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    Default If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Just ordered the storm trooper white nexus 5 and I'm on sprint but I was never asked who my carrier was. How will I switch to this phone when I get it. I don't have a sim card at sprint so how does this work ?
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    Default re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    You will need to go to a Sprint store and ask them for a SIM (should be free). If they can't provide one, you can call/Email/Chat with Sprint customer care to request one to be sent out to you.
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    Default Re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Really? Okay. I have never had a sim card on any phone from sprint so this should be interesting . Thanks.
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    Default Re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Yes, it will certainly work. As jj14x said, you'll need to visit a Sprint store and pick up a SIM card. See these two links for more information:

    Android Central | Activating on Sprint requires purchase of a "Sprint ICC ID"
    Sprint | About Removable UICC Cards
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    Default Re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Quote Originally Posted by smalba View Post
    Really? Okay. I have never had a sim card on any phone from sprint so this should be interesting . Thanks.
    All the new LTE phones on Sprint need a LTE SIM to be able to connect to the LTE network. With the Nexus 5, the same SIM slot can be used to switch over to other (GSM) carriers too by swapping their SIM in, and rebooting (and possibly updating the APN settings).
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    Default Re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Got my phone and went on to the sprint store. They set I up with a Sim card. It took about 30 minutes but not I'm all set.
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    Default Re: If I order through the Play Store, will the Nexus 5 work on Sprint's network?

    Glad to read that! Enjoy your new, fabulous device!

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

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