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Verizon Can’t Activate Nexus 7 LTE on Its Network, But Will Once They Certify It

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If you have entered the interwebs today and are a Verizon customer who loves Android, then you likely caught wind of a story which criticizes them over their inability to (or decision not to) activate the Nexus 7 on their network. Before we go down this road, though, we should point out that the Nexus 7 with LTE works just fine on Verizon’s network – we have proven this already. The sticky point of this story is the fact that you can’t walk into a Verizon store and activate a new tablet line with the Nexus 7. But since this is the internet, and we freak out about everything, talk of C Block regulation violations and such are flying about! So what’s the deal? 

Well, after telling Jeff Jarvis – of journalism, blogging, and podcasting fame – that “not all LTE tablets are created equal” and that the Nexus 7 with LTE is “not part of our line up & can’t be activated,” Verizon has since gone into damage control and attempted to clarify the situation. Their latest response to Jarvis on Twitter claims that they cannot activate the tablet because it is not on a list of their compatible tablets, thus the problem cannot currently be solved.

And in a statement to the press, Verizon PR has said:

This is not yet a device that is Verizon 4G LTE certified. We’ll let folks know when it’s certified.

So here are my two cents. Verizon should have had their systems ready for the Nexus 7 once it was released by Google, since Google announced that it would work on their LTE network back in July. But it appears as if Big Red’s systems simply aren’t equipped to deal with an LTE-only device such as the N7 that hasn’t yet been whitelisted. You see, I tried to activate mine as a new tablet line this morning when all of this fuss first arose, and of course, it failed on me as well.

From what I’ve read from a half-dozen Verizon employees who are responding all over the place to these stories, the system simply cannot deal with activating a device they currently do not have in their system. That’s sort of it. Is that a ridiculous problem of Verizon’s to have that should have never existed, especially with VoLTE around the corner? Of course it is. Do I think that Verizon is somehow doing this purposefully to hate all over Google and their Nexus party? Not for a second.

Keep in mind that Verizon’s CFO sits at every single financial conference around the country talking about their Share Everything plans and how they are going to rake in cash from customers who add-on services, tablets in particular. Verizon charges you an extra $10 per month to add a tablet to your insanely overpriced and terribly-valued shared data plan. This is their cash cow and way of killing it for investors. So again, no, I don’t believe Verizon is really doing everything in their power to tell Google and the Nexus 7 to F-off. It’s not a phone, it’s just a tablet that they can make money off of should you activate and use it on their network.

I think this is simply a situation that could have been avoided had Verizon’s current system which requires approval of devices not been stuck in the dark ages or molasses. I’m sure it will all get resolved before long and the device will get certified, assuming Big Red doesn’t have their testing department on it. Because again, the tablet works just fine on their LTE network as long as you use an already active SIM. Their system just doesn’t recognize the IMEI for the Nexus 7, thus the denial of service.

Via:  +Jeff Jarvis | @VZWSupport

Cheers EC8CH and everyone else!

  • cwnj

    My question is if I take the sim out of my Verizon zyboard will it work if I put it in a nexus 7? If it will I’m willing to drop the $350 for it. What a crappy line up of android tablets they carry on their website out of the handful they carry about 1/2 of them or refurbished

  • Luis

    im still waiting for them to certify it…..

  • htowngtr

    Kellen, when you did the test with your N7 and used the SIM from your Moto X, did it show as a “Nexus 7″ or variant on your Verizonwireless.com profile? Just curious what it said.

  • Stephen Burnside

    Although they are overpriced and gouge their customers, at least I get cell service wherever I go. Some day a new company will pop up and crush them and they will scream for customers to come back. But, in the meantime, there is no one that can come close to the coverage. Yes, I hate them too. But, THEY could care less. I know it. They know it. But, what is the alternative?

  • Bill

    The “Bell System” is alive and well… just renamed “Verizon”. I still recall when you couldn’t connect a non-Bell telephone to their network. The Verizon playbook hasn’t changed. Just look at their marketing history, how they deal with their customers, and how they deal with competitors.

  • http://buzzmachine.com/ Jeff Jarvis

    I question your headline. Verizon *can* connect the device — I’ve shown it works. The story is that Verizon *won’t* connect the device. That is a willful violation of the spectrum auction rules and of a consent decree against Verizon on this very topic last year.

  • anezarati

    So how are you supposed to activate it if you can’t do it in store?

  • umbrellacorp

    How could something like this not be intentional? Aren’t iPads LTE only devices? Why would this be any different?

  • SamBoy

    You want my 2 cents I think verzion is doing it on purpose and that they paid you for the sad articul to justify them blocking a device they do not sale!

  • Lugnuts McGruff

    Why do you even need to own a tablet to purchase data-only/tablet service from Verizon? (or anyone else for that matter).

    This is just like purchasing cell service from GSM provider. Walk into a retail store, purchase a service plan, collect your SIM card, and walk out. There was that so hard?

    When/If they ask, “So! what tablet will you be purchasing from us today?” Just reply, “I haven’t decided. In fact I’m not even sure I want to purchase a tablet. I just really enjoy paying for/giving Verizon my money for no real reason at all. Cool?”

    Then go home, slip your activated SIM into your 2013 Nexus 7 and start downloading porn.

    Thanks for reading.

  • CHRIS42060

    Verizon was in no hurry since they do not make any more than $10 off of this (or possible plan increases). If they could sell it and make more profit and fill it with bloat this would not be an issue right now.

  • Bitablespore

    Verizon is stuck in the mindset of how CDMA works and how the ESN number had to be registered on their system to reduce fraud, etc. they still do not get how the GSM evolution of technologies GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, LTE works, (i.e. allowing a simple sim swap to change devices.) I have heard reports that if someone takes the sim out of an existing Verizon device and puts it in their Nexus 7, it works just fine.

    • Mike Hilal

      That’s not what theyre stuck on. It’s more that they want to figure out how to push their bloat and keep your device locked on 4.3. They have had world phones since they started (dual CDMA and GSM). They’re perfectly knowledgeable as to how they work…they’re just trying to figure out how to scrape a few extra bucks off a device they dont sell.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Has nobody (ie: _any_ tech blog) asked them to explain what the certification process involves?

  • zombiewolf

    verizon just loves to piss people off. (also a little question. since metro uses tmobiles gsm network is it possible to use the nexus 4 on it?)

  • http://cr8s.net/ Crates

    Verizon’s definitely got the best infrastructure, and they know it; their executives, however, are certifiably insane. This choice is just another in a long line of decisions that exhibit nothing short of contempt for their customers.

  • sagisarius

    I thought they had to, as in they didn’t have a choice. Wasn’t that a condition of the spectrum auction they’re using for the LTE? I know they keep claiming they don’t have to follow that, but the courts seem to keep disagreeing.

  • Hot Toddy

    OR you could all just calm down…

    • Ian

      Not as much fun though

  • Mayoo

    I live in Canada, where Verizon tried to become another player. Long story short, they backed out due to much resistance by the big 3.

    I think it’s a good thing they never got here …

  • addicuss

    “of course it is. Do I think that Verizon is somehow doing this purposefully to hate all over Google and their Nexus party? Not for a second.” I think you’re looking at this a bit simply. With VoLTE around the corner Verizon knows it’s in a tough predicament.
    VoLTE is the future, so they need to develop their VoLTE infrastructure to remain on top. Unfortunately once this is ubiquitous this kills their primary cash source: subsidized phone contracts
    Google in particular, with their dirt cheap LTE devices, challenges this. Why buy a samsung skyrocket VoLTE turbo plus for 200 + 2 year contract when you can get a nexus for … 200 sans contract + the assurance you can jump ship whenever verizon pisses you off.

    Verizon is doing two things here to combat this. 1. testing to see how serious the FCC is on the rules they agreed to and to see how enforceable they are. 2. Making it a huge pain in the ass for LTE devices not sold by verizon ensuring that most customers that don’t want to be hassled will just go the 2 year contract route.

    So yes I think Verizon is DEFINITELY sleeping on this certification. It’s not the first time they’ve used this tactic either. Gnex didn’t get updates until Verizon had phones with the new android os available because their certification of the updates dragged on (it was just a coincidence that the new os version made a good selling point for newer phones). And lets not forget the crack team of specialists reviewing Google wallet.

    Tablet certification team

    • Fuzz427

      addicuss- loved the picture of the certification team- a big thumbs up!

    • irtechneo

      well said

    • Frettfreak

      i couldnt agree more!

    • gambit07

      Yeah, I thought that part of this article was pretty naive. There is no doubt Verizon is holding up this certification process to see what they can get away with.

  • mjsalinger

    I tend to agree with you Kellex – however their response to this is inexcusable. And regardless, their inability to activate this is indeed a violation of the C-Block regulations. So maybe this was an oversight, but their response was terrible, and their policy on activating unlocked devices is customer-hostile.

    In the end I don’t think they’re trying to “stick it to Google”, but I do think their policies in general to open devices needs to be revisited in light of LTE-only devices and their commitments to open access that were part of their purchase of the 700 MHz spectrum.

  • Scott Webber

    So now are they gonna claim this same BS line once LTE-only devices exist so they can continue to offer Verizon-only phones and lock the Nexuses out?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure this is a technical problem caused by an archaic system, but maybe they want it that way…

  • http://www.yepi1.info/ Yepi

    nokia will stand up to the phone line nexus

    • JoshGroff

      I threw it on the ground!

      The ground shattered. >.>

      • Steve B
        • JoshGroff

          Obligatory like and comment.

          • Steve B

            Having a bad day? This video will make it right.

        • AndySamberg

          I threw it on the GROUND.

          • Steve B

            Happy Birthday to the ground!

  • jnt

    Even though I don’t think this will be a huge deal, it does remind me of this line from ArsTechnica’s review of the LG G2 –

    “The most “normal” and most popular option would probably be flat black, but on the Verizon version, that has been replaced with a fluffy, pink, quilted option. (At times, it feels like they are almost actively trolling their customer base.)”

  • NexusMan

    Kellen, you are far more optimistic than me. Their initial response to Jeff Jarvis is what really rubbed me the wrong way. I am sooooo over Verizon.

  • http://www.SketchThis.NET/ Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD

    I have mine working on Verizon just fine. I took my SIM card out of my iPad and

  • Guest

    funny since i already activated it on verizon….

  • Otniel

    and thats why I left Verizon roughly 1 year ago. Phones, updates always late vs everybody else, now tablets. I know their phone service is great but with locked phones, slap in your face options such as “edge” NEVER going back.

    • hoosiercub88

      Their service is the reason I stick around, all other carriers are mostly useless around me.

      • Steve B

        Yeah their cell service is great, but don’t they piss you off with this B.S?

        I’m switching away from them out of principal, even if other carriers are inferior in my area.

        • hoosiercub88

          Not really, A: it doesn’t directly involve me. B: it will get resolved soon.

          Good for you, I can’t utilize EDGE or Sprint 3G, so I’ll stick with the carrier that gives me LTE coverage where nobody else wants to give me anything usable.

          • Steve B

            Fair enough.

  • tech247

    Classic Verizon Shenanigans. Cant wait for VoLTE so we can stick it to them.

  • acras

    Yea , I tend to agree with Kellex that this isn’t Verizon throwing a big F-you to Google , it’s Verizon throwing a BIG F-you to all their customers . Can someone with far more knowledge than I have tell me how many times AT&T , TMO and Sprint networks have been taken down by devices that customers have on them? Verizon just lies in which ever way is convenient at the time . Blocking devices to protect the network , blocking devices to assure they work properly for the customer . Would be easier to allow devices to operate , have an”approved” list , and if the device isn’t on that list , and isn’t working , tell the customer , “sorry , we can’t diagnose the problem on an unsupported device” ?

  • Gilbert Estrada

    I would not be surprised if they announce that Verizon customers have to install some sort of ‘firmware upgrade’ to allow the devices to activate properly, and said upgrade includes a boatload of bloatware and lockdowns.

    • Steve B

      Haha, that would suck, not to mention this would be highly illegal.

  • Bill Hill

    So if it is once supposed, I have to pay $10 to use it on their network? Is it only 4G or can it get 3G too? Considering using it with my Unlimited data plan possibly.

    • nextnexus

      That $10 fee only applies to Share Everything plans. It will be more expensive with an unlimited plan. It’s also only 4G. It does not have 3G radios which is why it can be activated just by putting in a registered SIM card.

      • Bill Hill

        Guess I will stick to tethering then ;(

  • droidrazredge

    well…. the hopes Verizon getting a Nexus 5 now have gone down to “0″ after this debacle. Any chance of hope there was and Verizon has just squashed it by finding another way to thwart another Nexus device.

    • Tobias Kundig

      Yeah but the chance the N5 will work on Verizon 4G regardless of Verizon was just confirmed! I can at least stick my sim in the N5 and get 4G then add a sip client and GV and am good to go. 3G won’t work and I can’t do typical voice calls but who needs that?

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Considering the N5 doesn’t support any Verizon LTE bands, how do you figure this?

        • Tobias Kundig

          I can’t believe I’m going to link an article from the verge but here it is: http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/12/4723138/lg-nexus-5-photo-details-revealed-in-fcc-filing

          The update at the bottom. Granted its pretty washy but I’m still praying!

          • Steve B

            Ok, jesus, stop linking that post. It’s bad info. The whole FCC filing with mixed Nexus 5 and G2 info is not credible. Somebody at the FCC mixed up the two devices.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            The update that says “The Nexus 5 photos above are part of a separate, updated filing for the LG G2 (LG-VS980), which mention support for LTE band 13, which is used by Verizon in the US. If the Nexus 5 photos weren’t mistakenly included as part of the G2′s older filing, the new Google device would appear to be a largely modified version of the G2.”

            So you are basing that “Yeah but the chance the N5 will work on Verizon 4G regardless of Verizon was just confirmed!” off an update to a post that states the photo’s could have just been mistakenly filed?

            Tell you what, go ahead to the FCC source link under that link you posted above. Take a look at any of the certification posts and see the specified dimensions of the device as being larger than the device in the picture (IE: The G2′s size vs. the Alleged N5′s size.) Or go ahead and click on the link for the User Manual that clearly states LG G2 for Verizon all over it. Better yet, click on any of the other picture links and see the phone they were testing during radio certification which clearly has the buttons on the back which has to be the LG G2.

            I hate to burst your bubble, but it looks like those photos don’t point to a Verizon N5 being confirmed, but are much more likely a misfiled set of pictures. Much like Droid life, Engadget, android police, and a number of other websites have already said.

          • Tobias Kundig

            Alright you win. Thanks for bursting my bubble! Looks like this damn Galaxy Nexus will have to last another year. I knew I’d pay for posting that link

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Sorry, if it helps, me and my Gnex are here in the same boat as you, good sir.

      • CasperTFG

        SIP client like Linphone Video? Or did you mean something like Talkatone?

    • Steve B

      There was never a chance the Nexus 5 was coming to Verizon. Next year there might be a sliver of hope depending on how Verizon’s VoLTE rollout goes…

  • itsacardigan

    C’mon AT&T….get some LTE towers up in my area and take some business from Verizon.

  • Qwerty

    This is actually surprising to me. I’ve understood for some time that Verizon appeared difficult to work with, especially with Google, but it seems as they’ve taken it to another level.

    • Kyle Miller

      I wonder. If Google decides to remove all their products from VZW, who will be hurting more?

      • Qwerty

        I’m willing to bet that neither Verizon nor Google will be in too bad a shape if something like that were to happen. As things stand now, I imagine there are few existing Nexus devices Verizon supports, few enough that neither Verizon or Google make a enough of any sort of profit. Google appears to have invested more in AT&T and T-mobile than Verizon so I don’t think there’s much for either to lose.

      • Steve B

        Isn’t that the way it is right now? The only Google devices (and I use that term lightly) on Verizon are the Xoom and the Gnex? Maybe I’m missing something.

        All other Android phones are Verizon products and not Google products.

  • EC8CH

    That tweet…. Classic Verizon

  • Amigos

    I activated it at a Verizon store yesterday. They used the serial no for a Samsung galaxy tab to register my tablet. Per him its not in their ‘one of the supported device’ yet. I gues I got lucky.

    • htowngtr

      So when you login to your account it shows a Samsung tab as the device?

  • Montrale Hammonds

    The day of the Nexus 5 announcement will basically be around the day they accept the LTE Nexus 7. I’m placing bets.

  • DainLaguna

    Then why give Google the OK go to say ‘this tablet will work on verizon’, without taking the necessary steps to be ready for it?

    I don’t care if it had more market share..if this was an iOS device, they’d have never dropped the ball

    • moelsen8

      do we know for sure that verizon gave google the ok? if that were the case, there’d be a logo or three somewhere. i’d bet google just made hardware that’s compatible with their network and expected them to fulfill their end with regard to the open network provisions etc. now that everything’s fubared because of verizon, both google and verizon are in damage control.

      • DainLaguna

        Nexus devices aren’t carrier bound so they wouldn’t allow carrier branding. (Gnex being a sore spot here)

        Verizon’s logo was featured pretty prominently at googles nexus7 keynote

        • moelsen8

          that was my point, verizon would want control and with it, to throw some logos on there. since they can’t, here we are.

          it is interesting that the logos were featured at the keynote. it’s kind of funny that all of a sudden they expect people to forget about all that.

    • Tobias Kundig

      Who said they got the OK from Verizon? Why would they need it? Verizon’s 4G network is “open” as per the C block agreement that Google Allowed Verizon to purchase … Yadda yadda old news, look it up.

      Google is just the first to take advantage of the loophole they created.

      • DainLaguna

        Don’t know much about Verizon do you?

        Yadda yadda old news, look it up

        • Tobias Kundig

          I try and stay away from general statements that make attempts at putting people down or insinuating someone may lack intelligence or wisdom especially if I have no idea what that person knows.

          If you thought I was being rude you misunderstood me but regardless I apologize. I realize now the statement “Yadda yadda old news, look it up” can come across like that but I felt what I was posting had been covered ad nauseum. Edit: and I hate it when people follow an apology with a justification so please disregard my justification.

          And just to further the conversation, I think the Nexus S was carrier bound too?

          • Chris Schmucker

            WOE WOE WOE! This is the internet! You cant just apologize without some sort of witty banter.

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      To make Google look bad. I don’t care what Kellex says.

  • Booyabobby

    If it was the Ipad, Verizon would be happy to activate it because well it Apple.

    • michael arazan

      Verizon would of had it approved already if they were getting a piece of the action by charging their customers $530 for it and selling it themselves along with their middleman price addition to their customers..

      • gambit07

        This could not be more true.

  • Dennis Da Menace

    HAHAHAHA.

  • anon

    This is BS. I test devices before they are listed and released and they work just fine. This is tablets and devices. When I login online or in a store it just says unknown device.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Yeah but that’s the thing, you can use the N7 on LTE just fine. It’s their system that won’t allow you to add it as a new line. That’s the only problem here.

      • Spider210

        All that has to be done is use the dummy esn for a tablet device, problem solved. system doesn’t care what imei is used as long as its a tablet device id from verizon,

      • Raj Bhatt

        I worked for Verizon and this is a BS response from them. You can enter a dummy ESN/IMEI and it will work just fine.

        • Jonathan

          There are two problems that arise when using a dummy ESN. One is that Verizon’s billing system does not know what type of device to charge on a line with a dummy ESN. Two, dummy ESN’s are used for temporary account maintenance for the previous reason I mentioned and reps show up on a report if a dummy ESN is active for more than a certain amount of time (usually a week).

          That said, try it at your own risk through your MyVerizon account. Verizon stores don’t give out SIM cards without going through some form of activation, but if you can get your hands on one elsewhere, no reason this shouldn’t work. I’d be very curious to see what happens to the bill though.

          • funkilla

            The billing doesn’t go based on ESN/IMEI. The billing goes off the plan and feature code it’s provisioned for. So if you used a dummy ESN/IMEI, that isn’t device specific, then you can use ANY and ALL feature codes… so if the rep puts in the feature code/selects the feature that it’s a $10 data-only add-a-line, then it gets provisioned that way.

      • NexusMan

        If that is truly the case, then make sure you train your representatives on communicating that, instead of, “I’m excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It’s not part of our line up & can’t be activated.” That was just a dick response.

        • Raj Bhatt

          I agree, that was unprofessional at best. Especially when they are talking about a tablet that could be considered the BEST tablet out there.

      • GotSka81

        Now hold on a second…the relative size of the reason is irrelevant. The fact remains that John Smith can purchase a Nexus 7 that is bound to a specific LTE wireless spectrum (which Verizon owns and manages) and is unable to use his device on that wireless spectrum because of a limitation introduced by actions (or inaction) by Verizon. Any reason, big or small, that stops a user from using the device on the spectrum is still a violation of the laws surrounding the allocation of that spectrum to Verizon.

        “I’m sorry officer, I know that my car’s inspection is expired…but you see, my car won’t pass inspection right now because my tail light is out. It’s such a little issue that it really doesn’t count, so there’s no problem here, right?”

        The end result is the same whether it’s a refusal of service or a limitation of their in-house systems.

        *NOTE* I’m not a lawyer or a legal expert of any kind, and I don’t claim to be. The above opinion is simply that…the opinion of one consumer of Verizon’s services.

      • addicuss

        Not trying to be cynical, but I think you’re seriously taking this at face value way too much. Cheap LTE devices, easily activateable(not really a word) on verizon is a serious threat to verizons bottom line (which is basically subsidized phone contracts).

        Theyre doing two things. 1. testing to see how serious the FCC is on the rules they agreed to and to see how enforceable they are. 2. Making it a huge pain in the ass for LTE devices not sold by verizon ensuring that most customers that don’t want to be hassled will just go the 2 year contract route.

        Verizon is a top tier phone company. the idea that this is a goof stemming from not having the capability of using a device simply because someone forgot to put in some numbers in a database is laughable at best. That’d be like Verizon not being able to sell a phone because the serial numbers weren’t in their database. This has happened exactly 0 times and if it does ever happen there is someone somewhere that has the access to add the device. If this were seriously the problem it would be fixed the second it made the rounds on the blogs this morning.

      • Just_Some_Nobody

        Somewhere, in a dark basement, a lone greasy haired two bit developer who can’t get a job anywhere else is sweating his but off adding crappy code to some VB 6 CRUD application to “make it all work.”

  • Bigsike

    They only certify in sucking.

  • jaybar

    in other words, “You can’t use 4G bandwidth on our precious network until we say so”

    • Tim242

      You can put a Verizon SIM in it, and it works fine.

      • jaybar

        I know, the issue comes with getting a new sim for it and then trying to use it

        • Tim242

          I know, due to provisioning. It’s not because they don’t want it on their network.

          • Ian

            We can’t say that for sure. It is a Nexus after all.

          • Tim242

            Sure we can say that. A Verizon SIM works just fine with it.

          • Ian

            But if you didn’t want a device on your network, one way to further that cause might be to block new activations of that device…

          • htowngtr

            Tim, are you using this solution? Can you tell me what it says on your account for the device on that line?

  • Vermin_Cain

    Why do you need an LTE tablet anyway? Can’t you just tether using Fox Fi?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That’s really not the point

    • Chris Hannan

      Can’t you just use up your phone’s battery life to give your WiFi tablet Internet?

      • Tim242

        Put your SIM in the N7, done.

        • Chris Hannan

          I was sort of mocking Vermin_Cain. There’s obviously a reason(s) some people buy cellular tablets instead of just tethering Wi-Fi tablets to their phones.

          • Tim242

            I don’t understand those reasons. Why pay for the right to share data to a tablet? A tablet can be used on WiFi most of the time. For the rare occasions it can’t be, either tether, or just put your SIM in the tablet.

          • Chris Hannan

            Oh, you’re arguing something different. Vermin asked “why do you need an LTE tablet anyway?” You need an LTE tablet to be able to put your SIM card in it.

          • Tim242

            Ahhh, I see that. Yeah, def need that SIM slot! Tethering is fine for short periods, but not ideal otherwise, especially if you can’t be near a charger.

          • Chris Hannan

            I personally would never buy a cellular tablet. I’m fine with tethering since it’s free and unlimited, but I can definitely see a reason why some people would like to have one.

            Edit: forgot to say “and because Wi-Fi-only tablets are a lot cheaper.”

          • NexusMan

            I tether and have a 2nd battery and portable charger so battery drain has never been a problem with tethering for me. I’d rather have those items, than pay hundreds of dollars each year to the carrier.

          • Tim242

            You don’t have to pay the carriers a dime for tablet use. Insert SIM , done.

          • Ian

            I can’t get my SIM out without a tool, now what?

          • NexusMan

            Most of those people have iPads, review units, unreliable service on their phone, or don’t know how to tether without paying the carrier extra.

  • Tim242

    Who wants to do that anyway? Pop in your unlimited SIM, or tether.

    • htowngtr

      This is what I’ll be doing once I get mine. I don’t use my unlimited line because I have a work phone so I’ll just pop that sim over.

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  • Ramana

    They try really hard for you to hate them don’t they.

    • Nex

      Yup, that’s exactly why I tether to my phone.