A lot of you are probably counting out your pennies this very moment for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. New customers and those eligible for an upgrade can get the phone for $299.99 tomorrow, but if you don't fall into either of those categories, be prepared to shell out $649.99 for the off-contract price. A Verizon representative confirmed the full price to Android Community moments ago.
At least you won't have to wait long to order it: Verizon's web store will begin selling the phone at 1 AM Eastern Standard time on December 15th - just about 6.5 hours from now. The announcement was made on Verizon's Twitter account. Of course, you can probably get it faster at a Verizon corporate store or reseller, but there's probably at least two or three Nexus fans out there with a modicum of patience. The advantage to ordering online is that you won't have to worry about your local store running out of stock.
We'll take this time to remind you that Verizon's Double Data Deal is still in effect. New customers can sign up for a 4G LTE data plan and get twice as much data for the same price. So, if you opt for the $30 data plan, normally 2GB, you get 4GB before you're charged for an overage. Step up to the 5GB plan, and you get 10GB for $50. At the top of the heap is the 10GB plan for $80, now bumped up to a whopping 20GB. The extra bandwidth will be active for the life of your Verizon account.
So readers, will you be huddled around your monitor late tonight, or preparing camping supplies?