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posted: Oct. 16, 2016 @ 11:35a
Nice phone for the price but NO way to unlock or use it for any other network like AT&T or T Mobile. It should sell it for under $50 mark pretty soon IMO
posted: Oct. 16, 2016 @ 12:01p
What do you mean it can't be unlocked? I thought the FCC mandated that Verizon LTE phones had to accept GSM network SIMs. When did that change?
posted: Oct. 16, 2016 @ 12:34p
limerickey said: What do you mean it can't be unlocked? I thought the FCC mandated that Verizon LTE phones had to accept GSM network SIMs. When did that change?
Yes, Verizon prepaid phones are unlocked, but that doesn't mean jack if they don't have the right radio to talk to that provider's towers. You can put the SIM in, but it still doesn't have a GSM radio. you are looking at featured phones (iphones, Samsung galaxys) that allow full carrier hopping.
Because it is unlocked like that though, this is great for someone on Verizon who doesn't want to extend a contract, or just wants a backup phone (dependent on SIM card size for easy swapping with existing phone). You can just walk in and buy this, pop your SIM in (if it fits) and it will connect to Verizon. That is why the Moto E 2nd gen was so popular, cheap but decent phone / backup / media player.
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