VZW & 2015 Nexus activcations

Discussion in 'Nexus 6P by Huawei' started by cynkrzy, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. cynkrzy

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    I had to get help from VZW to get my sim activated. The very kind, knowledgeable, and helpful tech (a first I know) never ever said they weren't supported. After a bit if searching because they are so new and not sold by VZW found the device and said they were supported on the network.

    So worry not, if you need to you can call on vzw to get your phone activated.
     
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    Good to know. The one I cut from my Note 5 seems to be working perfectly, but if it decides to fail down the road, in glad it looks like I won't have to worry.

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    I already had a nano sim from a previous phone. Yay me.

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    I received my "your order ships today" email this morning. I'm currently grumping a Write-Protected, unrooted, "Screw you, you filthy casual consumer" Verizon Note 4.

    What do I need to do when the 6p arrives to get my Note 4's micro-SIM card into the 6p and working on Big Brother's network?
     
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    You'll need a new sim. The 6P uses a nano sim. Unless you want to cut the micro sim down, there should be a tutorial here.

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    I cut mine down myself. Be a man. There's a nice template. Start by cutting a little off at a time. Personally, I left 2 sides til I was sure I had the other sides trimmed down proper. For final fit, I used the sim try from the 6P to see where I still needed to shave off. I used a good pair of scissors. No waiting for a new sim or dealing with the hassle of trying to activate a new one, even though @cynkrzy seems to have had a great experience.

    How To Convert Your Micro Sim To A Nano Sim | Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    I have no problem cutting down the micro into a nano. Videos show it being pretty straightforward and there are downloadable templates to make sure the size is correct.

    Does Verizon care that the 6p's IMEI number is not registered on their network?
     
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    According to my friend who's switching to Verizon, and bought a 5X, he talked to a rep and the rep said it'll work fine. I can't imagine the 6P being any different.

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    Thanks; I sure hope so! I'll see next week and report back if there are any problems.
     
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    Good luck!

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    Shouldn't matter. I cut my Note 4's sim down, like I said, stuck it in the 6P, booted up, and was able to make calls and send texts right away with no issue. Haven't noticed any issues at all with signal/quality. Actually getting better service, if anything.
     
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    Apparently, I'll find out tomorrow. I ordered it late Sunday night. I got the shipping notice this morning and the tracking number shows it's left the origin facility and should be delivered by Wednesday evening.

    :D
     
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