The Moto Z Is Now Unlocked!

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    Earlier today I got a pretty exciting email from Lenovo. The email announced the pre-order of the unlocked version of the Moto Z. You can now use the device on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. The Moto Z series has suffered from a lack of availability. The phone was released as a Verizon exclusive. Carrier exclusive devices seem to have trouble picking up steam. Maybe Lenovo will see a rise in popularity of the new Moto Z series now that the phone can officially be used on GSM carriers!

    I have been using the Moto Z Force as my daily driver for the past few weeks. I have really enjoyed my time with the device. Of course the best part is the modularity. While the modules are great they are kind of expensive which could be the other reason these devices have not gained much traction. Will any of you be picking up the Moto Z now that its unlocked?
     
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    OOH BABY! I was just looking today to see if there was even a remote possibility. How cool is that?

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    yea i love this phone. I hate that i have to send mine back!
     
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    Well I'm waiting for the next best deal on them and I'll jump on.

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    I got mine from Best Buy. Got a $200 GC that I used on Down Payment and got the JBL Speaker. Basically I'm financing $524 over 2 yrs. Still cheaper than Retail @$799.
     
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    It was always unlocked? I've been using the moto z and moto z force on different carriers ever since they released. All verizon phones come factory unlocked.
     
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    Anybody got a battery module for it? How well does it last throughout the day with heavy usage?
     
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    Really? Even contract phone?
     
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    No, I don't believe so. The Motorola branded (non-Verizon) phones were unlocked but weren't always able to communicate in all networks due to having only Verizon and a few other compatible radios, but more recently they include radios for most carriers globally.

    Verizon branded phones have been locked to Verizon in most cases, AFAIK. Anyone is welcome to correct me if I'm wrong,



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    Yea that's what I thought the point of exclusive phones was, to lock them to a carrier for x amount of days.
     
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    I thought the 700 spectrum agreement forbid carrier locking a phone.
     
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    Device Unlocking Policy

    . The phones aren't locked.
     
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