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  1. greeknasty's Avatar
    currently on a gnex with micro sim.
    Went to vzw store to get a nano they said i need the phone with me.
    Called customer care they are shipping me a nano sim, but told me i will need to go online and enter the sim card and imei number

    Will i be able to activate the nex 6 this way or will online activation deny me??


    so [language] complicated
    12-01-2014 03:46 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Seems fairly straightforward in this article, although I'm not sure if the Verizon SIM they used had already been activated: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/10/31...ut-of-the-box/
    12-01-2014 04:00 PM
  3. greeknasty's Avatar
    im pretty sure DL had a already activated nano sim on them(from moto x and such)
    this will be my first nano sim. i may buy the cutters just in case and cut it. but i rather just get a new sim
    12-01-2014 04:01 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, you're probably right. Any reason why you're afraid the online activation won't work, though?
    12-01-2014 04:34 PM
  5. greeknasty's Avatar
    well im not sure if i have to enter any of the phones info or the sim card info? and im scared if i enter the nex 6 numbers on verizons site they will not allow it since its not on their system really..ya know?
    but i cant remember if the guy on phone said enter the sim card #'s or the nexus 6 's
    12-01-2014 04:41 PM
  6. edgefever's Avatar
    You have to activate it on your old phone first
    12-01-2014 04:49 PM
  7. Explicit's Avatar
    The IMEI for the phone wont work. Trying to activate it online will be impossible as will doing it in store. You may find a cool rep who will use an IMEI number from another phone to activate the nano sim for you, but other wise no luck. Trust me I spent Friday and Saturday trying to do so till I got fed up and cut down the sim card from my GNex. It works fine on the phone, but when I get the chance I'll be obtaining a proper nano sim for the phone. When that will be, who knows.
    12-01-2014 05:01 PM
  8. greeknasty's Avatar
    so my only option is to cut it? then why was everyone saying to go get a sim and order a sim from vzw chat and such...

    this is so stupid, tired of google and verizon
    12-01-2014 05:08 PM
  9. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    so my only option is to cut it? then why was everyone saying to go get a sim and order a sim from vzw chat and such...

    this is so stupid, tired of google and verizon
    It's not Google. It's Verizon. Sorry but they will only officially activate pre-approved IMEI's. The way the technology is designed would allow you to move your SIM into the Nexus 6 and have it work without problems. But Verizon does not officially support it as of yet. So they will not accept your IMEI. Google isn't the cause here.
    12-01-2014 05:13 PM
  10. Dubbayoo's Avatar
    I pulled the sim from my 2013 Moto X and it worked fine. I do notice online it doesn't identify/recognize the type of phone I have.
    12-01-2014 05:14 PM
  11. greeknasty's Avatar
    It's not Google. It's Verizon. Sorry but they will only officially activate pre-approved IMEI's. The way the technology is designed would allow you to move your SIM into the Nexus 6 and have it work without problems. But Verizon does not officially support it as of yet. So they will not accept your IMEI. Google isn't the cause here.
    well verizon for that and google for taking 1 month to finally order the blasted thing ha
    12-01-2014 05:17 PM
  12. greeknasty's Avatar
    You have to activate it on your old phone first
    didnt think of that. so if i enter my current gnex imei it should work on nano sim?
    12-01-2014 05:26 PM
  13. ChuckG73's Avatar
    currently on a gnex with micro sim.
    Went to vzw store to get a nano they said i need the phone with me.
    Called customer care they are shipping me a nano sim, but told me i will need to go online and enter the sim card and imei number

    Will i be able to activate the nex 6 this way or will online activation deny me??


    so [language] complicated
    I walked into AT&T told them I had an adapter and wanted a Nano Sim. They gave me one and activated in the store. I got home put the nano Sim in the adapter and put it in my Nexus 5. When my Nexus 6 arrives on Thursday I will pull the nano Sim from the nexus 5 and put it in my Nexus 6.

    Simple......one reason I left [languaged removed by Moderator] Verizon.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2014 05:28 PM
  14. greeknasty's Avatar
    I walked into AT&T told them I had an adapter and wanted a Nano Sim. They gave me one and activated in the store. I got home put the nano Sim in the adapter and put it in my Nexus 5. When my Nexus 6 arrives on Thursday I will pull the nano Sim from the nexus 5 and put it in my Nexus 6.

    Simple......one reason I left [language] Verizon.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    no reason why i couldnt do that in vzw. bunch of idiots over there thinking they know everything. the only thing i kept hearing while waiting fro 45 minutes was "the droid turbo is the best phone out its the most reliable secure and fastest"
    12-01-2014 05:32 PM
  15. wtherrell's Avatar
    so my only option is to cut it? then why was everyone saying to go get a sim and order a sim from vzw chat and such...

    this is so stupid, tired of google and verizon
    I put the new nano into adapter and activated it in my Vzw Sg4, over the phone with customer service. Then took it out of the Sg4, out of the adapter and into my Nexus 6.
    Like a charm!
    12-01-2014 07:57 PM
  16. greeknasty's Avatar
    I put the new nano into adapter and activated it in my Vzw Sg4, over the phone with customer service. Then took it out of the Sg4, out of the adapter and into my Nexus 6.
    Like a charm!
    what phone did you come from though? was the sg4 already activated? you just put it in the adapter..in the sg4 and called them?
    12-01-2014 08:13 PM
  17. wtherrell's Avatar
    what phone did you come from though? was the sg4 already activated? you just cut it..put it in the adapter..in the sg4 and called them?
    Sg4 was on my account. When I first put the new nano into the Sg4. It (the new sim) was not on my account. Customer service on landline asked me a couple questions and activated it. After that I put it into the Nexus 6 and all was well. Hope I answered your questions.

    No cutting was necessary.
    12-01-2014 08:21 PM
  18. moc cock 8's Avatar
    Will any of the sim adapters work? Trying to figure whether to go that route or getting a cutter.
    12-01-2014 08:22 PM
  19. wtherrell's Avatar
    Will any of the sim adapters work? Trying to figure whether to go that route or getting a cutter.
    I used the Noozy but I expect any of them would work.
    12-01-2014 08:40 PM
  20. greeknasty's Avatar
    thanks wtherrell that makes sense!
    what is the best sim adapter there are quite a few on amazon. this IMO is the best route to go with
    12-01-2014 08:41 PM
  21. Shenron's Avatar
    currently on a gnex with micro sim.
    Went to vzw store to get a nano they said i need the phone with me.
    Called customer care they are shipping me a nano sim, but told me i will need to go online and enter the sim card and imei number

    Will i be able to activate the nex 6 this way or will online activation deny me??


    so damn complicated

    I'm in the same boat although I'm still waiting for my N6 from Motorola. From what I've read you should be able to just cut down your micro sim from your Gnex and pop it into your N6. Verizon only whitelists at the customer service level but not at the network level.

    That is what I'm planning to do until Verizon starts selling the N6. Once that happens, then I'll activate the nano sim they sent me and activate online with the IMEI. At that point they should recognize the IMEI numbers from Moto and Google (hopefully).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2014 08:41 PM
  22. wtherrell's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat although I'm still waiting for my N6 from Motorola. From what I've read you should be able to just cut down your micro sim from your Gnex and pop it into your N6. Verizon only whitelists at the customer service level but not at the network level.

    That is what I'm planning to do until Verizon starts selling the N6. Once that happens, then I'll activate the nano sim they sent me and activate online with the IMEI. At that point they should recognize the IMEI numbers from Moto and Google (hopefully).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That should work as well.
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    12-01-2014 08:44 PM
  23. lukejwalka23's Avatar
    Copied from my post on the Motorola forums...


    You won't be able to obtain a Verizon nano sim from a corporate store without the phone in question with you. Because it's a Nexus 6 and they aren't selling it, they won't provide you one still even when you bring in the phone. HOWEVER... I still found a way earlier today to get a fresh sim and AND get it activated. I shall explain below:

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    As stated before, you have a 99.99999% chance of being told "no" on a nano sim request from a corporate Verizon store. I am lucky enough to have a mix of corporate and "verified" Verizon retailers near my neighborhood that allowed me to test out some things. As mentioned earlier (again) by @pmhesse, I too was told no at multiple corporate stores and had to get a nano sim overnighted to me from Verizon customer service. Me being the impatient person I am, I couldn't live with having my phone for 2+ days with no real use outside of wifi, so I hit some "verified" shops to test my luck there. I call these shops verified because they're usually the smaller brick and mortar Verizon carriers that will (sometimes) sell other cell phone carrier's phones and service plans. Bottom line, if they're selling a Verizon phone and can offer you a contract, they will have the sim cards available to them (minus the limitations to distribute them like a corporate store would). This was all in theory until I proved it anyway. The first "verified" seller I went to was ready to give me a nano sim for a small price ($5) after I explained to them what was going on. Seeing as I knew a closer store to my home that was another 3 or 4 minutes up the road, I declined the offer and went there instead. After giving them the same story of trying to obtain just a sim to use in my new phone I was "planning to receive," the second store provided me a sim free of charge (after looking up to see if they were supposed to charge for it, first, which no one providing a Verizon sim should...technically).I told both stores I was "planning to receive" the phone because they, just as the corporate store said earlier, needed the phone to match the IMEI number to the sim for activation. There was no point in me bringing them my phone when I already knew what the outcome of trying to activate it on my Nexus would bring about.

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    So, that was just OBTAINING the sim card. I still had to call customer service and jump through hoops to get the sim activated for my current line on Verizon which I will explain next:

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    Let me start off by saying that most Verizon CS reps are devoid of any knowledge of the Nexus 6 or how exactly to get the phone working on their network. The first rep I talked to asked for my Nexus IMEI number, saw that it was an unknown device, and quickly shut me down on my quest to get the sim to work. I would not be denied, and after telling her again and again that I needed just the sim activated, she decided to transfer me to a "Motorola phone rep." Long story short, I ended up on the phone with some Greyhound bus station after trying to navigate through some unknown automated menu she transferred me over to. I can't tell you how pissed I was, and upon calling back to CS, I was ready to Release the Kraken! The gods had shown favor to me for this next call, as I was connected to a young man that not only knew what the Nexus 6 was, but was currently using the Nexus 5 and trying to decide to upgrade to the 6 or Moto X 2. He had not done an activation of the Nexus 6 on Verizon, and after geek talk about having the phone and it's capabilities, went to work to try and get my new sim working. He ran into the same problem as the CS before, saying that the device showed up as an unknown in their system and that he would not be able to link the sim to the phone on their network. The numbers (MEID, ICCID) he took down from me for reference after inserting the nonworking sim were under Settings >>> About phone >>> Status. He, however, gave me an ultimatum that he would try that he said could work completely or partially; either the sim would only be 4G capable (data only) and I'd have to get another service to provide me cell service (as Verizon's call/text goes over 3G/1X connections), or we'd somehow get the sim to work. Maybe he was really trying to give me all avenues to get the phone working or just helping himself in his decision to decide on a phone, but I told him I had nothing to lose by trying whatever workaround(s) he could think of. Pretty much he activated the sim as if it were being used on my current Note 3 phone, and after whatever flip he switched or enabling he started, my Nexus phone (sim inserted already) flashed a LTE symbol on the connection bars. He then asked me to reboot the phone, which I did, and see if I could get some kind of data connection going. MIND YOU, I'm currently on the phone with him via my VZW Note 3 that I'm trying to switch the service from, so I wasn't sure if he'd be cut off during this whole process or not, but he never was. After the reboot, he asked me to open a browser and try to surf the web. Nothing. So he suggested a second reboot and cited that it sometimes takes a few minutes and few reboots for the network to pick up a newly activated sim the first time. Upon the second reboot, I saw 3G pop on the phone (informed him of that) and then switch over to LTE. It was at this time he told me to go to my "Cellular network" settings (Settings >>> More >>> Cellular networks) and switch it from Global (mine was set to it at least) to LTE. BAM, everything was a go then. He said that I probably wouldn't have call/text, but then I got a text from a friend. He tested it out by sending me a test text from VZW and I received it. He told me to try a call, but we figured that probably wasn't going to work since I was currently using the number to talk to him via my Note 3. After thanking him for the help, I got off the phone with him, put my Note 3 on Airplane mode, and my phone has been working flawlessly since.

    Posted via my Moto Nexus 6 on VZW
    12-01-2014 08:53 PM
  24. greeknasty's Avatar
    ^lord, either im going to stick it my gnex with an adapter and activate it or just cut my current. that just seems like too much work
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    12-01-2014 09:34 PM
  25. bbhybridchris's Avatar
    Yes as many have mentioned here already take your current phone and get a nano Sim from the Verizon store for it with an adaptor. Then when the N6 arrives just pop the Sim in and your good to go. I got lucky as the iPhone 6 I was using had a Nano Sim in it already just popped it in the new phone and was good to go never visited a store or online at all.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-02-2014 06:03 AM
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