On November 13, Motorola officially released the Moto Razr folding screen smartphone with a classic flip-flop design. However, from the FCC’s certified images, the machine does not appear to be equipped with a physical SIM card slot. This means that after purchasing the machine from Verizon, consumers can’t quickly switch to another carrier’s network by replacing the SIM card.
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In June 2019, the FCC approved Verizon’s temporary lock policy, which means that consumers will never be able to connect to the networks of other carriers for 60 days after the purchase of the Moto Razr and activation.
After the 60-day freeze period, consumers will be able to choose to switch Moto Razr to another carrier, but this will require consultation with carriers such as AT?amp;T or T-Mobile to switch the eSIM settings for the machine.
For users who are used to a physical SIM card, only one device would have been needed from the network of the switching carrier. But now, every switch requires a cumbersome contact with the operator that supports the eSIM network.
Hours before Moto Razr 2019 was officially released, the Federal Communications Commission released a “document photo” of the computer’s board.
Even if you can accept the inconvenience of Verizon Lock freeze for 60 days and eSIM, be aware that Moto Razr does not support the 12 and 14 bands of AT&T/T-Mobile.
This means you can’t get a complete mobile coverage experience on any one carrier.