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dwhisent-1
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Message 11 of 24

Re: 5G Moto Mod Available Today for Discounted ($50) Preorder

I think we are both correct.  If using 5G, VZW has said that it will cost $10/month.  However, purchasing the Z3 over 24 months (did not see any option for paying outright) also adds $10/month for 2 years.  But I don't believe they charge you for owning the 5G mod, unless you are actually using it.


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SAWig-1
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Message 12 of 24

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Yes we both are but in order to get the promo you have to sign up for an unlimited plan and you have to agree to paying $10 a month for having the device on your account. It could be no monthly charge it you out right buy it. 

Zorb750
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The $10 5G service fee is waived for 3 months, not that this is exactly huge savings.

dwhisent-1
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Message 14 of 24

Re: 5G Moto Mod Available Today for Discounted ($50) Preorder

I called VZW and got a clarification, although I am probably the only one that needed it.  You do not get charged just for having the 5G mod.  Charges will not start until it is activated.  It can't be activated unless you are in a 5G area, and even then you have to agree to the activation.  Once activated, you get 3 months free.  So it will be up to the individual whether 5G is worth an additional $10/month.

SAWig-1
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That's not the impression I got from when I talked to them. But hell it took 5 different people to help me order the mod.

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brooktrout
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Message 17 of 24

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So my real issues are that I would need an unlimited plan at around 20- 30 bucks more and another ten bucks per month for 5g. In addition to not knowing when 5g will be deployed where I live, the phone itself could be toast by the time it is deployed to my area. Happy for the people who will get to use it. I for one though never bought the phone for the promise of 5g goodness. Good milestone for Moto having the first 5g ready device. Another thought, does the 5g mod require the unreleased pie update to work?

sajokaz
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Message 18 of 24

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@brooktrout wrote:

So my real issues are that I would need an unlimited plan at around 20- 30 bucks more and another ten bucks per month for 5g. In addition to not knowing when 5g will be deployed where I live, the phone itself could be toast by the time it is deployed to my area. Happy for the people who will get to use it. I for one though never bought the phone for the promise of 5g goodness. Good milestone for Moto having the first 5g ready device. Another thought, does the 5g mod require the unreleased pie update to work?


Based on everything I have read....Yes.  5G functionality will require an update for the Z3 and Z2 phones, which is rumored to be part of the Android Pie update for these phones.

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SAWig-1
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Message 19 of 24

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If we need Pie to run the mod then they better have it out by April because thats roughly the ship date.

I bought the mod for the extra battery plus hoping the device can use the SD855 that's inside for processing. We shall see what is to come of this device.

bill-e
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Message 20 of 24

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I would buy the mod if I could do so without the additional $10/month.  My Z3 was only $5/month and I doubt I will see 5G anywhere near where I live during the phone's lifetime.  I would like the faster 4G chip though...bummer.

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