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  1. Clocks's Avatar
    Why do you even need to manage it on an account online? Is this an inherent flaw of CDMA? It should just be capable of being hot swapped on the fly, whenever, wherever and to whatever device you desire. GSM SIM cards in the UK are not locked down at all and can be freely swapped between any device that supports the technology. So is it CDMA being severely limited or Verizon being evil dictators?
    You can freely swap a verizon sim card *after* it is activated. All this talk of online account activation and in store trouble is with trying to get a new sim active when the only phone you have is a moto x pure.
    09-13-2015 07:23 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Why do you even need to manage it on an account online? Is this an inherent flaw of CDMA? It should just be capable of being hot swapped on the fly, whenever, wherever and to whatever device you desire. GSM SIM cards in the UK are not locked down at all and can be freely swapped between any device that supports the technology. So is it CDMA being severely limited or Verizon being evil dictators?
    Historically, it's just how CDMA was implemented in the US.
    09-13-2015 07:24 PM
  3. djh2011's Avatar
    Thanks for this info! But doesn't the new nano sim need to be IN the current phone when you click "change phones"? I'm assuming that it does (that's why the store can't activate the new nano SIM), so I was going to purchase a Nano to Micro SIM adapter. If not, then that's great! But then why can't stores just do this?
    I wonder if I can take the the extra micro that I cut down to nano and put it in a micro adapter tray and then do the online switch? Should work right? I don't want to cut my current activated micro in the event I need to return or redesign

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    09-13-2015 07:41 PM
  4. RikkiRay's Avatar
    All you have to do when the nano sim comes in is. Log in to your account online, click change phones. Put in your current phone imei or esn and put in the new sim number. The system doesn't care that you are using the same esn again, it just checks to make sure it's a Verizon phone. Once the service is swapped to the new sim you can put it in to the Pure and you are good to go.
    Thanks for this info! But doesn't the new nano sim need to be IN the current phone when you click "change phones"? I'm assuming that it does (that's why the store can't activate the new nano SIM), so I was going to purchase a Nano to Micro SIM adapter. If not, then that's great! But then why can't stores just do this?
    I wonder if I can take the the extra micro that I cut down to nano and put it in a micro adapter tray and then do the online switch? Should work right? I don't want to cut my current activated micro in the event I need to return or redesign

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    Well duh! Sometimes I crack me up! Thought I had figured out in my mind how I was going to get this all to work with no snags on Verizon, but maybe there's an easier way for me to go from my current micro sim to a nano sim.

    If I take the new nano sim, put it in a nano-to-micro adapter in my current phone, then update online as itguyjax8430 suggested, the new nano sim should be ready to go in my MPXE (if it ever arrives *sigh*). Yes?

    Am I correct (as Scratch4 & djh2011 mentioned) that the adapted nano sim should already be in my old phone (and the old phone turned ON?) when I do the online change?

    So, then if all that goes as expected, what happens when Moto & Verizon actually DO get together with the correct MXPE imei numbers after I've entered online the imei of my old phone? Will Verizon's system automatically update the old imei to that of the new MXPE?

    Apologies for all the questions, but I can't be without a phone, & I only want to do this sim thing once.
    (Verizon, why do you have to make life so difficult???)
    09-13-2015 09:18 PM
  5. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    Why do you even need to manage it on an account online? Is this an inherent flaw of CDMA? It should just be capable of being hot swapped on the fly, whenever, wherever and to whatever device you desire. GSM SIM cards in the UK are not locked down at all and can be freely swapped between any device that supports the technology. So is it CDMA being severely limited or Verizon being evil dictators?
    Both. But mostly the latter but they have great coverage in most places across the country thus people still stick with them

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    09-13-2015 09:42 PM
  6. anon(19981)'s Avatar
    Well duh! Sometimes I crack me up! Thought I had figured out in my mind how I was going to get this all to work with no snags on Verizon, but maybe there's an easier way for me to go from my current micro sim to a nano sim.

    If I take the new nano sim, put it in a nano-to-micro adapter in my current phone, then update online as itguyjax8430 suggested, the new nano sim should be ready to go in my MPXE (if it ever arrives *sigh*). Yes?

    Am I correct (as Scratch4 & djh2011 mentioned) that the adapted nano sim should already be in my old phone (and the old phone turned ON?) when I do the online change?

    So, then if all that goes as expected, what happens when Moto & Verizon actually DO get together with the correct MXPE imei numbers after I've entered online the imei of my old phone? Will Verizon's system automatically update the old imei to that of the new MXPE?

    Apologies for all the questions, but I can't be without a phone, & I only want to do this sim thing once.
    (Verizon, why do you have to make life so difficult???)
    Yes. I believe that should work. Just be careful which adapter you use. A cheap one might screw up your current phone while removing it.

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    09-13-2015 09:46 PM
  7. anon(19981)'s Avatar
    I purchased this adapter so I could switch between my Moto X 2nd gen and my iPhone 6+ and they worked great.
    Sadapter Three Adapter Pack - Retail Packaging - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EOABX5S...cUvbUpU4681937. Don't get the mediadevil ones. They did not fit the nano and they are a one time use.
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    09-13-2015 09:49 PM
  8. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Thanks for this info! But doesn't the new nano sim need to be IN the current phone when you click "change phones"? I'm assuming that it does (that's why the store can't activate the new nano SIM), so I was going to purchase a Nano to Micro SIM adapter. If not, then that's great! But then why can't stores just do this?
    I don't think you have to have it in there when you switch the phones. The service is going to swap online either way. They guys in the stores want you to buy a Verizon phone from them more than likely.
    09-14-2015 09:14 AM
  9. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So, then if all that goes as expected, what happens when Moto & Verizon actually DO get together with the correct MXPE imei numbers after I've entered online the imei of my old phone? Will Verizon's system automatically update the old imei to that of the new MXPE?
    Verizon's system will update with the new IMEI from the MXPE phone. It will show "NON-Verizon Device" in the system but it will have the new IMEI for the MXPE saved in the system.
    Almeuit and RikkiRay like this.
    09-14-2015 09:19 AM
  10. Laineyc's Avatar
    I just put my OG Moto X Verizon SIM in my new Pure Edition.

    No issues, worked perfectly

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    How did you get your apps, pics, music, etc. From your old phone to the new? Moto Migrate?

    Sent from my XT1060 using Xparent Pink Tapatalk 2
    09-14-2015 06:32 PM
  11. ezvv's Avatar
    How did you get your apps, pics, music, etc. From your old phone to the new? Moto Migrate?

    Sent from my XT1060 using Xparent Pink Tapatalk 2
    I just popped my sim from my 2014X in and I used the moto migrate and the tap to set up. Basically set the new XPE up the same as my old 2014X.

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    09-14-2015 06:48 PM
  12. Evilnut's Avatar
    My coworker just got his new Moto X pure edition in the mail yesterday. He needed to activate a new line of service with Verizon on his parents family plan. He went into our local Verizon corporate store with his phone and told them that his parents had authorized him on their account to be able to add a line of service. They checked their system and it showed that he could do that. He said he wanted to activate this phone on his parents family share plan as a new line of service. 15 minutes later he walked out of the store with his new line of service activated and everything went perfect. He's really loving his new phone.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
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    09-14-2015 06:50 PM
  13. rushmore's Avatar
    I bought one of those microsd to nano sim cutters from Amazon for under $8. Got it in two days and nano-nanoed my Note 4 sim. Working fine in my Note 4 with the plastic micro sim adapter it came with.
    09-14-2015 07:43 PM
  14. Jheebs's Avatar
    I bought one of those microsd to nano sim cutters from Amazon for under $8. Got it in two days and nano-nanoed my Note 4 sim. Working fine in my Note 4 with the plastic micro sim adapter it came with.
    R.I.P. R.W.

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    09-14-2015 08:05 PM
  15. co.ag.2005's Avatar
    My coworker just got his new Moto X pure edition in the mail yesterday. He needed to activate a new line of service with Verizon on his parents family plan. He went into our local Verizon corporate store with his phone and told them that his parents had authorized him on their account to be able to add a line of service. They checked their system and it showed that he could do that. He said he wanted to activate this phone on his parents family share plan as a new line of service. 15 minutes later he walked out of the store with his new line of service activated and everything went perfect. He's really loving his new phone.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    Thanks for this update.

    Also, Droid-Life has this update on their page this morning:
    http://www.droid-life.com/2015/09/15...ns-at-verizon/
    Ry likes this.
    09-15-2015 10:32 AM
  16. nutzgrant's Avatar
    I just ordered my phone on the MotoMaker website. I have Verizon. But I might switch in the near future to T-Mobile. Will this phone be able to move with me?
    09-15-2015 11:16 AM
  17. cwise222's Avatar
    Yup, it can be used on all of the big 4 US carriers.
    09-15-2015 11:18 AM
  18. akronevan2's Avatar
    Yes, all that you should need to do is switch nano sim cards.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-15-2015 11:18 AM
  19. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    This phone is indeed sim unlocked and you will simply need to insert whichever sim card you want and it will work

    Sent from my XT1575
    09-15-2015 11:18 AM
  20. socal's Avatar
    Bought the Nexus 6 ten days ago, took it to VZW store and they gave me a free nano sim to fire it up. Just got the XPE this morning, transferred the sim and it's working fine.
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    09-15-2015 12:50 PM
  21. djh2011's Avatar
    Well, sitting here in the store. No luck on a known IMEI. At least a knowledgeable rep is eager to figure it out besides saying he just can't do it. But, I shouldn't have to wait for this carrier to get it right. Good Grief Verizon

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    09-15-2015 01:36 PM
  22. Ry's Avatar
    Glad I was already on Verizon with a Nano SIM in my first gen Moto X..
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    09-15-2015 01:42 PM
  23. djh2011's Avatar
    So, I left without a fix. However, the rep gave me a new micro sim so I could just cut my existing micro and have a new micro to keep for my G3 if I needed it. However, I had a micro from a previous device I cut down a couple of days. I used the adapter the nano cutter came with and inserted into G3. Called vzw and they switched Sims. Then I inserted the cut in to my X.

    Rep said Droid life put out an article that indicated a Friday fix for Verizon and motorola.

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    09-15-2015 03:03 PM
  24. Scratch4's Avatar
    So, I left without a fix. However, the rep gave me a new micro sim so I could just cut my existing micro and have a new micro to keep for my G3 if I needed it. However, I had a micro from a previous device I cut down a couple of days. I used the adapter the nano cutter came with and inserted into G3. Called vzw and they switched Sims. Then I inserted the cut in to my X.

    Rep said Droid life put out an article that indicated a Friday fix for Verizon and motorola.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm glad to hear this worked for you. That's kind of my plan tomorrow when I should be receiving a new nano-SIM from Verizon. Hope to get that activated by putting it in my Galaxy via sim adapter and by calling Verizon, then swapping it into the Moto X.
    09-15-2015 06:39 PM
  25. Ry's Avatar
    NFL Mobile live streaming is working fine too.
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    09-15-2015 08:49 PM
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