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Verizon says Nexus 7 will work with its LTE network soon

Verizon assures angered customers that the Nexus 7 will work on their LTE network "soon."

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Verizon customers who purchased Google's new Nexus 7 were surprised to find out that the tablet would not activate on Verizon's LTE network, even though it is listed as being compatible with the company's 4G service.

Verizon says Nexus 7 will work with its LTE network soon |

When asked about the compatibility by tech blogger Jeff Jarvis, Verizon said that "I'm excited you got your Nexus 7, but not all LTE tablets are created equal." Verizon later apologized for the inconvenience by a Tweet but suggested Jarvis visit the company's website to see compatible tablets.

This prompted a slew of outrage on the Internet, prompting Verizon to offer up an official statement. The company says that Google's Nexus 7 is being certified to work on its network and it should finish up shortly, which will then prompt the company to work with Google to enable LTE support on Verizon's network.

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. Once the device is certified, we will work with Google to enable the device to be activated on our 4G LTE network.

Verizon Wireless' certification process, which generally takes between four and six weeks, is one of the most rigorous testing protocols of any carrier, and is focused on guarding the safety and security of our network. Certification is done by third party labs approved by Verizon, and selected by the device manufacturer. Over the years, Verizon Wireless has certified hundreds of devices; information on the certification process is available to anyone at

Verizon is committed to ensuring our customers have the best overall experience when any device becomes available on the nation's most reliable network.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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