Verizon certifies the Moto Z3 Play for use on its network, but it will not sell it directly

Verizon certifies the Moto Z3 Play for use on its network, but it will not sell it directly
Motorola has already launched the Moto Z3 Play in the United States, so, starting today, everyone can buy it from various retailers and carriers, as well as through the handset maker's online store. Sprint and U.S. Cellular will sell the Moto Z3 Play too, and there's also a Prime Exclusive variant available at Amazon if you don't mind the bloatware.

While Verizon seems to have skipped the Moto Z3 Play, customers who want to purchase it and use it on the Big Red's network will be able to do so without any worries. The carrier has just announced it has certified the Moto Z3 Play for use on its network, so, once you insert a Verizon SIM card in the device, you should get full 4G LTE support.

The Moto Z3 Play can be bought directly from Motorola for $500, which includes a bundled Moto Mod that expands the phone's battery life. Amazon offers the same bundle for just $450, but its Prime Exclusive version comes with Amazon apps pre-installed and ads.

Best Buy has the unlocked Moto Z3 Play on sale as well, but you'll have to come up with $500 upfront to get it bundled with the Power Pack 2220 mAh Moto Mod.

source: Verizon

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(24h talk time)



1. Omarc07

Posts: 589; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

2 phones Verizon has certified on its network this one and the Xperia xz2 compact,Now I wonder which one is better ,

2. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What's with this certification? You can't just stick a sim into any Android and use it on Verizon? Android phones being molested by carriers and bloat is still a thing?

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Amazon EXCLUSIVE one..does anyone know if the APPS (Amazon APPS) on this moto z3 play can be deleted? does the lock screen have ADs and can disable? thanx..

4. theenatevan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 2018

There are no ads....I don't know why they put that in the article. Amazon ditched those a while ago, also, the apps can't be deleted, they only can be disabled but you can remove the Alexa action from the power key if you want.

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