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    Default Moto X: Set off store security alarms??

    Has anyone else had this problem, I can't seem to get to the bottom of this while searching google. I got the moto X for my wife and she keeps telling me that the phone sets off the alarms at walgreens and CVS. I keep telling her she's crazy and there must be a tag hidden in her purse somewhere. Can anyone else confirm if this has happened to you? The last posts about it online are from 2010-2012 so I want to get some more recent info. Thanks!
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    I've never set off any alarms at either store with mine.

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    Your wife is probably a thief ;o)

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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    Quote Originally Posted by agentstavros View Post
    Has anyone else had this problem, I can't seem to get to the bottom of this while searching google. I got the moto X for my wife and she keeps telling me that the phone sets off the alarms at walgreens and CVS. I keep telling her she's crazy and there must be a tag hidden in her purse somewhere. Can anyone else confirm if this has happened to you? The last posts about it online are from 2010-2012 so I want to get some more recent info. Thanks!
    seems like a simple way to test

    stand outside the store with your wife's phone and let her go, wait 10 seconds and then go in your self. repeat foe exiting. If the alarms dont sound for you but do for her you can clearly rule out the phone.
    I think your skills are improving.
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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    Yea I want to experiment and I'll post back later on results. But she just told me this morning after running to walgreens and I'm far too lazy to run back out (plus getting ready for guests) so in typical modern fashion I decided to ask the internet first since it's easy.

    I actually considered the thief thing, lol, but I'm hoping she's smart enough not to mention an alarm going off if she is stealing stuff :P
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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    I know some stores this used to happen to me. But sometimes it would go off, and other times it wouldn't even if I had nothing in my pockets. I think some stores their sensors don't always work properly. I mean at stores in the mall I constantly hear those things going off as people are coming into the store, and then Not going off once they exit after they have been in the store. I doubt it is the phone though.
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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    I had a pair of shoes that would always set off the store alarms. Apparently, there was a tag embedded in the shoes themselves. 30 seconds in the microwave took care of the problem.
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    I have set of alarms at TJ Max and the Gap while carrying my Moto X. I definitely was not stealing anything, but not sure if it was the Moto X or not.

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    I go to both of those stores frequently and this has not happened.

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    Back years ago when I worked at Bestbuy I hid a security tag in my coworkers pack of cigarettes. It took almost a week before he figured it out! Security gave him a hard time for about a month. So far my wife and I haven't set any off with our Moto's.
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    Have to play the BS card on this one.... No smoker keeps a pack for almost a week

    Quote Originally Posted by getwired63 View Post
    Back years ago when I worked at Bestbuy I hid a security tag in my coworkers pack of cigarettes. It took almost a week before he figured it out! Security gave him a hard time for about a month. So far my wife and I haven't set any off with our Moto's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHirt View Post
    Have to play the BS card on this one.... No smoker keeps a pack for almost a week
    I was thinking the same thing!

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    Not true, I used to roll my own and used the same pack for storing them for months!

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    Just did a lot of shopping. No alarms went off.
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    I ordered the Nexus 5 online and since then I set off alarms all the time.. I try to leave stores like Walmart in big crowds so they check everyone's receipts then let us go through and ignore the beep. Such a pain! I turned off NFC & Beam, here's hoping it helps! I've gone through with just me and my phone, still beeps! I'm about ready to send it back to Google and make them figure it out!
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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    I used to work in retail. Cell phones do not set off security alarms. Want to do a test? Stand just before the security sensors at the door, take your phone out and holding it at arms length wave it in front of you between the sensors.
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    My husband used to have a Lumia Windows phone. Whenever we went INTO Walmart (which wasn't very often) the album went off. No lie.

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    A few years ago years ago (2005-2006 or so) I had some crappy Verizon dumbphone (Audiovox 8300?) that I turned on as I was leaving the local public library. It set off the security system. Haven't been able to replicate since then (partially from not really caring enough to try).

    But my guess is that it's NFC related.
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    Default Re: Set off store security alarms??

    Quote Originally Posted by agentstavros View Post
    Has anyone else had this problem, I can't seem to get to the bottom of this while searching google. I got the moto X for my wife and she keeps telling me that the phone sets off the alarms at walgreens and CVS. I keep telling her she's crazy and there must be a tag hidden in her purse somewhere. Can anyone else confirm if this has happened to you? The last posts about it online are from 2010-2012 so I want to get some more recent info. Thanks!
    Does she have it in a fancy case? Maybe the case has an anti-theft chip in it somewhere? It's be odd, but I suppose it could be possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Does she have it in a fancy case? Maybe the case has an anti-theft chip in it somewhere? It's be odd, but I suppose it could be possible.
    In my experience that is very likely. Small high end goods (and some larger ones as well) have hidden tags that are meant to foil shoplifters. Some of these tags resemble labels that appear inside clothing. Reduction of "shrink" is a high priority in today's retail world. During my time at a large retail store we heard "it must be my cell phone" often when the security alarm went off. Asking the customer to take the phone out and wave it between the door sensors never set off the alarms. Did some of these individuals have on their person goods that weren't paid for? Sometimes they did but more oten they had hidden tags in their wallets, leather jackets or purses that set off the alarms.
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    Place the phone on the deactivating area at a self-checkout. If there is a EAS tag somewhere on the phone that will take care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appmy View Post
    Please(sp) the phone on the deactivating area at a self-checkout. If their(sp) is a EAS tag somewhere on the phone that will take care of it.
    Good advice. Any employee at a POS register will be glad to do that for you.
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    Thumbs down Re: Moto X: Set off store security alarms?? NO MYTH !!

    Not a myth. Have Motorola droid razr and just replaced the battery with another motorola BA20 battery ( not a generic). Immediately after replacement the phone is setting off all the EAS alarms at many stores. Walmart , homedepot , ann taylor , hillfilger etc. Very embarrassing !
    Ok, I have read the excuses , however I took the new Motorola battery out of the phone, and went back to Walmart and its the battery that sets off the alarm every time !! Just took in the battery !! Even handed it to the manager and verified it was the battery !! Tried to have a few of the stores to deactivate using their equipment, no luck... Motorola is putting something in their new crop of batterys that are setting off the alarms !!
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    Default Re: Moto X: Set off store security alarms?? NO MYTH !!

    But with the Moto X the battery isn't removeable.
    But if there is someone at the door you could have them wave it past the detector as mentioned in above post(s).
    Then you will know for sure .
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    Default Re: Moto X: Set off store security alarms?? NO MYTH !!

    The Motorola Droid Razr Battery isnt user replaceable as well !! Check the web , even the Moto X has a video on replacement.. You carefully take the cover off and replace the battery. Most modern smartphones dont have battery compartments any more ! Point is , the battery was taken out of the phone and that's whats setting off the alarm ....PERIOD
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