1. lando2319's Avatar
    Currently I have an Iphone 4 which I am using without a Carrier plan. I had AT&T at one point then I cancelled the carrier plan, removed the SIM card, and started using my Google Voice Number for calls and texts, obviously I need to have wifi for this to work. I use the Talkatone App to make phone calls and the Google Voice App for texts.

    Can I use the Google Moto X without a carrier plan?

    What, if any, are the features that I will not be able to use without a carrier plan?

    I would very much like to get a Moto X, however I would like to retain my current carrier-free setup.
    09-10-2013 02:27 PM
  2. Umass021's Avatar
    I don't think there is much you can't use without a carrier. Maybe the GPS if not connected to WiFi but not much else I could think of. You could even use Vonage to make phone calls thru WiFi also.

    Sent from my A500 using AC Forums mobile app
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    09-10-2013 02:32 PM
  3. lando2319's Avatar
    There is one available on Amazon said to be a "Factory Unlocked" version. So I would just get something like that and upon arrival I could start using Wifi, and thus download that apps as necessary for me to make calls from my Google Voice Number?
    09-10-2013 02:46 PM
  4. anonymous495876038576's Avatar
    There is one available on Amazon said to be a "Factory Unlocked" version. So I would just get something like that and upon arrival I could start using Wifi, and thus download that apps as necessary for me to make calls from my Google Voice Number?
    I would think this would work

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    lando2319 likes this.
    09-10-2013 02:53 PM
  5. still1's Avatar
    yup it will work but same limitation as you old phone.
    09-10-2013 04:40 PM
  6. globster2000's Avatar
    Currently I have an Iphone 4 which I am using without a Carrier plan. I had AT&T at one point then I cancelled the carrier plan, removed the SIM card, and started using my Google Voice Number for calls and texts, obviously I need to have wifi for this to work. I use the Talkatone App to make phone calls and the Google Voice App for texts.

    Can I use the Google Moto X without a carrier plan?

    What, if any, are the features that I will not be able to use without a carrier plan?

    I would very much like to get a Moto X, however I would like to retain my current carrier-free setup.
    You can but GPS won't lock on because it will need a carrier to specify an exact location. Plus, the time will be off because the moto x relies on the carrier time. I know this because I used the moto x for 3 days without activating. I was waiting for my screen protector to ship.

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    09-10-2013 04:48 PM
  7. lando2319's Avatar
    Just got my MOTO X today, Factory Unlocked, works without a contract just as described on this thread.

    Thank you everyone.
    Paisley likes this.
    10-11-2013 03:15 PM
  8. scrounger's Avatar
    I want to add that Republic announced that they will have the Moto X available. They use wifi for most of your usage.

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    lando2319 likes this.
    10-15-2013 02:25 PM
  9. davidnprogress's Avatar
    I often use my old devices on WiFi only. Pretty much everything works but texting and carrier based calling. Basically the phone become a mini WiFi tablet at that point.
    10-16-2013 08:44 AM

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