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Unlocked Moto Z will work on T-Mobile and AT&T, but not on Verizon and Sprint

Unlocked Moto Z will work on T-Mobile and AT&T, but not on Verizon and Sprint
Announced yesterday, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be available in the US as Verizon-exclusive handsets called Moto Z Droid Edition and Moto Z Force Droid Edition. However, starting September, Motorola will also sell an unlocked Moto Z.

If you're planning to buy the unlocked Moto Z and use it on Verizon or Sprint, you'll be out of luck. That's because, according to Droid-life, Motorola confirmed that the handset will be compatible only with GSM networks - like AT&T and T-Mobile. Thus, the phone won't work on CDMA carriers (Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular are included here). We assume that this has something to do with the fact that Verizon wants to have full control over the CDMA variants of the new Moto devices.

Motorola has yet to announce the price of the Moto Z, though it's said that the handset will be cheaper than flagship smartphones from Apple or Samsung - which means it could cost under $600 unlocked.

Until the new Moto-Lenovo smartphones hit the market, you can find out more about them by checking out our Moto Z hands-on, our Moto Z Force hands-on, and our Moto Z and Moto Z Force new features overview.


source: Droid-life

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