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By harry_fine, Senior Member on 15th May 2013, 01:47 AM
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I'm in Canada, with Rogers and have had a SR for about 18 months. Time for a new battery mid-contract.

But Rogers doesn't sell them any more. Nor does Best Buy, Future Shop, the Source etc. There are lots of phone vendors around, but I find that they sell them at $20 - $30, and they must be used, because even after a few cycles and battery calibration, they are usually worse than my old battery. I've bought two from Pacific Mall, they were awful.

I've been told that unless Samsung sells it to you, it's a refurbished battery. Don't even know what that might be.

So with the retailers no longer stocking batteries for non-current phones, where does one get a NEW Skyrocket battery in Canada?

Also looking for a Verizon Samsung Nexus Extended Battery (2200) as per another thread here. They are gone! Nobody has them. I'd love to try one on my Skyrocket, as it's a higher capacity and most say the fit is not an issue, but nobody seems to sell those either. Ebay sellers are out of stock with no idea if they are coming back in.

Is this what it's come to? Do you throw your phone away after 18 months???
15th May 2013, 02:42 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by harry_fine

I'm in Canada, with Rogers and have had a SR for about 18 months. Time for a new battery mid-contract.

But Rogers doesn't sell them any more. Nor does Best Buy, Future Shop, the Source etc. There are lots of phone vendors around, but I find that they sell them at $20 - $30, and they must be used, because even after a few cycles and battery calibration, they are usually worse than my old battery. I've bought two from Pacific Mall, they were awful.

I've been told that unless Samsung sells it to you, it's a refurbished battery. Don't even know what that might be.

So with the retailers no longer stocking batteries for non-current phones, where does one get a NEW Skyrocket battery in Canada?

Also looking for a Verizon Samsung Nexus Extended Battery (2200) as per another thread here. They are gone! Nobody has them. I'd love to try one on my Skyrocket, as it's a higher capacity and most say the fit is not an issue, but nobody seems to sell those either. Ebay sellers are out of stock with no idea if they are coming back in.

Is this what it's come to? Do you throw your phone away after 18 months???

I'm in the states but it looks like amazon.co has a bunch of market sellers who have EBL1D7IBA the main worry would be if it's really used.
15th May 2013, 09:36 AM |#3  
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I have a Nexus extended that i'd part with. Used it in my SR till it broke. Now i'm using my girls until I upgrade.. just hit me up in PM with an offer..

Have the oem battery from my SR too.. obviously used, but figured i'd throw that out there too.
15th May 2013, 04:41 PM |#4  
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Its here if you want it. Its $50 though..

http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop...tId=acc9002cat
16th May 2013, 03:30 AM |#5  
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Check ankerdirect on ebay or amazon
20th May 2013, 11:26 PM |#6  
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If you can have someone in the US order it for you Sprint is offering the OEM Galaxy Nexus battery (2100 mAh) with battery door for free with US $6.50 for shipping you would have a steal at your hand.

I ordered one for my SR last time they had the same offer and though the extended battery is a snug fir under the regular SR back cover it does last about 2-3 hours longer with moderate to heavy use as compared to the original.

Here is the quote;
"Sprint offers the Samsung Extended Battery Bundle for Galaxy Nexus for $49.99. Coupon code "BATTERY1" makes it free. With $6.50 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $28. It includes a 2,100mAh lithium ion extended battery and battery door."

Link here: http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop...ccSKU=64800058
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22nd June 2013, 05:11 PM |#7  
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If you can have someone in the US order it for you Sprint is offering the OEM Galaxy Nexus battery (2100 mAh) with battery door for free with US $6.50 for shipping you would have a steal at your hand.

I ordered one for my SR last time they had the same offer and though the extended battery is a snug fir under the regular SR back cover it does last about 2-3 hours longer with moderate to heavy use as compared to the original.

Here is the quote;
"Sprint offers the Samsung Extended Battery Bundle for Galaxy Nexus for $49.99. Coupon code "BATTERY1" makes it free. With $6.50 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $28. It includes a 2,100mAh lithium ion extended battery and battery door."

Link here: http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop...ccSKU=64800058

Was just looking up batteries for the my skyrocket when I stumbled into this thread. That's an AMAZING deal. Ordered one and repped you.
Thanks!
25th July 2013, 04:31 PM |#8  
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I just ordered this online too. Does this ship to your house or do you have to pick it up at a sprint store? mine says pick up in store? I guess it doesn't really matter.

Also, Does this battery really last longer than the OEM one? i've had mine for about 18 months now and its time for a new one. Can't beat $6.50 though. Awesome find!
25th July 2013, 05:41 PM |#9  
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I just ordered this online too. Does this ship to your house or do you have to pick it up at a sprint store? mine says pick up in store? I guess it doesn't really matter.

Also, Does this battery really last longer than the OEM one? i've had mine for about 18 months now and its time for a new one. Can't beat $6.50 though. Awesome find!

No idea on pickup or delivery
I bought mine at the Verizon store.

Yes it lasts a bit longer than stock.

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25th July 2013, 05:58 PM |#10  
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Yeah I ordered one too with that link, and I'm up in Canada, used a shipping forward service

I have no intentions of getting rid of my rocket, even after purchasing a new phone. Its still perfectly viable, and once I warranty my otter box a PERFECT backup device.
26th July 2013, 06:32 AM |#11  
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Thanks for this!

here's the direct link http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop...ccSKU=64800058
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