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When can we expect the moto x to be put on the whitelist for BYOSD?

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  • Hey Dan, We hope to add the Moto X to our BYOSD list. however we don't yet have a time frame established.   Keep an eye on our blog for updates.  

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  • Yeah, those Cyber Monday deals made me pay attention too! I also was weighing getting the 32GB version, and possibly customizing it (at least for my wife). 

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  • I really wish we could buy it from Motorola and activate it on Ting like we can with the Nexus 5.  Why is the Moto X different this way?  Can you persuade Sprint to allow it - cause there's no way I'm switching to Sprint for any reason.

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  • Hey Robert,

    It's not just the Moto X that this rule applies to. Most new models of phone are not able to BYOD to Ting as there is a block in place from Sprint. We need to allow at least 12 months to pass before we can even consider a BYOD option.

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  • I know, I'm just curious why the Nexus 5 is exempt and other phones available directly through their manufacturer are not.

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  • The Nexus 5 is a special device that can crossover from network to network and provide the pure Android experience. This is as a result of its release by Google, as compared to any carriers This means it can be used anywhere (provided support is available). The Moto X is another great device in its own right but as it turns out, Sprint has put a block on that overall device for us.

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  • Will Moto G have the same fate ? I could not find a clear clarification if the Moto G CDMA will have a SIM or not. 

    Just confirm my understanding if possible : Moto X does not take a SIM card. If it would, then the SIM would carry the connectivity identification to a network (MEID) not the phone ... Nexus 5 takes a SIM, thus you have a Ting SIM you get the phone working on Ting ... Or does the phone has any identifiable characteristics of its own when joined to a network ?  

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  • Hey Eugene!

    The Moto G is releasing in 2 stages, one GSM and one CDMA. The CDMA version will not need a SIM card to operate and will only need the MEID for identifier purposes.

    The Nexus 5 requires both an MEID and an ICC ID (which is the identifier for the SIM card that is entered to it). The SIM card does appear to be necessary for it to activate correctly though. This is just because it was not released on a network, only through Google Play, so it would be able to reach a wider variety of carriers.

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  • Hello Ting!

    Any updates on the potential of a moto X purchased from Sprint via the Motorola motomaker website getting on the BYOD list. I realize that 12 months have not yet passed since its release date of August, 23 2013 (according to Wikipedia).

    Is there a chance that once September 2014 rolls around it will get on this list. Can you give us any hints or hope. I would much rather custom design one then purchase the white one that you have available. Also as a student I can get it for $339 with the current student promo.

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  • Hi Marcin,

    We don't have any updates on BYODing the Moto X for now, keep an eye on our blog for any device updates!

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  • Any update on the Sprint > Moto X and BYOD? I would like to get this phone since my S3 to a dip in the ocean. :(

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  • Hey Corey, 

    No update on the Moto X yet, I'm afraid. Keep checking out our blog periodically for updates!

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  • It says 9/6/2014 here. Is it official from Ting? http://www.reddit.com/r/ting/comments/27etyw/byod_device_roadmap_2014/

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  • That's when we expect to be able to bring them. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but it should be around that date unless anything changes dramatically. We usually announce that through the blog once a date for BYOD gets officially confirmed.

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  • Thanks, I got a GS4 instead, but I really like the Moto X. If any of the other Moto phones hit Ting, I want to get one to replace my wife's phone. Any plans on having a Moto G or E for sale or BYOD?

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  • Hi Corey,

    We don't have any word on the Moto G or E at the moment. Keep an eye on our blog for any updates. 

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  • Hey so I have a moto x so when can I expect to use it on ting

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  • Hey there Jeffry!  We expect you'll be able to activate it on Ting in September, though we still do not have an exact date.  Please watch the blog for an announcement.

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  • so can i buy a moto x phone on glyde, then wait till september to activate it? 

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  • Ting has not committed to any date. After Sprint permits it, Ting then needs to verify all features work as intended before they will all BYOD to Ting. As Ting staffers have said, keep watching the blog.

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  • Its been way to long. When can we except the sprint moto x to come to ting!?!?!??!

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  • As Wendy said, you need to wait until September. Sprint is causing this delay so fussing at Ting serves no useful purpose.

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  • Hi Jeffry! Still no official date, we promise to let everyone know on the Blog when it's time! 

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  • any update yet

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  • Hey there Kurt, good news, the Sprint Moto X is now supported! Check to be sure your ESN is clear and start your activation whenever you are ready! 

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  • Everywhere I looked it said 'check the blog', but no news of this on the blog....

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  • Donald, when there is news, they will certainly post it on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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  • The news is that the Moto X is now up for BYOD. It was stated repeatedly that the best place to find out when it was available was in the blog, but that information is not there. I've been checking the blog for several weeks now, looking for this piece of information, and no dice. I found this post today by chance.

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