1. fobish's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    So I accidentally bought a US Cellular Moto X on eBay. Is there any way to get it to work for At&t?
    I went to their site and it says this under features: "3G CDMA 850/1900MHz EvDo Rev A/4G LTE"

    I wasn't really sure because I read some other post that said that the FCC ruled that every new phone had to have GSM even if it was CDM based.

    Thanks,
    11-12-2013 06:01 PM
  2. benhmadison's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    So I accidentally bought a US Cellular Moto X on eBay. Is there any way to get it to work for At&t?
    I went to their site and it says this under features: "3G CDMA 850/1900MHz EvDo Rev A/4G LTE"

    I wasn't really sure because I read some other post that said that the FCC ruled that every new phone had to have GSM even if it was CDM based.

    Thanks,
    I would think you could unlock it and use it just fine but I could be wrong. On the bright side, if you are able to use it on Att you would be able to unlock the bootloader whereas with the Att version, you are in the grip of their tyranny

    Sent from my Nexus 5
    11-12-2013 06:13 PM
  3. fobish's Avatar
    Oh man thanks a lot on the quick response I was kinda freaking out. It would work even though it says its CDMA?

    Any tips/links on how to unlock it? Should I use these unlocking sites I see all over youtube? Or would the At&t store be able to do it?
    11-12-2013 06:19 PM
  4. rgarcia900's Avatar
    Does it use a sim card? all at&t phones use sim cards.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I497 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-12-2013 06:26 PM
  5. mhettrich's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken US Cellular uses CDMA. If that is the case, it shouldn't work on AT&T.
    11-12-2013 06:44 PM
  6. rgarcia900's Avatar
    I think that is true, that is why I asked about the sim card just to be sure.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-12-2013 06:58 PM
  7. F800's Avatar
    All LTE phones have a SIM card, and the Moto X phones all have GSM radio hardware (even those for CDMA carriers), but US Cellular insists that their Moto X will not be unlocked to work on any other carrier. I got this from US Cellular Roaming Tech Support this morning. I've been considering moving from my Electrify M to the Moto X and thought that this would be a good way to get a 'world phone'. It doesn't seem like that is the case.
    11-12-2013 11:14 PM
  8. fobish's Avatar
    Hey,

    Will this not work:

    How to Activate a U.S. Cellular Phone Onto Verizon Wireless | Science - Opposing Views

    ?

    I was thinking I could at least switch it to Verizon which is also CDMA. Because nobody has U.S. Cellular where I'm from and it might be easier to sell...?
    11-13-2013 10:44 PM

Similar Threads

  1. S4 or wait for S5
    By xRaZor912 in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-16-2014, 11:05 PM
  2. Arm Band case that works with an existing case?
    By Dreamliner330 in forum Motorola Droid MAXX
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-14-2013, 06:41 PM
  3. Viewed xxx sites while tethered to my company phone
    By Danny8787 in forum HTC One X
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2013, 08:06 PM
  4. How do I add music to the playlists in i iTunes og a S4?
    By oldtimeBBaddict in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2013, 06:33 PM
  5. Getting Lag/Glitching for Netflix, Flixster and Youtube
    By Jim Hickory in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-12-2013, 05:54 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD