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The 2017 Moto Z2 Force is now 5G-capable thanks to the 5G Moto Mod

Assuming you're ready to pony up for the 5G Moto Mod, your old smartphone is now 5G-ready.

Published onAugust 16, 2019

If you own the over-two-years-old Motorola Moto Z2 Force, congratulations: the device just became 5G-capable.

However, in order for your Z2 Force to connect to 5G networks — if you even live near any active ones — you’ll need to pony up for the 5G Moto Mod, which costs a hefty $350. You’ll also need to be on the Verizon network to use the Mod.

If you’re willing to jump through those hoops, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force is ready for the future of wireless.

Originally, Motorola launched the 5G Moto Mod as an exclusive for the Moto Z4, the “flagship” device from the company at the time. Shortly after, the company announced the Mod would also work on the Moto Z3. It was months later before the company confirmed the Moto Z2 Force would also work with the Mod, and here we are, with the company fulfilling that promise.

5G Moto Mod support makes the Moto Z2 Force the cheapest way to enjoy a 5G connection -- assuming you can find one.

What’s interesting now is that you can grab a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z2 Force for hefty discounts: on Amazon, the device is just $215. If you buy that, add it to a Verizon account, and then buy the 5G Moto Mod, you’ve effectively spent just $565 for a 5G smartphone, which is much less than even the cheapest of 5G phones available today in the United States.

Of course, as stated earlier, you would need to live in a 5G city to take advantage of that — and even then, you’d need to be in very specific spots in that city to see any connectivity.

Click the button below to grab the 5G Moto Mod from Verizon.

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