covering all of the same area as its old CDMA network.Users have obviously been very annoyed that they can't activate their new Nexus 7 on Verizon's LTE network. There have been guesses that it is because the device doesn't have a CDMA radio, so it can't fall back on Verizon's 3G network if you are in an area with no LTE. That doesn't really matter all that much, because Verizon's LTE network is essentially
It turns out that the reason could simply be that the device is not yet certified for use on Verizon's network. A Verizon rep has stated, "This is not yet a device that is Verizon 4G LTE certified. As you know, when devices are certified, we'll let folks know." That seems to indicate that certification will happen at some point, but there's no idea when, because Verizon can be notoriously slow with certification testing.