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    Default When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    My biggest question is of that, when will Verizon users be able to purchase the phone? Anyone know times or dates?
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    I don't the nexus 5 will come to Verizon Wireless due to the fact that Verizon would not be allowed to modify it in anyway, it has to be pure android like Google intended it to be which Verizon will not allow

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    The N5 is not coming to Verizon. The way they handled the GNex was a debacle and a half, Google isn't going to deal with that BS. Plus Verizon can't put bloat on it. Also they don't support Google wallet, which could be another sticking point

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    Dang that's unfortunate. I was looking forward to that. I might have to switch plans haha
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    Google and Verizon haven't had the closest relationship in recent years. This comes after Google and Verizon locked horns earlier this year around the new Nexus 7 tablet. Google showed off Verizon support for the tablet when it was announced at I/O 2013, but the carrier said it wasn't a supported device and refused to activate the tablet after it launched. Verizon then quickly said it would be supported "soon," but we haven't heard anything since.

    Nexus 5 doesn't support one of Verizon's LTE band 13. However it does support Verizon's 3G bands and their upcoming AWS LTE bands. So to say the Nexus 5 CAN'T work on Verizon's network is INCORRECT. It CAN work on Verizon 3G and AWS LTE. It is VERIZON who CHOOSES not to support the device at all.

    Verizon has special drivers to gain access to their network. " Although the chipset/radio the nexus 5 uses may be compatible with the Verizon's network frequencies is will not work because the drivers (software) that are needed to communicate with those frequencies are not installed.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    The closest thing you are going to get to a Nexus phone on Verizon is the Moto X. As a substitute, it should suffice if you absolutely must have Verizon and can't or will not switch out to any of the other three national carriers. Verizon, while the largest US carrier and has the most extensive network, is also the most expensive and in my opinion falling behind the times a little when it comes to how the phone market is changing. People want to control their own phone experience, not have to put up with carrier bloatware or bs. The same thing applies to OEM skins. Manufacturers need to learn from Motorola/Google and carriers from T-Mobile.

    Just my two cents.
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    "Actually, the Nexus 5 does have the hardware to support Verizon's LTE Band 13 . The Nexus 5 uses WTR1625L, It will handle the bands that Verizon uses. Verizon has blocked the Nexus, therefore Google had to disable those bands so that people couldn't use it on Verizon."

    Info taken from the Verizon board about why they won't support the Nexus 5. https://community.verizonwireless.com/message/1032049
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    The is a very informative post from the Verizon Developer Community Forum about the Nexus 5 that is used in the rest of the world and is the same WTR1625L chip as the US version. Looks like the reason that Google has two models is so they were blocked from providing Band 13 that Verizon owns in the USA.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    I don't think it will come to Verizon. It's best to leave Verizon.. I am so glad I did.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by gregs1213 View Post
    I don't think it will come to Verizon. It's best to leave Verizon.. I am so glad I did.
    I have no choice but to agree, completely. AT&T.

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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    I agree that people are starting to select more phones that are debloated like the Moto X or the Nexus line.

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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    If I recall, Google has already said the Nexus 5 is not coming to Verizon. I could be wrong, so someone correct me if that's no the case.

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    Son of a *****! So I can't activate this phone bought through the play store on a Verizon account? I got this yesterday and had no idea. This really blows.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    If I had to guess, I would say that Verizon will never have the Nexus 5. That being said, what would a hypothetical Nexus 5 look like on Verizon?

    It is almost certain that there will be some MyVerizon and contact backup assistant apps pre-installed (just like on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus).

    I'm not sure how fast a Verizon Nexus 5 would get software updates. It will probably receive the updates faster than other Verizon phones, but it won't be as fast as AT&T, T-Mobile, and other non-Verizon phones. Then again, Verizon seemed to go against that trend when it released Android 4.4 KitKat relatively quickly for the Moto X.

    There will be a Verizon logo, at least on the back of the phone.

    These issues will probably be deal breakers for many customers, but maybe Google should just release a Nexus 5 on Verizon anyway. People will just need to rein in their expectations. If they still buy the phone and aren't happy, they can direct their complaints to Verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dataz722 View Post
    Son of a *****! So I can't activate this phone bought through the play store on a Verizon account? I got this yesterday and had no idea. This really blows.
    when you are on verizon, because verizon sends calls through its cdma network, you can ONLY buy phones that are specifically made for verizon's network.

    so if you ever see a phone, if it doesn't say it is a verizon phone, don't buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    when you are on verizon, because verizon sends calls through its cdma network, you can ONLY buy phones that are specifically made for verizon's network.

    so if you ever see a phone, if it doesn't say it is a verizon phone, don't buy it.
    Considering how big them Verizon logos are you won't miss them either. ...Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    So what is the best alternative available on Verizon? I don't want a massive phone like the note, but I want one that is one of the most powerful out right now since I usually hold on to phone for about 3 years.

    I was set on the N5 so I haven't really looked at much else. Would the X be my best bet or is there something else I should look at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dataz722 View Post
    So what is the best alternative available on Verizon? I don't want a massive phone like the note, but I want one that is one of the most powerful out right now since I usually hold on to phone for about 3 years.

    I was set on the N5 so I haven't really looked at much else. Would the X be my best bet or is there something else I should look at?
    The Motox is good but if you're going to use it for three years, less good.

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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    Maybe the Droid Max, but it may not get update priority compared to the Moto X.
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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    The Motox is good but if you're going to use it for three years, less good.

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    What would you reccomend then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dataz722 View Post
    What would you reccomend then?
    How soon must you upgrade? If you were to upgrade again in a year I'd say definitely get the X.

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    Default Re: When will Nexus 5 come to Verizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    How soon must you upgrade? If you were to upgrade again in a year I'd say definitely get the X.

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    I am using a Bionic that I got when it was released and it is on its last leg. Slow as hell, constantly freezing, and nearly useless. I would be looking to get a new phone ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dataz722 View Post
    I am using a Bionic that I got when it was released and it is on its last leg. Slow as hell, constantly freezing, and nearly useless. I would be looking to get a new phone ASAP.
    How about a Razr Maxx? Spec-wise it may be a little more future proof? Maybe ask in that forum, and in the X forum.

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    Oops, my bad, it looks over a year old.

    I dunno, go into Verizon and see what you like there? If you can hold and play with some models it can help.

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    Thanks. I think I will stop in there after work.

    I just wish the damn N5 would work on Verizon. That is the perfect phone for me.
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