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.
The impact on you at home: While it may be painful to visit a carrier store, it could be worth the trip if you're a Verizon customer and thinking of picking up a Nexus 6. The only downside here is you miss out on the $50 in Google Play credit the Google Store is currently offering to those who buy an unlocked Nexus 6. You'll have to decide if that perk is worth the potential hassle of fighting Verizon.
This story, "Activating a non-Verizon Nexus 6 may give you headaches on Big Red" was originally published by Greenbot.