Bringing a Nexus 6 to Verizon may cause you unnecessary pain thanks to the carrier’s tendency to not play nicely with unlocked devices.
According to Android Police, More Everything plan customers, who get a discount for using unsubsidized phones, could see their rates go up as the discount doesn’t apply to devices flagged as “Non-VZW.”
Even with a Verizon rep adding back in the monthly plan discount, it disappeared the following day for one customer when the network again flagged the rogue Nexus 6. The difference can be anywhere from $15 to $25 per month. You may or may not experience the same problem, but it’s worth being aware of in case you had your eye on an unlocked Nexus 6 and you’re a More Everything customer.
The Nexus 6 and Verizon already had a complicated relationship, given that that Verizon finally launched the Nexus 6 on March 12, months after the phone’s initial debut. It does launch with Android 5.1, which has some nice perks.