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    Default Google dismisses rumors of Nexus demise

    Good news but I may still op for Silver...

    Google dismisses rumors of Nexus demise
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    This news makes me a happy Nexusphile!
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    Good news! Always nice to have a Nexus in your collection!
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    Great news

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    Great if they decide to continue with the affordable price tag too...
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    I sure hope a Nexus makes it's way back to Verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I sure hope a Nexus makes it's way back to Verizon
    I've seen some rumblings of Big Red bringing the Nexus 5 to their lineup.... Though, there's one thing that leads me to believe that it is just wishful thinking for VZW customers. Near as I can tell, the Nexus 5 doesn't support all of VZ's wireless bands. "Why is that", you ask? I can only speculate, but when Google and LG were laying out the phone, they knew that it would be a cold day in hell when Verzion would allow a fully unlocked phone on their network, so why bother support a wireless band that it would never use? That's the only reason I could come up with for why VZ's main band wasn't supported.

    Now, that MIGHT change with the next gen.... seeing as Google is going to reassert themselves. We might see "Android Silver" sections in AT&T stores, Best Buy, etc.... And I can only assume that the Nexus line will be a prominent part of that program. And Google would tell Verizon that the only thing with a Verizon logo allowed anywhere near the phones would be a SIM card. For Verizon to stubbornly refuse to join in because they can't infect those phones with their Verizon-ness, I think that would cause them some damage.

    BUT...

    Excuse me while I sing...

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    Hahahaha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    Hahahaha!!
    Really.... I'm quite pleased with how things have developed. I have three Nexus devices... my wife's third, and favorite, child; a Nexus 7 2012 we had first and this January I kicked VZW to the curb and picked up two Nexus 5's. I love this thing... outside of the whole performance vs. price aspect of the phone, the primary reason I got it was the developer support... with few exceptions, it is the custom ROM world's reference device and few do not support it. Factory images are easily accessible and I don't have to deal with any stupid flash counters. I've tried every KK rom imaginable, and also outliers like MIUI, Ubuntu and Firefox... just to see what is going on.

    So I was a little bit concerned when I so much "The Nexus is dead?" articles.....
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    I'm glad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    Really.... I'm quite pleased with how things have developed. I have three Nexus devices... my wife's third, and favorite, child; a Nexus 7 2012 we had first and this January I kicked VZW to the curb and picked up two Nexus 5's. I love this thing... outside of the whole performance vs. price aspect of the phone, the primary reason I got it was the developer support... with few exceptions, it is the custom ROM world's reference device and few do not support it. Factory images are easily accessible and I don't have to deal with any stupid flash counters. I've tried every KK rom imaginable, and also outliers like MIUI, Ubuntu and Firefox... just to see what is going on.

    So I was a little bit concerned when I so much "The Nexus is dead?" articles.....
    I've considered leaving Verizon but I'm not sure about the reliability of the other carrier's coverage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoRex View Post
    Near as I can tell, the Nexus 5 doesn't support all of VZ's wireless bands. "Why is that", you ask? I can only speculate, but when Google and LG were laying out the phone, they knew that it would be a cold day in hell when Verzion would allow a fully unlocked phone on their network, so why bother support a wireless band that it would never use? That's the only reason I could come up with for why VZ's main band wasn't supported.

    The radio in the Nexus 5 supports Verizon's bands. The Nexus 5 has a Qualcomm WTR1605L transceiver used to connect to carrier networks. It is a multimode/multiband device that supports all the carrier networks in the world between the two Nexus 5 models ( D820 version North America, D821 version World). The transceiver chip Qualcomm WTR1605L is the same as that used by Apple in the iPhone 5S and 5C.

    Verizon just made Google disable their bands since Verizon won't allow Nexus 5 on their network. Verizon likes their customers locked into contracts with new phones that keeps customers from leaving Verizon for cheaper service providers. It is simply a business decision for Verizon not to allow unlocked phones that allows customers the freedom to leave when they want without paying a penalty $.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    The radio in the Nexus 5 supports Verizon's bands.
    Well, 'can' and 'does' are two different things, like you mentioned. I suppose that if Verizon came out tomorrow and said "OK.... we'll let in the Nexus 5", it might just be as simple as a radio OTA update from Google to enable the full bands. I have read some rumblings about VZ allowing in the 5 later this summer (and allowing the next gen Nexus phone as well). They did accept the Nexus 7, so some cracks in their resolve have formed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I sure hope a Nexus makes it's way back to Verizon
    I don't. Verizon ruins the Nexus experience with slow updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAVA Mk2 View Post
    I don't. Verizon ruins the Nexus experience with slow updates.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    But the Dev community is the best for those devices! I like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAVA Mk2 View Post
    I don't. Verizon ruins the Nexus experience with slow updates.

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    Verizon wouldn't be involved... Nexus updates come from Google. If Verizon accepts the Nexus phones, they'll have to forfeit control of the device.
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    Good! Not like that ******* experiment that was the Verizon GNex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAVA Mk2 View Post
    Good! Not like that ******* experiment that was the Verizon GNex.
    Precisely.... If Verizon came at Google with "We'll allow your phone on our network if you let us lock down..."

    Google: "EABOD"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mumfoau View Post
    I've considered leaving Verizon but I'm not sure about the reliability of the other carrier's coverage!
    In my experience, I have found both Verizon and AT&T to have good, broad coverage, and both to be reliable.

    If you want to test AT&T's network, get a StraightTalk SIM and put it in an unlocked phone. Assuming you have an unlocked phone, this is a cheap way to try AT&T's network.

    Also, check out RootMetrics. You can get a report of the best network in your area. They conduct tests around the U.S. and their reports are very thorough.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Quote Originally Posted by frag06 View Post
    In my experience, I have found both Verizon and AT&T to have good, broad coverage, and both to be reliable.

    If you want to test AT&T's network, get a StraightTalk SIM and put it in an unlocked phone. Assuming you have an unlocked phone, this is a cheap way to try AT&T's network.

    Also, check out [URL = "www.rootmetrics.com"] RootMetrics[/URL]. You can get a report of the best network in your area. They conduct tests around the U.S. and their reports are very thorough.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Just go to Cricket Wireless since it is a No Contract with a bring your own Phone plan that is 100% owned and operated by AT&T. https://www.cricketwireless.com/shop/byod.html

    Cricket is AT&T cell Towers without the annual contract.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    Just go to Cricket Wireless since it is a No Contract with a bring your own Phone plan that is 100% owned and operated by AT&T. https://www.cricketwireless.com/shop/byod.html

    Cricket is AT&T cell Towers without the annual contract.
    On Cricket, LTE speeds are capped at 8 Mbps; HSPA at 4 Mbps.

    Their prices are also higher; $50 a month and you only get 2.5GB of data. StraightTalk is 3GB and $45 a month.

    StraightTalk also offers BYOD and operates on AT&T's network. There are no contracts and no activation fees.

    StraightTalk is the better deal for sure, unless you need a family plan. But if you do, you may as well go with AT&T.


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    Quote Originally Posted by frag06 View Post
    Huh

    On Cricket, LTE speeds are capped at 8 Mbps; HSPA at 4 Mbps.

    Their prices are also higher; $50 a month and you only get 2.5GB of data. StraightTalk is 3GB and $45 a month.

    StraightTalk also offers BYOD and operates on AT&T's network. There are no contracts and no activation fees.

    StraightTalk is the better deal for sure, unless you need a family plan. But if you do, you may as well go with AT&T.

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    Aren't ST's speeds also capped?

    Cricket is $45 if you sign up for autopay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glc650 View Post
    Aren't ST's speeds also capped?

    Cricket is $45 if you sign up for autopay.
    I don't think StraightTalk's speeds are capped. I've seen speed tests on StraightTalk and they have been just as fast as AT&T.

    Even with Autopay, StraightTalk is still the better deal. More data at faster speeds.



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