Yes, just make sure you remove the SIM card before you power them up
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Can I use them as a BYOP with Tracfone?
Maybe you can give me some tip & trick to getting these on Tracfone.
I already fired one up with the sim in it. Is this one screwed?
What, do I need to get new sims from Tracfone?
Yes you always need branded sims.
It's worth giving it a try of course, post your results back here
If they're Verizon Prepaid Moto E's, don't they have to be used on VZ Prepaid for 6 months before they can be used as BYOP on Tracfone?
How could turning on the Moto E with the SIM card that comes with it cause a problem? I picked up a couple online for their IMEI numbers and as backups.
Not much was ever said about that swap other than it worked.
Can you see the APN on the original phone?
That could be a 3G APN, and while unlikely, you may have got a 3G only SIM. It would be the first report of that, as others said 4G worked with the SIM from that phone.
Another dumb question. If I set these up as Tracfone's will the phone show the Airtime Balance and Due Date like a regular Tracfone does?
I have no idea what I'm doing.
Neither does tracfone. Might work might not, still seems pretty random, they have a new version of the app but the old one works better apparently. You can always go to the website with a browser to check your balance accurately. Well, most of the time anyway
With regard to the motel I don't know what the specific issue is with that particular model, many people have reported that the Verizon specific sim does something when it turns on that registers that ESN as in use on prepaid with the mothership. No other model have reported that. And some people have said no problem even then, so I'm not saying it is necessary absolutely, but better safe than sorry.