Moto G for TracFone.

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  1. cwardmx

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    Where can I get a Moto G that works as a phone?
    I got one at Walmart for $29. It would not work with TracFone.
    So I got another later for $39. Will not work with TracFone until I spend $270 with Verizon.
    Anyone know where one is that 100% for sure will function with TracFone's BYOP Program?
     
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    You need to get an unlocked version of the phone, or a used one with a clean IMEI. Did you verify with Tracfone that the device can be used with their service? I'm not sure it can. I think it has to be used with their Straight Talk plans.
     
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    There are two cdma versions. Prepaid and post paid. The prepaid works with TracFone after it has been used for six months with Verizon. The other one is not locked.
     
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    I just looked that information up. Do to have an unlocked one or are both Verizon-locked? Because the locked versions can be used but, as you found out, when purchased new require nearly $300 worth of service from VZW.

    What, exactly are you looking for from Tracfone? Because the data the phone requires will cost you quite a bit if you have to use it.
     
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    I just ordered another one from eBay. Comments say it is Post Paid. And buyers state it does work on TracFone.
    I have been with TracFone for many years. I have a ton of saved up minutes and texts. I only use Data while waiting for people I take to appointments. Then just for checking email and arguing with idiots on facebook. No streaming.
     
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    I am hoping to be able to use one of my brand new ones that are scratch free. And just change the motherboard from the used beater I just ordered. Same XT1028 but unlocked. All the other parts are the same.
     
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    Good luck. Hopefully the internals aren't shot from extensive use and or abuse. :)

    And if you're going to argue with idiots, Facebook is the place to be.

    Where did you find a G for $29? Was it on special? I know it's locked in to Verizon, but it's a nice phone. Would do for a backup if anything happens to my X.

    My mother (70 in just about a week) loves hers.
     
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    I got the $29 Dollar one at Walmart. I went to get another and all were gone. So I went online at Walmart and ordered one for $39. I don't know if they have anymore. It was like a one day pricing mistake or something.
     
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    If anyone's following this, Best Buy and Walmart are both selling the Verizon-locked G for $25. :)
     
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