1. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    Will the Moto Z Force work if I switch to T-Mobile?

    in my area they have good coverage, and I could save about a $100 a month
    02-16-2017 09:09 AM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Will the Moto Z Force work if I switch to T-Mobile?

    in my area they have good coverage, and I could save about a $100 a month
    Is it the Verizon version of the phone?
    02-16-2017 09:33 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Is it the Verizon version of the phone?
    I thought that the z force was a Verizon exclusive?
    02-16-2017 09:35 AM
  4. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Z Force Bands
    CDMA (850, 1900 MHz)
    GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS / HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    4G LTE (B2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13)

    T-Mobile's Bands
    LTE - Frequencies: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz)
    4G HSPA+ Frequencies: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz)
    3G HSPA Frequencies: Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz)
    2G Edge Frequencies: Band 2 (1900 MHz)
    02-16-2017 09:49 AM
  5. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    so it looks like it might work, but be kind of gimped
    02-16-2017 11:25 AM
  6. xocomaox's Avatar
    02-16-2017 11:33 AM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    Will the Moto Z Force work if I switch to T-Mobile?

    in my area they have good coverage, and I could save about a $100 a month
    It will almost surely work. You may not get LTE everywhere.

    But, there is a good way to check - get a T-Mo prepaid SIM and see if it works where you live/work/travel. Just cancel the service when you're done testing and then get a regular postpaid account (or stay with Verizon.)
    02-16-2017 12:34 PM
  8. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    thanks, that confirms it will work on 2G and some of 3G and LTE

    might give that prepaid sim idea a shot
    xocomaox likes this.
    02-16-2017 01:35 PM
  9. garak0410's Avatar
    I took a Verizon Moto Z Force to AT&T and it works perfectly and even receives updates. Not that would help someone deciding to take it to T-Mobile but it has worked 100% on AT&T.
    02-20-2017 11:52 AM
  10. Prince4513's Avatar
    This phone does not look like it has band 12. You will not get your best experience if you don't have a phone that has Band 12 enabled. This happens quite often with people and they end up blaming the carrier.
    xeene likes this.
    02-20-2017 12:24 PM
  11. xeene's Avatar
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday with my moto z force. It works in most areas but not in all. Main deficiency is lack of band 12 which is long range lte. Driving in valleys between hills we get dead zones where you can't even make a phone call. Also building penetration is very bad without said band 12. I work in the hospital and as long as I am next to exterior wall I get 4g lte but soon as I pass a few walls and I have no reception at all. With Verizon I could be anywhere at I would have 4g reception, worst case it would switch to 3g.

    I've ordered GSM version of moto z play and will see if my results will improve.
    doogald likes this.
    02-21-2017 07:39 PM
  12. Prince4513's Avatar
    I just switched to T-Mobile yesterday with my moto z force. It works in most areas but not in all. Main deficiency is lack of band 12 which is long range lte. Driving in valleys between hills we get dead zones where you can't even make a phone call. Also building penetration is very bad without said band 12. I work in the hospital and as long as I am next to exterior wall I get 4g lte but soon as I pass a few walls and I have no reception at all. With Verizon I could be anywhere at I would have 4g reception, worst case it would switch to 3g.

    I've ordered GSM version of moto z play and will see if my results will improve.
    That version supports Band 12, so you should see a marked improvement, and maybe you can sell your other to offset the cost.
    02-21-2017 07:43 PM
  13. xeene's Avatar
    That's the plan
    02-22-2017 06:47 AM

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