I was thinking about using this phone on ATT go phone and was wondering if it had support for bands 29 and 30? Can't seem to find a clear answer online.
I just bought it and I'm on metro right now. Now I'm worried, will I not be able to use this phone to its full potential? What carriers am I screwed with now?It also has no band 12 support. That means no 700 mhz for either GSM carrier. Band 17 is the main lte band for att( this is what my phone at home connects to). The GSM unlocked version should not be recommended to any USA consumer. The review really should have mentioned this. I was very close to buying this phone until I looked into the bands.
I doubt it. Here is the support chat I just had at Moto's site.It has been confirmed both by T-Mobile and a Motorola rep in their forums that the phone has band 12 and will be certified for VoLTE. No wifi calling though(which means no free texting/messaging in flight).
I really hope this is the case. Moto's website doesn't list band 12 or 17 (you have to click a little + symbol in the product descripton to view full specs). I have never heard of a gsm phone not having band 17, so I really hope it is just a typo on Moto's part.
From Moto website:
Network Bands (by model)
CDMA (850, 1900MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
4G LTE (B2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13)
But I asked the lady and told her it's for the unlocked one, not Verizon but I hope you're right. Even the GSMArena has those same specs but like you said, maybe it's VerizonI think that they didn't update the website for the unlocked one... Those specs are for the Verizon one
Okay so I checked the Verizon website and BOOM, it IS thoseI think that they didn't update the website for the unlocked one... Those specs are for the Verizon one
You're so right. I think they just haven't listed the unlocked version specs. Just using the Verizon ones cause it's easier.Yeah, all that dude did was go to the product page and copy/paste. TMoNews reached out to Moto directly and were told that both the Z and Z Play GSM would have Band 12. If you go into the Motoroloa forums, a Moto employee says he believes the product page is wrong and that Band 12 is supported (and VoLTE). Though we'll have to get lucky and hope T-Mobile certifies it for WiFi calling.
Also FrequencyCheck.com will show Band 12 on the device. I would trust all 3 sources over random chat rep 99 times out of 100.
Okay so I checked the Verizon website and BOOM, it IS those
CDMA: 850, 1900MHzGSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)4G LTE (B2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13)"
So maybe all these sites just haven't listed the new network bands for the unlocked and just using the info for Verizon...
You have to wonder if those bands are present on the Verizon phones too and are purposely ommitted. Verizon probably doesn't want you to know they support them, especially band 12 which makes T-mobile a lot more competitive to Verizon.