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Visible offers New Customers: 32GB ZTE Blade A7 Prime Smartphone for Free when you Trade-In a Working Android Smartphone and Pay for 1-Month of Visible Unlimited Plan at $25. Shipping is free. Thanks spike32

Instructions to purchase
  1. Start here, click "Swap" on the product page
  2. Enter trade-in Android device's IMEI
  3. Create account using new customer
  4. Proceed to follow on-screen instructions
  5. Upon trade-in approval, your ZTE A7 will be sent for Free
  6. You will be sent a free shipping label in the box, not by email.
  7. Your first month of Visible service will be $25
    • You can cancel service anytime once you've paid your first month.
  8. You may continue with Visible service after the first month if desired at the standard rate of $40/month.
    • Simply turn off autopay
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  • 6.09 HD+ Notch 276 PPI 1560X720 Resolution
  • MT6761 Quad-core 2.0 GHz Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 16MP rear facing camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 3200 mAh removable battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • LTE 2/4/5/B13
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Visible: Trade-In Working Android Phone, Get 32GB ZTE Blade A7 Prime + 1-Mo. Unlimited Plan from $25 + Free Shipping
Visible offers 32GB ZTE Blade A7 Prime Smartphone for Free when you Trade-In a Working Android Smartphone and Pay for 1-Month of Visible Unlimited Plan at $25 Shipping is free.

This is a discussion for the ZTE phone. E6 chat here

It is unlocked for Verizon and Verizon MVNO, but you need to find and edit the APN settings. Data works with tmobile and att but no voice. Someone reported but not confirmed getting voice on tmobile. Even if it would work on tmobile and att, it is missing bands.
Quote from chrisoffice
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AT&T uses LTE band 2, 4, 5 and 17,
T-Mo uses LTE band 2, 4, 5 and 12,

ZTE Blade A7 Prime has 2/4/5/13
Instructions to purchase
  1. Start here [visible.com], click "Swap" on the product page
  2. Enter trade-in Android device's IMEI
  3. Create account using new customer
  4. Upon trade-in approval, your ZTE A7 will be sent for Free
  5. You will be sent a free shipping label in the box, not by email.
  6. Your first month of Visible service will be $25
    • You can cancel service anytime once you've paid your first month.
  7. You may continue with Visible service after the first month if desired at the standard rate of $40/month.
    • Simply turn off autopay
Specs
  • 6.09 HD+ Notch, Resolution 1560X720, 276 PPI
  • Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 16MP rear facing camera
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 3200 mAh removable battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • LTE 2/4/5/13
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Community Wiki

Last Edited by desi_babu_2010 Today at 03:10 PM
TO date [2/16/20202] , not a single swapped phone has been rejected.
people have sent in windows, android, apple, flip phone, as well as a picture of a phone (im kidding on that last one of course).
they have send in phones with out imei, without battery, with crack screens etc.

keep reading on tips/tricks to protect yourself regardless of which phone u want to send in.

if you are not going to follow the guidelines set forth by Visible,
proceed with caution...and continue at your own risk..



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2/14/2020 DEAD - OOS

PC Magazine phone review [pcmag.com]

Pros:
Good performance for the price.
Excellent call quality.
Runs a near-stock version of Android.

Cons:
Lackluster display and camera quality.
No 5GHz Wi-Fi. <<<<<Incorrect see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K...u.be&t=623

To whoever is trying to configure the ZTE Blade A7 to work voice/text, use a network app like "Mobile Network Mode" to force it to select different type of network.

1. Go to the app, select "Force Mode"
2. Set Preferred Network Type: either "GSM Auto" or "LTE/UMTS auto"

This should enable you to make voice call or text both incoming & outgoing.

I had success doing this for my CricketWireless. When doing voice call, it switches to 3G mode.

You must setup your regular APN to have 4G LTE enabled.

Video comparison ZTE Blade A7 Prime vs Moto E6 [youtube.com]
Compare specs ZTE Blade A7 Prime vs. Motorola Moto E6 [gsmarena.com] error note: the E6 does NOT have a fingerprint sensor
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below is wiki from e6 deal.
most info applies to both.


ZTE Blade A7 Prime available
<<<<The ZTE that's there and eligible to be swapped appears to have better specs than the e6, is unlocked (as most/all Visible phones are unlocked) but the ZTE Blade A7 (& the other cheaper phones [except for the very popular e6] ) are so limited that even if unlocked they only have bands that will work with Visible (in fact some have reported that the cheaper phones will not even wok with Verizon) Efforts are being made to see if the Blade A7 will work on TMobile and others. No clear answer yet.
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lots of information and mis information on threads like these..

is great to get feedback here..but for your own unique question/concern..id suggest...best is to confirm ur questions via chat and there fore u have record of it.,,,

but first..read wiki..it will most likely have the answer to ur question..


i contacted chat & was told:
1. need to see imei ...that is a MUST..and must be INCOMPATIBLE with visible service

2. on V website it says trade in Android phones only. however, i confirmed thru chat that even my W phone will work as long as the imei passes. so, if u want to do a non android phone that has an imei...confirm this first with chat , so u have record .... so..to summarize...can be Android or windows...as long as #1 is true

3. only need phone with imei visible one way or another. (for me imei was on back of phone and i didnt have charger, battery or even battery back)..so in summary all they want is the phone, no cords, no battery [in fact they say DO NOT SEND damaged battery]...keep in mind they need to verify the imei number so 1. if it is on back of phone , u r set 2. if it is setting then they must figure out how to get there.....u r not obligated to send them battery or charging cord..it is up to them to figure out how to check...

all this is assuming they check which users have questioned to begin with.

but if u have any questions...
get on line..
.get to chat..
.get it in writing..
save chat...
cover your own arse


notes on deal:

1. phone is unlocked (most/all phones from Visible are unlocked)

2. will accept most any phone that has a imei AND IS INCOMPATIBLE with V service

3. if u do swap, you will not get charged taxes (even if it says u will be charged taxes, included under "Total Due Today",..the "amount due today" will vary depending on where u live (usually between $8-$13.....it is for taxes......this is a glitch..so ignore). You pay $25 [no referral] or $20 [with referral] immediately upon creating an account (referred to as Total Due at Activation)...thats it ..there will no further charges on activation...only the $20 or $25. Note: Some have been charged $20 TWICE. Upon chat with Visible's Support, informed that the first $20 was for the 1st month's service and the second $20 was a credit to be applied to the second month of service.

many have asked if u are required to activate the sim..
no clear answer..

however...on V website:
quote begin
Within 14 days after order completion, customers must return their old Android™ device and activate their new phone, otherwise the customer will be charged the full price of the phone they ordered.
quote end

but.
some have activated the sim using another phone that is compatible with V

reason is they may want to gift the e6 or sell the e6...etc..

4. most people are choosing the moto e6 over other phone because it is the most versatile having bands for almost every usa carrier...the zte thats there and eligible to be swapped ..apperas to have better specs than the e6 and is unlocked as well...but that zte as well as the other ceaper phones are so limited that even if unlocked..they only have bands that will work with Visisble (in fact some have reporetd that the cheaper pones will not even wok with Verizon)

5. no contract, can cancel after paying for the 1st month

6. your are required to check eligibility of phone using imei number.You cannot enter the meid. You cannot enter the DEC number. You cannot enter the HEX number You cannot enter the MEID - last two digits. You must enter the IMEI. Some phones do NOT have a imei (mostly sprint older devices that are NOT LTE). in that case u need to find another phone. ...what i did was to buy for $5...on ebay...Nokia Lumia ...Seller information..tximran1 (1587 )

if u delete the first 2 number or the last 2 numbers from the meid . the result will be a random number which MAY therefore will pass...but it has nothing to do with your IMEI..it is not related... and might end up with your phone swap being rejected.

DATA POINT: I entered MEID of LG OE2 converted to DEC then dropped the last 2 digits into the IMEI checker, then sent in a completely different phone, iPhone 4S, which was accepted.
One: they don't match up the IMEI entered with what you send in.
Two: you don't need a phone with an IMEI. Afaict the only 'unacceptable' phones are those that are compatible with Visible.

7. sending phone back. there is limited creditable information on this, but most likely u will get a prepaid sticker with your mote delivery..just pack the old phone back in the box..slap the sticker and send it back..all with in 14 days...stay tuned for more credible information..
The original post is wrong about receiving a return label via email. Your return label will come in the box with the phone you ordered. No need to re-ask about this in the thread.


see here for picture of box that will be sent to u


UPS return label is in the box along with a white cardboard w/ plastic sleeve -- you put old phone in plastic sleeve and return it using same shipping box (remove old FedEx label and put on new UPS label)

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Latest chat on Feb 7, 2020

Hi there,
This is the Visible Care team reaching out in regards to your registration issues. We wanted to let you know that we received the package from UPS Tracking ID: 1Z4xxxxxxxxx. However we still need to verify the device, it would take up to 8 days, you can chat us back after this time to confirm the receip.
________________________________________________________________________


If you got shipping email but no tracking number then you can search FedEx by reference number:
V080130_0xxxxxxxx01 (x is your 8 digit order number)

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/tracking.html
Track by Reference
Enter ref num/country/zip/ship date

Ships via Fed-Ex overnight with signature required

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fedex release form: http://releaseforms.org/wp-conten...e-form.pdf

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Note: do not insert SIM right away. Connect to wifi & install any and all Android OS updates first. Then install Visible app and sign in. Insert SIM and restart phone. Another restart may be needed. After that all calling and LTE services should be working.

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Discount on first month can can be found at - https://reddit.com/r/Visible/ - search for referral code megathread

Party Pay discount on monthly service can be found here - https://reddit.com/r/VisiblePartyPay/

________________________________

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For your account info:
For those that concern about privacy, click on manage tab, and turn OFF "CPNI"
https://www.visible.com/legal/dat...acy-portal

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SOMEONE PLEASE REPLACE THIS COMMENT WITH CONCISE INFO ON WHAT CONSTITUTES "must be INCOMPATIBLE with visible service"

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my recent conversaton with the agent confirms that they dont accept anything other than android device, also they want battery with the device.

You would be able to trade in any Android device that is not compatible with Visible.
Visible
it has to be android ? I was under the impression it can be any OS
It would have to be an Android device.
Okay .. Do I hve to send battery with the phone ?
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Yes you would have to send the device along with the battery attached to the device.
Visible
okay .. thanks

oh my..

here we go again...

everyone trying to re invent the wheel
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I believe this ZTE Phone is same as Visible R2 ZTE
Even comes with LTE band 2/4/5/13 , some are ATT or tmobile have

however, even we tried to do a lot of APN setting, still cannot make it work in ATT or Tmobile
some ppl report only data, but no voice/text service; mine is even data not appear all the time.

these ZTE Visible phones are unlocked, however, lack of some bands.
Unlocked for Verizon MVNO's without problem. But not all other carriers.

for previous deal Moto e6, it is unlocked and works for all carriers w/o problem.
But ZTE visible no matter R2 or this A7, better use only for Visible or Verizon MVNO's. Unless you are getting for WIFI device or MP3 purpose only
Tried this method and it worked for att! comment #263 member name dns0702
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Quote from vikrambhatt
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my recent conversaton with the agent confirms that they dont accept anything other than android device, also they want battery with the device.

You would be able to trade in any Android device that is not compatible with Visible.
Visible
it has to be android ? I was under the impression it can be any OS
It would have to be an Android device.
Okay .. Do I hve to send battery with the phone ?
7:06 PM
Yes you would have to send the device along with the battery attached to the device.
Visible
okay .. thanks
Haha...WRONG! The white inner return-phone sleeve actually states on it not to include battery if you think it's damaged or if it's bulging. Rep don't know sh**...
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Haha...WRONG! The white inner return-phone sleeve actually states on it not to include battery if you think it's damaged or if it's bulging. Rep don't know sh**...
So as per you I can send my Blackberry Z10 which is eating dust to them and they will happily take it ?
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Quote from vikrambhatt
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my recent conversaton with the agent confirms that they dont accept anything other than android device, also they want battery with the device.

You would be able to trade in any Android device that is not compatible with Visible.
Visible
it has to be android ? I was under the impression it can be any OS
It would have to be an Android device.
Okay .. Do I hve to send battery with the phone ?
7:06 PM
Yes you would have to send the device along with the battery attached to the device.
Visible
okay .. thanks
"3. only need phone with imei visible one way or another. (for me imei was on back of phone and i didnt have charger, battery or even battery back)..so in summary all they want is the phone, no cords, no battery [in fact they say DO NOT SEND damaged battery]...keep in mind they need to verify the imei number so 1. if it is on back of phone , u r set 2. if it is setting then they must figure out how to get there.....u r not obligated to send them battery or charging cord..it is up to them to figure out how to check..."

2 different stories..damn
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for the record...there's no where on the visible website swap program that says the swapped phone needs to working:

https://www.visible.com/swap

"Send us your old phone.

You can keep your old Android™ until the new one is activated, so you won't ever lose service. Just remember to send us your old phone (make sure it's paid off!) within 14 days or you'll be charged full price for your new phone."
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Yes cracked screen is ok as long as it turns on
why does it need to turn on. Instructions suggest not necessary to send with battery. Where did you see that being 100% functional was a requirement to swap? thx
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Why people are not buying Moto e6 now if that is compatible with other providers? It says free with swap. Am I missing anything here?
Because they already swapped for E6, now they want another one ZTE.
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Data point for those that are asking the same questions regarding compatibility or unlocked/locked status. Interpret as it suits you:

Orderd A7 and received it promptly overnight, charged it up and put it:

1. Mint Sim from Superbowl, phone shows bar but unable to make calls or utilize mobile data
2. AT&T Paygo Sim, same story as above
3. Overseas GSM Sim, no bar or data service

Put the Visibile sim in:

1. Unlocked (Verizon original) iPhone 5s. No bar, no data, nada.
2. Factory unlocked Note 9. Same story, even after trying to manual select network service option (Verizon)


Haven't tried any 3rd app yet since I got this phone as a media device, happily spent $20 traded in a Kyocera POS from Freedompop. Paid/signed up using a virtual Cap1 Eno card and already locked up the card to ensure no funny charges other than the $20.
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Careful folks. I realized, a little late, that the phones to be swapped must be carrier unlocked or the swap may be denied and the phone will not be returned. If you have ordered and were planning to send in a locked phone, don't do it. You can refuse the delivery or return the phone within the return window (14 days I think).

This may have been said before, but if so, consider this a reminder.

Now I'm exploring which, least expensive phones to pick up from EBAY or somewhere, to be ready if the Visible offer returns.
I chatted with a rep couple of days ago about trade in device. I asked him if they accept carrier locked device and he said, they accept carrier locked phones but ATT locked phones might be rejected. I dont have the chat transcript but I remember exactly what he said to me.
I traded in with LG Fiesta 2 which was locked to TracFone and it was a successful trade in.
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why does it need to turn on. Instructions suggest not necessary to send with battery. Where did you see that being 100% functional was a requirement to swap? thx
It's in the FAQ, questions 2 and 4.

Quote :
Q: Can I swap ANY old Android™ phone for a new phone when I sign up for Visible?

A: We will accept any old Android™ phone that is able to turn on and not already compatible with Visible...
Quote :
Q: When I enroll in Swap, how do I send in my old phone?

Step 1: Get your phone ready, making sure it turns on...
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for the record...there's no where on the visible website swap program that says the swapped phone needs to working:

https://www.visible.com/swap

"Send us your old phone.

You can keep your old Android™ until the new one is activated, so you won't ever lose service. Just remember to send us your old phone (make sure it's paid off!) within 14 days or you'll be charged full price for your new phone."
Scroll down and look at the FAQ section.

It doesn't say that the phone needs to be 100% functional, but it mentions that you should be able to turn on the phone.

Having said that, some people have had luck swapping phones that don't turn on, so it doesn't seem like they're enforcing it.
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I chatted with a rep couple of days ago about trade in device. I asked him if they accept carrier locked device and he said, they accept carrier locked phones but ATT locked phones might be rejected. I dont have the chat transcript but I remember exactly what he said to me.
I traded in with LG Fiesta 2 which was locked to TracFone and it was a successful trade in.
Device should be fully owned, even if it's locked.
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Put the Visibile sim in:
1. Unlocked (Verizon original) iPhone 5s. No bar, no data, nada.
2. Factory unlocked Note 9. Same story, even after trying to manual select network service option (Verizon).
That's strange. I heard some people were able to activate Visible SIM in their unlocked phones.
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very impressed with this phone, got t-mobile fully working on it.
what do i need to do to cancel my visible service? just turn off auto-payment through visiable app?

thanks
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