1. Rometheus's Avatar
    if I buy direct from Motorola can I use it on Sprint?
    07-28-2015 05:29 PM
  2. Rometheus's Avatar
    This is becoming a very hard question to get answered? Lol

    ~Blessed From My Note 4~
    07-28-2015 08:47 PM
  3. jimt1029's Avatar
    if I buy direct from Motorola can I use it on Sprint?
    No, new 2015 version (3rd Generation) is GSM only (ATT/TMobile) right now. CDMA version is supposed to be coming soon.
    07-29-2015 02:48 PM
  4. Rometheus's Avatar
    No, current version is GSM only (ATT/TMobile). CDMA version is supposed to be coming soon.
    Thanks!!!

    ~Blessed From My Note 4~
    07-29-2015 02:53 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    CDMA variant might be for prepaid (Boost, Virgin).

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    08-01-2015 05:38 PM
  6. ScottMGS's Avatar
    CDMA variant might be for prepaid (Boost, Virgin).
    It seems that Boost and Virgin phones are, as far as the network is concerned, Sprint phones. Does that mean that it is purely Sprint policy that prevents one from adding a Boost to my Sprint family plan?
    08-07-2015 07:56 PM
  7. 65fastback's Avatar
    ordered one for the wife and she was excited then realized there wasnt an option to select cdma even though the specs page lists a cdma version even with sprints band 40 LTE. fail.
    10-29-2015 02:11 PM
  8. acejavelin's Avatar
    ordered one for the wife and she was excited then realized there wasnt an option to select cdma even though the specs page lists a cdma version even with sprints band 40 LTE. fail.
    The "fail" here is on your part, you didn't do your research obviously...

    Don't know where you got your CDMA version from, Motorola doesn't sell one directly they only sell the unlocked GSM model...

    There are only 2 Moto G 2015 models currently available in the US, neither is compatible with Sprint directly:

    Moto G - GSM (XT1540)
    LTE (2, 4, 5, 7, 17)
    UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 1700/AWS, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

    Moto G - US Cellular, Virgin Mobile (XT1548)
    LTE (2, 4, 5, 12, 17, 25, 26)
    CDMA (800, 850, 1900 MHz)
    TD-LTE (41 TD2500)

    Note that the US Cellular and Virgin Mobile models are NOT unlocked, they are locked to those specific carriers. Plus, Sprint does not allow third-party devices on their network (except Nexus devices), so if you want a Sprint Moto G 2015 you will have to wait until Sprint sells it.

    Remember that in Sprint devices, the SIM is only for LTE, which is only for LTE data... For the voice/text and 3G data portions, the phone's ESN/MEID needs to be registered for CDMA service to work, GSM devices do not have a MEID they have an IMEI number. If you get a device that has an MEID and the proper bands, there is still no guarantee that Sprint will activate it even if it is technically compatible, Sprint (and most CDMA carriers) are under no legal obligation to activate a 3rd party device that is not tested and verified compatible with their network (ie. they sell it). Like it or not, services like Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, and other CDMA carriers have their service locked down. The only exceptions to this rule have been Nexus devices, this year's Moto X 2015 "Pure" edition, and some iPhones.
    11-01-2015 10:18 AM

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