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Best Buy Verizon Prepaid - Motorola Moto E4 4G with 16GB Memory Prepaid Cell Phone - Black $50 + Free Store Pickup OR Shipping while Supplies Last @ Best Buy

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Lot of talk about this phone and now price has gone up at Walmart to $69 IF in stock

Available at Best Buy now for about $10 more than earlier Walmart $40 deal threads that are people say harder to find now. So if you're lucky enough to still find $39.88, check Walmart first with Brickseek:

https://brickseek.com/walmart-inv...=953073971

BUT if you can't find any there spend the extra $10 to have it shipped from Best Buy without having to run around, as we know how accurate Brickseek can sometimes be. LOL

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/verizon-prepaid-motorola-moto-e4-4g-with-16gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone-black/5899124.p?skuId=5899124 [bestbuy.com]

OR IF you have a Target even closer than Best Buy, you can try a price match which many people have reported having success with.

Previous discussions and good info in the wiki here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10418732-select-walmart-stores-16gb-moto-e4-verizon-prepaid-smartphone-39-90-w-free-store-pickup?src=SiteSearch


Unlock codes are now about $2 more than previous thread at $4.40 but still reasonable.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_itemId=14260428862&_nkw=Unlock+Code+Motorola+Moto+E4+XT1767+XT1767PP+Worldwide+Provider&_trksid=p2047675.m4099.l9146 [ebay.com]

Use XT1767PP in your Ebay search to get the right unlock code


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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
* Cricket: Unlocked, and plugged in SIM. Data & SMS/MMS worked. Had to switch from LTE -> 3G -> LTE in Settings, and voice worked. Details in RED below in wiki.
* 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!
* Consumer Cellular: Unlocked, and plugged in SIM. Data & SMS/MMS worked. Had to switch from LTE -> 3G -> LTE in Settings, and voice worked. Details in RED below in wiki.


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

Verizon E4 Prepaid Spec Notes
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/No Band 71 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, calls will be placed over 3G HSPA+
WiFI Calling Verizon-only no WiFI Calling for ATT/TMobile

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/

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

Careful when buying cases for this model from online sources. Make sure the cutouts in the case line up with the phone. Different models have different microphone placement.

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

Easy Way to Disable Bloatware

Follow this link from an earlier thread and click on the image and disable all the apps you see in the image. To disable, go to your Settings/Apps and then open each one and press "disable." Note this doesn't get rid of the Verizon sim card message on startup. To do that, follow the ADB shell instructions below.

More difficult way to disable Verizon-only bloatware
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 using ADB Shell are here at 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


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)

rouge vs rogue:

Hi, I have the non-Verizon full unlocked version of this phone (paid $100 for it). Here's my take:

PROS:

Very nice sized phone, I have used it when I travel and don't want my full size Nexus 6.

The fingerprint reader is very good and is almost instantaneous. I recommend you enroll many of your fingertips which will make it easier to use and be sure and enroll your fingertips at various different angles as well so that you'll be able to unlock the phone from any angle.

CONS:
There's a terrible lag on this phone when using GPS and/or camera apps. I have had to reboot the phone many times in order to stop the lag. The phone virtually freezes requiring a reboot. I never rooted this phone, because when I got it there wasn't a true root anyway.

It's a good budget phone, but because of the lagging problem I can't really recommend it. If you never use GPS or camera it would be fine. Perhaps the Verizon version is peppier than the version I got. In comparison I also have a Moto G5 plus, which is similar in having two gigs of memory, but which must have a much better processor because it never lags.

NOTE: for $60 more you can buy the fully unlocked carrier free version of this phone, which eliminates all the hassles of unlocking, etc. You can also use on Verizon postpaid, which is what I did.

OP's eBay linked provider for unlock codes (Greece seller) is not processing. Here is another provider I used a few months ago and was great. Just a few cents more at $4.99.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unlock-C...2468687430

NOTE (as of 12th March 2018): New batch of Verizon Moto E4 with IMEI starting with 3541360 & 353308089 & 3556690808 & 3533080886 & 3533080887 & 3533080888 & 3533080889 cannot be unlocked at the moment! Please check your phone's IMEI before opening the retail pack (if you intend to unlock it).

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So I read the wiki and many comments from last summer's thread. Sorry to say I'm not that bright apparently because I still don't understand if this can be used/activated on a regular Verizon plan. Help? Maybe?
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So I read the wiki and many comments from last summer's thread. Sorry to say I'm not that bright apparently because I still don't understand if this can be used/activated on a regular Verizon plan. Help? Maybe?
I believe you have to use it as a prepaid phone for 6 months before they will transfer it to post paid.
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Snagged one, Thanks!

FYI: It's $60 @ Target
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You can just use it as a music player without purchasing a plan right? Or is that not possible?
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So I read the wiki and many comments from last summer's thread. Sorry to say I'm not that bright apparently because I still don't understand if this can be used/activated on a regular Verizon plan. Help? Maybe?
As Kyden99 below said, you have to complete a minimum amount of time or pay them a "ransom" of about $75 to allow it to be used elsewhere. The time period and the ransom amount are on the outside of the box. If you buy this prepaid phone and put a Verizon non-prepaid SIM in it, very soon the line with be "hotlined" and whatever call you make will be routed to customer service. Verizon knows the entire range of serial numbers of these prepaid phones, so you can't get away with this unless you are lucky and the ESN didn't get loaded to their system.
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Snagged one, Thanks!

FYI: It's $60 @ Target
I'm going to price match at Target because I have these pesky gift cards to get rid of.
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You can just use it as a music player without purchasing a plan right? Or is that not possible?
You can do that with any smartphone.
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yes, that's right. More info is covered in the link in the OP
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Jealous!!!
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Give some to me. I could help you to get rid of the gc.
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Any deals like this for my post-paid T-Mobile plan?
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As Kyden99 below said, you have to complete a minimum amount of time or pay them a "ransom" of about $75 to allow it to be used elsewhere. The time period and the ransom amount are on the outside of the box. If you buy this prepaid phone and put a Verizon non-prepaid SIM in it, very soon the line with be "hotlined" and whatever call you make will be routed to customer service. Verizon knows the entire range of serial numbers of these prepaid phones, so you can't get away with this unless you are lucky and the ESN didn't get loaded to their system.
I purchased two from the last Walmart deal on these phones a few months ago. Ordered unlock codes from EBay for a few dollars and both phones unlocked fine. My wife has been using one on Cricket Wireless since that time with no problems.
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Even at $50 it's still a fantastic deal. Easily unlocked for $4-$5 to use on AT&T, T Mobile (no band 12 support apparently but still works with HSPA+), FreedomPop, Cricket

This phone is way faster than the specs would suggest, runs way smoother than my Huawei Honor 6x thanks in part to the fact that it runs stock Android, and not some heavy choppy skin that's bogged down with unnecessary features. Camera sucks and the fingerprint reader works 80% of the time.
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