of people are holding out for the 32GB (nice to think, but not likely), or there is a lot of inventory in channels... Kind of expected with ten million sold into them. The ten million is NOT sold devices to consumers, but are SHIPPED devices to their retail and carrier CHANNELS.

    Update: Perhaps hope?:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post2818660

    Tami would be the person that would know. Assuming this is legit (no offense to the OP).
    05-28-2013 08:12 PM
  4. ibcop's Avatar
    Any word yet on the 32GB Verizon S4?
    It's supposedly coming.....
    05-28-2013 10:39 PM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    It's supposedly coming.....
    Where did you hear this wonderful news?
    Hopefully before my 14 days return period is up.?
    05-28-2013 10:59 PM
  6. ibcop's Avatar
    Where did you hear this wonderful news?
    Hopefully before my 14 days return period is up.?
    Another member got an email from Verizon which stated they were working with Samsung for a release date. It appears to be online only, but at least it's coming! And you know they will launch it after the 14 day window slams shut!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post2818660

    (Post 24 has the email)
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    05-29-2013 04:55 AM
  7. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Another member got an email from Verizon which stated they were working with Samsung for a release date. It appears to be online only, but at least it's coming! And you know they will launch it after the 14 day window slams shut!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post2818660

    (Post 24 has the email)
    That's great. Looks like another $650.-$700. down the toilet.
    05-29-2013 08:06 AM
  8. mdlissner's Avatar
    I sent in an email on Sunday stating my displeasure that Verizon was late to the game with new phones (HTC One not available, late on Samsung Galaxy S4) and looking for the 32GB Galaxy S4.

    I got a phone call on my line yesterday from the Verizon executive offices, but since the number was not one I knew I let it go to voicemail. Never was able to touch base, but will let you know if I hear anything else when I talk with them live.
    05-29-2013 08:59 AM
  9. ibcop's Avatar
    That's great. Looks like another $650.-$700. down the toilet.
    Verizon Wireless customers will see a 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 Technology Bloom News

    You can sell the 16gb with no trouble.
    05-29-2013 10:33 AM
  10. rushmore's Avatar
    Seems we would have heard more beyond this one email that is the root of all news on the subject so far. Not adding up, as time goes by with no other validation.
    05-29-2013 10:48 AM
  11. ibcop's Avatar
    Seems we would have heard more beyond this one email that is the root of all news on the subject so far. Not adding up, as time goes by with no other validation.
    Okay, Negative Nancy. It's gonna be released whether you believe it or not. A web site is reporting it now. We have an email from Verizon. Just be patient.
    05-29-2013 10:52 AM
  12. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    Let me be a negative nancy that technobloom.com article just says "An email was sent to Verizon Wireless regarding the 32GB model and Verizons Chief Marketing Officer replied.. " with no mention of who sent the email, when it was sent, or the name of the CMO who replied. Then the quote of the reply doesn't mention the S4, and only talks about Nexus 5.

    Further it says " Since the reply was sent and then offered by the person that asked the question, it has been confirmed by Verizon, so the next step is a release date and price." are they just using this post -> http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post2818660 as their "source"?? Or do have a second and independent source that confirmed?

    I really HOPE that a 32 gig S4 is coming, but I'm concerned about the accuracy of this site's reporting, and skeptical that Verizon would confirm it without issuing a press release or other official statement.
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    05-29-2013 10:58 AM
  13. Black Ducati 1's Avatar
    Let me be a negative nancy that technobloom.com article just says "An email was sent to Verizon Wireless regarding the 32GB model and Verizons Chief Marketing Officer replied.. " with no mention of who sent the email, when it was sent, or the name of the CMO who replied. Then the quote of the reply doesn't mention the S4, and only talks about Nexus 5.

    Further it says " Since the reply was sent and then offered by the person that asked the question, it has been confirmed by Verizon, so the next step is a release date and price." are they just using this post -> http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post2818660 as their "source"?? Or do have a second and independent source that confirmed?

    I really HOPE that a 32 gig S4 is coming, but I'm concerned about the accuracy of this site's reporting, and skeptical that Verizon would confirm it without issuing a press release or other official statement.
    Mark,

    Last Friday I emailed:

    Dan Mead - CEO - dan.mead@verizonwireless.com

    Marni Walden - COO - marni.walden@verizonwireless.com

    Tami Erwin - tami.erwin@verizonwireless.com


    Yesterday I got this reply from Tami Erwin -

    From: "Erwin, Tami A" <Tami.Erwin@VerizonWireless.com>
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:51 AM
    Subject: RE: Executive request - 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4

    Mr. XXXXXXX

    Thanks for your e-mail and the question regarding the S4 w/32GB of built in storage. Verizon plans to offer this option and is currently working w/Samsung to confirm the date in which this model will be available on-line.

    Appreciate your patience

    Tami

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    From:
    Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:26 AM
    To: Mead, Daniel S; Walden, Marni; Erwin, Tami A
    Subject: Executive request - 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4

    05/24/2013


    Dan S. Mead
    Verizon Wireless

    One Verizon Way
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


    Dear Mr. Mead et all,

    My family has been Verizon customers since 2006. We are writing you concerning Verizon Wirelesss decision to not carry the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4. With our individual use cases using a 16GB model with a Micro SD is not feasible. Google does not allow apps and games to be saved to a Micro SD card.

    There are many other Verizon customers in the same position we want the 32GB S4 and to also stay with Verizon. AT&T offers the 32GB S$ to its customers were asking to have the same choice.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Respectfully,

    XXXXX XXXXX
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    I understand others skepticism and encourage others to email Verizon also and tell them you want the 32GB model.

    Thanks

    BD
    05-29-2013 12:28 PM
  14. rushmore's Avatar
    I received this email from Verizon today -

    From: "Erwin, Tami A" <Tami.Erwin@VerizonWireless.com>
    To:
    Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:51 AM
    Subject: RE: Executive request - 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4

    Mr. XXXXXX

    Thanks for your e-mail and the question regarding the S4 w/32GB of built in storage. Verizon plans to offer this option and is currently working w/Samsung to confirm the date in which this model will be available on-line.

    Appreciate your patience

    Tami
    Still respectfully seems strange there has been zero information beyond your email post and no further information from anybody else that emailed Tami E. 100% of the current info about this on the web is rooted to your email copy. Even the Verizon official forum is linked to this, via a few sites like Gottamobile that appear to be parrots of the email. Not asserting a fabrication, though it would seem the floodgates would open up and have not. If VZW wanted to keep it quiet to avoid hurting 16GB sales, seems she would not have bothered replying, or had an office assistant reply with a canned response.

    Per Best Buy and VZW friends the S4 is apparently not selling out and there is plenty of inventory.

    Your email copy is appreciated, none the less. Verizon are an odd bunch.
    05-29-2013 02:38 PM
  15. rushmore's Avatar
    Okay, Negative Nancy. It's gonna be released whether you believe it or not. A web site is reporting it now. We have an email from Verizon. Just be patient.

    That is the same site that said per their VZW "source" there would not be one Gottamobile is reporting the email and a few others parroting so far and that is it. Seems conjecture from one email, rather than additional source of validation. The silence just seems too odd.

    Is Tami E messing with people, or did she not set a password and the night cleaner had a sick sense of humor?

    Added:

    For perspective: The VP of Verizon sales tells a customer via email, but keeps her thousands of staff in the dark? Is Verizon THAT poor with communication to their store operations teams and corporate reps? Either case would be sad, may it be a savvy night cleaner with a sick sense of humor, or a large communications based organization with haplessly poor communication. Wild
    05-29-2013 02:44 PM
  16. ibcop's Avatar
    That is the same site that said per their VZW "source" there would not be one Gottamobile is reporting the email and a few others parroting so far and that is it. Seems conjecture from one email, rather than additional source of validation. The silence just seems too odd.

    Is Tami E messing with people, or did she not set a password and the night cleaner had a sick sense of humor?

    Added:

    For perspective: The VP of Verizon sales tells a customer via email, but keeps her thousands of staff in the dark? Is Verizon THAT poor with communication to their store operations teams and corporate reps? Either case would be sad, may it be a savvy night cleaner with a sick sense of humor, or a large communications based organization with haplessly poor communication. Wild
    Verizon has always been known to have very poor internal (and external) communication and always last to release a device. Ya just gotta deal with it or leave them for another carrier.
    They have the best coverage but also the most expensive. The 32GB will come soon.
    05-29-2013 04:50 PM
  17. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    FOR SALE: 16GB Verizon Galaxy S4, Low Mileage......................... Maybe I'll get lucky and they will release it within the return period.

    better not install my new Spigen Glastr screen protector just yet.
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    05-29-2013 05:46 PM
  18. snookasnoo's Avatar
    This is precisely why there is not a One (yet), LG 5.5 pro, 32GB S4, etc. They are milking their user install base and still growing and keeping users because of the same reason you point out. Until Verizon starts to flatten out, expect a middle of the road approach for devices, from here on out.
    Yup. Verizon figures few people will leave because of not getting the phone they want. They love low amounts of available space to get people to do more cloud storage and use more bandwidth. Maybe thats why they have not gotten the HTC One...too much memory for users...I know thats getting pretty conspiratorial but it would not surprise me.
    Local Best Buy says they have a sku or some sort of marker for a 32 GB Verizon S 4 but its Best Buy so I'm taking it with a very big grain of salt. But no dates.
    05-29-2013 08:23 PM
  19. ibcop's Avatar
    FOR SALE: 16GB Verizon Galaxy S4, Low Mileage......................... Maybe I'll get lucky and they will release it within the return period.

    better not install my new Spigen Glastr screen protector just yet.
    Well, if you do install it, let me know what you think about it.
    05-29-2013 09:24 PM
  20. ibcop's Avatar
    Looking back and found these threads from Gotta Be Mobile.

    They claim here they "confirmed" Verizon was never getting the 32GB S4:

    Confirmed: Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Isn't Coming

    Then they claim "Verizon has confirmed that the response in the email is authentic and real which paves the way for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 launch at some point in the future".

    Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Confirmed

    And "As we exclusively reported, Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin confirmed the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for arrival on Verizons network at some point in the future".

    32GB Verizon Galaxy S4: 5 Things to Know

    This is how fast things can change. Never say never.
    05-29-2013 09:37 PM
  21. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Looking back and found these threads from Gotta Be Mobile.

    They claim here they "confirmed" Verizon was never getting the 32GB S4:

    Confirmed: Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Isn't Coming

    Then they claim "Verizon has confirmed that the response in the email is authentic and real which paves the way for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 launch at some point in the future".

    Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Confirmed

    And "As we exclusively reported, Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin confirmed the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for arrival on Verizons network at some point in the future".

    It's like a brush fire.............out of control. I'm ready to order.........hit me with the Verizon link,

    32GB Verizon Galaxy S4: 5 Things to Know

    This is how fast things can change. Never say never.
    05-29-2013 10:17 PM
  22. Mark_Venture's Avatar
    Looking back and found these threads from Gotta Be Mobile.

    They claim here they "confirmed" Verizon was never getting the 32GB S4:

    Confirmed: Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Isn't Coming

    Then they claim "Verizon has confirmed that the response in the email is authentic and real which paves the way for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 launch at some point in the future".

    Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Confirmed

    And "As we exclusively reported, Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin confirmed the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for arrival on Verizons network at some point in the future".

    32GB Verizon Galaxy S4: 5 Things to Know

    This is how fast things can change. Never say never.
    and from that last link... " In an email to an inquiring Verizon customer, Erwin stated that Verizon plans to offer this option and is currently working w/Samsung to confirm the date in which this model will be available on-line. " so again, I question, does this site have actual confirmation or are they just parroting the forum post of the email by Black Ducati 1?

    Black Ducati 1, I haven't taken the time to email anyone. I appreciate you posting your email. As hopeful as I am that you received accurate information, I'd love to see a second, independent source before I start getting too excited. And I think it only responsible for "reporters" or "bloggers" to also have a 2nd source confirm and be able to cite it, before they run a story.

    As I said before, I hope its true that Verizon is coming out with a 32gig S4, because for me, a 16 gig wont cut it, but as rushmore posted, it does seem strange that Black Ducati 1 got a response, but no one else apparently has yet.

    Due to my position in a global company carriers, including Verizon, give me road maps under NDA months in advance, and Verizon has nothing for us on the 32Gig S4, and the 32gig S3's were a standard device for us from VZW before they stopped selling them. Now we've been using the 16gig. Samsung is our primary phone, globally, along with iPhone and blackberry. I would hope if its coming, we'd get notified.
    05-29-2013 10:37 PM
  23. Black Ducati 1's Avatar
    and from that last link... " In an email to an inquiring Verizon customer, Erwin stated that Verizon plans to offer this option and is currently working w/Samsung to confirm the date in which this model will be available on-line. " so again, I question, does this site have actual confirmation or are they just parroting the forum post of the email by Black Ducati 1?

    Black Ducati 1, I haven't taken the time to email anyone. I appreciate you posting your email. As hopeful as I am that you received accurate information, I'd love to see a second, independent source before I start getting too excited. And I think it only responsible for "reporters" or "bloggers" to also have a 2nd source confirm and be able to cite it, before they run a story.

    As I said before, I hope its true that Verizon is coming out with a 32gig S4, because for me, a 16 gig wont cut it, but as rushmore posted, it does seem strange that Black Ducati 1 got a response, but no one else apparently has yet.

    Due to my position in a global company carriers, including Verizon, give me road maps under NDA months in advance, and Verizon has nothing for us on the 32Gig S4, and the 32gig S3's were a standard device for us from VZW before they stopped selling them. Now we've been using the 16gig. Samsung is our primary phone, globally, along with iPhone and blackberry. I would hope if its coming, we'd get notified.
    Mark,

    I totally agree with all of your points. I too want to see something else besides the email I was sent indicating this is happening. I have more hope for this than I did before Erwin replied but agree the way this has gone on is very strange.

    Hopefully we all will hear something - one way or the other - soon.

    I just want the 32GB model that is all I want.

    Regards,

    BD
    05-30-2013 07:47 AM
  24. Wilbur's Avatar
    I'm caving in and going to order the 16GB tomorrow. If the 32GB rears it's ugly head, I'll either return or sell the 16GB and purchase the 32GB.
    My cave-in will be moving back to AT&T and buying a 32Gb model through them. But I'm still holding out ... but my patience is fading fast.
    05-31-2013 10:09 AM
  25. Wilbur's Avatar
    Looking back and found these threads from Gotta Be Mobile.

    They claim here they "confirmed" Verizon was never getting the 32GB S4:

    Confirmed: Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Isn't Coming

    Then they claim "Verizon has confirmed that the response in the email is authentic and real which paves the way for a 32GB Verizon Galaxy S4 launch at some point in the future".

    Verizon Galaxy S4 32GB Confirmed

    And "As we exclusively reported, Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin confirmed the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 for arrival on Verizons network at some point in the future".

    32GB Verizon Galaxy S4: 5 Things to Know

    This is how fast things can change. Never say never.
    Old saying: The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease.
    05-31-2013 10:12 AM
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