When you buy a Pixel 2, you can choose between:
- an unlocked phone that works with all major carriers (including Google Fi), or
- a Verizon-enabled phone with a Verizon SIM card pre-inserted.
If you choose the Verizon version: After the device ships, you’ll get an email with activation instructions.You can also activate your new phone at www.vzw.com/google-activate.
If you’re a new or existing Google Fi customer: You can connect the unlocked Pixel 2 with SIM-free setup, a technology that replaces SIM cards.