1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Hey guys I have a quick question about the differences (if any) between the Pixel and Pixel XL you can buy from Google and the one you can get at a Verizon store. I just bought the XL off of eBay and got, I believe, the Google variant and am going to be using it on Verizon. Will this one have the same bands and such as the Verizon store variant and will I be able to use Wifi Calling and VoLTE? Are there any differences in the phone itself?
    12-20-2016 03:44 PM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    There is no difference. When the Verizon SIM is inserted and the phone powered up it will download the Verizon apps.
    12-20-2016 03:54 PM
  3. Paulmac0957's Avatar
    Not sure this is correct. I have the Verizon Pixel XL, and there are NO Verizon apps on the phone. I am sure if I go to the play store and search for Verizon I can download them, but that is not going to happen. My point is NO Verizon apps downloaded automatically to my phone when it was activated by Verizon.
    01-02-2017 09:21 AM
  4. PapaGary's Avatar
    Not sure this is correct. I have the Verizon Pixel XL, and there are NO Verizon apps on the phone. I am sure if I go to the play store and search for Verizon I can download them, but that is not going to happen. My point is NO Verizon apps downloaded automatically to my phone when it was activated by Verizon.
    See:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post5632461
    01-05-2017 12:08 PM
  5. mrZoSo's Avatar
    Stay away from Verizon if you want custom recovery(TWRP) and root. I'm hearing the latest update(January) prevents unlocking of the bootloader.
    01-07-2017 03:20 PM
  6. MHatter469's Avatar
    Not sure this is correct. I have the Verizon Pixel XL, and there are NO Verizon apps on the phone. I am sure if I go to the play store and search for Verizon I can download them, but that is not going to happen. My point is NO Verizon apps downloaded automatically to my phone when it was activated by Verizon.
    Interesting, when I switched to Verizon from Google Fi, with a Pixel XL, purchased from Google Fi, I had the My Verizon app automagically appear, and the My Fi app was still there. I could not delete the Fi app, only disable it.

    That is the only app that auto-installed, I do not have Go90, NFLwhatever, or any other Verizon bloatware. Honestly, I have unlimited talk, text, and data, so I do not care if I have the My Verizon app.
    07-10-2017 06:52 PM
  7. Chuckcell's Avatar
    I have seen/recieved several "ads" for My Verizon
    07-10-2017 06:56 PM
  8. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Krap, Several My Verizon ads. Have ignored them so far. May weaken to be sure the billing comes through though.
    07-10-2017 06:58 PM

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