Verizon Confirms Delay in Certifying Nexus 7 Tablet
Published on: 19th Sep 2013
Note -- this news article is more than a year old.
USA based Verizon is coming under fire from angry customers after its retail stores refused to activate the Google Nexus 7 tablets.
The tablet, announced back in July, and now shipping to consumers was announced as working with T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, and while it works with two of the networks, Verzion is still unable to support the tablet.
In a short statement, Verizon confirmed that the Google Nexus 7 "is not yet a Verizon 4G LTE certified device, though it entered our process in August and we expect it will be certified shortly."
What was not clear in the statement is why certification -- which generally takes between four and six weeks -- did not start until August, when the mobile network would have usually have been expected to have certified it before being confirmed as a compatible network by Google back in July.
Adding to the confusion, the tablet does actually work on the Verizon network -- but wont be supported by their retail staff if customers need assistance. All a customer has to do, reportedly, is take an existing LTE enabled SIM card from another device and pop it into the tablet, and away they go.
Just don't tell anyone at Verizon you have done that.