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Support Nexus 6 will work on all major US carriers

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  1. jj14x

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    This has been a frustrating launch - true. Nobody knows why it has been such a mess, but rumors are that Google wanted the carriers to have sufficient stock to push this device on subsidy, and underestimated the demand for the play store. Yet other rumors say that this was a change of plan for Google, switching the device over from Android Silver to the Nexus series, and so, ran short on inventory.

    Again, nobody seems to have any facts at this time
     

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    Its pretty clear google went the traditional route for selling the n6. The carriers have stock. Those that are out of stock can order it to the store and have it in a matter of days.

    Thats what makes this launch different than before. This is the normal consumer oriented way for manufacturers in the US. Carriers are the major demand, and they're getting nearly all of the supply. I got the black Friday deal by ordering through sprint. $250 on a contract +$50 in GP store credit. I wouldn't be getting it if I had to pay full retail.

    As for the OnePlus one - their black Friday deal was the ability to purchase a 6 month phone at full price. Nice for people who have been waiting 6 months, but not exactly a deal.

    Google doesn't open up and tell us what's going on behind the scenes. It causes frustration and rumors to run rampant, but if you believe everything you see on blogs you're going to be up for a lot of disappointment in this hobby [emoji12]
     
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    Perhaps I'm missing something but the carriers don't seem to have stock either.
     
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    Not on site at each retail location, but they can place an order and have the phone be there in 2 days

    The carriers have supply in the warehouses, google apparently doesnt
     
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    Was meant to be available from carphone warehouse in the UK as from today. Just checked and its been pushed back to the 8th. My money is going elsewhere if this isn't sorted before soon. I've been off contract for 3 months and this damn thing has been launched 6 weeks and still not available. I could have got the new iPhone the week after launch on all carriers. Why are apple not affected by shipping delays?
     
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    Obviously this is all conjecture, but some of the stock shortage from the nexus could very well be that there was truth to the rumors of em scrapping the nexus line internally, planning on manufacturers to fill the void with android silver, and then at the last moment scraping android silver and going back to a nexus device(s).

    That could also shed light on the "premium" pricing on the nexus 6 and 9. They could have been meant to be a part of a larger selection of pure android experience devices with varying prices.

    Or that could be all bologna, but such is life when dealing with rumor. No matter the path we took to get here, the end result is one of the best nexus devices ever - even if stock is low
     
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    There may be good reason for the hold up, or it could just be to push the turbo. I'm sure Verizon knows exactly what they're doing, but it can't hurt to ask for some openness.
     
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    Not sure if mentioned yet? If you are still trying to get one then get one from US Cellular. The only thing is you have to live where they provide service. Someone ordered a 64CW and had it the next day. Put in their T-Mobile sim and fired it right up. No carrier branding either.
     
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    If I buy a Nexus 6 from the Google Play Store, will it be unlocked? I know it's out of stock but I'm unable to check at the moment.
     
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    Absolutely, the Nexus 6 is unlocked.
     
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    From the play store it's completely unlocked. I would assume though that if purchased through a carrier, the carrier has it locked to their network, but the bootloader is unlockable.
     
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    If you buy a Nexus 6 from T-Mobile it is unlocked. A N6 from T-Mobile is absolutely identical to one from Google.
     
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    T-Mobile makes it easier. If you have a nano SIM activated already just pop it in and done, nothing else required. If you need a SIM cut down or a new SIM it's free at a T-Mobile store. If you buy the Nexus 6 from T-Mobile it comes with a SIM.

    To activate, call T-Mobile, do an online chat or do it at the store. About 5 min or less however you do it.

    After activation everything just works regardless of where you bought the phone. Voicemail gets pushed, including full integration with Google Voice. No voicemail or account problems like you described. T-Mobile treats BYOD devices no different from those purchased from them.

    At least Verizon is finally beginning to open up their network to BYOD - albeit kicking and screaming all the way, and only because of pressure from consumers and T-Mobile's Uncarrier initiatives.
     
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    I have the original Moto X on Verizon more everything plan will I be able to just switch out the sim card from my X to the 6 and everything work. Today I want to use the 6 what if next week I want to carry the X can I switch back and fourth.
     
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    The original Moto X is a nano sim, right? If so, you can just pop it out of the Moto X, into the Nexus 6, boot it up and you're off and running. Later, you can do the opposite and it shouldn't be a problem at all.
     
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    I have a 3 year old Galaxy Nexus with a VZW SIM card. Does anyone know if I can swap that sim into a Nexus 6 and successfully be on the network? My old phone is starting to have various problems, most likely due to repeated cycles of overheating during the past year and I'm ready to move to a new phone.
     
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    Your Galaxy Nexus card is too big for the Nexus 6. The N6 takes a nano SIM. If your SIM is more than 1-2 years old you should change it anyway to be sure to get maximum performance on the data network. Get a new one from Verizon.
     
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    Thanks a bunch, I'll skip the sim cutter and get a new one made. Haven't decided yet if it's gonna be a Nexus 6 or Droid Turbo, both are interesting phones.
     
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    The Nexus 6 is listed as "coming soon" on Verizon's website.
     
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    Motorola Nexus 6

    The Wireless Devices Group Introduces the Nexus 6 to the Product Line-up!

    The Nexus 6 will launch via the Web and Dfill on Thursday, March 12th, 2015!

    The Nexus 6 will launch in all channels on Thursday, March 19th, 2015.

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    A bigger phone with more of everything! More screen to see with the pixel-rich, 6" Quad HD display, which is perfect for getting work done, playing games, and watching movies with stunning clarity. More sound to hear with Dual front-facing speakers, providing immersive stereo sound to give you the best audio for movies and games. More powerful processor, enabling lightning fast multi-tasking and brilliant graphics. More epic shots with An f2.0 lens and 13 megapixel camera with topical image stabilization, capturing great photos in daylight and low light. What's more, less charging with up to 6 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging with a large 3220 mAh battery, giving customer’s over 24 hours of use from a full charge.
     
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    With Lollipop 5.1 being released for some of the Nexus line today it will be interesting to see if it has 5.1 out of the box. I'm guessing it will have 5.0.2 though.
     
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    Should be shipping with 5.1 according to the leaks
     
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    Howdy gang!

    I was following the rollout of the N6, waiting and wanting, but finally gave up on Big Red to ever release the phone... Now Verizon is finally offering it!

    Any Verizon Peeps get it thru Verizon yet? Did Red bloat it up? is it still root-able?

    Wife wants a phone, and I am pretty sure she would want to jump on my N4. That could lead me to N6 land... ... ... Humm...

    Jerry
     
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