When the LTE variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) was first introduced, it was revealed that the tablet would be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon’s network.
Unfortunately, things got a bit more complicated when it came time to activate that shiny new Nexus on Big Red’s network. Although activating the tablet was possible, Verizon sure didn’t make it easy and was more than willing to throw together excuses as to why. Months later, it looks like Verizon is getting ready to sell the Nexus 7 2013 directly.
Just last month @evleaks tweeted the news of the Nexus 7′s arrival to the Verizon network, and thankfully reported it would not feature carrier branding. Now we have even more evidence to suggest the Nexus 7 2013 is almost here.
First, a tipster recently sent us an image of Verizon-branded screen protectors for the Nexus 7 2013 (seen above), and now Droid-Life is reporting that an unnamed source has confirmed the tablet will show up on Big Red’s network soon, with February 13th named as the target date.
Keep in mind that neither Verizon or Google have confirmed this rumor just yet, so speculation is still advised. If Verizon does carry the tablet directly and manages to leave it untouched – bloatware and logo wise – anyone planning on picking this one up?
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Verizon ≠ nexus
Is seems to me american carriers like to fuck their customers. This just wouldn’t happen in the UK, just pop a sim card in, pay some moneys and your away.
There are a couple that do, but not all American carriers do. I upgraded my android to Samsung S4, and it didn’t cost me to do it. T-Mobile charges me $50.00, plus tax for unlimited talk, text and Internet. I started with AT&T then tried Verizon, and was referred to T-Mobile and really happy that I did.
What carrier are you speaking of and who is your provider?
Version seems to be very restrictive, and all seem to be expensive. I’m not american, so this is based on what I read. In Britain it seems we have more freedom and its cheaper, I pay £5 for unlimited texts and data. I’m with Tmobile
Expensive compared to what? The IPAD runs from $499 to $799. Comparatively speaking, the Nexus is much more reasonable.
Obviously, it was a typo. He meant to say Verizon not version. He is right though — Verizon has the most expensive plans in America. I had Verizon for two years. Now, I’m with Straight Talk.
I thought he meant Verizon, Verizon is more restrictive and more expensive. My question was what’s more expensive, meaning what kind of tablet as I mentioned the cost of IPads. I mentioned having Verizon once and was referred to T-Mobile.
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What does this have to do with the Nexus 7 tablet?
Nexus 7 allegedly coming to Verizon but no Nexus 5? Very intelligent
I agree with you 100% if they can let a nexus 7 tablet run on their network why not a nexus 5 smartphone? Is there a difference between the two devices? Or is it just Verizon’s ego?
I purchased a nexus 7 tablet and love it. It was $199, totally syncs with Google, and capable to sync with other programs. The Verizon version costs more and if purchase a plan with it, it gets expensive. My tablet connects to my wireless network, and I don’t pay T-Mobile anything for it