Unlocked Moto Z Won’t Work On Verizon Or Sprint

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Verizon is clearly holding onto dear life for whatever exclusivity plan it has with the Droid brand. Big Red has no intention of letting go any time soon and the phone will even be a Verizon Exclusive for the first couple of months or so of the phones’ lives.

Droid-Life reports that the unlocked Moto Z will not offer the same ability to pop in a SIM card from any of the four major US carriers as the Moto X Pure edition did. You’ll have to buy the phone in either an Unlocked Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) variant or a Verizon variant.

Moto Z

If you really wanted to, you could buy a Verizon variant of the phone since all Verizon-branded phones are required to be Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) unlocked. The problem is, Verizon’s phones aren’t really known for getting the fastest Android updates. However, if you’re with Sprint, you may be out of luck altogether as it is still unclear whether or not Sprint will be getting a variant at all.

Last year’s Moto X Pure Edition and the Motorola-built Nexus 6 were both srecent unlocked and worked with Verizon and Sprint SIM cards. It seemed that Motorola krecent how to acquire the other two CDirect Memory Access (DMA) networks certified on its unlocked phone. However, it looks like Verizon wants the Moto Z all for itself this time around.

Moto Z Force

Think about it, before the Moto Z, Verizon had its own exclusive Droid line of devices that were otherwise unavailable in the US if you didn’t buy them through Verizon. International variants of Verizon exclusive phones were available but they were harder to acquire a hrecent of from within the states.

Could the Moto Z be the only ‘Droid’ devices that Verizon will acquire this year? It will be fascinating to see how Lenovo leverages the Moto brand throughout the world.

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