Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kwaping, Sep 29, 2015.
Right!? I'm happy with my $35 Cricket plan.
Verizon NEVER charges for a SIM card... if you heard otherwise, it is wrong.
2 ea. Verizon Galaxy S5, 1 ea. HTC One M9
Understand your frustration, but, Verizon is the only network that works everywhere.
AT&T is 2nd best, but even they have a lot of holes out there where they should NOT have holes. My buddy is an OTR driver, and he explores all of those holes for AT&T. And he yells at them when he looses coverage.
I am on Verizon, and almost never, ever, am where I cannot get a signal. Brief moments between two hill tops when I go into a deep ravine, etc... and it is very rural around where I am, can you see the barbed wire keeping those sheep at bay? That is my back yard. Those are my guard dogs, and they let me know when folks are snooping around.
Just this morning, I allowed a .223 to dispatch a coyote that did not belong here... my guards let me know he was here, and he met his dispatcher.
but, back on Verizon.... I wish you well for having left us.... and feel sorry for you when you leave a major metro area and "loose it all".
Yes, VZW is expensive, but you have to pay for those big cell towers... and VZW has more of them than anyone in the USA.
I understand that every person's experience with a company differs. Mine is out of pure frustration with the Verizon's business end. I have been a VZW customer fro 14 yrs.
Earlier this year my personal info was hacked. It affected my taxes(which I am still waiting for), someone opening a Sprint account in TX and letting it go to collections (I live in PA) and finally Verizon.
Over the course of 4 weeks, someone in Mexico was able to access my account and change the cell service to their prepaid phone about 4 times. I had call verizon each time and explain the situation & change my billing account password. Each time the other people were able to bypass VZW security measures. I even had it set that the only way the password could be changed was in a Corporate Store with proof of identity shown. It still did not help. I finally talked to someone in their Core dept. He was able to put more restrictions on my account. He also said he saw a ton of charges on the account. Every time I had to call about fraud they charged me to activate my phone. Every time I changed phones over the past 5 yrs, my insurance wasn't removed fully, rather VZW was nickel and diming me. He was able to reverse all the charges and told me my bill would be around 70 bucks/month.
That bill was exactly what he said it would be. The very next bill was back to $110. When I called about this I was told that he was wrong and I was being charged what I should be. I then informed them that I was on the waiting list for Google Fi and would be jumping ship when I I could.
Last night I went to the VZW corporate store near me to change my account password( I forgot what it was) so I could transfer my # to Google. The manager was helping me when I pulled out my 6P and entered the new password. He told me he was looking at the same phone and understood my frustration. He told me to call customer service to close my account. I called them when I got home and was told my account would close itself since the # was already transferred.
Sorry about the rant, but I had to get that off my chest.
Just got my 6P via Fed Ex. Have been using a Nexus 6 on Puppy Wireless (a VZW MNVO). Swapped the sim card, same size) and all is working very well.
I also hated VZW and left them for a few years for AT&T but AT&T's network just stopped working well in my area for some unknown reason so I tried VZW and it worked. I would never buy one of VZW's contracts. WAY too much money for nothing IMHO. I was using Page Plus for a couple of months but switched to Puppy Wireless to save even more money. I am currently on Puppy's $30 plan which is more than enough given the fact that I am on WiFi most of the time.
Hope things work out for you. VZW's workers all seem to have an attitude problem. Comes from the top I am sure! LOL
I just started using my 6P yesterday and am on VZW. Everything works 100%. Fast as ever and the same as my Nexus 6
I'll go with the Verge on this one: "This Nexus 6P bend test is horrifically unfair, mildly entertaining."
A couple of notes: Gorilla Glass 4 has a hardness of about 7 (I've heard 6.8) Mohs (various stats on Gorilla Glass 4 are found here). His test basically proves the hardness but, by continuing to test with sharp edges that are 8 and 9 hardness (since he already proved it is scratched by a 7) all he is doing is weakening the glass. One correction, he claims sand can be a 9 hardness which isn't really true -- sand is typically under a 7. Both sand and Gorilla Glass are made of silicon.
He then uses a flame. A disposable butane lighter, like he uses, it technically capable of burning at temperatures up to 1900 degrees C; though typically they only heat around 900 degrees C (depending on conditions). Gorilla Glass softens (melts) at that temperature. While leaving the flame in one spot for several seconds, as he does in the video, is not there long enough to actually melt the Gorilla Glass it does weaken it. It is not a coincidence that the glass breaks at the same spots he heated it.
Last, phones lose much of their structural integrity once the glass is cracked. To be an honest test, he needed to do the bend test first, then afterward the tests that would weaken the glass.
As to how hard the 6P actually is and how hard to bend, let me refer you to the other bend tests of the 6P that are on YouTube, which claim that the 6P passes the same bend tests that the iPhone 6 Plus had issues with.
Just curious...will the Nexus 6P work out of the box on Verizon or do you have to get a Verizon sim card from Verizon for it to work?
You answered your own question.
No phone will work on any carrier until you get a SIM card that has been activated by that carrier.
If you already have an active Verizon account/SIM (nano) it will work, just pop that SIM in and you are good to go. So yes, it can work right out of the box.
If your SIM won't fit you can cut it down to size or get a new one from Verizon, that's there where the fun may be though. I'm honestly not sure if they having their famous 'we can't activate that' issues or not. It can be done and if you talk to the right person it's no big deal. They can be so annoying sometimes.
Thanks! This is actually the first phone I've ordered outside of Verizon. So, I am used to them working when I get them...lol!
I currently have a Note 3 with Verizon, which I believe does not use the "nano" SIM.
Merged similar threads. Lets keep this as a general Verizon Q&A Thread
I received my 6P today and took it to verizon to activate after work. My previous phone was a htc one max so I could not simply reuse the card I already had. Of course the IMEI number was not in their system but it doesn't cause any real issues. It took a little help from tech support but they were able to get it setup on VZW.
I did it! I ordered my 6P! Looking forward to not only being out of the device contract but also out of the billing contract. I'll have some more options to look around and possibly find a better price. I live in a major metro so there are actually several options.
No simultaneous data and voice ... out of the box.
Since this thread has become a clearing house for Verizon-based 6P experiences, I thought I'd toss this tidbit out there. It surprised me the other day when I was on the phone with my girlfriend and she asked me how long it would take me to get across town to her house. I pulled my shiny Nexus 6P away from my ear to check traffic... and I couldn't do it. Then yesterday I was using my 6P as a hotspot for my tablet, and when I got a phone call, my data cut off.
Had I done some research I would've known about this beforehand. It's not a deal breaker for me, but I'm going to miss that functionality. Apparently, you can turn on "Advanced Calling 1.0" for simultaneous data and voice. I'm not sure if I'm going to turn on the feature, as there are some performance trade-offs like calls dropping if you go from LTE service to 3g service. Most of my info came from the reddit thread:
As for my sim card experience and coverage so far: Coming from a Motorola Droid Maxx, I didn't have issues finding a sim card. I just yanked it from my Maxx. My reception has been strong, but my city has solid Verizon coverage. The one place I have spotty coverage is in my office building (of all places)... the 6P seems to work just as well as my Maxx did in my office... which is to say, it ain't super crisp, but it gets the job done.
My big reception test will be Thanksgiving when I journey into the mountains to have turkey with my dad. I know exactly which rock outcroppings and trees I need to stand next to on his property to make calls and send texts. Then I'll know for sure how the Huawei reception compares to Motorola reception.
This post gives me anxiety about having ordered this phone now. How can they expect us to function without voice and data simultaneously? It's 2015 and that tech has been around for years now?! I'll just have to put it through rigorous testing in my first few days to make sure. I have no qualms with sending it back and getting the LG V10 instead.
Not sure if it has been mention yet? I'm on Verizon and I turned on Hotspot and there is no warning given. I saw it mentioned on reddit.
I have reason to believe that Verizon's whitelisted the IMEIs of the Nexus 6p. When I first swapped my sim into the Nexus 6 last December, it said something along the lines of "Non-VZW device". When I swapped it into my 6p, it says "Huawei - H1511".
If true, this would let people activate unactivated SIMs in the 6p.
What you said is exactly my situation too. I have the same on my VZW account. I've had the same sim now for about the last four or five phones so I wonder if a new one would help my signal which isn't very strong at home or the office. I wondered if I took my phone to a corporate store if they would give me a new one. After all, I will be paying $20 more for unlimited data.
The Nexus 6 is currently on sale on the Verison website...
they don't list the 6p though.
Verizon has been selling the N6 since earlier this year. However I bought mine from Motorola and it was always listed as "NON VZW DEVICE" on my account. I suppose because it's not the Verizon version, loaded with their bloat.
which is a good thing, and the reason I am going to get a Non-Verizon phone next time.
I'm just in a quandary about having to fork over a lot of money to get a new device, when the Galaxy S5 is working "just fine", does not crash, plugs along everyday doing what it should....
the problem is, I am getting jaded at not having a "new toy" to mess with...
But, being retired means that the ole play money is not all that plentiful....
The 6P is not being sold by any carrier in the US, and likely isn't going to be.
Yes, my N6P is my second non-Verizon phone and I love it. Well in the last 13 months, I bought three new phones all at full price. I may have a problem. My Droid Turbo is like new and nothing wrong with it. The same with my N6. I love the new toys also. Luckily my wife is cool about it. I am paying off my debt now while planning on retirement. But like you, I hate the fact of not having extra money for a new phone or a new car like I am used to now.
Hmmm, the last one was a 1974 Chevy Suburban, 454 with 3.73 limited slip axle. Loved gasoline at 9 mpg, until I changed the rear to a 2.73 which killed the low end, but upped the mpg to about 13.
Everything since then has had more than 50,000 miles on it.
My latest "new truck" is a 2001 F-150 and it had 212,000 on it at the time. Lucky find, front end totally rebuilt just a few months prior to my purchase of it. The youngster who owned it had "new truck itis" and bought a 2014 F-150..... his payments plus insurance are more than my House Property Taxes each year by 3 times.
My motorcycle is "brand new" also, it is a 2002 GL1800 and had 96,333 miles on the clock when I bought it last January. It now has 105,000 miles on it, and still purrs like the proverbial Singer Sewing Machine. both it, the F-150, my wife's '07 Pontiac Vibe, and daughter's '05 Vibe.... all run like clocks.... so why get rid of them?
My total insurance for the four of them is $124/month. No payments thank goodness.
New Toy Itis is a bane, but afraid I still have it... just in smaller lumps