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    Need suggestions on handset (ATT 3G phase out)

    My handset (moto g5 plus) is not compatible after AT&T phases out 3G, and I would appreciate suggestions on a moderately priced phone. I am a basic user with a couple of prepaid plans nowadays and don't really need 5G. For my usage patterns, unlocked handset would seem to be ideal, dual sim is nice to have.

    I browsed thru moto G Power 2021, versus the OnePlus 8T, not sure if I liked OnePlus 8T (dual sim) that much to pay the $300 price difference, at worst I'd simply carry 2 phones when needed.

    Many thanks for your thoughts/suggestions.

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    There are not that many US model phones that support dual SIMs. Most of the international phones are the phones with dual SIMs.

    You have to be careful with international models because they might not work with the way that AT&T has their white list.

    There are some phones that support eSIM and SIM.

    I have seen the unlocked Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus for under $200 right now.
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    Pick up a OP 7t unlock (HD1905). This supports dual sim and is compatible with att. It's from 2019 so should be quite cheap now.

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    That does sound like a pretty nice compatible dual SIM phone. But it's $275.95 used, with a cracked back, from https://www.ebay.com/itm/154682547105 . I don't know if it's cheaper elsewhere.

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    [COLOR=#0000FF ]https://swappa.com/listing/view/LVLS18164


    [/COLOR]Some of the listings are mislisted. It *HAS* to be a hd1905.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltame View Post
    My handset (moto g5 plus) is not compatible after AT&T phases out 3G, and I would appreciate suggestions on a moderately priced phone. I am a basic user with a couple of prepaid plans nowadays and don't really need 5G. For my usage patterns, unlocked handset would seem to be ideal, dual sim is nice to have.

    I browsed thru moto G Power 2021, versus the OnePlus 8T, not sure if I liked OnePlus 8T (dual sim) that much to pay the $300 price difference, at worst I'd simply carry 2 phones when needed.

    Many thanks for your thoughts/suggestions.
    ebay has some unlocked dual sim phones that are cheap - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...phone&_sacat=0

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    Yes, I can get a moto G power at around $200 range. That's why I hesitate paying $500 for OnePlus 8T despite of it being a good dual sim phone.

    I decided to buy moto G power 2020 (instead of the 2021 model for a few more $ as the older model is a better phone). For occasions that may require two functional sims, in another year or so I might consider getting a google pixel to suit such need. Perhaps due to past experience, I have faith in google (pixel) and motorola handsets than something not experienced (OnePlus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    [COLOR=#0000FF ]https://swappa.com/listing/view/LVLS18164


    [/COLOR]Some of the listings are mislisted. It *HAS* to be a hd1905.
    I checked hd1905s aren't cheap, haha. Thanks anyways. I decided on buying moto G power 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltame View Post
    I checked hd1905s aren't cheap, haha. Thanks anyways. I decided on buying moto G power 2020

    That listing was $215 earlier this morning. It's unlocked, works with att, can be rooted. Most importantly it's got an 855 soc, not 655.

    How cheap you looking? $100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPz1100 View Post
    That listing was $215 earlier this morning. It's unlocked, works with att, can be rooted. Most importantly it's got an 855 soc, not 655.

    How cheap you looking? $100?
    Sorry I meant I had checked that model at Amazon earlier (the day before I saw you post the listing). My idea of a "cheap" 2-3 generation backward and used phone ranges from $150+, but I honestly have never bought a used phone before so I don't really know.

    By the way, I've placed the order of moto G power on Amazon earlier this morning. Many thanks to all who responded in this thread.

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