10-24-2014 06:37 PM
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  1. beeray's Avatar
    Having no competition for the Turbo I think VZW is going to stick it to us full retail folks. My guess is $550 to $600. Hope I am wrong.
    I also pay full retail and I think you are right.
    10-12-2014 01:05 PM
  2. vzwuser76's Avatar
    The only thing that gives me hope is that Motorola had stated they believe the day of the outrageously expensive flagship phones are a thing of the past. I do not see it lower than the moto x but not as high as the samsungs, iphones. I also just noticed today that verizon discounts the iphones more off retail than the androids for 2 year contacts.
    I don't mean to crush your hope, but while this is a Motorola phone, it was commissioned by Verizon so they'll set the price. And as you know they're not afraid to overcharge.
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    10-12-2014 03:01 PM
  3. Revolutionary's Avatar
    I don't mean to crush your hope, but while this is a Motorola phone, it was commissioned by Verizon so they'll set the price. And as you know they're not afraid to overcharge.
    Except that it might not really be a VZ exclusive if the Moto Maxx turns out (as rumored) to be this device but for ATT/T-Mob. VZ can't realistically price their version $100 more just because it says Droid. They will stick close to how Moto prices it for the other carriers.
    10-12-2014 03:06 PM
  4. XDCX's Avatar
    I also pay full retail and I think you are right.
    My only hope is Verizon has the full retail price low so their Edge program looks more attractive. I think last year's Maxx was $499 so Verizon could pitch the phone as being about $20/month on the Edge program.

    There was also a program last year where people could get $100 from Motorola if they turned in an old phone that Moto abandoned. As I recall there were about a half dozen Moto phones that didn't get upgraded to Jellybean and the $100 trade-in was Motorola's effort to make peace.

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    10-12-2014 08:33 PM
  5. Symthic's Avatar
    But will it be on the Edge program?
    10-15-2014 09:22 PM
  6. ryanr509's Avatar
    But will it be on the Edge program?
    Why wouldn't it be? Every phone at my local Verizon store and every phone I see online is available for the edge program.
    10-15-2014 09:52 PM
  7. vzwuser76's Avatar
    My only hope is Verizon has the full retail price low so their Edge program looks more attractive. I think last year's Maxx was $499 so Verizon could pitch the phone as being about $20/month on the Edge program.

    There was also a program last year where people could get $100 from Motorola if they turned in an old phone that Moto abandoned. As I recall there were about a half dozen Moto phones that didn't get upgraded to Jellybean and the $100 trade-in was Motorola's effort to make peace.

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    It was $499 after a price drop after a month or two. IIRC the original price was $600-650.

    Considering the Nexus 6 is selling for $649 off contract, I'd imagine the Turbo will be a bit less. The N6 has stereo speakers and a 5.9" screen, the Turbo has wireless charging and a larger battery. Usually the screen dictates the price more than any other spec. At least I hope that's the case.
    10-15-2014 11:05 PM
  8. travaz's Avatar
    The only thing that gives me hope is that Motorola had stated they believe the day of the outrageously expensive flagship phones are a thing of the past. I do not see it lower than the moto x but not as high as the samsungs, iphones. I also just noticed today that verizon discounts the iphones more off retail than the androids for 2 year contacts.
    I sure hope Motorola keeps true to their word on the fact that the day of extremely expensive flagship phones is over. The curious thing to me is that Verizon is offering a free iPhone if you trade in an iPhone 5 I think the days of blind iPhone following may be coming to an end the Droid turbo or many of the other devices may be a good lure for iPhone users and they can see what a truly new innovative operating system on a mobile phone is all about.

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    10-15-2014 11:21 PM
  9. XDCX's Avatar
    It was $499 after a price drop after a month or two. IIRC the original price was $600-650.

    Considering the Nexus 6 is selling for $649 off contract, I'd imagine the Turbo will be a bit less. The N6 has stereo speakers and a 5.9" screen, the Turbo has wireless charging and a larger battery. Usually the screen dictates the price more than any other spec. At least I hope that's the case.
    It will be interesting - there's no question that the price of the Nexus 6 was a bit of a shock to many people.

    Also, just to be clear, the Nexus 6 will have wireless charging too.

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    10-16-2014 02:02 AM
  10. Symthic's Avatar
    Why wouldn't it be? Every phone at my local Verizon store and every phone I see online is available for the edge program.
    Huh, I swear that when I was looking at the online store recently I saw a phone that didn't list an Edge price. Must be seeing (or not seeing) things. Well, good to know. I've been wanting to get on Edge for a while, and I can't shell out a couple hundred dollars on a new phone at the moment.
    10-16-2014 02:14 PM
  11. vzwuser76's Avatar
    It will be interesting - there's no question that the price of the Nexus 6 was a bit of a shock to many people.

    Also, just to be clear, the Nexus 6 will have wireless charging too.

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    Which is ridiculous if you ask me. It's like everyone thinks Google owes them a phone at the N4/N5 price point. The N1, NS, and GN were all $500+. I view it like what many companies do, offer reduced or free pricing for a certain period of time, then it goes to regular pricing.
    One guy in the EU who commented in an article on the subject said he wanted to report this to the authorities because he believes other OEMS or carriers are pressuring Google to raise their prices. Ridiculous if you ask me.

    Back on topic, I know the Maxx's price was higher than $499 initially because I bought it through Verizon and when the price dropped, I was in the window to be eligible for price matching, and I believe it was a $150 credit, so that would put it at $649 launch price. I'm hoping for $549-599, I doubt with these specs it's going to be less than that, and with the smaller screen than the N6, I'd guess it'll be less than that. That's my guess.
    10-16-2014 02:19 PM
  12. Ry's Avatar
    $249.99 or $299.99 on-contract are my guesses.

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    10-17-2014 07:14 PM
  13. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    If you were considering using the Verizon's Edge Plan, be aware that the website indicates some recent changes in the plan. Unless early on set Alzheimer's has started, a week ago or so the plan was full retail split into 20 payments and upgrade available after 60% of the total paid. Now everything on the website is 24 payments and 75% paid.
    10-18-2014 06:48 PM
  14. ryanr509's Avatar
    If you were considering using the Verizon's Edge Plan, be aware that the website indicates some recent changes in the plan. Unless early on set Alzheimer's has started, a week ago or so the plan was full retail split into 20 payments and upgrade available after 60% of the total paid. Now everything on the website is 24 payments and 75% paid.
    Don't forget they upped the amount they give you if your on the edge plan. If your on the 8gb and lower data share then u get $15 discount per line that is on edge. And $25 for I believe 10gb or more. I have the 12gb plan with the extra 3gb promotion and that discount basically pays for my s5 on the edge program. Also I thought I read somewhere if you signed before 6-1-14 u keep the initial edge plan so maybe the new 24 months and 75% paid is for new customers?
    10-18-2014 06:59 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    I sure hope Motorola keeps true to their word on the fact that the day of extremely expensive flagship phones is over. The curious thing to me is that Verizon is offering a free iPhone if you trade in an iPhone 5 I think the days of blind iPhone following may be coming to an end the Droid turbo or many of the other devices may be a good lure for iPhone users and they can see what a truly new innovative operating system on a mobile phone is all about.

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    With the DROID line, I'm sure Verizon has a bigger voice when it comes to pricing.

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    10-18-2014 07:00 PM
  16. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    Don't forget they upped the amount they give you if your on the edge plan. If your on the 8gb and lower data share then u get $15 discount per line that is on edge. And $25 for I believe 10gb or more. I have the 12gb plan with the extra 3gb promotion and that discount basically pays for my s5 on the edge program. Also I thought I read somewhere if you signed before 6-1-14 u keep the initial edge plan so maybe the new 24 months and 75% paid is for new customers?
    Thanks for the help. Yes, only new EDGE contracts. And I sure did miss the change to the line credit. Under 10GB users will get to keep an additional $120 (24 x $5) over two years. Very penny counts.
    10-18-2014 07:31 PM
  17. ryanr509's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. Yes, only new EDGE contracts. And I sure did miss the change to the line credit. Under 10GB users will get to keep an additional $120 (24 x $5) over two years. Very penny counts.
    Yep I'm on edge and figure if I even have to pay $200 every 18 months that their edge discount won't cover. I.e say my phone cost $35 a month and I only get a $25 credit I'm still only paying $180 for 18 months which is a little less than I would pay doing the 2 year upgrade route and I'd get an upgrade at 18 months or earlier if I wanted to spend the extra cash. Only a few phones I've seen that are even over $30 per month on edge are the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus and the note I think.
    10-18-2014 07:34 PM
  18. nawadley's Avatar
    Huh, I swear that when I was looking at the online store recently I saw a phone that didn't list an Edge price. Must be seeing (or not seeing) things. Well, good to know. I've been wanting to get on Edge for a while, and I can't shell out a couple hundred dollars on a new phone at the moment.
    For a while, the Motomaker version of the Moto X was only available on 2-year contract or for full price, but recently they've added the EDGE option.
    10-24-2014 12:14 PM
  19. nawadley's Avatar
    If you were considering using the Verizon's Edge Plan, be aware that the website indicates some recent changes in the plan. Unless early on set Alzheimer's has started, a week ago or so the plan was full retail split into 20 payments and upgrade available after 60% of the total paid. Now everything on the website is 24 payments and 75% paid.
    Yes, that's a recent change I've noticed as well. Less expensive upfront, but basically upgradeable after 18 months if you just make the regular payments. And I think you have to trade in your phone at the end, as opposed to the 2 year contract where you keep the device, unless I'm mistaken.
    10-24-2014 12:18 PM
  20. Eli_C's Avatar
    Edge was a good deal when you could trade in after 12 months or 50% payment of the phone. Now it is not worth doing and "retail price" that they often use for edge is higher then actual retail.
    10-24-2014 02:16 PM
  21. Randino77's Avatar
    Droid Life tweeted yesterday that price is probably 199/599.

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    10-24-2014 03:15 PM
  22. markymark's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't get the point of the Edge plan. Is it just so you can upgrade to a new phone before the 2 years are up?

    So let's say, as I believe I read, that the Turbo will be 199 with 2 yr contract, 599 off contract. So I save 400 buying the subsidized phone and taking the 2 yr contract. With Edge I pay the full price of the phone which is 400 extra, I save 15 a month for 24 months on my plan which comes out to 360. So basically it's costing me $40 more total to go with the Edge plan. So is the basic point of the Edge just that I can upgrade my phone earlier if I want?
    10-24-2014 03:39 PM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    Droid Life tweeted yesterday that price is probably 199/599.

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    If that's the case, I think we're only getting one DROID this year instead of three.
    10-24-2014 03:46 PM
  24. pdarrah's Avatar
    Sorry, I don't get the point of the Edge plan. Is it just so you can upgrade to a new phone before the 2 years are up?

    So let's say, as I believe I read, that the Turbo will be 199 with 2 yr contract, 599 off contract. So I save 400 buying the subsidized phone and taking the 2 yr contract. With Edge I pay the full price of the phone which is 400 extra, I save 15 a month for 24 months on my plan which comes out to 360. So basically it's costing me $40 more total to go with the Edge plan. So is the basic point of the Edge just that I can upgrade my phone earlier if I want?
    It seems to only work out well for certain situations. I'm looking at 4 lines, 3 of them smartphones & 10GB of shared data. If I go with Edge, I save $25 per line (because of the 10GB data) and am not paying $200 each upfront for each smartphones. Over the 24 months, I'll pay $25 per smartphone to pay off the $600 price, but then I own the phones and if I go a few more months before I upgrade phones, I'm still saving that $25 per line. We have gone as far as 6 months past our "2 year" date in the past which would actually be decent savings. We're currently 2 months past the end of our last 2 year contract (I would have gone longer if the RAZR M hadn't been totally screwed up by KitKat) and the current plan is to start an Edge deal once the Turbo is available.
    10-24-2014 03:47 PM
  25. markymark's Avatar
    It seems to only work out well for certain situations. I'm looking at 4 lines, 3 of them smartphones & 10GB of shared data. If I go with Edge, I save $25 per line (because of the 10GB data) and am not paying $200 each upfront for each smartphones. Over the 24 months, I'll pay $25 per smartphone to pay off the $600 price, but then I own the phones and if I go a few more months before I upgrade phones, I'm still saving that $25 per line. We have gone as far as 6 months past our "2 year" date in the past which would actually be decent savings. We're currently 2 months past the end of our last 2 year contract (I would have gone longer if the RAZR M hadn't been totally screwed up by KitKat) and the current plan is to start an Edge deal once the Turbo is available.
    Ahhh....ok. I thought I read somewhere that once your 24 payments were up, the plan went back to the original price without the discount. I might have misread that. Thanks.
    10-24-2014 03:52 PM
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