Unlocked Moto Z, Moto Z Play ready to ship in October


When Lenovo announced its flagship family, Verizon was given exclusive selling rights from the start. Only Verizon customers could purchase the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play during the recent summer months; however, the time has come for the masses to get access to these devices.

Beginning today, you can place orders for the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play.


Best Buy and Amazon are accepting pre-orders for the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play with the release dates scheduled for next month.

Both carriers are selling the Moto Z and Moto Z Play for $699 and $449, respectively.

While the Moto Z arrives on October 2, the Moto Z Play isn’t expected until October 20.

It doesn’t appear that either retailer is running promotions for the Moto Z or Moto Z Play, so you’ll be paying the full price without any incentive.

Remember that both unlocked models are limited to GSM networks; therefore, Verizon and Sprint customers will not be able to use them properly. Everyone else, including T-Mobile and AT&T customers, are free to buy the unlocked Moto Z or Moto Z Play for seamless use.

Buy it now (Moto Z): Best Buy, Amazon
Buy it now (Moto Z Play):
Best Buy, Amazon

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.