Another year, another Pixel event … and another series of advertising campaigns "Only on Verizon" confusing. But here's the thing: Pixel 2 can be used on any major carrier in the US. So what with this "exclusive" trash can?
Pixel 2 is not exclusive to Verizon. In fact, this is one of the few phones available on all operators (including many MVNOs) – Verizon, AT & T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Project Fi, Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, US Cellular …. All you have to do is insert a SIM card and you are ready to go. Hell, T-Mobile will even give you half your money if you bring a Pixel 2 and open a new line on its network .
But Verizon is the exclusive carrier of Pixel in the United States. All it really means is that Verizon is the only carrier that allows you to walk into the store and buy the Pixel directly from them. If you want to use it on another operator, you will need to purchase directly from the Google Store instead of purchasing it in the AT & T store or the T-Mobile store
So, why would Google do this? 'Cause money, that' s why. Verizon pays a lot of money to have "exclusive" rights on a phone, and in exchange, it uses the verb "Only on Verizon" in the ad campaign, even if it is really misleading. While I understand why Google would make this choice-Verizon is huge after all-I also think that the wording and ad instructions are very misleading.
And really, that is what Verizon wants. He wants you to think that you can only use Pixel with his network, because this type of advertising sells service, which Verizon looks after. Your money, every month. Again and again. For all eternity.
But now you know, so you do not have to fall into this trap. And you can help all the other people you know who can not realize the truth behind the shit "Only on Verizon". Godspeed