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  1. spawndoodling's Avatar
    Hi all -- have been unable to find an answer to this question anywhere. Does anyone know if the nano SIM card used in the Nexus 6 works with the Nexus 6P? Or do I need to get a new SIM card from my carrier (Sprint)? Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: Seems like I've been able to find out myself. I finally spoke to a Sprint rep who knew the answer. Hopefully we can keep this thread open for other Sprint users switching to the 6P. The SIM card is different on the 6P, so you have to order a new one. Sprint had me on hold for 15 minutes and they were unable to track down the SKU number. Thankfully, I found it from a Reddit thread: CZ2144LWC. Hopefully that will save Sprint users some time in trying to order the SIM. Excited to get my 6P!
    10-26-2015 12:42 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    Hi all -- have been unable to find an answer to this question anywhere. Does anyone know if the nano SIM card used in the Nexus 6 works with the Nexus 6P? Or do I need to get a new SIM card from my carrier (Sprint)? Thanks in advance!
    It should... most of the talk here says yes!
    10-26-2015 12:57 PM
  3. gabbott's Avatar
    It could very well be possible it requires a new sim. Project Fi users have to get a new sim and one of the networks Fi uses happens to be Sprint. Whether it's for the same reason, I don't know just speculating.
    10-26-2015 01:18 PM
  4. maverick7526's Avatar
    Hi all -- have been unable to find an answer to this question anywhere. Does anyone know if the nano SIM card used in the Nexus 6 works with the Nexus 6P? Or do I need to get a new SIM card from my carrier (Sprint)? Thanks in advance!

    EDIT: Seems like I've been able to find out myself. I finally spoke to a Sprint rep who knew the answer. Hopefully we can keep this thread open for other Sprint users switching to the 6P. The SIM card is different on the 6P, so you have to order a new one. Sprint had me on hold for 15 minutes and they were unable to track down the SKU number. Thankfully, I found it from a Reddit thread: CZ2144LWC. Hopefully that will save Sprint users some time in trying to order the SIM. Excited to get my 6P!
    That's weird. Sprint said the Sim in my N6 would work fine with the 6p. While other forums say it won't, I have no idea if it will or not. We'll find out soon.

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    10-26-2015 02:35 PM
  5. maverick7526's Avatar
    I can confirm, the Nexus 6 Sim does not work with the 6p on sprint. I tried to activate it today, and I got an error message saying the Sim is incompatible with this device. So I had to order the other one from Sprint int'l, overnight shipping..... Won't be here till Friday probably. Damn this sucks.

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    10-28-2015 07:43 PM
  6. landale's Avatar
    That is crazy. Only Sprint could find a way to screw up something as simple as a SIM card. I feel for you guys though. I stuck with them for years for their cheap plans but they were just woefully awful in every other way. Hopefully you guys get some money coming back from them for the hassle. If I remember from back in the day the best thing Sprint did was issue tons of credits to make up for their incompetence.
    10-28-2015 08:03 PM
  7. maverick7526's Avatar
    That is crazy. Only Sprint could find a way to screw up something as simple as a SIM card. I feel for you guys though. I stuck with them for years for their cheap plans but they were just woefully awful in every other way. Hopefully you guys get some money coming back from them for the hassle. If I remember from back in the day the best thing Sprint did was issue tons of credits to make up for their incompetence.
    Lol yea they usually do that. Before at my old job, a tower went down for 3 months, and my phone at work would become useless. I complained 2-3 times a week, and basically was paying a half price bill for those 3 months.

    Their service is good in Boston where I am, so I stick with them. I don't like T-Mobile, and Verizon and att don't have the right plans for me without it being stupidly expensive. For 60/month I get unlimited everything so I can't complain.

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    10-28-2015 08:10 PM
  8. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    The Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P both technically use the Nano-SIM (4FF) standard, at least on GSM networks. Sprint, as a CDMA operator, has advanced from R-UIM (Removable User Identity Module, the 'CDMA2000 equivalent' of SIM) to the superseding standard CSIM (CDMA Subscriber Identity Module).

    These smartcards are known as UICCs, and the CSIM cards roll all the R-UIM components (SIM, USIM, CSIM) into one smartcard package. In the past, UICCs have been tied to single device by means of a hardware transceiver identifier. In order to swap the module into a new device, one had to update this hardware pairing information in Sprint's systems first. Theoretically, these new CSIM cards should allow hot-swapping without issue. Unfortunately, the Nexus 6's UICC is of an older revision than that supported by the 5X and 6P (referenced by Sprint as CSIM V520150915), so you'll need a new UICC.

    The Sprint SKU for the Nexus 6 UICC is CZ2124LWC.
    The Sprint SKU for the Nexus 6P UICC is CZ2144LWC, the Sprint UPC is 019962040146, the Sprint part number SIMGLW446C.

    Wikipedia | Universal Integrated Circuit Card
    WIkipedia | Subscriber Identity Module
    Wikipedia | CDMA Subscriber Identity Module
    Wikipedia | Removable User Identity Module
    Sprint: About Removable UICC Cards

    Standards change, and so we should accept a reasonable amount of change as well. Pretty soon, we won't even have physical smartcards... from MWC in Barcelona, this year: PRLOG: Simless unveils world's first GSM phone without a SIM card slot
    10-28-2015 08:15 PM
  9. landale's Avatar
    Lol yea they usually do that. Before at my old job, a tower went down for 3 months, and my phone at work would become useless. I complained 2-3 times a week, and basically was paying a half price bill for those 3 months.

    Their service is good in Boston where I am, so I stick with them. I don't like T-Mobile, and Verizon and att don't have the right plans for me without it being stupidly expensive. For 60/month I get unlimited everything so I can't complain.

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    Yup. I when I lived in DC they had a solid network and my plan basically was like always at least 25% off from credits however when I moved to Houston their network was garbage so I had to switch to Verizon. Weird that even Verizon as another CDMA carrier had no issue with me moving my now two year old SIM card from my old phone to my new Nexus.
    10-28-2015 08:27 PM
  10. Andrew Wagner's Avatar
    Just to clarify... I'm coming from an HTC M8, and my nano-sim from the M8 will work with the 6P without an issue?
    10-28-2015 08:34 PM
  11. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Just to clarify... I'm coming from an HTC M8, and my nano-sim from the M8 will work with the 6P without an issue?
    If you're coming from a GSM M8 and intend to use the 6P on a GSM carrier, yes. If you're on Sprint, no.
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    10-28-2015 08:36 PM
  12. wricu01's Avatar
    Ok so UPC 019962040146 is correct number for the Nexus 6p
    10-30-2015 04:48 PM
  13. Indyrobb's Avatar
    I tried International Chat last night, and they couldn't help me, referred me to the Order Support line, or go to the store as "all stores will have them". I called tonight, and still got the run around by 3 different Reps until I got Arnold, who when I gave him the SKU number was wondering how I knew about it, and was surprised by it. I told him about this thread and he was glad to know it existed. Unfortunately, even though I went standard shipping, it cost me 7 dollars to have it shipped. Oh well, I'd rather have it here waiting for me when the phone gets here, than trying the stores again like I did with my Nexus 6 last month.
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    10-30-2015 05:28 PM
  14. spawndoodling's Avatar
    I can confirm that CZ2144LWC is the right SKU for the Nexus 6P SIM card. Like I said, it is not the same as the Nexus 6 SIM card. I used the SKU above to order via phone and i went to my Sprint store. They activated it for me and it was a mostly effortless process. However, it required nearly two hours of research at the outset.

    Another qualm: Sprint deactivated my insurance plan because I am using a phone that they don't sell. I should've bought the Nexus protection plan. Sigh.
    11-01-2015 01:00 PM
  15. Andrew Wagner's Avatar
    I'm just switching my Sprint M8 to the 6P on Sprint.. CDMA to CDMA.

    Edit: Never mind. I ended up contacting Sprint and ordering the new v5 Nano Sim card.
    11-01-2015 01:56 PM
  16. tommyarmour's Avatar
    This is my experience took about 2-3hrs.
    I just got my project fi phone today. I decided to stay with my current Sprint plan for a few more months. I have to tell you, this is a nightmare. I of course tried to just swap my nano sim card from my current Motorola Nexus 6 to the new Nexus 6p. The phone tried to activate the sim card automatically(no dice). Sim card locked!!! Please call Sprint. I then tried the online sprint webpage where you can activate new devices. No GO!!! Device not in database. Then I Initiated a chat with Sprint. They asked for IMEI number, serial and sim card number. NO go, I then tried another brand new Sprint Nano sim card I got from a sprint store this week. That wouldn't work either. So then I drove to a Sprint Store. I had the guy at the sprint store try for 2 hours, and 3 calls to corporate. Apparantly there is a special sim card required for the Nexus 6p. And will take 3-5 business days. No expedite option available. WTF Brand new phone, cannot use it with Sprint currently. That is my experience, hope yours is better.
    11-06-2015 08:23 PM
  17. maverick7526's Avatar
    This is my experience took about 2-3hrs.
    I just got my project fi phone today. I decided to stay with my current Sprint plan for a few more months. I have to tell you, this is a nightmare. I of course tried to just swap my nano sim card from my current Motorola Nexus 6 to the new Nexus 6p. The phone tried to activate the sim card automatically(no dice). Sim card locked!!! Please call Sprint. I then tried the online sprint webpage where you can activate new devices. No GO!!! Device not in database. Then I Initiated a chat with Sprint. They asked for IMEI number, serial and sim card number. NO go, I then tried another brand new Sprint Nano sim card I got from a sprint store this week. That wouldn't work either. So then I drove to a Sprint Store. I had the guy at the sprint store try for 2 hours, and 3 calls to corporate. Apparantly there is a special sim card required for the Nexus 6p. And will take 3-5 business days. No expedite option available. WTF Brand new phone, cannot use it with Sprint currently. That is my experience, hope yours is better.
    You just need the nano Sim for the moto x pure edition for sprint. Once you have that, it activates no problems. You should have talked to int'l support, they do all the Sim card stuff.

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    11-06-2015 08:31 PM
  18. tommyarmour's Avatar
    Man talk about a rough go around. Maybe I'll call them back and ask if they have the v5 sim in the moto x pure edition. LOL that would make me happy.

    Edit: I called the local Sprint store they don't even carry that phone at their store.
    11-06-2015 08:52 PM
  19. maverick7526's Avatar
    Man talk about a rough go around. Maybe I'll call them back and ask if they have the v5 sim in the moto x pure edition. LOL that would make me happy.

    Edit: I called the local Sprint store they don't even carry that phone at their store.
    You have to order it. None of the stores have those Sim cards.

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    11-06-2015 10:51 PM
  20. tommyarmour's Avatar
    Your absolutely right, I called every Sprint store in Portland Oregon. Nobody carries that sim. The sprint store in my little town, had at least 100 other nano sim cards though. I ordered the correct sim card about 4-5 hours ago. They said 3-5 business days. No expedite delivery options.

    Does the Nexus 6's SIM card work with the Nexus 6P? (Sprint)-screen-shot-2015-11-06-9.20.04-pm.png
    11-06-2015 11:21 PM
  21. spawndoodling's Avatar
    Your absolutely right, I called every Sprint store in Portland Oregon. Nobody carries that sim. The sprint store in my little town, had at least 100 other nano sim cards though. I ordered the correct sim card about 4-5 hours ago. They said 3-5 business days. No expedite delivery options.

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    So sorry to hear about your experience. Dealing with Sprint is so frustrating and the influx of misinformation about the Nexus line (even when Sprint used to sell Nexus phones) is disparaging.

    I called Sprint customer service and had to speak with three people before I was finally able to order the right SIM. The support representative did not know the SKU for the phone and constantly kept confusing the 6P with the N6 despite my attempts to explain to him that they were two different phones. If not for looking online for a half hour, I likely would have gotten the wrong SIM.

    But the SKU in my original post is the right SIM card for the 6P, and I went in to the store to activate my 6P with that SIM card once I got it. However, I ordered the SIM in advance of my shipment because I anticipated problems. I understand your frustration though, cause I was really excited to use this phone and the prospect of waiting to activate it sounds awful. Hope everything went OK, though.
    11-09-2015 02:19 AM
  22. tommyarmour's Avatar
    I know there are lots of people dealing with the same thing. So I didn't feel as bad. Thank god there is WIFI and we can still basically use our new phones. I wish I had gotten online and researched problems before I got the new phone. Like you did.

    I'm dealing with it. The sim should ship out today. I expect it Wed or Thurs at the latest. I do still have my Nexus 6 to play with and make calls.
    11-09-2015 11:59 AM
  23. Andrew Wagner's Avatar
    This is my experience took about 2-3hrs.
    I just got my project fi phone today. I decided to stay with my current Sprint plan for a few more months. I have to tell you, this is a nightmare. I of course tried to just swap my nano sim card from my current Motorola Nexus 6 to the new Nexus 6p. The phone tried to activate the sim card automatically(no dice). Sim card locked!!! Please call Sprint. I then tried the online sprint webpage where you can activate new devices. No GO!!! Device not in database. Then I Initiated a chat with Sprint. They asked for IMEI number, serial and sim card number. NO go, I then tried another brand new Sprint Nano sim card I got from a sprint store this week. That wouldn't work either. So then I drove to a Sprint Store. I had the guy at the sprint store try for 2 hours, and 3 calls to corporate. Apparantly there is a special sim card required for the Nexus 6p. And will take 3-5 business days. No expedite option available. WTF Brand new phone, cannot use it with Sprint currently. That is my experience, hope yours is better.
    All I did was use Sprint Chat (instant messaging from their site) and had it ordered within 5 minutes. They said I could pay $12.99 for next day air, or wait 3-5 business days and pay nothing. I just took the free option. Once the SIM V5 card came in, it wouldn't activate, so I got onto Sprint Chat again and basically did nothing and they had me activated and set-up within 15 minutes. Easiest thing ever. I'm not sure why you had such a problem.
    11-09-2015 12:53 PM
  24. tommyarmour's Avatar
    You obviously spoke with a Sprint person that new about the problem. The Sprint people I talked to were clueless. Had I known about these threads I would have sent them the correct information and basically schooled them myself. There are smart people and dumb people. I obviously called a spoke with the dumb one(s), and the sprint guy at the store, was also completely clueless. He tried but ended up getting transferred to 3 different people before we got the correct answer. The chat operator I had just wanted to send me a new sim from the beginning. I wanted to know why they would send me another nano sim card when I had two brand new ones sitting in from of me. I asked them repeatedly what the difference was with the nano sim they were sending me and the ones I already had. That confused the chat operator apparently they could not explain. So I personally opted to go to the Sprint store to see if they could help and get my phone working asap. The guy at the Sprint store had no understanding why it wouldn't work. They also had to add the device into the database.

    In all reality they need to just tell customers one simple thing. There is a newer version nano sim card that your phone's require. No Sprint stores carry them, you need to order one or your phone won't work. That simple.

    I also read where they sent people the wrong sim cards even when they clearly gave them the correct item number and version of sim card they needed.
    11-09-2015 01:54 PM
  25. digitaldroid's Avatar
    hey guys if its on the same network as a previous owned phone it should work just fine BUT may have to be cut down to nano size, I came from a LG G3 to the Nexus 6p and had to cut mine sim card to size then popped it in and it works just fine. I purchased a nano card cutter from amazon. Also im on AT&T but if im not mistaken it may work for other providers as well
    11-09-2015 08:39 PM
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