The Nothing phone (1) is one of the most hyped phones of the year, and the company has successfully kept it under wraps for quite some time. It was only last week that the rear of the phone was revealed to the public. With only a few weeks left in its launch, the company has teamed up with StockX to open up bids for the first 100 units of their new smartphone.
However, despite the hype that the Nothing brand is creating, they won’t be shipping their phones to the US. When questioned, a representative replied that the Nothing phone (1) would not be fully supported by network carriers in North America. Furthermore, they also noted that the functionality of the phone depends on a variety of factors, including your carrier, its coverage, speed, and reliability. Therefore, there is a chance that the Nothing phone (1) may not work at all.
The Nothing representative also mentioned that they are currently focusing on home markets, such as Europe and the United Kingdom because they have a partnership with the carrier in these areas. They also emphasized that there are certain difficulties in ensuring that phones are supported by a country’s cellular technologies. Since they are a young brand, they have to be strategic about it.
The US phone carriers are extremely difficult to make a deal with, and chances are that the Nothing brand was unable to strike a deal. The Nothing brand is a small company, and it is likely much harder for them to meet the requirements. Other Android phone companies also have to jump through a lot of red tapes to make deals with US network companies.
If someone were to use the phone (1) in the US using T-Mobile, they may experience unpredictable coverage. Furthermore, if someone had AT&T, the voice capabilities would be severely limited.