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    Default VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Just looking for opinions to help me decide. I am happy they lowered no contract price, as I want to buy with no contract. My options are:
    1. Go into a store and buy it.
    2. Buy from verizon online or customer service (which I did first time the day it came out but had voice problem so promptly returned it).
    3. Wait and hope it comes to moto maker soon and get from Motorola and might as well pay for the 32GB and get a navy back.

    One reason I was waiting for moto maker is I like the idea that they will build to order and I'll know I am getting a freshly built device after having refined their QA and production processes. If I get from a warehouse somewhere, it could be one of the first off the line and have squeaky back or loose side buttons or overheating battery or whatever things I read complaints about when it came out. Supposedly these would be things they may have identified and corrected by now.

    Hopefully moto maker will be same price as verizon and not $599.

    I also wonder who's insurance is better, verizon's or motorola's. And if it's defective, is it easier to return to verizon or to motorola (at least with verizon can return in a store).
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    The rumor is is that MotoMaker will be available next week on the 11th. I'm in the same boat -- wanting to avoid a contract -- and at this point another week or two is a no-brainer after waiting a couple of months already. My only fear (and I'm not saying I think this is likely) is that the price drops we've seen were only temporary and it would go back up to take advantage of those who are anxious to do a MotoMaker build on day 1.

    Anyways, waiting to see what happens next week seems like an easy decision to me.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Honestly if you like the Woven White/Black Backplate get it now.
    Moto-Maker custom backplates are the smooth plain ones (but you can still choose the woven).

    Plus Moto G might be announced soon which looks like a dumbed down version of Moto X. Might want to wait and see how that turns out.
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    I couldn't wait ;-)

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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    I'm waiting. Not just to customize it, but I'm also hoping the moto maker will have a 32 gb version.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Quote Originally Posted by tnt118 View Post
    The rumor is is that MotoMaker will be available next week on the 11th. I'm in the same boat -- wanting to avoid a contract -- and at this point another week or two is a no-brainer after waiting a couple of months already. My only fear (and I'm not saying I think this is likely) is that the price drops we've seen were only temporary and it would go back up to take advantage of those who are anxious to do a MotoMaker build on day 1.

    Anyways, waiting to see what happens next week seems like an easy decision to me.
    I'm not sure I've ever seen a significant price drop come only temporarily? I'm waiting, I've waited this long, I'm not to worried about waiting for Moto Maker. I'm getting kinda interested in a wooden back anyway, and I want to see how well the radio's work with them so I may hold out until closer to Christmas anyway.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    I am on AT&T and liked the idea of custom order, but I couldn't wait. I walked into the store and bought one.
    I actually love the all white version. I have a case with gray edges and it looks and feels great.
    iOS and Android are BOTH great. iPhone 3, 3GS, 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5S, LG Optimus G Pro, S3, S4, Note 3, Moto X..
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    With the (rumored) date so close (11/11), I'd wait.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    i'm eagerly awaiting to see if 32GB is a reality either through MotoMaker or VZW directly. color isn't a concern, but at $150, i'd love me some 32GB
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Wait for motomaker. You can get the 32 gig version for one Grant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    With the (rumored) date so close (11/11), I'd wait.
    Agree...Been waiting since seeing the Rodgers commercial and hearing about Moto Maker.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    what do you mean?
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Quote Originally Posted by brandonx1000 View Post
    what do you mean?
    Verizon is rumored to get Moto Maker access on Monday, 11/11.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    i know that part. the guy above said get a 32gb for one grant. i guess i didn't understand that...haha

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Verizon is rumored to get Moto Maker access on Monday, 11/11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonx1000 View Post
    i know that part. the guy above said get a 32gb for one grant. i guess i didn't understand that...haha
    I think he means for one more "Grant" ($50) you can get a 32GB version.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    Does anyone know about insurance? I can't find any information on motorola's site about purchasing, how much, and what it covers. Or do they not have insurance? Can I buy from moto maker and then purchase verizon's asurion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatosouplabs View Post
    Does anyone know about insurance? I can't find any information on motorola's site about purchasing, how much, and what it covers. Or do they not have insurance? Can I buy from moto maker and then purchase verizon's asurion?
    I asked motorola online and they said it is accident coverage only, not like verizon's total equipment protection. Did anyone buy this accident insurance?

    I decided to ask about moto maker coming to verizon:
    me: i see. thank you. i don't suppose you have any information for when verizon gets moto maker?
    him: Actually it will be soon.
    (changed names to protect the innocent)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatosouplabs View Post
    Just looking for opinions to help me decide. I am happy they lowered no contract price, as I want to buy with no contract. My options are:
    1. Go into a store and buy it.
    2. Buy from verizon online or customer service (which I did first time the day it came out but had voice problem so promptly returned it).
    3. Wait and hope it comes to moto maker soon and get from Motorola and might as well pay for the 32GB and get a navy back.

    One reason I was waiting for moto maker is I like the idea that they will build to order and I'll know I am getting a freshly built device after having refined their QA and production processes. If I get from a warehouse somewhere, it could be one of the first off the line and have squeaky back or loose side buttons or overheating battery or whatever things I read complaints about when it came out. Supposedly these would be things they may have identified and corrected by now.

    Hopefully moto maker will be same price as verizon and not $599.

    I also wonder who's insurance is better, verizon's or motorola's. And if it's defective, is it easier to return to verizon or to motorola (at least with verizon can return in a store).
    Wait... The motomaker is worth the wait because it is something that you made. My at&t motomaker has been awesome since day one and the only way I would trade it for something else would be if I could get wood as the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatosouplabs View Post
    Does anyone know about insurance? I can't find any information on motorola's site about purchasing, how much, and what it covers. Or do they not have insurance? Can I buy from moto maker and then purchase verizon's asurion?
    Insurance was 85 dollars for two years. On my receipt it says:

    Accidental damage and extended mechanical coverage Your two years of coverage begins on the day your phone ships. You can make up to three claims of any combination of drops, spills, broken screens and mechanical failures after the manufacturer warranty expires.

    I believe its 3 claims per year because there are claims for next year in motocare. $39 deductible per incident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonx1000 View Post
    i know that part. the guy above said get a 32gb for one grant. i guess i didn't understand that...haha
    I was confused as well... :-P

    The only thing that makes me nervous is if they try and say the 32 GB is still ATT exclusvie, but the Dev phone has it so my guess would be that Verizon will as well in the moto maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatosouplabs View Post
    Does anyone know about insurance? I can't find any information on motorola's site about purchasing, how much, and what it covers. Or do they not have insurance? Can I buy from moto maker and then purchase verizon's asurion?
    Hi tomatosouplabs:

    Great question! While it would be our pleasure to cover your device, we recommend contacting Verizon directly to see if your account and that device are eligible to be added for coverage. You can also visit for detailed information about the coverage we offer. We are here to help if you need us.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    When Amazon dropped to $50 on contract, I couldn't wait after looking at my reasons:

    1. I didn't want to give up my unlimited, but looking back I have never used more than 2GB in any month in the last 3+ years. So why was I fretting over losing unlimited?
    2. I really wanted a customized version, so I go on Moto Maker and build a few different versions. I kept coming back to black woven back and black front. I was only going to change the color of the trim. And I bet that will cost me $99 come Monday, definitely not worth $50 over the discounted Amazon black version.
    3. I really wanted 32GB. Why? I couldn't come up with a good reason. Since I'm always on WiFi I certainly don't need my music collection on the device. My last phone had 8GB.

    Everyone is different, but that was my thought process. Besides -- I was ready to get rid of my 2010-era Gingerbread device (even though it had just recently survived a wash cycle and fully recovered after drying out in a hot car in a sunny day -- I couldn't kill the thing).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkreef View Post
    When Amazon dropped to $50 on contract, I couldn't wait after looking at my reasons:

    1. I didn't want to give up my unlimited, but looking back I have never used more than 2GB in any month in the last 3+ years. So why was I fretting over losing unlimited?
    2. I really wanted a customized version, so I go on Moto Maker and build a few different versions. I kept coming back to black woven back and black front. I was only going to change the color of the trim. And I bet that will cost me $99 come Monday, definitely not worth $50 over the discounted Amazon black version.
    3. I really wanted 32GB. Why? I couldn't come up with a good reason. Since I'm always on WiFi I certainly don't need my music collection on the device. My last phone had 8GB.

    Everyone is different, but that was my thought process. Besides -- I was ready to get rid of my 2010-era Gingerbread device (even though it had just recently survived a wash cycle and fully recovered after drying out in a hot car in a sunny day -- I couldn't kill the thing).
    I'm starting to think same way about #2 and #3. I think I like the woven black the best and only other one I'd consider is navy, but it doesn't seem to contrast with the black front enough to me, and I don't want white front, and it'll be in a case anyway. So it's really the 32GB. I may never need it or I'll kick myself later for not getting it, I don't know... is it worth the $50 in of itself for more memory. I think, maybe, only thing that might fill up my flash is if I take a lot of videos. Which I don't do a whole lot of.

    So my only other incentive to go moto maker is what I said at top that I would feel better getting a fresh built unit. But maybe that's just psychological since I have no idea if anything has changed in production since the first batch.
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    Default Re: VZW: Get now or wait for moto maker?

    At least Verizon is not putting any branding on the front of the device.
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