Moto X $399

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  • Better yet, can I buy a phone from moto.com with motomaker and bring it to Ting for activation?

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  • Doug, we don't have an update on price changes with our devices. Generally, our devices are sold at or just above cost and we typically do not announce ahead of time if there will be a sale, unless it's a marked occasion such as Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

    Charles, the Moto X has not yet made it to your BYOD whitelist. When it does, it will be considered a qualifying device and eligible for activation on Ting.

    The original thread:  https://help.ting.com/entries/30324028-BYOD-Moto-X

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  • Doug beat me to the question, but I too am curious when you may be changing your price to reflect the Motorola price change. $166 dollars more than direct from Motorola seems to be well above the "at or just above cost" that you mention. $166 also assumes Ting doesn't get a discount from Motorola for bulk orders vs our cost. 

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  • Doug beat me to the question, but I too am curious when you may be changing your price to reflect the Motorola price change. $166 dollars more than direct from Motorola seems to be well above the "at or just above cost" that you mention. $166 also assumes Ting doesn't get a discount from Motorola for bulk orders vs our cost. 

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  • Tom & Doug,

    I don't belive that Ting buys the phones from any of the suppliers directly.  They buy phones from Sprint.  Then then sell them to us at little or no markup.  So it is all about what Sprint will sell the phone for.  Based on Sprint's history and what you see on their website with say the EVO 4G LTE being almost a year and a half old and it still being a full price replacement device, I don't know how much of a chance there is that the Moto X will come down to the $399 price.  Why not just go get the Nexus 5 like I have.

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  • Corey

    Haven't actually decided on phone yet.  Just looking at my options.  $399 is better than $565, this puts it in the upper price range that I would be willing to spend anyway.

    Looking at smartphones I have also looked at Nexus 5.  It like the Motox doesn't have replaceable batteries.  Not sure I am comfortable with this.  Wish ting would state user replaceable battery on spec page.   Another note for Ting personnel is maybe putting a link on your devices page to remind people they can get the phone direct from google.

    This will be my first smartphone so I am still trying to decide on what I want;  Long battery life is a must and not overly large size.  Small price tag would be a plus also.  May even just get LG Optimus F3 call it a day.  Other option is S4 mini. 

    Looking to upgrade around March.  That is my 1 year point  so thats my target date. Have racked up some serious savings with Ting.   7 year old Katana has seen better days.

     

     

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  • Don't always be fooled by the 'non user replaceable battery'. Unless its for swapping batteries during the day 'most' phones have batteries that can be replaced, just not quickly. I know my nexus 7 has a non-replacable battery, but its all of 15 minutes work to actually do it when the day comes.

    I do know phones like the HTC One truely have a non-replacable battery. Even iFixit couldn't get that beast apart without doing permanent damage. But I believe the Nexus 5 and Lg G2 can be replaced with a set of instructions, a guitar pic and some patience.

    Now, if you want to swap a battery out during the day its another story. But perhapse wireless charging could help make it through the day. Or look at the LG G2 as its supposed to have exceptional battery life.

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  • Kyle that is good to know about the batteries.  That is one of my biggest concerns is battery dieing prematurely on a $40 phone and not being able to replace it.

    Would be nice if they would indicate if batteries could be replace by user even if its not quick swap.

     

     

     

     

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  • I hear ya, but it seems that the industry has gone to is, or is-not, instead of the 'easy', 'hard', and 'not a chance in heaven or earth'.

     

    Your best bet really is iFixit.com as they test nearly every popular device soon after release.  They also include detailed instructions, picture walk throughs, detailed component identification (for replacement), tools needed, and an overall difficulty rating.  So if you want to know if you can actually do it yourself just stop by there and see what it takes.  And I think the only phone I have not found on there site is the LG Marquee, which figures since I'm trying to hack mine for touchstone wireless charging.  But take the Nexus 5 for example, they give it a repair ability score of 8 out of 10 (that's good), the HTC One on the other hand was a 1 out of 10, the worst I have seen iirc.

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  • Motorola is set to offer the MotoX for $299 and then $329 in the near future. Any updates on when Sprint will let TIng offer the phone at the prices other carriers will have access to? http://www.androidcentral.com/contract-moto-x-will-be-299-1-hour-jan-27

     

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  • Hi Erik,

    We don't have any updates at the moment. Your best bet would be to keep an eye out on our blog as this is where we post any exciting announcements.

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  • Any updates?  My wife wants the Moto X and her Verizon contract is up in 20 days.  I can't see paying $200 more for the device than on the Google Play store, though.

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  • Hi Stephen,

    As of now there has been no update on the Moto X's price changing.

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  • I used the Moto X for about a month, it didn't work out and now I've got the Nexus 5. They seem pretty equal to me in terms of speed and ease of use. The nexus 5 can be purchased at the Google Play store for $350 and is in my opinion the best value smartphone available for Ting.

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  • I will poke and prod for what I feel my time is worth.  That's the phone my wife wants, she's not fond of my Nexus 5 for one reason or another (She says it's because she wants fancy colors, but I think she's determined to not like things I own, which is fine by me because it keeps her from using my phone to go on her Facebook account).  

    Either way, that's the one she wants.  Hopefully we can either BYOD soon on the X or at least the price can catch up with the Moto Maker website.  (Ideally BYOD with the Sprint device would work).  Maybe she'll like the red N5.

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  • Hi Ting,
    I noticed on your device page that you no longer list the Moto X. This was a phone I was considering for an upgrade. Will you be receiving any more for sale?

    Thanks for the great service!

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  • Hi Ed,

    We're sold out right now, but looking to get more! Stay tuned on our website for the return of the Moto X. Thanks for your patience!

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  • Would just like to put in a recommendation for the Moto X. I have one that I use with another carrier but it is the coolest phone I've ever had, and I've had a few. The N5 would be very good as well but it's just a tad bit on the large side for my tastes. I have a Nexus 7 if I want a larger Android experience. I just don't think you can go wrong with the Mo X.

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  • Nothing beats the touchless features of the Moto X (not even the Nexus 5). Too bad Sprint is being evil around allowing Ting to activate Moto X's purchased from Motorola's website. 

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  • And a brand-new Moto X is $339 for students right now!!  Egh....

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  • $299 @ RepWireless.  ???

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  • RepublicWireless is a newly launched, MVNO they only offer the Moto G and X and I do not believe you can BYOD, some of their plans don't include data at all.  Only know about them because the Microcenter near me has them in for a demo.

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