Moto X

I know it's early, but any word on availability to bring it over once it's purchased from Motorola/Google?

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  • Their facebook page says that they shipped all the pre orders out yesterday. My card was charged this morning, so I guess that means they're on their way! Still haven't received a tracking number or shipping confirmation though.

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  • Hey Jay and Mike, The Moto X was on pre-order on our website for a some time before we received the devices at the warehouse. We have been working really hard to fulfill the pre-orders and get the phones to all of our customers as quickly as possible! I'm really sorry for the long wait, and really appreciate your patience. I've checked both your orders - they are in the top of the queue and should be shipped out soon, likely tonight or Monday. Once you devices hit the trucks we will be sure to update you. Thank you for hanging in there!

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  • It shipped last Friday, should be here this Thursday. Can't wait!

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  • Mine arrived at my house on Saturday.  I love it so far.

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  • So now that they're shipping and you're activating them, when will we be able to BYOD Sprint Moto X phones?

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  • Argh, FedEx attempted to deliver today while I was at work. I wasn't expecting it before tomorrow. 

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  • Hey Chris,

    We haven't added the Moto X to our BYOD whitelist just yet. When we do, you'll definitely be hearing about it on our blog. Cheers!

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  • Got mine today.  Yeah there was a bit of a wait, but it arrived within the originally promised 2 to 4 weeks.  Thanks!

    I am starting the process of porting a phone number from Google Voice into Ting for my new phone.  Now I have to wait another week for that process to complete.  :(    But in the scheme of things a week is nothing.  I am not worried about Ting's part of this porting process.  Its the Google side of the process that worries me.

     

     

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  • Got mine last Thursday, a bit under four weeks after pre-ordering. 

    I LOVE THIS PHONE.

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  • I just came to know that Moto Maker, where you can customize your Moto X, is soon coming to Sprint. When will MotoMaker come to Ting so that we can customize our Moto X? Or can we buy a Sprint version and port it over ?

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  • I doubt you can port a Sprint Moto X to Ting until after the phone has been on the market a year. That was the Sprint rule for the HTC One & Galaxy S4

    Ting announces phones & features in their blog. That is where to keep a check for this information.

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  • Hey Dhawal,

    Exactly as Bruce stated, for now we're still in the testing phase with the Moto X so we have no solid plans just yet. However if we do, keep an eye out for an update on our blog.

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  • Kind of dumb on my part, but I bought a sprint moto x from an acquaintance a few days ago who recently moved overseas for a job.  I didn't think I would really have any issues BYOD since ting offers the phone.

    So when I receive the phone (scheduled to arrive on 10/29/2013), is there any chance I will be able to activate this phone on ting?  I feel kind of foolish even though it was for a good cause.

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  • ryan,

    The last word we heard from Ting was that Sprint said they would not allow BYOD until the device had been on the market for a year.

    I am sure Ting will announce on their blog when BYOD for this is possible.

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  • Hey Ryan,

    Unfortunately the BYOD process for this phone is exactly as Bruce stated above. The phone needs to be on the market for about a year before we will be able to BYOD. Sorry for the hassle.

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  • That's no problem.  I really should have checked.  I'll see what my options are with possibly trying to resell the phone.

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  • Hi Chris,

    I should have been more specific. It is a year from the date of the phone's release. I said about a year as we did not get the phone when it was immediately released.

    Sorry for the confusion.

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  • Can I ship you guys my Moto X to work your magic so I can use it? I just got it and as of right now, it's just sitting here collecting dust and to now have to wait a year before I can use it, well it just became useless.

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  • Hi Vinko,

    I wish that was a service we could offer, but we are not set up for mail-in repairs. We'll throw it in the suggestion box though. You could consider selling your Moto X privately and purchasing one of the Ting Moto X's. 

    All the best.

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  • Hello. I've created an account just to ask about this phone on Ting.

    My girlfriend and I are planning on switching, and I BADLY want to get this phone, while she can get an S4 from Ting directly. Here's my two questions:

    1. With the recent $100 price drop on the Moto X for all carriers, will this affect the phone price listed on Ting? (source.  http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/25/5028220/moto-x-drops-to-99-moto-maker-sprint-us-cellular)

    2. Customization? I'm going to assume this is not going to be an option any time soon... Not even Sprint has a timetable (when I asked) when Moto Maker will be extended to their phones (I would be guessing around Christmas time, though. Maybe a little later). Even then, this would only be viable if BYOD was allowed. This phone was released end of August this year, so unless Ting does something super special around the time Moto Maker is extended to all carriers, I may have to wait till August 2014 to get a customized Moto X... Would this be an accurate assumption?

    3. Any plans/foresight on a 32gb version of the phone?

    We are planning on switching around January (Verizon is so expensive with 3 of us on it. About $68 per person). Thank you for your time and support!

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  • Hi there Adam!

    1. The price drop only affects the price of the phone when entering into a contract. As Ting does not have contracts, or subsidized phones, this price drop will not affect Ting.

    2. BYOD is not viable able the moment. Typically for newer phones that come on the market we need to wait for a period of 12 months before the phone can be brought over. The customization feature of the Moto Maker right now is AT&T exclusive and we have no word on if/when Sprint will be getting this.

    3. We are always working to expand on the phone's that we offer for sale on the site. At the moment we have not received any word about a 32GB model but all I can really say is Watch This Space :)

    Hopefully with Ting you'll be able to save on your bills! Try out the Saving's Calculator here if you haven't already :)

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  • Boy, that is all incredibly disappointing news. My brother, girlfriend, and I will have to make some serious reconsiderations on where we want to go at the end of the year...

    I'm going to assume that a 32gb model won't be available until it's at least available for Sprint (which at the moment isn't). Thank you for the quick response, though!

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  • You're welcome!

    Pity I didn't have some good news for you! I'd recommend keeping an eye on our device blog for any changes/updates :)

    All the best!

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  • "I'm going to assume that a 32gb model won't be available until it's at least available for Sprint (which at the moment isn't)."

    I'd like 32 GBs, too. Unfortunately, I highly doubt Ting can offer the current 32 GB variant, as it's a "Developer Edition" that you'd apparently need to order directly from Motorola. Of course, there will likely be new generations of the Moto X, and I think we can expect that even the regular versions will feature higher capacities.

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  • Wife and I switched from Sprint Apple 4Ss to Ting Moto Xs two weeks ago. Ordered the phones standard delivery and got them three business days later. Phone number transfer and activation took three hours each. What's not to love?

    Will Ting be getting the Android 4.3 update soon? The low energy Bluetooth support for heart rate monitors is great for making sure I don't keel over while exercising.

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  • Hey Kenneth,

    We unfortunately don't have the dates for the upgrade to 4.3. that is entirely regulated by Sprint, who have started rolling it out for some devices. When the update is ready for your device you will be notified on the phone itself.

    I got exhausted at the thought of someone exercising so much that they keel over. Don't do that :)

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  • For those of you on the fence waiting for the Moto X.. No need to wait much longer now that the Nexus 5 is here. We're waiting for word from Sprint on how/when/if they'll allow the unlocked Play Store Nexus 5 on their MVNO's (in this case Ting). Keep your eyes peeled on the Nexus 5 discussion thread for a great handset at a much more reasonable price ($349.99-399.99).

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  • "We're waiting for word from Sprint on how/when/if they'll allow the unlocked Play Store Nexus 5 on their MVNO's. . . ."

    "Unlocked" phones use GSM; Sprint and its affiliates use CDMA. The two systems are totally incompatible, and as such Sprint would need CDMA-specific handsets--Play Store devices won't work.

    Still, I suppose it's possible that the Nexus 5 might be equipped with dual GSM/CDMA circuitry, a la the iPhone 4s.

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  • @Brian That is exactly what the Nexus 5 from the play store has. GSM and CDMA in one phone. I think I read that you can buy from the Play Store and activate on Sprint. The question will be whether we will be able to do the same with Ting.

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  • I've noticed this, too. The phone is advertised at that price to be unlocked for t-mobile, at&t, AND sprint (I don't blame them for leaving Verizon out). I'm definitely looking into this phone now, since Ting won't allow a customized Moto X, and won't budge on price. I need to investigate how this phone compares to the Moto X (battery life, camera, etc).

    I would think since it's going to be unlocked at that price, why wouldn't I be able to activate it on Ting? I'm hoping to hear good news about this (SOME good news would be terrific!)

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