[kwlug-disc] Android: rooting and carrier locking

Chamunks Arkturus chamunks at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 15:07:00 EDT 2012


The only issue is the only devices that support the wind network are wind
phones or the band mentioned earlier in this conversation and these phones
support the rest of the networks but any phone that comes from any of the
other carriers should not support the wind network.  They really seem to
hate wind's pricepoint.

On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> 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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