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Moto Z3 Play FACTORY UNLOCKED at Bestbuy $99.99 with Verizon activation & cancelation

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Was just browsing BB unlocked phones and noticed they lowered the Z3 Play to $99.00 with Verizon activation. If ya don't mind the hard credit pull and canceling the Verizon line within 3 days this is a pretty good deal. These deals always work better in-store for me. Most people freak out when they see "Verizon Activation" but it's pretty easy to cancel the new line within 3 days and walk away with a nice UNLOCKED phone. All fees including activation fees are waived if line is canceled within 3 days.


https://www.bestbuy.com/wireless/...#/carriers

This recent Pixel 3 thread will answer all of your questions about doing these Bestbuy deals for FACTORY UNLOCKED phones.
https://slickdeals.net/f/13334512-google-pixel-3-64gb-unlocked-299-00-w-activation-on-verizon?v=1
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With activation, no flipping way.
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New line required for $99.99, $149.99 for upgrades.
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best buy activation, I will avoid
The representative I met, his mouth is full of crap
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I would avoid this phone. I have this phone and the earpiece has so much static on phone calls. Even the replacement they sent to me has the same problem. Calls sound good on Bluetooth, which means it is not the phone service. Everything else about this phone is good.
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I would avoid this phone. I have this phone and the earpiece has so much static on phone calls. Even the replacement they sent to me has the same problem. Calls sound good on Bluetooth, which means it is not the phone service. Everything else about this phone is good.
That's odd, mine served me for over a year without any problems
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Motorola Verizon phones are usually locked to that network and cannot be used on other networks, FYI.
This is not a Verizon phone. This Z3 Play is the FACTORY UNLOCKED version and will work on all US carriers. Sprint, T-Mobile, At&t and Verizon. Not really sure why Bestbuy has been offering all these Factory Unlocked phone deals lately. I grabbed the Unlocked Moto G7 Power for $50.00 a few weeks ago and canceled the new Verizon line immediately. Lots of SDers also snagged the UNLOCKED Pixel 3 for $300.00.
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Motorola Verizon phones are usually locked to that network and cannot be used on other networks, FYI.
Couldn't be more incorrect. Verizon is the only company that doesn't lock their phones. They recently implemented a policy where phones are "locked" until the purchase is confirmed and then automatically unlocked after 60 days, but supposedly that was to prevent theft.
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This is not a Verizon phone. This Z3 Play is the FACTORY UNLOCKED version and will work on all US carriers. Sprint, T-Mobile, At&t and Verizon. Not really sure why Bestbuy has been offering all these Factory Unlocked phone deals lately. I grabbed the Unlocked Moto G7 Power for $50.00 a few weeks ago and canceled the new Verizon line immediately. Lots of SDers also snagged the UNLOCKED Pixel 3 for $300.00.
They have any deals on factory unlocked iPhone lol?
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This may be a silly question but it's within 3 days of actual activation correct? None instock near me just wanted to see all my options before pulling the trigger
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32GB could be too limited even with an SD card slot. Aside from that it's a good deal for people willing to go through the rigamarole.
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This may be a silly question but it's within 3 days of actual activation correct? None instock near me just wanted to see all my options before pulling the trigger
Be careful if you are ordering via shopping....
Best buy sometimes pre activates before shipping and sometimes puts a future random date...
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Be careful if you are ordering via shopping....
Best buy sometimes pre activates before shipping and sometimes puts a future random date...
Agree. I would only do this deal in a store. Ya just walk in, let them do the paper work and credit check, pay cash for just the phone and walk out the door. Ya don't even give them a credit card. You'll have the new phone number and 4 digit PIN when you walk out the door. Just make sure to call Verizon within 3 days and cancel the new line.

My transaction went nice and smooth and the phone was never even opened. I told them I'd activate it myself so they just handed me the sim card. I never even put the sim card in the phone. Using mine on At&t Prepaid. Definitely some work involved in these Bestbuy/Verizon deals but ya end up with some nice factory UNLOCKED phones at fantastic prices. Kinda surprised this loophole hasn't been closed yet.
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