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Euro Moto G work in US?

By Philabroad ·
American in Europe here. Picking up a Moto G8 Power (company paid and selected) soon and I want to know of it will function properly on US networks with a US Sim card. As far as I can tell it's basically the same as US spec Moto G Power with the exception of no 5g (no lost sleep). Experts please look over the specs and advise please. Thanks in advance.

https://www.motorola.com/we/smartphones-moto-g-power-gen-8/p
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The usual.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Euro Moto G work in US?

This is another "depends" problem. Which carrier you choose might cause issues just like it always has. Also the phone must be unlocked which is a given for using other SIMs.

Another issue is if this has VoLTE. Since there are variants of the model you wrote about, your best cost plan will be if the phone has VoLTE. Here my other phone does not have VoLTE but works fine but I can't get a 10 buck a month reduction because this one doesn't have it.

If it is unlocked, it will most likely work on one or another carrier.

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by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Euro Moto G work in US?

When I was in the USA in 2004, my European 2G phone didn't work there, due to a difference in frequencies used between Europe and the USA.

The specs you link to say about your phone:
Networks + Bands

4G: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28/38/40/41
3G: 1/2/4/5/8/19
2G:2/3/5/8

It's not clear from your post if these are the specs of the phone sold in Europe. And it's not clear at all what bands your preferred provider in the USA uses.

So my answer: maybe.

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Thanks Kees.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Re: phone

I'll add that 2G from AT&T is definitely dead now. The plug was pulled a few years ago.

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Same here.

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Thanks Kees.

My old phone stopped working in September 2020, after 17 years, for exactly that reason.

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I posted Euro specs

by Philabroad In reply to Re: phone

I posted the Euro specs

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Which carrier in the US....

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Euro Moto G work in US?

....do you plan to use the phone on ? That makes a world of difference and no guarantee that it will work for all features.

I had a European LG G4 (I think) phone that was also sold in the US by Verizon at the same time. I could not activate the device on Verizon despite my best effort. I would have had to buy the US version of that device instead. I am was told that it didn't have all of the required cellular frequencies used by Verizon in the US and that was that.

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Carrier

by Philabroad In reply to Which carrier in the US.. ...

Well I won't go with Verizon as they tried to screw me in the past. The place I'm moving to is in the mountains and T Mobile and AT&T being the other providers. AT&T has the best coverage.

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I went on a long road trip over a year ago.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Carrier

I had two phones, one was on ATT the other on T-Mobiles. From San Diego to a mile out of Port Los Angeles on the way to Vancouver Island, BC Canada coverage was identical. When one phone had no connection, both had no connection. This happened two times along a 3,700 mile road trip. I'm calling it identical.

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