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    Both 2016 Nexus devices will be available from Verizon
    Evan Blass has just shared that both Nexus devices will be making their way to Verizon. Unfortunately, Evan's Tweet implies that Verizon may spoil things for Nexus fans by including a few of the service provider's apps on the phones.
     
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    "a few"
     
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    That's the price of having a subsidized phone I guess, rather than paying upfront full retail.
     
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    @mikedt You can pay full price for a phone at a carrier (without getting the contract) and it will still have the bloatware though, sadly
     
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    If you do that, is it still locked to that specific network?
     
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    If you buy through Verizon your Nexus will be locked to their network, branded (physically marked) and include carrier bloat. NOW you can remove the bloat, you can probably remove the branding, but if you do a payment plan on the phone it will remain locked "at least" until it's paid off. If you buy it at full price it will still come network locked but you should be able to get an unlock code with some negotiation with Verizon.

    My question is ... why would you pay full price and buy through a carrier anyway? Additionally, if you want pure Nexus and a payment plan, look into Project Fi. ;)
     
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    Can you bring a non-carrier unlocked version Nexus to Verizon? Which means do those have CDMA/EVDO modes in them?
     
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    You'd have to be nuts to buy one of these from Verizon if you can get an unlocked one. Verizon's junk and update policy will negate all the good stuff about a Nexus device.
     
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    I really wish Evan would change his picture. ...lol
     

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