[kwlug-disc] Android: rooting and carrier locking

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Thu Aug 9 13:44:54 EDT 2012

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Aug 9, 2012 12:22 PM, "unsolicited" <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> >
> > On 08/09/2012 11:01 AM, Colin K wrote:
> >>
> >> sorry i didnt catch that other sentence.  All nexus line products do not
> >> have carrier locks.
> >
> >
> > And are purchased directly from Google, or from a local carrier
> storefront?
> I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Bell. They told me it was
> unlocked, I haven't confirmed this yet.
I have a "Bell" Galaxy Nexus, and confirmed the device is unlocked by using
a Rogers SIM from the office.

> Rogers and Wind reps told me they sell it unlocked as well.
The only Galaxy Nexus users who are locked-in are those that got the phone
from Verizon and Sprint as those devices use LTE & CDMA. The Sprint version
apparently has a SIM slot, but it is not user accessible (plus you'd have
to find another LTE/CDMA provider that provides SIM cards, which there are
roughly none).

The GSM/HSPA+ version (which is what you get directly from Google, or via
Bell/Rogers/Telus and their other labels) is unlocked. Plus, they don't
come with any bundled carrier junk.

Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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