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Promoted 08-31-2015 by brisar at 03:59 AM View Original Post
BestBuy.com has Motorola Moto E 4G 4.5" Sprint Prepaid No-Contract Smartphone (MOT1526ASB) for $39.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks JulesJam

Specs:
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 1.2 GHz
  • 4.5" qHD TFT display
  • 4G LTE/WiFi/Bluetooth
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

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Written by brisar

Refer to forum thread for additional discussion about this Phone. - brisar

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Edited October 10, 2015 at 12:11 PM by annie930ny
Searched and didn't see this. Not sure if this is a great deal or not b/c I don't use Sprint prepaid.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sprin.../2729581.p


$10 off coupon may work in-store:

https://www.valpak.com/coupons/di...ge=bestBuy

YMMV - coupon doesn't deduct any money from the price and the SA will need to manually adjust the price.


EDITED - Check the HEX and DEC MEIDs for RingPlus and also check the ICCID number.
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Last Edited by Rexman October 24, 2015 at 06:35 AM
"YES, YOU CAN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER AND FULLY ROOT THIS PHONE!

Also works on Ring+ as many posters have said, it's recommended to activate on Ring+ BEFORE you turn on your phone." -QuickStriker


UNLOCKING THIS DEVICE: Sprint's Unlocking Policy [sprint.com] makes NO mention if non-customers can unlock this device for either domestic or international use (each is a separate process). It is recommended that you call Sprint's Tech Support and double check whether or not a non-Sprint customer can unlock this device.

Unless somebody offers other evidence, you can assume that is locked to Sprint Pre-Paid and will not work on other carriers or MNVO in the USA, including Sprint Post-Paid. If you're currently locked into a Sprint contract, this phone cannot be used to replace your current phone as those are two-different networks.

It might be usable on foreign networks:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/m...n-t3052844


Quote from dealwars View Post :
Reviewing the FCC test filings:

C7 (Sprint Model) has the following LTE bands:
2, 4, 5, 12, 17, 25, 26, 41

C8 (Verizon Model) has the following LTE bands:
2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17
The comparison between Moto E and Volt - I've been trying to summarize the key talking points.

Volt has these, Moto E does not:


Volt has LED Flash / Flashlight
Volt has LED notification light
Volt has infrared remote capability (albeit limited)
Volt has .2" larger display +
Volt Navigation buttons don't take up display space
Volt has Longer life battery & does last longer
Volt has 1080p 8 MP camera
Volt has NFC
Volt has compass

Moto E:

Has newer version of Android (if that matters to you).
More likely to officially support next version of Android
Faster CPU
Has "active notifications"
Has light sensor that dims display based on lighting
Softer touch feel - less plastic feeling


- Although the Moto E only has a slightly better processor, it scores much better compared to the Volt in Basemark OSII, Geekbench and PCMark.

If you are having problems activating the phone (i.e. can't make or receive calls):
try updating the PRL, instructions at https://ringplus.net/help/

If you get an authentication error when "Update PRL" you might have to wait a few hours (8+ hours overnight) for RingPlus to forward your ESN/IMEI number to Sprint, then the authentication error should go away.

Immediate fix for AUTHENTICATION error during attempt to do hands free activation which results in failure to update PRL and Profile:
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=78504520&postcount=399

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Can you stick an already active Sprint postpaid SIM in these and get them to work on Sprint postpaid like you can do with the Verizon model?
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Perhaps you may be able to take $10 from previous posters coupon

Coupon [valpak.com]
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Quote from DealHunter32 View Post :
Perhaps you may be able to take $10 from previous posters coupon

Coupon [valpak.com]
nice, thanks! Coupon is in-store only?

Can I use this phone on Sprint postpaid if I have an already active Sprint post paid SIM card?
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This or the LG Volt Sprint?
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nice, thanks! Coupon is in-store only?

Can I use this phone on Sprint postpaid if I have an already active Sprint post paid SIM card?
I'm not sure but sprint is the most restrictive so I'm going to say no.
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Can you stick an already active Sprint postpaid SIM in these and get them to work on Sprint postpaid like you can do with the Verizon model?
Sprint is very strict with their IMEIs and has gotten very good at restricting their IMEIs. They screwed up briefly back in Feb with certain phones but fixed the loopholes very fast. If anyone have gotten this phone to work on Sprint postpaid, I would like to know also Stick Out Tongue
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Which one is better? LG volt or this?
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Is this the second version?
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is this phone has GSM comparable?
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Anyone know if this would work on ringplus?
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Is this the second version?
Yes. Both UPC (723755006478) and model number (MOT1526ASB) matched 2nd gen Stick Out Tongue
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thanks will check this out!
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