AT&T’s variant of the Nexus 6 has a bit more disappointing news coming towards it today. After yesterday’s news that the device has AT&T’s logo on its back and lock screen, today has brought forth some more revelations about the carrier customization on the device. For starters, its SIM card is locked to AT&T. The only way to unlock it is to purchase it from a third-party or get it from AT&T after your contract has been fulfilled or your device has been paid for in full.
AT&T’s Nexus 6 also won’t allow you to set up a mobile hotspot or tether without subscribing to the feature through AT&T. Finally, the AT&T Nexus 6 comes pre-loaded with carrier ringtones, something that’s traditionally kept off of Nexus devices. All in all, a pretty disappointing set of news that shows AT&T’s uglier side. The side that doesn’t allow a simple, clean, stock phone on the carrier.
What do you think of this news?