The news comes as a surprise given that the Verizon logo was clearly visible at the Nexus 7 unveiling. Customers who have just gotten their hands on the new Google tablet were running into problems activating the device on Verizon's network, and according to Verizon Support on Twitter, it simply can't be activated.
@jeffjarvis I'm excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It's not part of our line up & can't be activated^JH
-- VZW Support (@VZWSupport) September 17, 2013
One workaround is to use an LTE SIM card that has been transfered from another device working on the Verizon network.
The news is likely to get under Google's skin very quickly, as it had urged the FCC to make Verizon understand that the open access provisions in its license obligations - when it licensed wireless spectrum at auction in 2008 - must be complied with
"The Commission must ensure that Verizon understands that this license obligation means what it says: Any Apps, Any Devices," Google wrote in a letter to the FCC.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 17 Sep 2013 19:37