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Verizon Moto X on AT&T

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13th September 2013, 07:12 AM   |  #1  
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So I'm looking to upgrade but don't want to be stuck in another 2 yr contract. I'm thinking of using Verizon's edge program and getting the moto x and then paying the rest off when my contract is up at the end of the year. I would like to know if its possible to then go with an AT&T sim card and prepaid option in the same phone?

I have read all Verizon 4G phones come sim unlocked. I can't find either if the Verizon version comes with the GSM radios necessary to do this.

Any help on the subject would be great! Really tired of Verizon..

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13th September 2013, 02:30 PM   |  #2  
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Won't work. Vzw uses Cdma for voice and lte for data. Unless someone proves me wrong, the phone can't do voice calls on att network
13th September 2013, 03:11 PM   |  #3  
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Won't work. Vzw uses Cdma for voice and lte for data. Unless someone proves me wrong, the phone can't do voice calls on att network

That is my understanding as well. Won't work. Networks incompatible.

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So I'm looking to upgrade but don't want to be stuck in another 2 yr contract. I'm thinking of using Verizon's edge program and getting the moto x and then paying the rest off when my contract is up at the end of the year. I would like to know if its possible to then go with an AT&T sim card and prepaid option in the same phone?

I have read all Verizon 4G phones come sim unlocked. I can't find either if the Verizon version comes with the GSM radios necessary to do this.

Any help on the subject would be great! Really tired of Verizon..

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The carrier issue aside (see above) you should not even consider upgrading with Edge unless you want to pay for you phone twice. It is a complete rip off.
13th September 2013, 05:04 PM   |  #4  
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All newer Verizon phones are gsm unlocked and will be able to do voice and most of them hspa+ data on ATT. Weather the lte will work really depends on the phone and what radios they put in it.

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Just checked for the moto x and no LTE but everything else should work just fine

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Won't work. Vzw uses Cdma for voice and lte for data. Unless someone proves me wrong, the phone can't do voice calls on att network

It is possible to use a GSM carrier's sim in Verizon's phones for both voice and data. What would you like as Proof?

I don't have an X yet, but....

I have both Verizon and T-Mobile lines for work. (Verizon for personal).

My T-Mobile phone is a Galaxy S3. When T-Mo started supporting the iPhone, our corp rep swapped my sim to a T-Mo Nano SIM for me.

Since then, I have put my T-Mobile sim into my Verizon iPhone 5, VZW Galaxy S4, VZW BB Z10, VZW BB Q10, and VZW Nokia 928. Doing so works fine for voice, data and text messaging on T-Mobiles network, but at EDGE speeds since these VZW phones don't support the 1700mhz UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ bands that T-Mo uses. They do support the 1900mhz band that ATT uses, but I don't have an ATT sim handy to pop them in.

Oh, and I did need to use a SIM adapter to convert between nano and micro since only the iPhone 5 uses Nano sim. I do not recall results of trying to SMS, I really don't sms anyway.
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13th September 2013, 06:25 PM   |  #6  
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Won't work. Vzw uses Cdma for voice and lte for data. Unless someone proves me wrong, the phone can't do voice calls on att network

I hate seeing this response all the time on Verizon devices. Most modern Verizon LTE phones do GSM just fine. Verizon used to call this being a "World Phone", but really all Verizon phones are world devices now. Galaxy S3/4, Note 2/3, all of Moto's phones, etc.

From the Verizon Moto X specs page:

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Network: LTE, CDMA/1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
Global Network: EDGE/GSM (850/900/1800/1900), HSPA/UMTS( 850/900/1900/2100), HSDPA 42.2 Mbps (Category 20), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

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I stand corrected and won't spread misinformation any more. Thanks for educating me.
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Thanks everyone for all the replies! I have heard so many things and this clears the air for me.

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The Droid Ultra connects to At&t without any modification required:
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/22...ut-of-the-box/

In the past some phones on Verizon with GSM capabilities were software restricted from connecting to US GSM providers.
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18th September 2013, 03:46 PM   |  #10  
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Since the X works on ATT it should work with a Straight Talk ATT Sim card right?

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