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  1. Ry's Avatar
    Any issues using the Nexus 5X on Verizon?
    10-19-2015 12:50 PM
  2. jonebk12's Avatar
    I'll let you know in a few days when mine arrives. I plan to take it to a corporate store here in town. Hopefully they'll give me a nano SIM without too much hassle (current VZW phone uses a micro and I don't want to try to cut it down myself).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-19-2015 01:37 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    Yes, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X work fine on Verizon | Android Central

    Verizon customers are always wary — for good reason — when looking at unlocked phones. That's no different with the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, which of course technically support Verizon's radio bands but aren't officially supported by the carrier.

    Well, we're happy to report that both new Nexuses do work on the Verizon network, with one expected caveat — you're going to need a SIM that's already set up and ready to go on the carrier. As is standard operating procedure for the carrier with unlocked phones, Verizon isn't going to start up service for you and hand over a fresh SIM if you walk in the door with a Nexus 6P or 5X.

    But if you already have an active line and are just ordering a new phone to put it in, you'll be good to go for the most part. There's no guarantee of the best network quality, extra features or customer support — but the phones are compatible with the network and you'll be able to pop in a SIM and go.
    10-19-2015 06:11 PM
  4. tspeice87's Avatar
    Can I just plug the sim card from my Moto X (2013) into the Nexus 5x?
    Ry and Lee Woods1 like this.
    10-19-2015 07:14 PM
  5. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Can I just plug the sim card from my Moto X (2013) into the Nexus 5x?
    if it's a nano sim, yes. If it's a larger sim, it'd have to be cut down to fit.
    tspeice87 likes this.
    10-19-2015 07:29 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    Can I just plug the sim card from my Moto X (2013) into the Nexus 5x?
    Yes. First gen Moto X uses a Nano SIM like the Nexus 5X.
    tspeice87 likes this.
    10-19-2015 09:17 PM
  7. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Verizon is working great with the 5x so far! I still need to test VoLTE (Advanced Calling) but everything else is working fine. Data, SMS/MMS, etc. FYI I did take my working, already activated nano-sim card from my Verizon Galaxy S6 and put into the 5x.

    Screenshots for those who want to know...
    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
    dusoccer10 likes this.
    10-21-2015 04:18 PM
  8. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Also, VoLTE works! Getting voice/data at the same time (good speeds too).

    I posted the pictures in the 6p thread
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...ml#post4765565
    dusoccer10 likes this.
    10-21-2015 04:55 PM
  9. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Activated new SIM for 5X, about 2hrs up, VZW working . . . no problems noted so far.
    10-21-2015 07:52 PM
  10. cunninsa's Avatar
    I tried to activate with Verizon tonight - a new card since I'm coming from Straight Talk AT&T. Even thought their system says phone is compatible through IMEI check, the system wouldn't allow them to add a plan to the phone thus no service :/
    10-21-2015 08:47 PM
  11. toddmanguy's Avatar
    Received my 32gb Carbon 5x today.

    I have a Verizon prepaid account but my old phone uses a micro sim. At the Verizon retail store they could not activate a nano size with the Nexus 5x IMEI and refused to activate a nano size for the old phone IMEI so that I could just pop it in and try it on the Nexus. Went home and cut the sim to nano size using a template I found online and it is working great. Just for the heck of it, I bought a Verizon nano sim on Ebay that I will try to activate with the old IMEI. Might fit better than my little hack job. If not, the trimmed version appears to be fine. No Google Fi early access in my area so stuck with Verizon for now....
    10-21-2015 09:16 PM
  12. IndecisiveElle's Avatar
    I've never used the same SIM on different phones, do you literally and simply just move it from one phone to the other (assuming same size and it's currently activated, that part I understand) and the new phone is ready to rock?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-21-2015 09:25 PM
  13. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    I had customer service activate new SIM on old phone and then transfered to 5X. No problems. I did have to dial *228 and restart phone to get SIM working.
    10-21-2015 09:59 PM
  14. landale's Avatar
    So far the only Verizon issue I've had is the data widget doesn't work. Of course I'm likely switching to T-Mobile soon so not a big deal. Everything else works fine after I moved my SIM card over from my Moto X 2014.
    10-22-2015 06:46 AM
  15. jonebk12's Avatar
    Received my 32gb Carbon 5x today.

    I have a Verizon prepaid account but my old phone uses a micro sim. At the Verizon retail store they could not activate a nano size with the Nexus 5x IMEI and refused to activate a nano size for the old phone IMEI so that I could just pop it in and try it on the Nexus. Went home and cut the sim to nano size using a template I found online and it is working great. Just for the heck of it, I bought a Verizon nano sim on Ebay that I will try to activate with the old IMEI. Might fit better than my little hack job. If not, the trimmed version appears to be fine. No Google Fi early access in my area so stuck with Verizon for now....
    Shame they wouldn't do it for you. When you say retail store, do you mean one of the authorized retailers? I'm going to head to a corporate store here in town on my lunch break today. Hopefully they'll accommodate me. Otherwise I guess I'll be cutting my micro.
    10-22-2015 09:18 AM
  16. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I've never used the same SIM on different phones, do you literally and simply just move it from one phone to the other (assuming same size and it's currently activated, that part I understand) and the new phone is ready to rock?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    yes. as long as it's the same size. If it's larger, you'll have to cut the sim down to fit.
    10-22-2015 10:06 AM
  17. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    So far the only Verizon issue I've had is the data widget doesn't work. Of course I'm likely switching to T-Mobile soon so not a big deal. Everything else works fine after I moved my SIM card over from my Moto X 2014.
    what are you using for visual voicemail? the VZW Vis Voicemail app for Nexus isn't getting past the authorizing screen... I assume I need to wait until these phones are in there system?
    10-22-2015 10:07 AM
  18. jonebk12's Avatar
    Shout out to my local Verizon store. They couldn't activate the nano SIM with the Nexus, but they were happy to activate it with a dummy phone so I'm rocking and rolling now.
    dusoccer10 likes this.
    10-22-2015 11:54 AM
  19. landale's Avatar
    what are you using for visual voicemail? the VZW Vis Voicemail app for Nexus isn't getting past the authorizing screen... I assume I need to wait until these phones are in there system?
    I use Google Voice for voicemail and to be fair no one ever leaves me messages anyway so it doesn't really matter for me anyway.
    10-22-2015 11:58 AM
  20. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    I use Google Voice for voicemail and to be fair no one ever leaves me messages anyway so it doesn't really matter for me anyway.
    yeah, I used to use google voice for the longest time. I have a google voice number as well as my sim number (my sim number is the one I give out to people). can I still use my sim number to do visual voicemail even though I have a separate Google Voice number that people sometimes call too?
    10-22-2015 12:36 PM
  21. Benjamin Roche's Avatar
    Just got my 5X put my Verizon Sim in and everything works but the WiFi Hot Spot I was hoping would function, it said checking subscription, turned off LTE and locked up. Had to go back to the home screen and it was off-line - no data. Tried airplane mode toggle, still no data. Restart got it back to normal. Any idea how / if Wi-Fi tethering can be turned on? One of the reasons I went unlocked pure Andriod.
    10-22-2015 06:52 PM
  22. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Just got my 5X put my Verizon Sim in and everything works but the WiFi Hot Spot I was hoping would function, it said checking subscription, turned off LTE and locked up. Had to go back to the home screen and it was off-line - no data. Tried airplane mode toggle, still no data. Restart got it back to normal. Any idea how / if Wi-Fi tethering can be turned on? One of the reasons I went unlocked pure Andriod.
    I was able to get WiFi hotspot working but it is a part of my plan on Verizon.

    Posted via my 5x
    10-22-2015 08:04 PM
  23. IndecisiveElle's Avatar
    I cut down my SIM from my S4, no problem, eazy peazy, with a really sharp exact-o knife. Popped in, started up, no issues.

    My hot spot is also working, but like you it's part of my shared data plan.

    I had the same mini crisis as a few of you over the voicemail issue. I hadn't even considered that Google would consider Google Voice to be their 'stock' voicemail and had a little melt down. I HATED it in the past, but I was using it as a business number and not my main line. I set it up with my PIN-connected phone number with a little help from my boyfriend calling my phone repeatedly. It works perfect and I couldn't be happier. Plus now I'll save a few bucks a month from Big Red.
    10-22-2015 08:30 PM
  24. Bierich's Avatar
    Received my 32gb Carbon 5x today.

    I have a Verizon prepaid account but my old phone uses a micro sim. At the Verizon retail store they could not activate a nano size with the Nexus 5x IMEI and refused to activate a nano size for the old phone IMEI so that I could just pop it in and try it on the Nexus. Went home and cut the sim to nano size using a template I found online and it is working great. Just for the heck of it, I bought a Verizon nano sim on Ebay that I will try to activate with the old IMEI. Might fit better than my little hack job. If not, the trimmed version appears to be fine. No Google Fi early access in my area so stuck with Verizon for now....


    I had customer service activate new SIM on old phone and then transfered to 5X. No problems. I did have to dial *228 and restart phone to get SIM working.
    Shame they wouldn't do it for you. When you say retail store, do you mean one of the authorized retailers? I'm going to head to a corporate store here in town on my lunch break today. Hopefully they'll accommodate me. Otherwise I guess I'll be cutting my micro.
    I too had issues with a local Verizon store tonight, saying they couldn't give me another SIM card. I explained that I had purchased an unlocked Nexus 5X and that I was a current customer requesting another SIM for the new phone. They blatantly told me no again. Left the store and called customer service who said that they should have given me a new SIM and to return to the store. Told the CSR that I'd rather utilize another store that I normally utilize (was out waiting on the girls to finish cheer practice and went to another convenient store in the area). Will try again in the morning with better results I hope since my account is now noted to give me another SIM so I can utilize the 5X.

    If not Verizon is going to lose a customer to Project Fi.
    10-22-2015 10:40 PM
  25. jonebk12's Avatar
    I too had issues with a local Verizon store tonight, saying they couldn't give me another SIM card. I explained that I had purchased an unlocked Nexus 5X and that I was a current customer requesting another SIM for the new phone. They blatantly told me no again. Left the store and called customer service who said that they should have given me a new SIM and to return to the store. Told the CSR that I'd rather utilize another store that I normally utilize (was out waiting on the girls to finish cheer practice and went to another convenient store in the area). Will try again in the morning with better results I hope since my account is now noted to give me another SIM so I can utilize the 5X.

    If not Verizon is going to lose a customer to Project Fi.
    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like the Verizon stores are hit or miss. Like I said, mine was great today so I guess I got lucky. They couldn't activate the SIM with the Nexus so they figured out a workaround which was to use a dummy phone. I was pretty impressed with the expertise and customer service. And yes I know that may make me sound like a Verizon shill, but that's how it went down.
    10-22-2015 11:07 PM
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