Google's Nexus 6 Might be the Only Device on Their Carrier Service at First

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    According to the latest intel from the Wall Street Journal, Google's initial rollout of their MVNO wireless carrier service might come with a drawback for a great deal of users. Supposedly, the first and ONLY device (at least initially) that will work on Google's carrier service will be the Nexus 6. Here's a quote from the WSJ with the details,

    Hmmm... this seems like a pretty big limitation to start a carrier service. Of course, if you are already an owner of a Nexus 6, or you are a fan of the larger "phablet-style" smartphones, then this may not be a concern for you. It sounds like the technology will need to evolve to make future smartphones compatible with the service. What do you guys think?
     
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    Great for me, not great for my wife who has a Moto X. Looks like I won't be an early adopter.
     
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    I'm interested in seeing how to his evolves

    Trapped from a Nexus 6
     
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    Interesting...

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    It makes sense if they're going to jump in soon. I wish this was an option for me, but I doubt it'll be available near me any time soon.
     
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    They're going to have a small clientele base then.
     
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    They've said that it's going to be a service that combines cellular and WiFi use. It's probably going to work similar to Republic Wireless, which requires specific software baked into their phones to make them work with the hybrid network style. You have to use their phones in order to have their service because of that. And it just so happens that all of Republic Wireless' phones are Motorola devices, so Motorola has experience with the software for this type of service. Given that, it makes sense that the Nexus 6 would be the only phone that will work with their service from the start.
     
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    I would probably check it out just to test it for a month, as I am not on contract with at&t, but in the end I can not see myself leaving at&t for any other carrier other than Verizon.
     
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