T-Mobile Moto X users getting mysterious soak test invites
0. phoneArena 29 May 2014, 22:26 posted on
Soak test invites aren't really anything out of the ordinary, but most of the time when an invite goes out, we can hazard a guess as to what the test might be for. Today, T-Mobile Moto X users began getting soak test invites, but this time around, we don't really know what software could be about to start testing...
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1. fzacek (Posts: 1153; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Good job to Motorola for staying on the ball with updates...
8. Emmanuelz (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
Butthurt fanboy lol go tell motorola to make good products so they can start selling
9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2592; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Butthurt? Pot meet kettle...... Anyway why do you even care about sales. They already make great products.
10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3213; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
That depends on your definition of great.
11. sgodsell (Posts: 875; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
That's why their last quarter happens to be their best quarter for selling smart phones. Motorola is making great smart phones at reasonable prices.
12. JC557 (Posts: 829; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
The Moto G, E and X are selling great with the G more so. Not sure why jerkoffs like you show up to a certain manufacturer and post crap.
4. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Uh, T-mobile doesn't sell the Moto X, at least here in the states...
6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1174; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
Uh, yeah they do.
13. JC557 (Posts: 829; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
To be honest I didn't think so at first either but that's good to know.
15. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Uh, no they don't. That is Motorola selling a generic unlocked GSM model for "Tmobile". There is NO specific "Tmobile" varient.
Go to Tmobile's site. The moto x is not sold there, PERIOD.
16. aerophoenix1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 May 2014)
"Uh, no they don't. That is Motorola selling a generic unlocked GSM model for "Tmobile". There is NO specific "Tmobile" varient.
Go to Tmobile's site. The moto x is not sold there, PERIOD."
First of all, this is no generic phone, you want a generic phone, go to amazon or ebay. This is a first party company making a phone both generally for no contract/contract consumers. They have only 5 models, att, verizon, sprint, tmobile, cricketwireless. If you dont know your imformation steady enough, I prefer you dont commment back. BTW, the phone can be used at 4g speeds.
17. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
"First of all, this is no generic phone, you want a generic phone, go to amazon or ebay."
You haven't said WHY this isn't a generic phone. The Moto X unlocked can work on any GSM carrier including Tmobile's AWS network.
The Moto X model XT1053 is the exact same model for the GSM unlocked and "Tmobile" version. There is NO difference.
The Att varient supports more LTE bands and is the XT1058 and is also bootloader locked.
"This is a first party company making a phone both generally for no contract/contract consumers. "
Guess what? Try buying the phone from the moto website for tmobile? Oops, no carrier subsidy. It's just the Moto X unlocked. No difference whatsoever.
"They have only 5 models, att, verizon, sprint, tmobile, cricketwireless."
There is NO model for cricketwireless. Cricket now is just aio wireless rebranded, and is really just Att. Get a Moto G through them, and it will be carrier AND bootloader locked unlike the one from Moto's website.
"If you dont know your imformation steady enough, I prefer you dont commment back. BTW, the phone can be used at 4g speeds."
Sounds like you don't have your information whatsoever.
18. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
And to add to my comment, why do you think the T mobile variant costs $399 when a no contract one costs $350? I'll let you figure that out.
20. blazee (Posts: 251; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
I got my moto x tmobile version for 300 some months ago when they had a special offer
19. blazee (Posts: 251; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
So what if t mobile doesn't sell it. I got it off moto website
21. sprockkets (Posts: 1075; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
So what? Tell that to people who can get it for free on Verizon vs shelling $350. They don't care about the extra cost because Verizon won't give them a break, and Tmobile coverage for most sucks.
22. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1174; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I hate to break it to you, but it's not free. The cost is baked into the plan charges. The only difference with Verizon is they don't give you a discount when you buy full retail or bring your own device, others like T-Mobile do. So while you do pay the upfront cost of the phone, you'll also pay less on your plan, so it balances out. Verizon doesn't give anything away for free, they just say it is while offsetting the equipment cost with the monthly plan. Do you really think that they're eating $350 on every Moto X sold? They may want you to think that, but common sense says otherwise.
With Verizon subsidizing a phone, it usually figures out to around $17 a month baked into the plan to offset the device cost. That's figuring the full retail price of $600, minus an upfront cost of $200, and then dividing by 24 months. So that means that $400 is paid over the contract period. T-Mobile knocks off around $20-25 a month, which figures out to $440-548 over a contract period.
So if that reasoning is sound, a free Moto X on Verizon costs $400 over 24 months. Going with T-Mobile and figuring the lower $20 a month discount for going non subsidy, you'd save $90 over the course of the contract ($440-$350=$90).
5. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1174; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
The only problem with it being one of Moto's apps is that they've de-integrated them from the OS, so they can update them without having to do a full system update. Active Display, Touchless Control, & Moto Assist are all updated through the Playstore. So that being said, my money would be on the rewards program or 4.4.3.
Or with it being T-Mobile, it could be to activate WiFi calling.
14. tokuzumi (Posts: 230; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
Wouldn't that be something, if the Moto X gets 4.4.3 before the Nexus devices. As a Nexus 5 owner, I wouldn't be up in arms about it, but I'd probably give google the sarcastic slow clap gif that's been floating around the internet.