Moto Z2 Force may be coming to T-Mobile


Last year, Verizon had the US carrier exclusive on the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, meaning that T-Mobile customers interested in a Moto Z had to buy unlocked. That may not be the case this year.

The Moto Z2 Force is coming to T-Mobile, says prominent leaker Evan Blass. There aren’t any spec details for the device available quite yet, but the original Moto Z Force was a higher-end device that offered a 5.5-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display, 21-megapixel rear camera, Snapdragon 820 processor, and 4GB of RAM.

Also of note is that the Moto Z Force offered support for Moto Mods, Motorola’s modular add-ons that’d let you quickly attach accessories to the back of the phone. The Moto Mod collection currently includes add-ons like a pico projector, a camera grip, a speaker, and a battery pack. It’s rumored that the Moto Z2 will offer support for Moto Mods, so it’s certainly possible that the Moto Z2 Force will include that feature as well.

While the Moto Z is available in a GSM unlocked model, it’s nice to hear that the Moto Z2 Force may be officially offered by T-Mobile. Not only would that guarantee features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling, but it’d also mean that interested T-Mo customers could buy on an EIP if they’d like, rather than shelling out the full cost of an unlocked model.

Would you be interested in the Moto Z2 Force if it comes to T-Mobile?

Source: @evleaks

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  • Debra Spicher

    Good we need other brands besides Samsung and LG :P Very happy with my G6, but still…

    • KOLIO

      No doubt,especially since another HTC device is iffy @ best.
      Probalby won’t see any more W10 phones either,this is a welcome breath of fresh air.

  • blokeinusa

    I would, but I just bought an s7 during the sale they had in Feb. So I’m at least 2 years out….unless it meets an unfortunate demise… ;)

  • steveb944

    I like the option as it’s an affordable purchase as is, and this only makes it more viable.

  • jbarajasp

    Z Force is not currently available unlocked. Only Z and Z Play are

    • Alex Wagner

      Yep, forgot that it was the Z Force that stayed on Verizon. I’ve updated the post with the correct info.

      • jbarajasp

        I’m super excited about Z coming to T-Mobile! The Verizon exclusive was a mistake on Moto’s part.

  • Allen Alberto Enriquez

    I am up for one!

  • enigmaco

    Finally! Miss having a motorola phone, still miss my moto x 1st gen. Definitely an option now!

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Only if it’s got Band 71. I’m pretty happy with my Axon 7 now that it has WiFi calling. My next phone upgrade will be for Band 71 support, otherwise I’m not going to waste money.

    • beachtrax

      Sticking with my Axon 7 and unlocked phones. WIFI calling def helped.

  • Acdc1a

    I’d really like to see T-Mobile offer some serious phones that aren’t Samsung, LG, or Apple.

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  • Mr.Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Now i can add the moto z2 force to my list of possible phones to purchase.

  • Chazz Matthews

    Don’t confuse the Moto Z2 with the Moto Z2 Force. I keep seeing those names used interchangeably. Last year’s Moto Z was sold UNLOCKED after a period of time, whereas the Moto Z Force stayed a Verizon “exclusive”. It’s possible some of the carriers might get the Moto Z2, just not sure they will get the Moto Z2 Force.

  • Ian Stade

    I was hoping this would happen. So ready to own a phone that doesn’t need a case.

  • Mike Thaler

    What will cost be?

  • TrentonKnew

    YES! 1000% yes

  • Johny M

    I would rather have the Moto Z2 Play. Better price and legendary battery. Also, almost everything else that the Z2 offers.
    Not great for intensive gaming but I’m not a gamer.

  • MikeS775

    Been waiting a long time for Motorola to appear at Magenta

  • blindexecutioner

    Once the gamepad is out I would consider it. The Wi Fi calling is essential for me and it seems this would solve that. The gamepad might be enough to get me to buy this phone.

    I would be concerned about lack of notification light though. I rely on that a lot and the active display isn’t a great substitute since it times out so if I have a notification but don’t look at my phone for 20 minutes I wouldn’t know there is a notification waiting unless I activate the display. I don’t want to have to do that like when I am at work. I like glancing at the phone and knowing whether I have a notification or not without having it interact with it.

  • Gracie

    Sounds like it will not have the unbreakable screen, so of no use to me.