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Verizon Nexus 5 petition aims for 2014 release

Under: Mobile Phones, Verizon
By:Debbie Turner | July 29th, 2014

The LG-made Google Nexus 5 smartphone is a much-loved device and has been a huge hit. It released back in November last year but is still popular, despite the arrival of plenty of other new phones to the market. It’s widely available in many world regions and on many carriers, and a Verizon Nexus 5 petition aims for a 2014 release.

There are many Verizon customers who would dearly love to see Big Red allow the Nexus 5 to be used on its network, and a Verizon Nexus 5 petition is aiming to get the ageing phone to release in 2014. The petition, which you can see here, asks for the Nexus 5 to be used on Verizon’s network and some of the comments make it clear how people feel about this.

The general feeling is that Verizon should allow customers to use any compatible phone on its network and should not be telling them what phones they can use. There’s frustration that Verizon has blocked the Nexus 5 and continues not to offer its customers this option. One commenter says, “People should have the freedom to buy an unlocked device and use it on any carrier they choose.”

Verizon Nexus 5 petition

While many people agree with the motive behind this Verizon Nexus 5 release petition, it’s worth pointing out that the Google Nexus 6 is expected to release around September. Some may therefore feel that any change should come with the Nexus 6 and are hoping for an early launch with Verizon Wireless instead.

Do you still want to see a Verizon Nexus 5 in 2014 or do you think it makes more sense to hope for a Verizon Nexus 6? Let us know with your comments.

Verizon Nexus 5 petition

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  • Frank Bostick

    I actually ended my 7 year long contract thereby losing my unlimited data on Verizon for the simple reason that Verizon does not support the Nexus 5. Then again, after the Galaxy Nexus fiasco, maybe the world is better off not having another Nexus phone on their network… My family and I are now happy T-Mobile customers and are not looking back. Not to mention that I’m 70.00 a month better off with T-Mobile!

    • Michael Shipman

      T mobile sounds pretty good, but a few of my friends on tmobile complain about dropped calls and weak 4g in Phoenix. Verizon is pretty damn solid all around and I’ve had no issues on my Droid Maxx and I’m only paying 70 a month. I left Sprint cuz there was no 4g in phoenix and its still pretty scattered. I think Verizon’s learned its lesson from the Galaxy Nexus fiasco.

      • Frank Bostick

        I live in Baton Rouge. T-Mobile is pretty solid here. Also, I’m a field service rep which keeps me traveling. From experience, calls don’t drop but getting data in the stick is hit or miss. Not to sound like a T-Mobile sales rep but look into the test drive to see how it works for you.
        The Droid Maxx is still a great phone. Actually, my work issued phone is the Maxx HD. The battery life on the Maxx models is enough to spoil a person.
        My Nexus 5 gets me through the day but if I forget to put it on the charger before bed, it is dead by noon.
        When is a nexus not a nexus?
        When its bloated and controlled by Verizon….

        • dhamp2g

          This is why VZW will not allow it BC you can buy it from google with no VZW bloat.

      • dhamp2g

        VZW doesn’t learn lessons (unless its about making more money) they teach lessons on how they screw you.

        • mike B

          exactly I agree you can’t do anything without being locked into another 2 year contract

  • Michael Shipman

    The only problem with the “Nexus 6″ is that its going to have 5.9″ screen. That’s to large for my taste. Id rather Verizon start carrying the Nexus 5.

    • Dave Hartnell

      5.9 inch? That’s rumour and speculation. As for Verizon, change carrier.

      • Michael Shipman

        I hope it is just speculation cuz 5.9″ is kinda redicuous for my needs. Others I’ve talked to with 5.7s and 5.9s (HTC One Max) say they like them, but it’d just oversized for me. As for leaving Verizon, I might check out TMobile, but I won’t consider Sprint again until they have solid 4G all over Phoenix. Sprints 4G is little to non existent in Phoenix. I’d have to wait till NY contract I’d up in Oct 2015 to leave though. Don’t feel like paying 200 to term early.

  • Byron C Mayes

    I’d rather have both the Nexus 5 now and the Nexus 6 when it comes out. But if the 6 is indeed going to be yet even bigger still, I definitely don’t want.

    And don’t suggest any of that “change carriers” nonsense. This is a work phone and my employer only does Verizon.

    • dhamp2g

      Why is it nonsense to leave VZW??? If they don’t have what you want then you should stay? VZW has a screw you approach to business.

  • dasny97

    The last “nexus” Verizon had they never updated timely and it still doesn’t have 4.3. I left Verizon due to their lack of support for the nexus program and do not plan on looking back. I don’t think Verizon deserves to have any kind of nexus device until they are willing to allow updates to be sent immediately like google intends for the nexus phones and they definitely don’t deserve an exclusive launch of a nexus device after the galaxy nexus

  • gener

    I dropped Verizon after 8 years because of the way they restrict the ability to unlock and root phones used on their network. I pay for a phone, it’s my phone. If I want to unlock a boot loader get rid of the junk they load it with, it’s mine to do so. At&t had way better rates and I can use any phone I want. I love my nexus 5 and wouldn’t go back to Verizon even if they carried it. It’s a fundamental problem with how they think I should use MY phone.

  • Rich

    I left Verizon as well because they didn’t support the nexus 5. I’m happily on tmobiles network and most of the time I have faster LTE speeds than verizon. I live in orange county ca and I get 30 Mbps Most of the time. Sometimes even up to 60mbps. During my last days with Verizon I was getting 7mbps on their unlimited grandfather plan! I love T-Mobile and will never go back to Verizon. The best part was they paid off my newly signed contract with Verizon that I signed to get a free iPhone 5s. I then sold it on craigs and got my nexus 5 on tmobile.. Ha screw you Verizon! After being screwed so many times by Verizon it felt good to do some screwing of myself for once!

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