|Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Terry Wisely||10/31/13 11:27 AM|
Will be Nexus five be supported on AT&T?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Todd Cammack||10/31/13 11:53 AM|
I'd like to know the answer to this also. Under the "Technical Specifications" section of the Nexus 5 purchase page, it states:
Unlocked: Use with any provider that offers service on Nexus 5 supported networks
Carriers: T-Mobile, Sprint
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Alex J. Lopez||10/31/13 11:55 AM|
I noticed that too--I hope it does, since I just ordered the phone!
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Omar Diab||10/31/13 11:59 AM|
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Nathan Shelton||10/31/13 12:05 PM|
I've read a few articles stating that nexus 5 will be on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. i just ordered the phone, so I'm hoping that it works on AT&T when i get it.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Paul||10/31/13 12:15 PM|
Yes, it works great on AT&T. I've been using it on AT&T and everything's just as expected.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Nathan Shelton||10/31/13 12:16 PM|
I'm guessing you got a pre-release?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Nathan Shelton||10/31/13 12:16 PM|
or just the fact that you are a google employee -.-; wow missed that much lol
|Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||SY Chen||10/31/13 12:22 PM|
Can I buy it through AT&T with a two year contract?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Joshua Kantharia||10/31/13 12:25 PM|
I would like to know the answer to this as well ^^;
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||dannyk88||10/31/13 12:59 PM|
From the looks of it, Nexus 5 supports AT&T 4g LTE? LTE band 4 and 17 are listed.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Paul||10/31/13 2:04 PM|
Yes it does dannyk88 -- I get good LTE coverage on the Nexus 5 in my area. Keep in mind that LTE availability varies by location, so I recommend checking with AT&T about LTE coverage in your area.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||dannyk88||10/31/13 2:13 PM|
If LTE is limited in my area, will it default to HSPA or 3g?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Nathan Shelton||10/31/13 2:17 PM|
As for AT&T...does the Nexus 5 allow Google wallet NFC payments or is AT&T still blocking it?
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|Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/1/13 6:32 AM|
Will Nexus 5 purchased from play store support all of At&t bands: voice, 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE etc.,
Will Nexus 5 be available via contact for At&t, aka subsidy (if I'm going to stay with them for 2 yes, might as well get it for a discount)
Thanks in advance.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||SY Chen||11/1/13 9:52 AM|
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||TJPH||11/1/13 10:33 AM|
How did you activate it (did you have to bring it in store)? Also, did you buy it outside of your plan? And I guess because you can't buy through AT&T, they don't subsidize the cost (i.e. base model was $350)?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||B66D||11/1/13 10:37 AM|
Will Nexus 5 purchased from play store support all of At&t bands: voice, 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE etc.,?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||B66D||11/1/13 10:40 AM|
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/1/13 11:31 AM|
Can someone please post what frequencies AT&T operates on for: voice and data ( 2G, 3G, 4G, and 4G LTE).
Also, what frequencies does Nexus 5 support?
I've read the Nexus 5 is compatible w/ AT&T, but does it support all their frequencies or only some. If that's the case, consumers might be losing out on signal and data speeds in some areas. Thanks.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Nathan Shelton||11/1/13 11:36 AM|
Just check the page on the play store. In the specs just pan over to the next page and all the frequencies are there
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||B66D||11/1/13 11:39 AM|
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
LTE: Bands: 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
..Not an at&t expert, I was moving from Verizon, can someone please confirm?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/1/13 11:41 AM|
Thanks for posting Nexus 5 compatible frequencies. Now we need to compare this to AT&T frequencies to see if it's 100% compatible.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Paul||11/1/13 12:48 PM|
I'm a Google employee TJPH, so I've been testing the Nexus 5 for a few weeks now. In my experience, AT&T is fine with you bringing your own phones and using them on their service, which also means they don't sign you up for a contract for 2 or 3 years. In fact I brought in a GSM Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 4 and put all 3 lines on a family plan.
I want to be clear here that I'm not endorsing AT&T specifically as a Google employee, I'm just relating my personal experience. I suggest you contact AT&T yourself and ask them about your options.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||TJPH||11/1/13 1:11 PM|
Thanks Paul, makes sense. I understand your position, just wasn't sure how the process worked. I'll be contacting AT&T after I do a bit more research. I'm on a Galaxy S3 now and am itching for an upgrade mid-contract. Thanks for sharing.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/1/13 1:44 PM|
Once you contact AT&T can you please update this post about my concerns regarding frequencies and 100% compatability? Thanks and i'll do the same.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Mangaso||11/1/13 2:25 PM|
After a little Google searching
Looks like AT&T uses LTE bands 4/17/29/30
The Nexus 5 can use any of these 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
So a Nexus 5 on AT&T can use bands 4 and 17 for LTE
AT&T uses UMTS bands 2/5
(UMTS uses wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA))
The Nexus 5 can use any of these WCDMA bands 1/2/4/5/6/8/19
So a nexus 5 on At&T can use bands 2 and 5 for 3G
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Darren Harper||11/1/13 2:27 PM|
I've looked at the AT&T frequencies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AT&T_Mobility) and it looks like the GSM and most LTE frequencies will work. The only problems I see are with the 3G HSPA+ protocols and the new LTE 30 band, which isn't listed as supported by the Nexus 5. If you don't have full 4G LTE coverage where you are, I would wait for official confirmation.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/1/13 2:45 PM|
Thanks Mangaso and Darren. Very helpful..
This is exactly what i was worried about, not having 100% coverage in all areas. I'll try contacting AT&T and see if they have any information.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||SY Chen||11/1/13 2:50 PM|
I thing that is also why at&t does not sell nexus 5.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||B66D||11/1/13 2:56 PM|
Exactly Darren. Already ordered mine and was ready to drop Verizon and contracts all together. I contacted Google support twice and received vague answers. If it does not support hspa+ this will be very disappointing. Time will tell - My Nexus should arrive tomorrow or Monday.
...On a side note, I do not understand how they could have a Nexus 4 with hspa+ and no LTE, and then a Nexus 5 with LTE and no hspa+. I have absolutely zero options for a google experience if that is the case moving forward. I have LTE where I live, however 15 miles out and it is hspa+. I do not live in a remote area at all. T Mobile and Sprint are terrible on the east coast.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||CHRIS RESENDEZ||11/1/13 9:23 PM|
Forgive my ignorance, is 4g LTE one band? If there is not LTE in my area, but I do get 4g? Will the nexus 5 connect to the 4g?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Clark Espinosa||11/1/13 11:02 PM|
Will AT&T sell the nexus in stores at a subsidized price ?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||CHRIS RESENDEZ||11/1/13 11:27 PM|
I spoke to an AT&T rep, and he guaranteed me that if LTE was not available in my area (which it isn't), then it will connect to 4G. Now I'm not sure how solid this dudes word is. But let's hope he's right. Anyone else have an answer for this?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/2/13 5:03 AM|
Here is an answer that I got from a poster @phandroid
im not sure what the problem is here. it supports all of their current lte networks (not most as you stated but ALL. LTE30 band is not yet in deployment). It supports their current hspa21mbps+ 3g network, which they run on bands 2 and 5. what's the issue? its fully compatible with att's current network...
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Kevin Flathers||11/2/13 9:57 AM|
How is the LTE performance?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||SY Chen||11/2/13 10:10 AM|
This is what I got from AT&T. It seems they are probably not gonna sell it:
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||ChrisChavez||11/2/13 12:55 PM|
From what I was told from an LG rep, Sprint actually got the exclusive to offer the phone at a subsidized price on their network. Guess they wanted it more.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Tek Wizard||11/2/13 4:11 PM|
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Willy Wheel||11/3/13 9:40 AM|
Does AT&T LTE work on the Nexus 5 also?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Ernesto Salazar||11/3/13 10:21 AM|
as expected..meaning 4G, right? so far I had all google phones and none has been supported, so no 4G form att. Currently using galaxy nexus and no 4G with ATT, any comments?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Mark Brummett||11/3/13 1:54 PM|
This phone is supposed to work with 4G LTE on AT&T as provided in the technical documents. I'll know soon enough (mine arrives on Tuesday).
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||mi ke000013323||11/3/13 3:51 PM|
Hi, I was hoping you could tell me which plans would work with nexus 5 for ATT. Would the pay as you go work? If so, does only the smart phone plans work or could also the quick messaging and basic phone plans work for it (since these plans also have data and would be extremely cheap per month - but probably too good to be true). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Raymond Ensley||11/4/13 7:27 PM|
Yes Todd it will work with AT&T. Once you receive the phone put your current SIM card in the phone. It will most likely be runing on HSPA speeds. Call AT&T support, or dial 611 from the device, and provide them the IMEI number. They should adjust your account and give you the instructions needed. Pricing doesn't change.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||teknir||11/5/13 11:12 AM|
Been on the phone for an hour with ATT, they can't activate the LTE and now I have no internet service at all. Going from Nexus 4 to Nexus 5.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||B66D||11/5/13 11:24 AM|
I activated the phone last night with AT&T. Where I live it is mostly LTE. I traveled extensively through Maryland and West Virginia since then. The phone started with an LTE symbol, then an H, then an E throughout the regions. I have had zero issues. During these times, the E (edge) was the only slow part. When in H I was still averaging 8-10 Mbps.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Mark Brummett||11/5/13 2:00 PM|
You might need to change the APN. I wound up searching that out at found what to change it to and it worked once they changed the data plan to include LTE (no extra charge btw).
These are my settings.
MMS port: 80
APN type: default, mms, supl, hipri
EDIT: here is actually two that both work:
APN Name: PTA
MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS Port: 80
APN Type: default,mms,supl,hipri
APN NAME:ATT Phone
MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS Port: 80
APN Type: default,mms,supl,hipri,fota
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||chmod||11/5/13 2:54 PM|
Nathan...I have been using Wallet with my Galaxy Nexus on AT&T for a long time. No issues, hence no reason to suspect the Nexus 5 won't work fine as well. I have a Nexus 5 on order as well.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||teknir||11/5/13 5:24 PM|
That did the trick. Mind me asking where you got that info and why GOOGLE DOESN'T JUST PROVIDE IT TO AT&T?? Kudos to you for knowing that info!!
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Mark Brummett||11/5/13 6:17 PM|
Just did a search for APN ATT LTE and found it.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||ralphcatalano||11/6/13 6:46 AM|
Can anyone confirm that Google Wallet tap and pay works on ATT with Nexus 5?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||cbcharlie||11/7/13 12:44 PM|
good wallet with tap to pay works on nexus 5 with AT&T.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Andrew Franklin||11/7/13 1:54 PM|
Paul, did you initially have any problems setting your phone up with AT&T?
I ask this because when I got the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition I initially had some issues getting data and then connecting to LTE.
Everything ended up working out and my phone was able to connect to LTE, but I am a little anxious because tomorrow I will be switching from my iPhone 5s to the Nexus 5 and I'm just worried that there might be some issues.
I think what ended up being the problem with the SGS4 GPe was that AT&T didn't have the IMEI number in their system. I had to go through customer service on the phone to get the LTE to work as I was told at an A&T store that they were unable to "force" the LTE data plan onto the S4.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Paul||11/8/13 2:43 PM|
Sorry Andrew, I didn't.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Jason Schreiber||11/8/13 5:58 PM|
Made a Wallet purchase on AT&T's network yesterday without any issue, never had any on the N4 either
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Dennis Camacho||11/11/13 9:54 AM|
Same here. I used Google Wallet to pay with my Nexus 5 and it works fantastic! I love it.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Dan Muggeo||11/17/13 10:19 AM|
Does it matter if I buy the one on Googles Nexus 5 page or somewhere else? I hear some talk of needing an unlocked phone. Is that true or can I just get the one from the google site? Or is it already unlocked?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||ChrisChavez||11/17/13 10:34 AM|
The Nexus 5 that's available on the Google Play Store is unlocked and can be activated on AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint. It supports all those networks.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Dogula||11/18/13 6:01 PM|
I am on the AT&T prepaid plan (Go Phone) and I called them today because my mobile data wasn't working. They did something on their end to get it to work. However, they told me that the Nexus 5 is not an officially supported phone yet. Also, I cannot access the 4G LTE network. Everything else seems to work though.
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|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Eugene Tarasyuk||11/18/13 9:15 PM|
Do you have to buy a GSM unlocked version of the nexus 5 to use on AT&T or can you just buy it from Google for $350?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||John Runfolo||11/20/13 8:48 PM|
I also experienced some problems initially with my Nexus 5 and data with AT&T. I was a long standing Verizon customer but purchased the Nexus 5 and switched to AT&T. The sales rep at my local store was completely clueless, eventually he was able to port my number and activate my phone after much trouble but only talk and text worked. He claimed that since I switched carriers it would take some time for the data to work. After two days I called tech support, they were also clueless in solving my problem, they put in a "ticket" with the engineers to correct the issue. (2 hours of trouble shooting later)
Still with no resolution, the techs claimed that my phone only supported talk and text and that data is not "guaranteed" to work (obviously complete BS to an educated consumer). Long story short while chatting online tech support I found this forum and realized the APN that was entered on my phone was incorrect. I entered the information provided and literally seconds later my phone was connected to the AT&T LTE network, data worked no problem. I explained to AT&T that such a "simple" error should of been easily identified and corrected on their end. They waived two activation fees and credited my account 40 bucks. DONT LET THEIR UNTRAINED STAFF FOOT YOU! THIS PHONE IS 100% SUPPORTED BY AT&T NETWORK
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||bmoondog||11/21/13 10:06 AM|
I just received my phone. I have the original Nexus and when I went to take the sim from the old phone and install it in the new Nexus 5 the sim card will not fit.
Did I get the wrong phone?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||UbuGray||11/21/13 4:12 PM|
Interesting you posted this. I pulled my sim from my 2 yr old Atrix and it is bigger than the sim carrier in the nexus 5. Had me wondering now.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||bmoondog||11/21/13 5:19 PM|
I just went to AT&T and they swapped out the sim for a micro sim. All good now.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Steel Talon||11/24/13 8:59 AM|
Did you cut your sim card?
Has anyone cut their SIM card for that matter and used it? I have seen this done and seen no issues with service, can I do this?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Mr Mayo||11/26/13 11:42 AM|
I actually work for TS with AT&T, and I'm switching from a Lumia 920 to a nexus, completely unrelated but that's how I'm here. Can't lie seeing some of this and calling AT&T for years, not all of us are completely competent, and APN's are never fun to fix on our end. But you CAN cut a sim card to work with the phone but if it is not specifically provisioned for LTE speeds etc, it will not work in the phone right. It's about a 5 minute free process to go to a corporate AT&T store to get a new sim and all your contacts transferred as well, just for gods sake be sure to get EVERYTHING transferred.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Moe Manzoor||11/26/13 12:59 PM|
Will Nexus 5 work with AT&T prepaid?
I tried calling the technical support and they wanted the IMEI #. Since I don't have a Nexus 5 I can't provide them with one. Any and all help will be appreciated. Thank you.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||A Mousattat||11/26/13 1:24 PM|
Sure it works great with AT&T..
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Moe Manzoor||11/26/13 1:39 PM|
Thank you very much.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Brandon Eash||11/27/13 3:10 PM|
hey since you work at att and your getting a nexus 5 where did you get yours and do you know if they all come with a sim card slot????
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||denuzz||11/29/13 9:36 PM|
Nexus 5 works great with ATT Go Phone prepaid. Rocking the 60 dollar 2gb data unlimited talk and text plan. very easy to set up too
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||12/8/13 4:44 PM|
So glad you have such a positive experience with GoPhone and the Nexus 5. I switched my N5 from ST ATT to GoPhone on Nov. 17. I didn't realize until later (the store is 40 miles from where I live) that I couldn't receive MMS. I have data, LTE which works great. I can send MMS but cannot receive. On Nov. 27, I spent an hour and a half on the phone with two levels of tech support. Both ladies (most of the time with Toni Williams in New Orleans, I believe) were great. Each tried several times to send me MMS, and each received an error message (have no idea what the message was). Everything on my phone is correct; everything on my account is correct; I've done three factory resets and tried a half a dozen sms apps trying to find a solution. Level 3 TS called on Dec. 2, and said to take the phone to the store and have everything "reset." Since "updates" had been sent to my phone courtesy of the previous CSR's, I wasn't sure what to ask for. I asked if I should try a new sim. "Yes." After speaking with her, I realized that I could swap sims with my husband's iphone 4s (also on GoPhone) to test. When his sim was in my N5, my device received MMS. When my sim was in his phone, his device could send but NOT receive MMS. So, it's probably the sim. On Dec. 5, I was in the Orlando area and stopped at an AT&T store. The sim was replaced. Still no MMS. I asked if it could be a situation related to the the N5 not being fully provisioned on the network. The CSR didn't know. I asked if there was a dummy IMEI of a compatible AT&T phone such as the LG G2 that he could apply to my account. He said, "no." He was very nice and very apologetic and he did hold the door for me as I left with my no incoming MMS service. His suggestion was to call support again--and again, until I found someone who would know what to do. Later that day, I was near another AT&T store so went in and explained that I could not receive MMS. The CSR there entered a new APN which I'd noticed was of the WAP variety--I'd already tried it and it didn't work. But, you never know. So she rebooted the phone and discovered no data. She asked me if I had been able to use the internet. "Yes. My data worked. I could browse and send MMS." She just stared at the phone because it had no data. I reclaimed the phone, changed the APN back to Phone, and LTE popped up immediately. She was confused. She replaced the sim and still the same so she said she'd check with her manager. The manager sent a reply, "Gophone does not support the Nexus 5." Now I was confused. I told her (the CSR, the manager did not talk to me) that people around the country are using the Nexus 5 on GoPhone with 100% compatibility. She just repeated that it's a new phone and GoPhone (she didn't say AT&T) didn't support it. I asked why some people could get all the services using the same device on the same plan. She said they were lucky.
I moved two iphone 4s's from ST to GoPhone in July. I was just waiting for my paid time with ST to finish so that I could move. Now, I don't know what to do. I'm paying more money but not getting full service. I've even looked at the new Mobile Share plans. The monthly fees would be about the same (as I would opt for less data since my husband and son use less that 500MB a month), but those activation fees on three phones is not attractive. Further, if I can't get full service through Gophone, I have no reason to believe I'll get any better through AT&T--it's the same service.
When I saw that Mr. Mayo is in TS with AT&T, I couldn't resist telling my story one more time (it's in another google products thread and on howardforums where so many GoPhone users have been trying to help). Also, @John Runfolo, my Nexus 5/KITKAT came with the two AT&T APN's (phone and tablet) built-in. I've had a Galaxy Nexus and a Nexus 4 so am aware how to change the APN. I even created a new one using the same data as per the AT&T site, then deleted the built-in ones. Nothing changed. Everything that had worked, worked. Still no incoming MMS.
Any pointers on how to get this message to the engineers in charge of whatever is necessary to fix this glitch is very, very, VERY, greatly appreciated.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/10/13 10:29 AM|
denuzz, how did you get your N5 on GoPhone? I'm currently a Verizon customer (contract ends this coming Sunday, 12/15/13, switching to AT&T on 12/16/13) and I'm trying to order a SIM card from AT&Ts website, however, it won't let me get a GoPhone contract when I try to order an Android 4G LTE SIM card (I'm tired of being tied to a contract and want to go month-to-month). The only thing it will let me choose is a Mobile Share plan. Has anyone else had any luck with this? Would I be better off and/or would it be easier to just go to an AT&T store and get a SIM from them and then maybe get them to put my phone on a GoPhone contract? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||12/10/13 10:50 AM|
Easiest way is to go to a store--corporate. They will give you a sim, transfer your service, and check out everything but mms (at least my experience). Be sure to check BOTH ways with mms. You pay the $60. service plus sales tax.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/10/13 10:53 AM|
Okay, great. Thanks Anne, I appreciate the reply, I'll do that next week once my Verizon contract ends and report back what I find (hopefully that'll help someone else out). Thanks again and good luck with your MMS issue, I hope it gets resolved soon.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||michaelngm30||12/10/13 11:00 AM|
I agree. I just took the SIM card out of my HTC One X and put it in my Nexus 5 and it works on ATT prepaid perfectly. In fact, it works better than any phone I have ever had. With the HTC I was lucky to get 4G speeds occasionally, and with this phone I get LTE and pretty smokin' speeds.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||leeleeradio||12/11/13 11:00 AM|
Just unboxed my N5 from the Google Play store unlocked. Works great on AT&T. The only thing I don't have is visual voicemail. I tried to register the phone on the AT&T website, but it looks like it's not supported. Wondering if there's anything I can do about that.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/16/13 10:05 AM|
Just got back from the AT&T store (a corporate store, not one owned by an individual). Got my N5 on a $60 GoPhone contract with no problems. Walked in, told the guy what I wanted, he said no problem, less than an hour later it was done. I stayed in the store and tested the MMS to make sure it worked, had no issues. I feel lucky everything went smoothly, hopefully other folks on here have a similar experience. Didn't check on the visual voicemail, as leeleeradio mentioned above, but that's not something I use, so I can't speak to that unfortunately.
Thanks Anne for the recommendation to go to an AT&T store. :)
Bye bye Verizon and you're unwillingness to play nice with Google.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||12/16/13 10:25 AM|
So glad for you, Chuck. Indeed, this is the experience I see reported over and over. This is day 30 for me. I'll see if I can receive MMS tomorrow (as had been reported by Straight Talk ATT users). If not, it's back to the phone calls. Obviously, I want to stay with GoPhone/ATT. If it weren't for the activation fees, I'd consider moving our 3 GoPhone accounts to the new mobile share program. But, that would be like giving them MORE because THEY are not giving me what I already pay for.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||vincent514||12/18/13 4:22 PM|
I just received the new Nexus 5 (dec 17). I am using it with StraightTalk (which is using AT&T network).
I am experiencing slow internet and connectivity issues.
The network indicator on my phone indicates 'LTE' so I know I am connected on the LTE network.
I used the Speedtest app to determine my internet speed. Here is the kind of speed I have (in download):
With 1 bar signal strength: < 1 Mbs
With 2 bar signal strength: 1 to 3 Mbs
With 3 bar signal strength: 3 to 5 Mbs
With 4 bar signal strength: 7 to 15 Mbs
In average, I have no more than 2 to 5 Mbs in the San Francisco area. Strangely my upload speed seems almost normal, and is always higher than my download speed (as high as 5 times higher), which is weird.
It seems rather slow to me for a LTE (4G) connection.
People are reporting speed as high as 25 Mbs with the Nexus 5 (even on StraightTalk), and 15 Mbs with only 2 bars of signal.
I know many things could explain a slow internet on a mobile phone: your local LTE network, the setting of your account by your network provider, your network setting in the phone (APN), a defective phone, etc.
In order to eliminate most of these possibilities, I would like to know if anyone is using the Nexus 5 with StraightTalk in the San Francisco area and is having higher average speed than what I have?
If it's the case, I would have to conclude that my phone is faulty.
For information, my APN setting is the following (recommended by StraightTalk Costumer Support):
NAME Straight Talk
MMS PROXY mms3.tracfone.com
MMS PORT 80
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||denuzz||12/18/13 8:10 PM|
Hey there Chuck
Sorry for my delayed response. If you go into a walmart or target store, just pick up the go phone pack in store for about 10 dollars. I did not bother going to the AT&T store because i wanted to avoid dealing with them directly unless I absolutely had to.
The package you need should have a 4G LTE logo on it. It was very easy to set up. I just plugged it in and followed the directions. MMS works. i get good reception too. I pay $60/month for the unlimited talk, text 2 gb package (and I purchase an extra 1 gb for $10- bringing it to total of $70).
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Gavin Gonzales||12/19/13 2:15 AM|
How were you able to set up LTE ? I too have the ATt pre paid LTE plan for 60$.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||12/19/13 3:04 AM|
Just make sure it's chosen in mobile network settings: Preferred network type. I did have the sim/account set up in an ATT store. Others have reported success activating sims online. If you don't have LTE, and you're certain you are in an LTE area, just call them. They should be able to fix that very quickly.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/19/13 3:08 AM|
No worries denuzz. I went into the AT&T store this Monday and walked out less than an hour later with a $60 GoPhone contract and everything working nicely. Loving my N5. Thanks for the reply.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Trey Hecht||12/19/13 2:05 PM|
Was this a GoPhone account or a standard contract account?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/19/13 2:10 PM|
Trey, mine is a GoPhone (pay as you go) account. I was a Verizon customer, my contract ended on Dec 15, on Dec 16 I went to AT&T store told the guy I wanted the $60 GoPhone (unlimited talk/text, 2GB of 4G LTE data) and my number ported over from Verizon. Less than an hour later it was done. I have no contract with AT&T.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Trey Hecht||12/19/13 2:21 PM|
But if I had a contract, its safe to assume that the Nexus 5 would work the same?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Chuck H||12/19/13 2:23 PM|
I assume so, provided you've already got a SIM card that's Android and does 4G LTE. I think several folks on here have already had success moving their SIM card from an old Android phone to the N5.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||vincent514||12/19/13 2:42 PM|
Hi guys, is anyone using the Nexus 5 with StraightTalk (or any provider using the AT&T network, such as Aio or GoPhone) in the San Francisco area? And what internet speed are you getting?
I am using the Nexus 5 with StraightTalk in San Francisco, and I am just getting 2 to 5 MBs in average for download. I was wondering if anyone would get better speed with the same phone on the same network.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Vicki Cheney||1/8/14 4:17 PM|
I have ordered a Nexus 5 and am an AT&T customer. When I called AT&T I was told they would not support and would not guarantee it would work. I am hoping there will be no problem when I get the phone tomorrow because I think I will have to go in to the store for a new sim card. I only read today that my Sony Xperia Ion card may not fit this phone. I can only hope AT&T will allow it. Thank goodness Google has a fair return policy.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||1/8/14 4:37 PM|
You shouldn't have a problem. Be sure to visit a corporate store. If you've read these posts, you know it works so don't ask them, just say you need to move your service to the new phone.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Trey Hecht||1/8/14 4:37 PM|
I went to AT&T and got it no problem. It took about 20 minutes, the Android 4G LTE SIM card fits and works well.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Vicki Cheney||1/13/14 8:43 AM|
I did not have the anticipated problem about sim card not working, as the Sony Xperia Ion card is actually the same size but in a larger holder. The phone appears to work just fine, as I did have LTE previously. Thank you for the responses I received. I did notice that on this phone I see "LTE" and not "4G LTE" as I did on my other phone. I am too ignorant of the difference to know IF there is a difference.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||1/13/14 9:21 AM|
Pretty sure how the signal displays is software related since I changed the display on my N4 from H+ to 4G.
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Matt Munizza||3/11/14 5:32 AM|
Does anyone know if my micro SIM card is compatible with nexus 5 when I take it out of my iPhone 5?
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Matt Munizza||3/11/14 5:33 AM|
Will my sim from iPhone 5 work in nexus 5? It's a micro sim
|Re: Nexus 5 supported by AT&T?||Anne Ritchey||3/11/14 6:21 AM|
The Nexus 5 takes a micro sim--the middle size between mini and nano. You should be able to use it immediately in your n5 as the attention apn is baked into the stock OS. However, I thought that the iPhone5 used the tiny nano sim. If that's the size, an adaptor is needed.