12-17-2013 11:38 PM
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  1. jephanie's Avatar
    Does Verizon whack you with a $35 Upgrade Fee when you buy an off-contract phone to replace your existing device?

    I remember I never paid the fee when I replaced my last device with an off-contract phone but that was so long ago it may have been before Verizon implemented the Upgrade Fee.
    No. They only do that when you get a device on their subsidized upgrade plan. You know...pay them for the discount they are offering you. (It's a ridiculous fee...)
    bigdaddytee and TBolt like this.
    11-28-2013 12:52 PM
  2. XDCX's Avatar
    I think they now call it an 'Activation Fee'...still $35.
    Thanks for the information - even though it's not what I wanted to hear.

    If I order the Moto X from Motorola as an off-contract phone and I swap-out the SIM card from my existing phone, how will Verizon charge me the fee? Will it just show up on my monthly bill?
    11-28-2013 12:53 PM
  3. jephanie's Avatar
    Thanks for the information - even though it's not what I wanted to hear.

    If I order the Moto X from Motorola as an off-contract phone and I swap-out the SIM card from my existing phone, how will Verizon charge me the fee? Will it just show up on my monthly bill?
    They won't. I ordered my first Moto X off contract. There are no fees that Verizon could (or did) apply to me. The only time they can is when you are going through THEIR upgrade process (on contract, discounted device).
    Ry, XDCX and bigdaddytee like this.
    11-28-2013 12:56 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    What size SIM does Moto X use?
    11-28-2013 01:22 PM
  5. jev425's Avatar
    What size SIM does Moto X use?
    Nano sim
    11-28-2013 01:31 PM
  6. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    What size SIM does Moto X use?
    Google is your friend: Nano
    11-28-2013 01:32 PM
  7. XDCX's Avatar
    They won't. I ordered my first Moto X off contract. There are no fees that Verizon could (or did) apply to me. The only time they can is when you are going through THEIR upgrade process (on contract, discounted device).
    Excellent - that's good news. The $35 wasn't a deal breaker but I would have resented paying Verizon a fee since they were not part of the transaction/upgrade.

    My only remaining question concerns sales tax - and I'm 99% certain that phones ordered via MotoMaker get whacked for local sales tax. Again, not a deal breaker but with Washington's high sales tax it represents about $30.
    11-28-2013 01:41 PM
  8. revtech's Avatar
    What size SIM does Moto X use?
    Hey what's up? Aren't you one of the imore regulars?
    mjresko likes this.
    11-28-2013 03:43 PM
  9. MexPride's Avatar
    I'm confused a little, sales start exactly at 8 a.m. central time? There's no like pre-orders or anything??
    11-28-2013 03:45 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    No. They only do that when you get a device on their subsidized upgrade plan. You know...pay them for the discount they are offering you. (It's a ridiculous fee...)
    So if you're on a contract you can buy a phone elsewhere and use it to replace your current phone on the same plan without any fees?

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'm confused a little, sales start exactly at 8 a.m. central time? There's no like pre-orders or anything??
    Nope. They recommended signing up for an account and saving your phone in your cart for a speedy check-out once they open it up
    11-28-2013 03:49 PM
  11. jephanie's Avatar
    So if you're on a contract you can buy a phone elsewhere and use it to replace your current phone on the same plan without any fees?
    Correct.
    11-28-2013 04:20 PM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    Perfect. Totally sold now. Is it Monday yet?

    Thanks all.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-28-2013 04:56 PM
  13. sting7k's Avatar
    Hey what's up? Aren't you one of the imore regulars?
    Yup. Looking to dual wield. Wanted a Moto X since it came out. No plans to get rid of my iPhone 5. Think I'm going to return my Nexus 7 and get Moto X.
    UJ95x likes this.
    11-28-2013 05:00 PM
  14. UJ95x's Avatar
    Correct.
    OK cool. My dad wants to get an HTC one and replace his iPhone but I thought you couldn't do that on a contract

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    11-28-2013 05:21 PM
  15. torifile's Avatar
    Yup. Looking to dual wield. Wanted a Moto X since it came out. No plans to get rid of my iPhone 5. Think I'm going to return my Nexus 7 and get Moto X.
    Cool. This place needs more iOS users.
    11-28-2013 06:34 PM
  16. UJ95x's Avatar
    Cool. This place needs more iOS users.
    A lot of the ones already here are very stubborn
    11-28-2013 07:44 PM
  17. alexlam24's Avatar
    Idea to make profit to buy Nexus 5. Buy Moto x on Monday. Sell it for $600, use made + money saved up to buy Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. Boom logic!

    Sent from HTC Note Ultra Pro on T-Mobile
    11-28-2013 09:13 PM
  18. DayThyme's Avatar
    I have an upgrade available - so is the best option to buy an off contract Moto X and then use my upgrade to buy an iPhone 5s and sell the iPhone 5s?

    Also, I am on Verizon, can I get the developer Moto X?

    Sorry if these questions have been answered, I have been on my feet cooking for the last 2 days, still have a kitchen to clean up, trying to get as many Black Friday deals as possible and have little time to research right now. Many thanks to all who respond!!!!!
    11-28-2013 09:47 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    I have an upgrade available - so is the best option to buy an off contract Moto X and then use my upgrade to buy an iPhone 5s and sell the iPhone 5s?

    Also, I am on Verizon, can I get the developer Moto X?

    Sorry if these questions have been answered, I have been on my feet cooking for the last 2 days, still have a kitchen to clean up, trying to get as many Black Friday deals as possible and have little time to research right now. Many thanks to all who respond!!!!!
    I believe you meant to say sell the 5 and get 5S right. Not sell 5S and get a 5S lol

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    11-28-2013 09:58 PM
  20. DayThyme's Avatar
    I believe you meant to say sell the 5 and get 5S right. Not sell 5S and get a 5S lol
    No, I meant what I said. I will use my upgrade to get an iPhone 5s and then turn around and sell it. I don't want an iPhone. I want the Moto X.

    I have the $50 BestBuy GC deal on my upgrade line so I could get the iPhone 5s for $200, including tax and the upgrade fee. I could net ~$400 on the sale of the iPhone 5s after all the upgrade costs, swappa/pay pal fees and shipping costs. If I paid $350 for the Moto X, I would at least break even, maybe even net a few bucks on the deal.
    11-28-2013 10:17 PM
  21. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I'm so tempted by this offer. Is this still a good phone??
    11-28-2013 10:26 PM
  22. UJ95x's Avatar
    No, I meant what I said. I will use my upgrade to get an iPhone 5s and then turn around and sell it. I don't want an iPhone. I want the Moto X.

    I have the $50 BestBuy GC deal on my upgrade line so I could get the iPhone 5s for $200, including tax and the upgrade fee. I could net ~$400 on the sale of the iPhone 5s after all the upgrade costs, swappa/pay pal fees and shipping costs. If I paid $350 for the Moto X, I would at least break even, maybe even net a few bucks on the deal.
    Oh OK. I thought you had a 5 and wanted to sell it to get both an X and a 5S.
    Sounds like a good idea, go for it

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    11-28-2013 10:48 PM
  23. tgp's Avatar
    I'm confused a little, sales start exactly at 8 a.m. central time? There's no like pre-orders or anything??
    A pre-order is generally for ordering before a product is available. The Moto X is already available; 8 AM CST marks the beginning of a sale price.
    11-28-2013 10:50 PM
  24. DayThyme's Avatar
    Oh OK. I thought you had a 5 and wanted to sell it to get both an X and a 5S.
    Sounds like a good idea, go for it
    My mom has a 5 and I could give her the 5s and sell her 5 but I don't see where the 5s is that much better but it has a better resale value right now. Basically, I would be getting a free Moto X if I sell the 5s. I guess I should do some research and make sure the 5s isn't worth keeping for my mom. Thanks!
    11-28-2013 10:58 PM
  25. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    A pre-order is generally for ordering before a product is available. The Moto X is already available; 8 AM CST marks the beginning of a sale price.
    Where did you read that it starts at 8 am? Just curious?

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    11-28-2013 11:01 PM
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