Moto G

Motorola announced the Moto G today.  Looks like an interesting option priced under $200.  It is expected at some point in January, but I did not see any talks about what carriers it will work with.  Any idea if this will be an option for Sprint/Ting?  Obviously the Nexus 5 is a huge deal for Ting and Ting customers, but a good sub $200 phone would likely open the flood gates!

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  • as i was posting I as looking for the owner of Motorola.... Its Google? well guess I am in the dark there. Either way. You guys are right about to break through the roof

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  • Hi Steven.  We're always looking to add more devices and when we get the Moto G we'll announce it in our blog and as with our other devices, it will pretty much be at cost.

    As for the job - you'll have to join us in Toronto and learn to say 'eh'!

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  • Thank you Steven for your post. I think what Steven is trying to get across is, could you please demonstrate somehow that you are actively pursuing this phone, instead of the very standard  "We're always looking to add more devices and when we get the Moto G we'll announce it in our blog" which has been re-iterated over and over on this thread and throughout the forum. I'm frankly frustrated when I hear this. What are you actively doing? What progress are you making? What is holding you up? Can we as consumers put pressure on wherever the bottleneck is (i.e. Sprint, Motorola, Boost)? Can we start a campaign? 

    Please, please, please give us something! BTW is this device even being offered anymore by Motorola? I've heard rumors it's not. Is there even the possibility of you ever getting this phone? Please be straight up with us. We can take it and would respect you more for it.

     

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  • AGREED :) And Ting, EVEN ENLIGHT OF EVERYTHING that has happened in the past month. I still forgive you. Because I honestly think once I get a good phone it will all be worth it. 

    Ting, we are voicing opinions, and I hope you guys genuinely care about what is going on with these (made to break) phones in my situation.For example, Joe Rogan, got me to drop at&t to come over here. I know you sponsor him so he is not going to bash you on the air or anything, but I had an Iphone for 5 years...Never dropped a call never cracked a screen and never returned one. It was always the free or $200 upgrade every 2 years or so.

    So far. If I were to relate that service with my situation It would be apples and oranges. I spent $250 on my GS2 one month ago. 

    I drove to Colorado this week and had to buy a 2nd charger. The phone dies completely and even plugged in/hard resets/battery swaps/new motor/alternator etc... It will not turn on. So I email them and they tell me they will refund it IF...** not any sign of damage, scuffs, dings,etc, water, you know the drill.*** So, if I for instance send them this phone and truly think it is absolutely 100% passable of their "Rigorous" test (WHICH I DO) once it gets to their office, and I am wrong....They will not send the phone back according to the policy.*

    I am still going through the process so I will not say what might happen, all I know is i Feel like the landlord is coming to inspect my apartment after it is move out time, because I have been the cosigner and I have been jerked like that. I have done a large amount of research on these phones (Android), and after what I have read, and after not hearing back from the reps yet I am A) without a phone, and B) have not been in this position ever in my life. Yes we are spoiled and I will be fine without a phone for a bit. 

    On the other hand I am Actively looking for a new job which is not easy when you have to call potential employers from skype. Sorry momma and daddy did not pay 250 for the refurb I did. And after doing so, it  just so happened to run into a world of hurt. There is no correlation between the phone and the current circumstances, but wow when it rains it pours. Remember Ting I give you a long rope because you deal with Joe. And once again, When I get situated with the right phone, I look forward to many, maaaaaany many many good years with you down the road.

    Godbless you

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  • Though we would love to be able to activate this (and other devices) immediately, we can only bring over devices that we, through our network provider, have the rights to.  Until we are given the rights through them, we can only work with our partners to get the go ahead.

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  • Martin Or Ting,

    WHERE IS TING IN THIS PROCESS? Are you actively pursuing the Moto G? If so, what is being done? If so, what is the projected timeline? What is the hang up with getting the rights? Should I continue hoping and praying for this to happen or should I start looking at other phone options? Will I EVER get my questions answered? If some of  the these can't be discussed in public forum then please feel free to email me.

    I would just like some transparency instead of wondering, hoping, guessing....

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  • Jared, Ting has no incentive to prevent you from getting the Moto G or the Experia or a Lumia or a BlackBerry. Sprint tells them what they can use on its network PERIOD! Perhaps Sprint has given them a date and they are bound by confidentiality agreement to not say until a certain date and maybe they don't know. If and when they are allowed to activate the device you can rest assured they will tell you.

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  • Jared, what Chad said is right, I think if you hang around Ting you will find they are likely the most open cell providers you will see.

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  • I received an email from Ting and they answered my questions. Thank you.

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  • Just putting it out there: Republic Wireless will be getting the Moto G during April of this year, starting at $149.

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/news/35758/

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  • Sprint prepaid is now offering the 8gb Moto G at $99. Does this mean Ting won't be getting this device?

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  • Everyone quit asking, they'll announce it on the blog when it happens. Same with Moto X BYOD. 

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  • Hey Chris, How are you today? I got an email from an update made here about the moto g and saw your comment. I will speak for everyone else. 

    This blog is open to anyone to ASK questions. You have no authority to tell people to stop asking. Enjoy your Note 3 and leave the working class alone.

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  • A 4G LTE version of the Moto G was recently announced for a slightly higher price than the original Moto G.  Seems like a good Ting option but we will need to wait and see.

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  • Brian I noticed that too. That could be a really nice one, only thing I think so far it is GSM only but maybe they will do a CDMA release later like the original Moto G.

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  • Hey guys, I posted a new thread in the BYOD section so I could edit if necessary, but I just wanted to let you know that I was able to successfully activate a Boost Mobile Moto G on Ting. Everything works as intended except no Wifi hotspot or tethering.

    https://help.ting.com/entries/77713877-How-to-activate-the-Moto-G-on-Ting-unofficial-guide-

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  • So I was browsing the shop today and noticed that the 1st Gen Moto G is now available for purchase - probably due to the recent open beta of GSM. Is this phone still worth getting? Is it true it's going to have Lollipop soon? That $91 price tag is reaaaaal nice looking...

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  • Ryan, that is a good inexpensive choice, but just to be clear that is the CDMA model. It is still a good phone... the internals compared to the 2nd gen are very similar and yes it should be getting lollipop soon.

    If you wanted to move to GSM you would want to buy an unlocked version (the US GSM models - 1st or 2nd gen will work) instead. If data speeds matter much to you, GSM 3G vs CDMA 3G data speeds are significant - GSM tends to be much faster.

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  • Cam,

    I guess the phone had been on Boost for at least a year. Hotspot tethering should work. Are you sure the setting is enabled in your web dashboard?

    Go to TIng's main page while logged in. Then go to Your Account -> Device Settings and select your phone or SIM. At the bottom, "Can use tethering" should be enabled. If not, click the pencil icon beside Megabytes and change the setting.

    I do not know how long it takes for the phone to update. A reboot might help. (We are all new to GSM.)

     

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  • Bruce,

    Bruce,

    Maybe you saw my post from 8 months ago where I referenced the Boost Moto G and thought that was recent? I am guessing that is what happened, sometime I miss the dates on a post too... no problem :)

    For everyone else, to be clear, the Moto G - https://ting.com/shop/Motorola-Moto-G-Refurbished - in the Ting shop is the first generation CDMA model and should work perfectly on the CDMA network. You can also pick up the US GSM models of the Moto G (1st or 2nd generation) that will also work, but on the new GSM network.

    The old method of bringing a Boost Moto G to Ting does not work any more.

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  • I was basing this on the fact that Sprint will now only unlock one of their prepaid brands (Boost, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Prepaid) of phones if the phone has been used for at least a year in their network.

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  • If you had a Boost Moto G with active service on the Boost network for >1 year then you supposedly could get it unlocked. The tethering issue is in the ROM's build.prop though (which has nothing to do with being unlocked by the carrier), so you would still need root access to change that and get it working.

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  • Hey all,

    My wife currently uses the Boost Moto G on ting.  We had it activated prior the the new rules.  Does anyone know if I will be able to change the phone number on this phone and have it still work on Ting.  My daughter will need a phone soon for us to be able to contact her when she starts middle school in the fall.  I was thinking of getting my wife a new Moto G 2nd gen and give the Boost Moto G to my daughter.  The catch is that I would need to apply a new number to the Boost phone and transfer the current number to the new phone.  With the new testing I am concerned that I would loose contact with the Boost phone.  Any one know if I would be able to do this.

    Thanks

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  • Call, email. or chat with Ting support for this account-specific question. They are the ones with the official answer.

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