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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  • I love Ting, and you guys have saved me a bunch of money already, but I wish you weren't so beholden to Sprint to say what can or can't be brought over and used on your/their network.  Any chance you guys will consider switching to GSM devices and network down the road or are the terms offered by AT&T/T-Mobile not even close to what Sprint makes available to you as an MVNO?

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  • Robert,

    Ting's CEO addresses that question in the Ting blog. See  https://ting.com/blog/ask-an-exec-episode-6-would-ting-consider-adding-gsm-variants/

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  • Too bad he doesn't really answer the question.  I surmise it's because AT&T/T-Mobile didn't have competitive rates and/or terms.

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  • Since he mentions "other markets" I assume that's a "no" to GSM in the US, at least in the foreseeable future.

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  • Now that Sprint, Verizon, and T-mobile have access to the Moto Maker do you guys have an update (or even a hint) on when you'll have it available?

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  • Hi Christopher, We really like what Motorola is doing with their products and while we hope to have access to the Moto Maker someday, it isn't something in the works yet. Since Sprint has gained access to that online service, there is a possibility that the we can support the custom devices if we add the Moto X to our supported device list. Keep an eye out for updates on our BYOD list and our blog.

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  • Moto X will be $349 off contract cyber Monday - any Cyber Monday deal from Ting? announced in Moto X google+ this morning

    https://plus.google.com/+Motorola/posts/7pBuo1GaxKu

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  • Hey there, our black friday sale and carrying on through cyber Monday and the prices are posted on our devices page. Right now you can save $87 on the Moto X. 

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  • It's a shame that we can't BYOD this.  For $350 on Monday with the customizable colors, I was ready to throw down, but it turns out I would have to buy direct from Ting for $128 more.

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  • As has already been stated here. Unlocked Moto X phones are being sold today with moto maker for only $350.  This is a unlocked full price for any carrier. I can't help but see the similarities between this and the google play nexus 5 that can be activated on Ting.  I realize that sprint has the ultimate say in this because they are sprint branded phones, however this is a full price no contract purchase.  I appreciate Ting's efforts to put the Moto x on sale, but it still looks really expensive compared to Motorolla's sale today. I'm not asking for Ting to subsidize us, we all know what a great deal Ting is already, I'm just wondering if Ting can purchase them at today's sale price and pass the savings on to us? Is there any way for us to take advantage of the sale price?

    Thanks,

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  • @Joseph, CDMA phones cannot be "unlocked" That only applies to GSM phones used by T-Mobile and AT&T. CDMA phones allowed are controlled by the network operator (Sprint). Sprint is not allowing those phones to be used by Ting. Sprint is allowing the Google Play phones, however. Ting must currently purchase their phones through Sprint.

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  • @Bruce, Thanks for the help there.  I understand the differences between GSM and CDMA phones and realize that CDMA phones have traditionally been always locked to the carrier they were intended for, although with some hacking some Verizon and Sprint phones have been used on other CDMA networks.  I hope that as LTE spreads throughout the land that this goes away.  I guess by unlocked I was referring to no contract price.  I realize that a sprint moto x probably won't work with other us carrier networks unless it has a GSM radio intended for international use that can be unlocked for at&t or T-Mobile. I use a google play nexus 5 and love the fact that with just the change of a sim card I can use it on any GSM network and Sprint!  My question remains however, can Ting purchase the Moto X at today's sale price and pass the savings on to us? Or is there any other way for us to take advantage of today's sale? It may not be an "unlocked" phone per say, but it is a no contract or "full price"

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  • Hi Joseph,

    We're constantly working to support as many devices as possible, but we don't necessarily have a final say when it comes to the phones we're allowed to activate. Rest assured we're doing all we can to allow BYODing the Moto X, but some restrictions are still beyond our control.

    So far, we've been able to sell that device for virtually the same price we pay for it and we'll definitely pass any savings to customers if we're able to acquire those devices for a lower cost. There are a few requirements we need to follow when it comes to selling phones (including where we're buying them from) so it's not possible to purchase them from other sources and have them working with Ting since we can't BYOD those devices at the moment.

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  • Understood.  Thank you Ting for doing a great job and working hard to get us the devices we want.

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  • With the potential coupon on Monday...  I thought I'd double check this thread again, because I believe the coupon only works through the Moto website.  Still no way to BYOD?  I'm assuming Ting won't be one of the carriers offered by the MotoX site...

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  • Heh, this thread has every third post asking if the Moto X is BYOD with a Ting rep politely replying 'not at this time' each time. Props to them for their patience. 

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  • As my good friend Tom Selleck (AKA Ray F) said, not at this time. The Moto X is too new a device to add to the BYOD program. Generally a wait time of 12 months from release is required before becoming eligible.

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  • Motorola/Google has another round of discount for Moto X, it can be had for $350, when can we have the same discount for Moto X from Ting? 

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  • Unfortunately not. The offer is coming directly from the Manufacturer and OS programmers so this will not count for Ting.

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  • I saw an ebay deal for a BRAND NEW SPRINT MOTO X unopened box from numerous sources.... $300. I wish I could buy it for myself and my wife, and bring it to TING....ALAS $565 here. $600 for 2 would be a lot to spend $1130 at TING. NOT INEXPENSIVE.

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  • Well I was really wanting a Moto X...

     

    Not anymore since Google just sold Motorola off to Lenovo..

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  • I just read an article about the Lenovo offer David. Lenovo still makes the Thinkpad laptops but I haven't purchased one in years so I can't speak as to the Thinkpad now vs. before Lenovo. I would hope that they treat Motorola products the same way. It does give me pause though. I won't be buying a Motorola phone (new) until we can see how this will pan out. 

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  • Hey Nathan, I've been back and forth trying different phones and the Moto X seemed like it'd be the one the more I read about it. Customization, cool unique features, smaller size compared to today's phones, feels great in the hand, latest Google updates etc.. now I'm scared that the first update under lenovo will fill it with bloat ware. Hopefully they don't go that route and my fears are for nothing.

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  • Any update on this?  I can buy this new from the Motorola site, can I do that and select "Ting"?  Please advise..  Thanks.  

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  • William,

    As stated in the second post of this thread, Ting announces things like this in their blog.

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  • What is taking so long to get the Moto X BYOD approval for Sprint devices? It has not been a good seller for anyone and the S4 and HTC ONE can already come over.

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  • Sprint is in control here. When the S4 and HTC One came out, Sprint told Ting that Sprint would need to sell the phone for at least a year before BYOD was allowed. 

    This appears to have happened for all higher-end smartphones except the Nexus 5 purchased from Google Play.

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  • Mark, it's true the Moto X didn't meet sales expectations, so there's a small possibility we can bring it over ahead of the 12-month wait period. However, since it was originally one of the more pricier devices from the retail spectrum, Sprint may choose to hang onto it for their retail division. We'll continue to push for it. We're device hogs.

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  • That would be quite lovely. I bought the Moto X last year wanting to switch but found out that I couldn't BYOD and I was still in contract with Verizon. I would have done the ETF if I could have, but now I need to wait. And my contract is up in June. That would be great if I could switch the second my contract is over. I just need to get away from Verizon as fast as I can.

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  • The nano sim card page has the following text:

    "Compatibility note: This nano SIM card is compatible with all Sprint editions of the iPhone 5.  It is not compatible with the iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c.  It is also compatible with Sprint and Ting versions of the Moto X.  Not all devices can be brought to Ting at this time."

    Does this mean we can bring an inactive Sprint Moto X over now?

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