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Google's Nexus 7 won't activate on Verizon

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Sep 2013 19:37 User comments (2)

Google's Nexus 7 won't activate on Verizon Google's new Nexus 7 tablet is reportedly being shunned by Verizon, which has said the tablet cannot be activated on its network.
The news comes as a surprise given that the Verizon logo was clearly visible at the Nexus 7 unveiling. Customers who have just gotten their hands on the new Google tablet were running into problems activating the device on Verizon's network, and according to Verizon Support on Twitter, it simply can't be activated.

One workaround is to use an LTE SIM card that has been transfered from another device working on the Verizon network.

The news is likely to get under Google's skin very quickly, as it had urged the FCC to make Verizon understand that the open access provisions in its license obligations - when it licensed wireless spectrum at auction in 2008 - must be complied with

"The Commission must ensure that Verizon understands that this license obligation means what it says: Any Apps, Any Devices," Google wrote in a letter to the FCC.

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2 user comments

117.9.2013 20:18

It doesn't work with our network...well, unless you trick us into giving you a sim card of course...

218.9.2013 13:58

Jeff Jarvis's tweets on this subject are classic. He's ready to go ballistic.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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