AT&T Nexus 6 on Verizon without a phone with a nano sim

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Before, we talked about activating the Nexus 6 (AT&T) on Verizon but you had to have a phone as a placeholder that used a nano sim. Well I literally just tested this and will share screen shots in a minute.

Prerequisites:
  1. An unlocked AT&T Nexus 6 (you can unlock it either via AT&T if it is paid in full or via Cellunlocker).
  2. An old Verizon LTE phone (I used the Galaxy Nexus)
  3. A Nano Sim cutter (you can find one on Amazon for under $5)
Go into Verizon and ask to either activate or set up a prepaid line with your old Verizon LTE phone. Once you are set up boot up the phone to make sure LTE works. Use your nano sim cutter to cut the sim from your newly activated old device and place that sim in your Nexus 6 (which should be powered off). Power on your phone and you now have a Verizon LTE Nexus 6.

So if you are tired of waiting on Verizon just snag you one from AT&T, and if you do not want to pay 700 up front buy it through Best Buy via Best Buy Card.
 
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I've had a Sprint Nexus 6 running on Verizon since launch day. :). Luckily my last two phones also had a nano sim so it was just plug and play for me.
 

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Why is this so hard for everyone. I went to the vz store, they activated a sim on my account and plugged it in for me.

I was wondering the same thing. Since you are visiting the Verizon store anyways why not just get them to drop a sim in it? Are you cutting your old sim just to avoid the new simcard cost?
 

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I was wondering the same thing. Since you are visiting the Verizon store anyways why not just get them to drop a sim in it? Are you cutting your old sim just to avoid the new simcard cost?


They didn't charge me anything.

Yes, SIM card are free.
 

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At a corporate store.. They've never tried to charge me for a sim.. Now at a store that's not actually a vzw store.. They've tried... And failed..
 

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Oh I've never paid for one either. ...... but they try. ...

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They charged me $20 a couple of days ago to change from an iPhone 5S to an LG G3.
 
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I was wondering the same thing. Since you are visiting the Verizon store anyways why not just get them to drop a sim in it? Are you cutting your old sim just to avoid the new simcard cost?

The Verizon Corporate store I went to said they can not activate a sim with out a phone and they need a phone as a placeholder. They would not use a nano sim on say a galaxy nexus they have to go with the sim that worked. So since I did not have Verizon service at the time the only way to get a nano sim was to have either an iPhone or Droid Turbo. So had to find away around that hence me cutting my sim.
 

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When I got mine I walked into the store asked for a NFC nano sim and walked out.
When my phone arrived from Motorola I used the chat option on the my verizon site and told the rep i wanted to change the sim on my number. done

At no point did i ever mention getting a new phone or anything else. All in all maybe 5 min of actual work. The hardest part was waiting for the phone to get here.
 
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