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Walmart.com has 16GB Motorola Moto E4 Verizon Prepaid Smartphone available for $39.88. Shipping is free, alternatively store pickup is free. Thanks 8ballz

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  • 5" 1280x720 IPS touchscreen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • MicroSD Card Slot (up to 128GB)
    • w/ Adoptable Storage support
  • Cameras: 8MP Rear, 5MP Front
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Removable 2800mAh Battery
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Verizon Prepaid (Unlock Policy)
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For an in-depth review of the Motorola Moto E4 on Verizon Prepaid, head over to Android Authority ~RevOne

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Run don't walk, probably a limited number in stock for shipping! They may have received new inventory, as it shows in-store pickup as well at several local stores.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Verizo.../953073971

Previous thread with details on unlocking and using with other carriers...
https://slickdeals.net/f/10418732-select-walmart-stores-16gb-moto-e4-verizon-prepaid-smartphone-39-90-w-free-store-pickup?src=SiteSearchV2Algo

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**** Now also available at Family Dollar for $34 **** (Report of price increase to $45) NOW $29 til Dec 4.

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WILL NEVER work with Sprint since Sprint uses a whitelist ESN system. If you buy unlock code it will work with GSM carriers AT&T and T-mobile since GSM carriers do not whitelist ESN for activation.

Confirmed to work on:
* pageplus: already activated SIM. Everything works. Requires unlock code to get 4g workng. If cell bars shows an X do backup then factory reset.
* T-Mobile: (Voice, SMS, MMS, Data (LTE 2,4,12), and AT&T LTE bands 2,4,5,17 (with LTE Discovery app)
* AT&T postpaid: Activated SIM.
* FreedomPop: ATT LTE sim card in, entered the code, entered the APN and it worked on LTE and HSPA/HSPA+ but would not connect to 2G/Edge because AT&T shut their 2G network down.
* Cricket : used unlock code and entered apn. Voice, text (SMS/MMS) and data works. 1 time had an issue streaming, but I think it was my area (hopefully). Surfing the web has not been a problem. Good luck! glassr
* H2O Wireless: May take a few minutes for voice/text/data to activate after inserting sim. If after 5 minutes everything is not working properly then manually update APN settings (see APN list below in red).
* Nettalk (Tmobile): After unlock I get good data speed and voice calling with.
* Black Wireless (ATT): After unlock, I get voice, messages (including MMS), data working.
* Mint Sim: Confirmed to work for Voice/SMS/MMS/Data.
* Lycamobile: works after you select Lyca in the Network settings.
* TPO: Voice/SMS/Data work. Had issue with voice initially, but switching to 3G and back to LTE worked for both Voice & Data.
* Vodafone - Italy (roamed on ATT): Confirmed to work.
* Vodafone - Spain: Confirmed working with Vodafone SIM throughout Europe and Turkey.
* Ultra Mobile: Confirmed to Work - change APN settings to "BestMVNO" settings listed here may need to reboot after saving settings: https://bestmvno.com/apn-settings...-settings/OR you can activate with Tmo sim this will automatically populate apn for use with Ultra afterwards remove tmo sim replace with Ultra
* MetroPCS: Confirmed. You must call Customer Service and have them add the IMEI# to your account 1 (888) 863-8768. Reboot and success!
* RedPocket (ATT): Confirmed Voice. Change APN settings to "BestMVNO" Alternate for 4GLTE. Only had 3G connectivity before, and cell bars showed "X" on 4G. EDIT: Data wasn't working, so needed to set up another APN with the settings found here: Red Pocket Working Data APN [goredpocket.com]
* TotalWireless Working acc to this post https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=109248943&postcount=113

Specifications:

* 5.0" 720p LCD
* 16GB Storage
* 2GB RAM
* 1.4ghz Snapdragon 425 processor
* Support for up to 256GB MicroSDHC card
* Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n


If you order online for in-store pickup, make sure that they scan it properly into their system or you will have a problem with it. If they don't scan the phone properly, you won't be able to activate the phone because the phone never left the store as the system sees it

Yes, you can apply the update NDQ26.69-23-2 from Verizon without any issues or locking of bands for those using it on AT&T and T-Mobile.
Yes, that is true, but going into the future, you want to turn off auto-update firmware, and first check forum rooms to make sure it is safe. If it is safe, then update. Better safe than sorry.

Turn off Automatic Updates:
Go to Settings - About Phone - Scroll down and find build number. Tap on it 7-8 times till you get a message "You are now a developer".

Go back to settings - you will see a new option called Developer options. Inside this option you will find option to disable automatic updates.


Comprehensive list of MVNO APN settings
https://bestmvno.com/apn-settings/

CASES

A couple of cheap cases on Amazon for $8 ea
https://www.amazon.com/Moto-E4-SP...HCP9S7H9WR
https://www.amazon.com/Cimo-Matte...ase%20cimo

Found a decent deal on ebay [ebay.com] on a good case for this phone, but you have to be able to wait 2+ weeks for the slow boat from China to arrive with your delivery. It's the same case that is highly rated on Amazon, but costs less than $3 on ebay (a lot of people/vendors sell the same case).
Also on aliexpress [aliexpress.com] for $2 on aliexpress, got it in ~10 days.

Careful when buying cases for this model from online sources. Make sure it's for the U.S. model of this phone and that the cutouts in the case line up with the phone. The international version of the Moto E4 requires a different case.

UNLOCKING

UNLOCK INSTRUCTION STEPS : Quote from Elementary_Watson

Do NOT turn on phone with Verizon Prepay SIM in place unless you want to activate on VZ Prepaid.

1. Note 15 digit IMEI on box or phone.
2. Order unlock code on Ebay giving IMEI to seller.
3. Take out Verizon PrePay SIM from phone and insert non-VZ SIM.
4. Turn on phone and enter unlock code.
5. Continue with setup.
6. For some reason If u are unable to make/receive calls switch to 3G and back to LTE do it while other SIM is on the phone.

*** You can also unlock the phone with no SIM card inserted by going to Settings / Wireless and Networks / More / Cellular Networks / Change Carrier. (This entry goes away once phone is unlocked). ***

If you have an issue getting voice calls to work with GSM in USA or Oversees:
In Settings, go to "more", open "cellular networks" then "preferred network type", choose 3G or 2G, test regular voice calls if it doesn't work try another choice of preferred network and test again. Restart your phone. If settings don't change automatically you might be able to change back to LTE and still have it work

If anyone wants to permanently disable all Verizon crap including but not limited "No Sim Found" notification you can do this via ADB shell:
[Instructions for installing and running ADB shell can be found on the XDA site [xda-developers.com].]

adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.motorola.setupwizard.phoneservice
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vzw.hss.myverizon
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.motorola.vzw.cloudsetup
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vzw.qualitydatalog
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.verizon.mips.services
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.motorola.vzw.settings.extensions
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vznavigator.Generic
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.motorola.vzw.provider
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.gotv.nflgamecenter.us.lite
adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.vcast.mediamanager

NO ROOT YET

Since this phone doesn't currently have root, & likely never will with Verizon locking the bootloaders of its phones. I found a couple of features don't need rooting & works well:

1. DNS66 Adblocker:
https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66

2. Autohide (& show) the bottom Navbar for full screen immersive mode in all apps
https://forum.xda-developers.com/...p-t3509747


Verizon E4 Prepaid Spec Notes
CPU Snapdragon 425 Quad-core
Screen 5" 1280x720 Arguably a budget phone w/ a 720p screen = better battery life than 1080p
Supported LTE (Verizon) LTE Band 2 / 4 / 5 / 13 Bolded = VZW's Primary low-spectrum Band for building penetration
Supported LTE (ATT) LTE Band 2 / 4 / 5 / 17 Bolded = ATT's Primary low-spectrum Band for building penetration
Supported LTE (T-Mobile) LTE Band 2 / 4 / 12 Bolded = TMobile's Primary low-spectrum Band for building penetration
3G HSPA+ Yes (at least Bands 2 and 4)
2G EDGE Yes Lol
VoLTE Verizon-only no VoLTE for ATT/TMobile
WiFI Calling Verizon-only no WiFI Calling for ATT/TMobile
MicroSD Yes
Built-in Memory 16GB  
RAM 2GB

Other things to note:
* requires $2 unlock on eBay for unlocking for GSM (ATT/TMobile)
* has a very very fast fingerprint scanner
* jimx200 suggests downloading Open Camera for a better camera experience/quality

How to get this Verizon Prepaid E4 to work on Postpaid Official (and MVNO's)(thanks to AkumaX):

* swap in your Postpaid SIM (will "work", but you will get hotlined within 0-60 days)
* pay 12 months of prepaid service (old official)
* pay $XX amount on back of box (new official)
* pay 1 month of prepaid service (unofficial, but good success rate)
* put in an active prepaid SIM, request for unlock a month later (unofficial, low success rate)
* call CSR and ask them to whitelist for postpaid without paying anything (rare, must be extremely lucky)

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Unlock easily with purchased unlock code on ebay for under 2 bucks.

I used this last week and got unlock code in less than 24 hours...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-C...Sw7W5XOG9l

I used this a week before and code came in 2 days...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-C...Swl9BWIl8C
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I have both phones, both have their advantages so it's hard to say which is "better". Here is my quick comparison:

XT2 advantages
- More CPU cores
- Much bigger battery
- Better camera (both front and back)
- Metal body

E4 advantages
- Removable battery
- Fingerprint reader
- SIM unlock-able
- Almost stock Android interface
- $10 cheaper
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Doesn't seem like there is much of a rush on them in my area several stores had them in stock earlier this week when I went on a hunt for the family dollar deal.

FD was a bust but BB matched FD for 29

Running on Tmobile without issue, make sure you yank the verizon sim out before you fire it up.
Unlocking worked like a charm, took about a day to get the code, I bought from mobunlockingmaster in the UK
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Ty OP, in for 2.
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been this price for a while in stores nice to have it for online for shipping now. thanks op great budget phone
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Unlock easily with purchased unlock code on ebay for under 2 bucks.

I used this last week and got unlock code in less than 24 hours...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-C...Sw7W5XOG9l

I used this a week before and code came in 2 days...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-C...Swl9BWIl8C
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Easily unlocked when you purchase code on ebay. See links on post above for $1.95

Lots of details in this old thread too...

https://slickdeals.net/f/10418732-select-walmart-stores-16gb-moto-e4-verizon-prepaid-smartphone-39-90-w-free-store-pickup
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Doesn't seem like there is much of a rush on them in my area several stores had them in stock earlier this week when I went on a hunt for the family dollar deal.

FD was a bust but BB matched FD for 29

Running on Tmobile without issue, make sure you yank the verizon sim out before you fire it up.
Unlocking worked like a charm, took about a day to get the code, I bought from mobunlockingmaster in the UK
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How does one use Chase pay for an online purchase? I looked up some Chase pay info and they all seem to say it is to be used in store?
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Not sure if we need another thread on this great little phone but it's fine by me. I've been sporting one on Cricket for about 4 months and it's been the best budget phone I've ever used. None of the little annoyances I've had with pretty much every phone, flagships included, I've ever owned.
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Doesn't seem like there is much of a rush on them in my area several stores had them in stock earlier this week when I went on a hunt for the family dollar deal.

FD was a bust but BB matched FD for 29

Running on Tmobile without issue, make sure you yank the verizon sim out before you fire it up.
Unlocking worked like a charm, took about a day to get the code, I bought from mobunlockingmaster in the UK
On T-Mobile are you able to get WiFi calling to work? My understanding is that it will not work with the unlocked Verizon version of this phone. Can you please confirm? The FD deal was great, but WiFi calling is a must for me. Thanks.
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This cannot be unlocked for use on Verizon MVNO's, correct? I read through the old thread but didn't see much
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