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Is no one worried that activating with Sprint will lock the phone in?

 

Isnt that how the iPhone 5s works? Universal phone, but once you activate, youre locked in?

 

Or am I completely wrong?

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Is no one worried that activating with Sprint will lock the phone in?

 

Isnt that how the iPhone 5s works? Universal phone, but once you activate, youre locked in?

 

Or am I completely wrong?

If you buy it from google they can't lock you in , but if you buy it from sprint( subsidies) then u are locked for 2 years

 

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Is no one worried that activating with Sprint will lock the phone in?

 

Isnt that how the iPhone 5s works? Universal phone, but once you activate, youre locked in?

 

Or am I completely wrong?

 

I'm going to go with completely wrong on this one. 

 

 

If you buy it from google they can't lock you in , but if you buy it from sprint( subsidies) then u are locked for 2 years

 

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That "line" is locked into a contract, not the phone. Take SIM out, put T-mobile SIM in and do what you please but you're gonna keep paying for that line or be subject to ETF. 

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If you buy it from google they can't lock you in , but if you buy it from sprint( subsidies) then u are locked for 2 years

 

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I dont mean locked into cotnract, I mean locked in hardware, like MEID.

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oowee getting this UICC card with an Employee account is almost next to impossible.  I finally got someone to order one for me but its being shipped 3-5 days.  Tried to get another one overnighted but can't find anyone who knows how to order one for an employee account.  Phone comes tomorrow, and I'll try the store but otherwise looks like I won't have a fully functioning nexus 5 until later this week.

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Nexus is unlocked and will remain unlocked.

 

I dont mean locked into cotnract, I mean locked in hardware, like MEID.

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oowee getting this UICC card with an Employee account is almost next to impossible. I finally got someone to order one for me but its being shipped 3-5 days. Tried to get another one overnighted but can't find anyone who knows how to order one for an employee account. Phone comes tomorrow, and I'll try the store but otherwise looks like I won't have a fully functioning nexus 5 until later this week.

 

Did u try http://sprintworldwide.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_launch

 

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Just got my shipping confirmation also even though it said it would not ship until November 15.

 

Google learned their lessons from the Nexus 4 launch. They were probably waiting for the LG to manufacture enough units before release.

No confirmation yet for mine, but the details page of my order now says it shipped. I guess I can get excited now...

 

And figure out where to get my SIM.

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I looked through the thread and I don't think anyone has asked this but I have been using Google Play gift cards to pay for apps and such. Can you also use the gift cards on hardware such as the Nexus 5? I have almost $50 in my play store account and want to make sure I can use that if I decide to purchase the phone.

 

Thanks

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I looked through the thread and I don't think anyone has asked this but I have been using Google Play gift cards to pay for apps and such. Can you also use the gift cards on hardware such as the Nexus 5? I have almost $50 in my play store account and want to make sure I can use that if I decide to purchase the phone.

 

Thanks

Gift cards can not be used on hardware.

 

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Gift cards can not be used on hardware.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

 

Thanks, one more question... When you buy a phone from the play store, will sprint still charge an activation fee on it?

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Gift cards can not be used on hardware.

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

 

Damn I didn't know that...pretty bogus..

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Thanks, one more question... When you buy a phone from the play store, will sprint still charge an activation fee on it?

if you are a sprint customer then no.I activated a phone on line few months ago $0 fees

 

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oowee getting this UICC card with an Employee account is almost next to impossible.  I finally got someone to order one for me but its being shipped 3-5 days.  Tried to get another one overnighted but can't find anyone who knows how to order one for an employee account.  Phone comes tomorrow, and I'll try the store but otherwise looks like I won't have a fully functioning nexus 5 until later this week.

Call SERO telesales at 18888824030 and then they will transfer you to international. It was pretty easy once they got their collective shit together at HQ.

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Just got my shipping confirmation also even though it said it would not ship until November 15.

 

Google learned their lessons from the Nexus 4 launch. They were probably waiting for the LG to manufacture enough units before release.

 

I was told mine would not ship until Nov 22nd but I also got a shipping confirmation email today.  Woohoo!  Guess I gotta get off my ass and get that SIM pronto.

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Around when is it that Google releases sales numbers?

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Has anyone who ordered after it changed to 3-4 weeks changed from pending yet?

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Just ordered the 16 GB white version tonight. Already have the G2 coming on Friday. Looks like an early Christmas for me! :tu:

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Just used the chat to order the SIM, took all of 60 seconds, piece of cake.

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I got the shipping notification email! Still says it will leave the warehouse by November 8th, but I have a tracking number. I r xcite.

 

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Just ordered the 16 GB white version tonight. Already have the G2 coming on Friday. Looks like an early Christmas for me! :tu:

When do you think you will get yours? Keep us updated so that we have an idea how long it will take us late buyers to get the phone!

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Call SERO telesales at 18888824030 and then they will transfer you to international. It was pretty easy once they got their collective shit together at HQ.

 

Yeah I tried that and then International transfers me back to Employee Services.  International has a ticket open and is supposed to get back to me once they find out why Employee Services is not able to complete the request.  According to the supervisor over in Employee Services its not there job and only telesales can complete the request.  Telesales transfers me to International and the loop starts over.  Such a mess.

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I want to caution people against bugging customer care too much or going apeshit over the SIM concern.  Let it all play out.  The Nexus 5 may be shipped with a SIM that you can use.  Regardless, you will be able to activate the handset on Sprint, but you may need to exercise some patience.

 

This is the first cash and carry, unlocked Sprint handset in many years.  Do not raise a ruckus and make Sprint question the decision to run with Google on this one.  Like VZW, Sprint can just as easily decide to sit this one out next time.  Then, we are back to the safe, easy to manage "walled garden" of devices.

 

AJ

 

Just to keep this visible...

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