26-05-2017 04:24 PM
Is the Google Pixel unlocked when bought via Carphone Warehouse (EE contract)? What about any other networks on Carphone Warehouse? Will any of these networks on Carphone Warehouse stock phones with carrier or Carphone Warehouse "bloatware"?
How do Vodafone, iD and O2 even sell them on Carphone Warehouse when it is "EE exclusive"?
I would apprieciate an answer to all of my questions as soon as possible. Thank you!
26-05-2017 04:31 PM
Hi @fonorah14 Yes they are unlocked from carphone warehouse.
They don't come with any bloat ware they are just stock.
Ee nad carphone are exclusive partners see here http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2016/10/05/ee-and-carphone-bag-google-pixel-exclusives/
26-05-2017 04:33 PM
Thank you! Could you just confirm, is that all carriers and networks on Carphone Warehouse or certain ones? Thanks!
26-05-2017 04:33 PM
I would just like to ask that is there ANY difference whatsoever to the device if you buy it from Google or EE or Carphone Warehouse?
26-05-2017 04:36 PM
@fonorah14 it's all the carriers that carphone warehouse offers it on.
the phone is exactly the same no matter where you get it from except if you get it direct from EE it will be locked to EE
26-05-2017 04:37 PM
Thank you! I think if I get the Google Pixel, I'll get it from Carphone Warehouse (probably EE contract) as it is unlocked and free from "bloatware". Thank you!
26-05-2017 04:41 PM
Actually, @Damienw1 kindly answered my question on another post. Carphone Warehouse (all networks) and Google Store stock the unlocked phone whereas EE lock theirs. Thank you!
26-05-2017 05:12 PM - edited 26-05-2017 05:12 PM
Devices sold via ourselves are stock ROM and not an EE variant.
The device is locked to the EE
Hope that helps,
26-05-2017 07:57 PM
Thank you! That helped too. I would just like to ask something else. When the device is turning on, do you see the carrier's logo or something? Are there any "clues" of it being linked to a network when the SIM is out? I can be a bit fussy about what I can see when I turn on my device! Thank you!
26-05-2017 08:00 PM
@fonorah14 no there is nothing on the device anywhere including start up all you see is Google that's the same wherever you get it from
27-05-2017 09:47 AM
You are most welcome @fonorah14 do hang around the community or come back if you have any other queries
28-05-2017 04:52 PM
Actually, I do have a question. Does this apply to phones bought on an upgrade on Carphone Warehouse or new contracts? Thank you!
28-05-2017 04:56 PM
Is this all phones or just the Pixel. I know that iPhone devices lock to the first network when not bought from Apple directly. Please can you correct me if I am wrong. Thank you!
28-05-2017 05:00 PM
28-05-2017 09:50 PM
Hi! I was wondering (again) about the prices on Carphone Warehouse. Why is getting an upgrade on each network more expensive than getting a new contract? I don't understand. Thanks!