I noticed Verizon is now stocking the Sonim XP3plus for Business but the consumer page link (https://www.verizon.com/basic-phones/sonim-xp3-plus/) is now showing "no longer available" even though this is a brand new phone.
Is this device going to be strictly limited to Business (https://www.verizon.com/business/products/devices/basic-phones/sonim-xp3-plus) and not available for consumer purchase (ie prepaid/postpaid Verizon accounts)?
This would be an excellent direct competitor to the already very good Kyocera DuraXV Extreme. One that I would love to try, but am not able to order other than from T-Mobile who has it available and in stock for all.
Curious mfstanton, what issues have you had with your XP3plus? I eventually went with the Sunbeam F1 for a while but eventually made my way back to my old iPhone as the F1 lacks VoWiFi on Verizon specifically, and I require it due to my location and lack of consistent LTE coverage. Was still keeping an eye on the XP3plus after having the DuraXV Extreme which worked well but had a few shortcomings software wise that were annoying. Curious to hear your insight as an owner. Thanks!
Also to Verizon - still curious why it’s only available to businesses customers and not the general public. Might just have to wait until it’s available factory unlocked elsewhere?
Thanks for reaching out, we appreciate your feedback. We will make sure that it is lifted up. At this time, we don't have a reason to share as to why it is not available to the general public. -Rosie
This is a great question! We can not guarantee that a device purchased from a third party would work due to not being able to tell if it's unlocked until you place a Verizon SIM Card in the device.
However, you can check to see if the device model itself would be compatible with our network by entering the IMEI number here: https://www.verizon.com/od/prepaid/bring-your-own-device/#/selectDeviceType .
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to send us a Private Note.