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Educate me on Pixel XL and USCC

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OK, I'll have him return the phone to Best Buy, and get one ordered off the Google Store, thanks for the help!

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If i recall correctly, the Blue one is the VZW specific one - so if it's NOT blue thats REALLY interesting.

 

If it is blue, i kinda feel like they should have told him it was VZW specific.  

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Yeah, I believe he got the Really Silver from Best Buy. He's going to take it back and order it from Google, so hopefully they will activate that one once it ships out to him. 

 

Stay tuned...

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Huh... for some reason i thought I remembered them saying that the blue one was the VZW locked one?  Idk, im not really known for my great memory.

 

Disregard my comment, im crazy.

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Yes. The Verizon Pixels will only work on Verizon for the foreseeable future, unless some dev finds a hack (which may not even be possible).

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Many of the pixel users on XDA are using the Verizon variant on T-Mobile and att.

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Ok, so then you're saying the Verizon version should work on USCC (or at least it's working on AT&T and Tmo)? Now I'm confused...

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2 minutes ago, Coolasice said:


Many of the pixel users on XDA are using the Verizon variant on T-Mobile and att.

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Maybe because those networks can't be CDMA locked (given they're GSM)...the interesting thing would be whether one of the Verizon ones worked on Sprint or USCC...

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I was thinking I read somewhere once you put the Verizon sim in it, it became carrier locked. I may be wrong. I've read so much on these phones, and some of the info has changed after the phones were actually released. I read today the bootloader's are locked on Verizon models.

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Well since I'm a Verizon customer, I'm going to ask them to see if they can let me know. No use in my friend returning his phone and ordering from Google if it will work. 

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From Verizon; I asked a more thorough question before this, but this was the answer I finally got. 
 

You: When the phone is purchased is it unlocked right away (like the iphone) or does Verizon have to unlock it?
Chris: The device is unlocked at the time of purchase.
 
Chris: A
 
Chris: And can be added to other services if they accept the device.
 
You: ok, thank you for that information. I'm still deciding on what phone to get, but that information is very helpful

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23 minutes ago, zoodski said:

I was thinking I read somewhere once you put the Verizon sim in it, it became carrier locked. I may be wrong. I've read so much on these phones, and some of the info has changed after the phones were actually released. I read today the bootloader's are locked on Verizon models.

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Apparently someone was able to unlock the Verizon boot-loader today. According to Verizon themselves it's unlocked regardless of SIM or anything. 

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Good to know. I ordered mine through Google store instead of picking it up at best buy because I wasn't sure.

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Alright, my friend was able to get his 32 GB XL activated last night, so I can confirm that a Best Buy/Verizon purchased Pixel is able to be activated on USCC with no trouble. Apparently the person he spoke to the first time trying to get the phone activated was a bit challenged...

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I'm betting that is only if the phone is activated on their network. Either way, Verizon has said they will be updating the phones the exact same date/time as Google is updating their phones so I guess we have to hope they stick to their word. 

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Hahaha no, it's fine. I love how instead of editing their article based on pure rumor with correct information they just wrote a whole new article 6 days later.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/12/13258286/verizon-google-pixel-fast-android-updates

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Hahaha no, it's fine. I love how instead of editing their article based on pure rumor with correct information they just wrote a whole new article 6 days later.

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/10/12/13258286/verizon-google-pixel-fast-android-updates

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Don't you know journalism and writing are not about the consumer? It's all about getting out articles first and having the most articles. Oh how did I forget the number 1 thing.. MONEY!!!



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