OnePlus 6T Might Work on Verizon

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Oct 18, 2018
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The upcoming OnePlus 6T may be the first OnePlus phone to work on the Verizon network, according to PCMagDespite its impeccable software support and top-of-the-line hardware, OnePlus devices are yet to gain a foothold in the US market because of a lack of carrier relationships. Getting into carrier stores allows users to opt-in for monthly payment plans, which help a vast majority of Americans who buy their phones. In the US, wider carrier availability is essential a phone to succeed as 85-88 per cent of US phones are sold on carrier shelves. It is virtually impossible for a device to reach the masses without carrier support. If the T-Mobile deal goes through, that’ll help the OnePlus 6T’s cause greatly.

OnePlus phones have only run on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks until now

Verizon has only recently started accepting unlocked LTE-only phones such as the Asus ZenFone V as they still use a 2G-based CDMA network. The Verizon variant of the OnePlus 6T would probably be an LTE-only phone on Verizon. PCmag’s sources say that the 6T will have LTE Band 13, which is essential for Verizon compatibility. Previously, the HTC One A9 and the ZTE Axon 7 were initially Verizon compatible on paper, but HTC withdrew support for Verizon’s network, and the ZTE phone became wildly unreliable when Verizon pushed various software updates through its system.

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With flagships devices getting more and more expensive, there is a dire need of ~$500 devices in the market. Even the ‘more affordable’ flagships such as the LG G7 and iPhone XR are both about $750.  The Samsung Galaxy S9++ and Google Pixel 3 are $799 and it only gets higher after that. Then there’s a big gap in current models before dropping to the $480 Moto Z3. The OnePlus 6T will make a great addition to the market as it sits in the price to performance sweet spot for many people.

Source: PCmag

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