10-13-2017 10:13 AM
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  1. hal1's Avatar
    I suppose this could go under the pre-order thread, but I really think it deserves it own post...

    On Oct 4, 2 hours after the event, I placed an order for a Black 64gb, Verizon SIM, with original Pixel trade. - shipping date Nov 20th.

    I just now, Oct 9th pm, went in and placed an order for the same phone black 64, however UNLOCKED, and the shipping date is OCT 17. WHAT????

    Cancelled the original order.
    10-09-2017 10:28 PM
  2. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Sweet.
    10-09-2017 10:33 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nice. I get my Verizon one on the 26th. I think I'll just keep it. Not too far out for me .
    10-09-2017 10:59 PM
  4. Tom Downey's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up! I just did the exact same thing and changed my Verizon ready Pixel (ordered it on the 4th) to unlocked and now the phone will be here 3 weeks sooner.
    10-09-2017 11:06 PM
  5. hal1's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up! I just did the exact same thing and changed my Verizon ready Pixel (ordered it on the 4th) to unlocked and now the phone will be here 3 weeks sooner.
    Glad it helped, that's why I didn't want it hidden on the pre-order thread

    I'm just hoping there's not a screw up that puts it behind the ship date on my original order
    10-09-2017 11:17 PM
  6. gmermel's Avatar
    On Oct 4, 2 hours after the event, I placed an order for a Black 64gb, Verizon SIM, with original Pixel trade. - shipping date Nov 20th.

    I just now, Oct 9th pm, went in and placed an order for the same phone black 64, however UNLOCKED, and the shipping date is OCT 17. WHAT????

    Cancelled the original order.
    I would hope that means that those of us that ordered before this evening and have delivery dates of 2-3 weeks or more will get their phones earlier than they expect. Only reasonable to think that if they had stock available it would go out first-come-first-served.

    That, or it was a glitch on the site maybe?

    I just looked, and the identical model shows 2-3 weeks shipping......
    10-10-2017 12:40 AM
  7. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Probably a supply issue, same phone, but I imagine the ones for Verizon are kept separate based on device ID.

    Make me wonder if it's quicker to get from Verizon or a Verizon one from Google.
    10-10-2017 01:34 AM
  8. paradroid's Avatar
    Not sure why anyone would even order a locked Verizon version when a unlocked version is available...
    10-10-2017 11:50 AM
  9. dsignori's Avatar
    Not sure why anyone would even order a locked Verizon version when a unlocked version is available...
    If you're on Verizon, and are not going to need an unlocked bootloader then there is zero difference, so why wouldn't you? Shipping is usually faster too
    paradroid likes this.
    10-10-2017 12:23 PM
  10. hal1's Avatar
    Not sure why anyone would even order a locked Verizon version when a unlocked version is available...
    Simple, I didn't know better. I just figured I'm on Verizon, so why not. Now I know better
    paradroid likes this.
    10-10-2017 12:37 PM
  11. paradroid's Avatar
    Simple, I didn't know better. I just figured I'm on Verizon, so why not. Now I know better
    Strange that Google even gives the option. Probably a compromise between google and Verizon. "Ok, we'll offer a locked version and not make it clear Verizon will work with unlucked version. "
    10-10-2017 01:27 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Strange that Google even gives the option. Probably a compromise between google and Verizon. "Ok, we'll offer a locked version and not make it clear Verizon will work with unlucked version. "
    Kind of .. The Verizon version is unlocked as well. All the latest Verizon LTE phones come unlocked out of the gate.
    10-10-2017 01:31 PM
  13. gabbott's Avatar
    Kind of .. The Verizon version is unlocked as well. All the latest Verizon LTE phones come unlocked out of the gate.
    Basically both the "unlocked" and Verizon version are not sim locked but the Verizon version won't have an unlockable bootloader as the unlocked version will.
    10-10-2017 01:52 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Strange that Google even gives the option. Probably a compromise between google and Verizon. "Ok, we'll offer a locked version and not make it clear Verizon will work with unlucked version. "
    It is rather silly that there are two
    10-10-2017 01:57 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Basically both the "unlocked" and Verizon version are not sim locked but the Verizon version won't have an unlockable bootloader as the unlocked version will.
    Yep. Just bootloader for people that want to root and things. If they don't then pretty much they're the same.
    10-10-2017 01:58 PM
  16. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I'm about to do the opposite. Switching my unlocked Panda to the Verizon one. One less thing on my credit and I'll order through Verizon. Will get it a few weeks earlier too
    10-10-2017 02:54 PM
  17. mclarryjr's Avatar
    Probably a supply issue, same phone, but I imagine the ones for Verizon are kept separate based on device ID.

    Make me wonder if it's quicker to get from Verizon or a Verizon one from Google.
    I ordered from Verizon like I have in the past and most often my phone comes a day or two earlier from the expected delivery date which this time is the 25th. I'm hoping mine will be delivered on the 23rd.
    10-10-2017 03:03 PM
  18. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Not sure why anyone would even order a locked Verizon version when a unlocked version is available...
    Because getting mine from Verizon means I don't have another bill from a different company and I don't care about having an unlocked bootloader.
    10-10-2017 05:06 PM
  19. Hyperspace13's Avatar
    Simple, I didn't know better. I just figured I'm on Verizon, so why not. Now I know better
    Same here, I didn't know any better. I figured Verizon would treat the Unlocked Pixel like they do all other Unlocked phones where you can't use any Verizon apps or WIFI calling. I just changed my order to Unlocked and I'm getting it 2 weeks sooner than the Verizon version.
    10-10-2017 09:56 PM
  20. hal1's Avatar
    Same here, I didn't know any better. I figured Verizon would treat the Unlocked Pixel like they do all other Unlocked phones where you can't use any Verizon apps or WIFI calling. I just changed my order to Unlocked and I'm getting it 2 weeks sooner than the Verizon version.
    So the unlocked version on Verizon should still have WiFi calling? And obviously Advanced calling so we can use the internet at the same time on the phone?
    10-10-2017 11:45 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    So the unlocked version on Verizon should still have WiFi calling? And obviously Advanced calling so we can use the internet at the same time on the phone?
    For the Pixel .. yes. For other unlocked phones .. no.
    10-10-2017 11:48 PM
  22. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I notice many people ask well why are there 2 versions if both are technically unlocked.

    One key thing is the Verizon SIM ones have their device ID registered as a Verizon device and falls under Verizon warranty and replacement. The fully unlocked one unless Verizon policy has changed is listed as a non Verizon device based on the device ID and cannot be replaced or exchanged via warranty in a Verizon store. You would need to contact Google.
    10-11-2017 12:33 AM
  23. hal1's Avatar
    I notice many people ask well why are there 2 versions if both are technically unlocked.

    One key thing is the Verizon SIM ones have their device ID registered as a Verizon device and falls under Verizon warranty and replacement. The fully unlocked one unless Verizon policy has changed is listed as a non Verizon device based on the device ID and cannot be replaced or exchanged via warranty in a Verizon store. You would need to contact Google.
    That's the main reason that in the past I always got my phones directly from Verizon. No muss, no fuss, with replacement under warranty. Went with the Google this time for the additional trade in value
    10-11-2017 12:37 AM
  24. swarlos's Avatar
    Wow, Google really sucks at this. It would seem after the CF that was ordering last year they would have had this figured out for this year but guess not.
    10-11-2017 01:19 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I notice many people ask well why are there 2 versions if both are technically unlocked.

    One key thing is the Verizon SIM ones have their device ID registered as a Verizon device and falls under Verizon warranty and replacement. The fully unlocked one unless Verizon policy has changed is listed as a non Verizon device based on the device ID and cannot be replaced or exchanged via warranty in a Verizon store. You would need to contact Google.
    I would think Verizon Purchased through Google can also go through Google as an alternative
    10-11-2017 01:30 PM
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